Organization: The BC Libraries Cooperative
Location: anywhere in BC
Type of position: 1-year term position
Compensation: $35 per/hr
Closing date: March 31, 2023
Start date: Anticipated start date is April, 2023
Note: accessible versions of the posting can be found here: https://nnels.ca/Outreach-and-Communications-Coord...
The BC Libraries Cooperative (BCLC) is a mission-driven non-profit cooperative that helps libraries help people.
Our 200+ members include public and post-secondary libraries and institutions across Canada. We provide libraries and related organizations with the services, cost savings, and support they need to do great work in their communities. We provide a number of online services for our members which include a focus on using open-source technology and systems, as well as expanding work in the field of accessible publishing that supports people in Canada with print disabilities.
The BCLC has a distributed workforce of over 40 people working across three time zones.
For a detailed overview of our work at the BCLC see: https://bc.libraries.coop/about/
This new role is an opportunity to join the team working for the BCLC’s National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) to cultivate the communication and outreach potential with libraries in British Columbia. NNELS is a digital public library of books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. When eligible people request books that do not yet exist in accessible formats, our job is to find existing copies or produce them. For more information about NNELS, please visit https://nnels.ca/about.
Reporting to the NNELS Manager, and leveraging the expertise of the NNELS team, many of whom have lived experience of print disabilities, the Outreach and Communications Coordinator will aim to expand the reach of the NNELS service in British Columbia. Working closely with the Public Services Librarian, the Outreach and Communications Coordinator will liaise with and promote the range of NNELS services with relevant stakeholder and interest groups, including those in the K-12 and post-secondary sectors. A key focus will be to assist libraries to normalize accessible library service. Ultimately, the incumbent will provide training on accessibility services to library staff across British Columbia and help grow the existing community of practice that is working to build awareness about the information needs of readers with print disabilities.
The new Outreach and Communications Coordinator will work closely with NNELS staff and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to empower library staff by helping them to understand the current landscape of accessibility so they may better serve a wide diversity of readers with print disabilities in their community.
Although our office is located in Vancouver, we encourage applicants willing to work remotely from anywhere in BC. Occasional trips through BC may be part of the job.
We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. We encourage women, people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals, people with disabilities (visible/invisible), and members of other diverse communities to apply for careers with our organization.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org later than 4:00 Pacific time on March 31, 2023.
When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as:
“FirstnameLastname Resume Outreach and Communications Coordinator.pdf” and “FirstnameLastname Cover Letter Outreach and Communications Coordinator.pdf”.
When you submit your application, please use the subject line “Outreach and Communications Coordinator job application”
No phone calls please. Only those candidates who are short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
If you have questions about this role, please contact Kris Jorgensen at email@example.com.
The application deadline is March 31, 2023. Interviews will be held in early April.