Public Service Librarian

Job Details

JOB POSTING #: 2022-0398

POSTING PERIOD:  Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8:30 AM to Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT: Windsor Public Library

UNION: C.U.P.E. 2067.1


POSITION STATUS: Regular Part Time



RATE OF PAY: $27.12 - $33.57 per hour



  • Reporting to the Manager, Public Services, or designate, this position will assist in the planning and delivery of customer services for all residents of the service area, including collection development, readers’ advisory, and reference. 
  • The incumbent will actively develop and maintain contacts with community organizations and agencies, and provide professional advice and assistance to community groups. 
  • Will promote library services through outreach and participation in community events, and cultivate community partnerships. 
  • The successful applicant will be responsible to plan, assess, and deliver instruction and orientation programs to the public and staff, using information literacy skills in the use of resources including print and web related sources; train staff in the use of resources for reference and readers’ advisory; and train staff in service-related skills, such as readers’ advisory and reference. 
  • Incumbent will plan, coordinate, and execute library programmes and book talks; troubleshoot for computer hardware and software issues.
  • Will be required to participate in and provide leadership for system-wide initiatives; assume administrative responsibilities as delegated by the manager.  Incumbent will assist with programming for groups of all ages. 
  • When required, incumbent will assume responsibility for emergency situations in the absence of the manager; and supervise non-union staff and volunteers as required. 
  • Safety requirements such as securing the property, including locking, and the unlocking of library buildings will be a requirement of the position. 
  • Will be required to carry or lift all library materials (such as books, DVD’s, equipment, etc).
  • Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health & Safety Program. 
  • Will perform other related duties as assigned


  • Must have an ALA accredited Masters degree in Library Science and Information Studies or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency and a minimum of one (1) year related work experience in a library environment;
  • Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely manner as required.  If method of travel is by vehicle, a current valid and lawful Driver’s License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution, and organizational skills;
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Must have the ability and the flexibility to manage assignments and changing tasks within a team environment;
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use business software and library computer applications, including searches on the Internet, as well as online databases;
  • Fluency in a language or languages reflecting the cultural diversity of the City of Windsor is considered an asset;
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. 
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.