Librarian - Vancouver and New West Vancouver , BC


Position Title: Librarian, Courthouse Libraries BC

Location: Vancouver and New Westminster (hours for both positions will be split between the two locations)

Position Status: Permanent, 2 positions

1 position – 1.0 FTE (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

1 position - .4 FTE (2 days per week 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

About Courthouse Libraries BC

Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) is currently searching for a two permanent, Librarians for our Vancouver and New Westminster locations.

CLBC’s vision is that everyone in BC has the legal information they need and the ability to use it. CLBC connects the legal community and the public in BC with legal information and strives to equip our clients with the skills needed to use this information.

We are looking for team members with a customer service focus to provide information services to clients, across the province, and to share the responsibility for the day to day functioning and maintenance of the library.

We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. These positions are permanent, with hours ranging between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.One Librarian role is five days per week (Monday to Friday) and the other Librarian role is two days a week.

Please indicate in your cover letter which position (full-time or part-time) you are applying for.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Assisting clients from the legal community and the public in finding and using legal information and tools, including:
    • answering reference questions, and providing effective referrals
    • supporting clients in finding and using information on public access computers as well as printed materials
    • circulating materials using an automated circulation system
    • taking and filling document delivery orders
  • Contributing to maintaining the collection
  • Providing orientations to the library and digital/print collections
  • Assisting with day to day maintenance of the library, including facilities and equipment
  • Working as part of a team to support training and outreach
  • Working collaboratively to develop digital content

What You’ll Need

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited university
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both in person and online
  • Comfortable working as the only library employee in our New Westminster location
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Ability to assist a diverse community in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to master information sources and new technologies quickly

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to indicating which position (full-time or part-time) you are applying for.

Please indicate ‘Librarian, Vancouver and New Westminster’ in your email subject line.

Your cover letter should describe how you meet the requirements of the position. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

We thank all who apply and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment in the courthouse library system you must be prepared to undergo a criminal records check.

Closes: 2 May, 2018

Courthouse Library BC
Vancouver , BC