Mississippi Mills Public Library

Library Assistant/Children’s Programmer
21 hours a week plus on-call shifts
$22.51 to $27.67 per hour


Located less than 30 minutes from Ottawa, Mississippi Mills is a growing, vibrant,
cultural community. The Mississippi Mills Public Library serves over 13,000 residents
through two branches in Almonte and Pakenham.


  • Plans, promotes and run children’s programming at both branches
  • Provides cataloguing assistance (inputting bibliographical information into library
  • Processes internal and external requests for Interlibrary Loan material
  • Assumes primary and back-up responsibility for circulation desk activities
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons
  • Writes content and updates the Mississippi Mills Public Library webpage,
    newsletter and other marketing material
  • Assists with providing orientation, guidance and supervision to student
    assistants, new adult staff and volunteers
  • Participates in the selection of new library collections
  • Compiles monthly and yearly statistical reports on programming activities
  • When working alone, contacts CEO/Chief Librarian, in case of emergency
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Effective written and oral communication skills, in English and French considered
    an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of cataloguing resources, ILS systems and Microsoft Office
    suite software
  • Experience in a public service setting, preferably in a public library environment
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task on a daily
  • Strong customer service and public relations skills
  • Knowledge of event planning


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12)
  • A post-secondary diploma of two years or equivalent in Library and Information
    Technician or education would be an asset
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a library setting
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Computer experience and knowledge of basic computer software such as
    Microsoft Office, social media tools, internet
  • Excellent communication and public relations skills, tact, resourcefulness, ability
    to multitask, flexibility and the ability to perform under stress
  • Valid Driver’s Licence (class G)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and covering letter no later than
5 p.m. on Friday July 23, 2021. We would like to thank all who apply, but only those
applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Christine Row, CEO/Chief Librarian
Box 820, 155 High St., Almonte. K0A 1A0

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format,
please contact us at 613-256-1037. Should you require any special accommodations in
order to apply or interview for a position with the Mississippi Mills Public Library Mills we
will endeavor to make such accommodations