Reference Librarian - On-Call Kelowna , BC


Auxiliary Reference Librarian


(No guaranteed hours)

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

The ORL is Canada’s 16th largest public library system, serving over 400,000 people and an area of roughly 50,000 square km.Libraries in the system have won numerous awards, and the culture of innovation and community connection throughout the ORL makes it an exciting place to work.

The Opportunity

Under the direction of the Reference & Instruction Supervisor or the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement and action within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.



Master's Degree from an accredited Library School.

Other Requirements

  • Considerable knowledge of reference materials in all formats, and of the methods and techniques related to the provision of reference/information and readers advisory services.
  • An interest in and respect for people of all ages, combined with a willingness to approach people in an open, non-condescending and nonjudgemental way.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations techniques
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the above duties and responsibilities with a high level of courtesy and tact when dealing with staff and the public.
  • Interest in developing and improving communications with community organizations, service clubs and individuals in connection with reference/ information programs and library services.
  • Keyboarding skills, minimum 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and speak a second language.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity, please visit our website at: for the job description and position requirements.

If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you. Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references to:

Closes: 30 January, 2022

Okanagan Regional Library
Kelowna , BC