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Employment Opportunity
Posting date: May 21st, 2019
Closing date: May 31st, 2019
Job Title: Assistant Librarian
 
Position description:
The Assistant Librarian will work closely with the CEO to ensure the provision of quality library service.  
The main duty for this position is the performance of public service at the circulation desk ie: material circulation, issuing new library cards, calculating fines, answering phone queries, and assisting library patrons with their needs.
 
Mandatory Requirements:
·         Excellent sense of organization
·         Ability to work well with others, and also self-motivate and work independently
·         Strong time management skills, flexibility, and ability to multi-task and prioritize
·         Customer service skills – personable and friendly
·         Strong knowledge of computers and common software (Word, EXCEL, email programs, etc.)
·         Exceptional troubleshooting, problem solving and communication skills
·         Ability to pass a Vulnerable Sector police background check
·         Ability to accept and adapt to change
·         High School Graduate – some post-secondary education preferred
·         Ability to work varied shifts, including evenings and Saturdays
 
Eligibility:
This position is open to all applicants that meet the mandatory requirements. Library experience is preferred, but not required.  Must enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life. Prior Accessibility and Health and Safety training is an asset.
 
Compensation:
This is a permanent part-time position of 21 hours per week with a rate of pay of $23.43 per hour.
 
Please forward resume and cover letter by May 31st, 2019 at 3pm to:
Tammie Adams
CEO/Librarian
ceo@madocpubliclibrary.ca
or drop off in person at 20 Davidson St., Madoc, Ontario
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Centre Hastings Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required. Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

UPDATE: The staff at SOLS are working hard to try to find a way to continue providing Interlibrary Loan service. The VDX system will resume operation on June 1st. We will be following developments closely to determine if our library can continue to offer this service under the new model, and will keep you informed of further developments.
Thank you for your continued support!


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To Our Valued Library Patrons


It is with deep regret that we must inform you that, effective immediately, our Interlibrary Loan service will no longer be available. Pending orders may not be filled, and new orders are not possible.

The announcement of the 2019 Provincial Budget included a large decrease to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport. That decrease translated into a 50% cut in funds for Southern Ontario Library Service and their Northern counterpart, Ontario Public Library Service-North.

The end of the SOLS delivery services means that 24 drivers (full time, part time and occasional) will lose their jobs. Last year, they drove almost 1 million kilometres to deliver over 710,000 packages to 153 main library branches across southern Ontario.


As the library will be responsible for all postage costs on returns after April 26th, we respectfully request that patrons who currently have Interlibrary Loans out return them as soon as possible.

Interlibrary Loan service may resume when the VDX System (ordering system managed by SOLS) is back up and running in June, but if so, it will be limited. This decision must be carefully weighed as all delivery costs would be incurred by the library. We welcome feedback from our Patrons on the matter.

We apologize for the inconvenience and share your disappointment in the discontinuation of this very popular service.

We thank you for your understanding and support as we work to navigate these changes, and we will keep you informed of any future developments.

Sincerely, 
Tammie Adams
CEO/Librarian
Madoc Public Library


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