Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

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Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below. 

Current Openings:

Manager, Digital Literacy (Permanent, Full Time)


Are you an innovator with a passion for libraries and technology? Do you enjoy helping people learn new gadgets, technology and applications? Are you excited by the opportunity to plan and implement technology training programs? Are you a tech whiz with the know-how to create a new lab space for digital literacy learning? Are you an enthusiastic customer service expert who wants to join a dynamic public library in the heart of Central Alberta? If so, then Red Deer Public Library has the perfect opportunity for you!

Red Deer Public Library (RDPL) seeks a dynamic, forward thinking professional to lead our Digital Literacy Initiative. Reporting to the Manager, Adult Services, this individual will plan and deliver training sessions, activities, and programs that support and enhance the digital literacy skills of library staff and volunteers, empowering them to help customers embrace new and emerging technologies.  The Manager, Digital Literacy will have the exciting opportunity to build our digital learning lab and develop programs and policies to support equitable use of the space. This individual will be encouraged to explore new digital resources and initiatives to enhance library services for all ages, as well as provide customer service to those visiting RDPL in person and online.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver digital literacy and emerging technology training programs for library staff, board members, and library volunteers across all library departments and branches.

  • Work to empower staff to provide digital literacy training and programming independently at all three branches.

  • Create a digital learning lab to be used by the public and staff for training and programming, and develop programs and policies in partnership with library departments to support equitable use of the space.

  • Keep current with new digital resources and initiatives that may enhance library service.

  • Develop and maintain documentation (e.g. lab use, outcomes, public and staff competency inventories) and provide presentations as required.

  • Maintain professional knowledge related to best practices in key areas surrounding digital literacy (such as digital education, digitization, digital rights management, copyright, etc.) by attending relevant workshops, reading professional publications, and establishing a community of practice.

  • Provide excellent customer service in person, online, and over the phone. Assist in the development and promotion of adult programs, special services, and collections as needed.

  • Provide AV support for library and co-sponsored programs as needed.


  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited Library School (preferred) or Library Technician Diploma with relevant experience. Candidates holding equivalent education and experience will be considered.

  • Commitment to the Canadian Federation of Library Association position statements on Intellectual Freedom, and Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Passion for and proven experience implementing innovative, supportive digital literacy/technology training for library staff and users of all ages and from a wide variety of cultural, economic, social and educational backgrounds.

  • Ability to assess staff and community needs, and plan and deliver services accordingly.

  • Excellent interpersonal, training, and collaboration skills, as well as effective written and oral communication.

  • Superior ability and demonstrated aptitude in the use of web-based tools, library resources, and desktop and mobile computing applications. Experience with Microsoft Office programs, G Suite, and SirsiDynix WorkFlows are an asset.

  • Knowledge of emerging library trends and new technologies.

  • Self-starter who is able to work to timelines to ensure that initiatives are completed,

Hours of Work

This full time, permanent position is 35 hours / week, including some evenings and weekends.  


The salary for this position starts at $35.08 per hour and includes a generous pension and benefits package.


If you love what you do, Red Deer Public Library is the perfect fit. Located in the heart of Alberta, midway between Edmonton and Calgary, RDPL is an award winning library situated in a city of 100,000 citizens. City amenities include a thriving arts and athletics community, Red Deer College, outdoor markets and indoor malls, numerous recreation facilities, and stunning trails along the Red Deer River and beyond. Getting in and around Red Deer is easy; we are well served by a regional airport, public transit, bicycle pathways and major highways. Red Deer has a diverse economy and boasts a thriving and welcoming community, making it an appealing place to live in the Central Alberta region.

To Apply

If this sounds like the perfect place to work, live, and play, email your resume and cover letter, quoting Competition #2017-07, to jobs@rdpl.org by 4 pm, Wednesday May 3, 2017. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Consider joining The Friends of the Library Board this year!

The Friends' Board meets seven or eight times per year at the Downtown Library to plan activities that support Red Deer Public Library. View www.rdpl.org/about/friends for more information about the Friends of the Library.

Pages (Shelvers)

Library pages shelve returned library materials and keep all items in order on the shelves. They also tidy the library by ensuring that all materials left by library users on tables, desks and chairs, etc. are gathered and returned to the proper areas.

Jobs Available

    • This is an ongoing job posting. Jobs are not always available; however, we accept resumes on an ongoing basis and keep resumes for six months.Thank you for your interest, but only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


    • 15 years of age or older
    • Ability to understand written and oral instruction in English.
    • Ability to organize materials in numerical and alphabetical order.
    • Attention to detail is essential.
    • Must love organizing.
    • Effective time management skills.
    • Ability to work independently, but also as a part of a team.
    • Physical requirements include ability to push/pull heavy carts, squat and reach above your head.


    • Page jobs are year-round part-time positions between 2 and 3 shifts per week.
    • 3 hour shifts in Youth Services and 4 hour shifts in Adult Services.
    • Monday to Thursday shifts are evenings and Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts are afternoons.
    • Set schedules that are changed in February, July and September.
    • The ability to substitute for vacation and sick hours is a requirement.

Starting Salary

    • $12.53 per hour

To Apply

Volunteering at Red Deer Public Library

Red Deer Public Library acknowledges the many benefits of volunteerism to our organization, to the volunteers and to the community at large. The volunteer work performed by our volunteers is integral to the operations of the organization. The skills, expertise and commitment volunteers bring are highly valued. Volunteers are important not only for the time they contribute but for their knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and fresh points of view which enhance the creativity and qualify of service provided by the organization they serve. Volunteers are needed in a wide variety of activities:

  • Adult Literacy program.
  • Friends of the Library.
  • Homebound Readers’ Program.
  • Library Board and Committees.
  • Summer Reading Program.
  • Reading Pals

For more information, please call 403-346-4576.