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We believe in Intellectual Freedom
We believe in the Freedom to Read
We believe that all users have a right to access
DRAYTON VALLEY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY AND ROTARY CHILDREN'S LIBRARY
Marge Eliuk/Susan Jorgensen
CONTACT US: Drayton Valley Municipal Library 780-514-2228 or the above numbers
Rotary Children's Library 780-514-2528
The Main Library is open Monday to Saturday and the Rotary Children's Library is open Monday to Friday from September to June. Both are closed on Saturdays during July and August.
The Main and Branch Library are closed on all statutory holidays. If the statutory holiday falls on a Sunday, the library will be closed on the Monday following.
The Main Branch is located downtown in the Civic Centre building at 5120 - 52nd Street. The Rotary Children's Library is located in the Holy Trinity Academy building adjacent to the arena at 5749 - 45 Avenue.
Main Branch Civic Centre building at 5120 - 52nd Street.
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4 pm
The Library is closed Sundays, as well as Saturdays during the summer.
Rotary Children's Library 5749 - 45 Avenue Holy Trinity High School building adjacent to the arena Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
A book chute is available at both Library locations to return material, excluding audiovisual, when the library is closed.
DRAYTON VALLEY MUNICIPAL AND ROTARY CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
Permanent Part-time position – approximately 20 hours per week: Programmer
Flexibility in work hours is necessary.
The successful candidate will carry out all job functions related to circulation and have a genuine sense for customer service as well as share a passion for creative programming in all areas of Library activity thereby promoting the Library within the community. Possessing a desire and the energy to consistently deliver programs that meet and exceed customer needs is essential. You must be creative and versatile in planning innovative and inspiring programs and workshops catering to a broad spectrum of users. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is able to work independently or as a team player and possess strong organizational and administrative skills. Excellent written and communication skills along with the ability to produce creative marketing material are an essential requirement as is competency using a computer. A background in library service is preferred, however related experience will be considered.
Resumes along with a cover letter outlining your skills may be delivered or mailed to Drayton Valley Municipal Library. ATT: Librarian, 5120 – 52 Street Box 6240, Drayton Valley T7A 1R7 email firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information please call 514-2229.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This library offers more than just books—we offer resources for the information age!
The Town of Drayton Valley is very proud of its library services. The Library started out as a volunteer project in 1957 by the Women’s Institute. The Community Library had its humble beginnings in a vacant classroom of a school.
In 1959 the Library relocated to the Town Administration building and became a municipal library. Now called the Drayton Valley Municipal Library, it joined the Yellowhead Regional Library in 1977. In 1980 the library again moved to larger premises. In 1988 another move to a totally new redesigned building at the Drayton Valley Civic Centre occurred. In 1989 the Library officially opened for business at the current location in the Civic centre. The year 1989 also marked the introduction of technology into the operation of the Library. The circulation of books was automated! Since that time technology has and still plays a significant in the operation and services of the Library.
In 1994, the Drayton Valley Municipal Library achieved the distinction of being the first and only library in Canada to offer individual dial-up internet service to the public at large. This was achieved through a joint partnership with the Drayton Valley Municipal Library, the Town of Drayton Valley, the Roman Catholic Separate School District and the Internet Centre of Edmonton. This unique service was conceived and implemented by the library well before the Community Access Program (CAP) was launched. The Town provided funding for the project and the Internet Centre of Edmonton provided the connection to the internet via a high-speed line. With the establishment of DVnet, Drayton Valley became the first rural town in Alberta to have and provide dial-up internet access to its residents. This unique marketing arrangement, together with two others, earned the librarian, Nesen Naidoo, the Creative Librarianship Award in 1994.The library in Drayton Valley was also the first in Alberta to offer the services of an in- house Bookshop. In 1999, we also received the Library Association of Alberta (LAA) Award of Excellence in Library Service for our children’s program, “Battle of the Books.” In 2007 the Library celebrated its 50th anniversary.