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New Brunswick Public Library

Acting Children’s Librarian, English


The Fredericton Public Library is one of 63 public libraries that make up the New Brunswick Public Library
Service. As the resource centre for the York Library Region, it serves the City of Fredericton and the
surrounding area while providing support to the other libraries in the region and the rest of the library
system. The library aims to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather while they
pursue their educational, social, and recreational needs.


As the Children’s Librarian, you will participate in the development, provision, and evaluation of library service for children in the library and in the region.

You will provide library service to children by: planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating library programs and services, including outreach initiatives and services for special needs populations;

you will assist in delegating tasks and in assessing the work of employees in the Children’s service unit; you will provide reader’s advisory and complex level reference service through traditional and electronic resources;

you will orient and assist patrons in information technology and information literacy; you will engage in public, community and media relations; you will conduct research, write reports and compile statistics; you

will participate in the management of collections for the library and the region; you will shelve materials and shelf read; participate in providing circulation services; and complete other duties as assigned.

Working with us will require daytime, evening, and weekend shifts (based on work schedules). Some travel

may also be required. Library work will involve lifting. You will report to the Head of Children’s Services.


We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

  • Behavioural Competencies: Client Service Orientation; Effective Interactive Communication;

Relationship and Network Building; Strategic Thinking; Team Leadership.

  • Technical Competencies: Specialized Subject Matter Expertise & Knowledge; Written


  • Language: Written and spoken competence in English is required.
  • Education: Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an American Library

Association (ALA) accredited program.

Experience using email, the Internet and MS-Word is necessary.

Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment (English or French) is identified on your resume.

You must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.

Prior to appointment, you will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable

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