Thursday, September 6, 2007

I read things like this and get annoyed

Head Librarian – Jim & Mary Kearl Library – Cardston, AB

The Town of Cardston Public Library Board is seeking a dynamic, creative, and innovative library professional to fill the position of Head Librarian for the Jim & Mary Kearl Library.

The successful candidate must possess a commitment to the ongoing development of exceptional public library service to meet the diverse needs of patrons residing in Cardston and the surrounding area. Day and some Saturday work are required. The successful candidate will be required to reside in Cardston. Salary is negotiable, and benefits will be the same as those given employees of the Town of Cardston. For information on the Town of Cardston and the library, please go to

* A Library Technician Diploma or two years experience in the daily operation of a library. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.
* Excellent public relations skills, as the librarian will be dealing with the public on an ongoing basis, as well as training and supervising other staff.
* Knowledge of assessing and developing a library collection.
* The ability to instruct in the use of library services.
* Experience in preparing budgets, policies, statistical, and financial reports.
* Familiarity with researching and preparing government grant applications.

The Board desires to fill the position as soon as possible; however, only short listed candidates will be notified. Please email or send resume and three references by Friday, September 21, 2007 to:

Vern Quinton, Chairman
Box 869
Cardston, AB T0K 0K0

Head Librarian, library professional, management, public service, budgeting, reporting, policy creation ....

sounds great. A real librarian job. BUT, what do they ask for??
a library technician or someone who has worked in a library for two years!!!!
No mention of salary but with these requirements I suspect it is too too low for anyone to accept.


They want professional librarian performance and are willing to pay enough for a local volunteer who has done some library work for a couple of years.