Library Assistant 2019-050 Kamloops , BC





Permanent Full-Time


To be determined



09:30 – 17:00


12:30 – 20:00


09:30 – 17:00


09:30 – 17:00


09:30 – 17:00


09:30 – 17:00

Two weeks Mon-Fri; Two weeks Tues-Sat

Note: Schedule is subject to change.


August 23, 2019 @ 16:00

(Include your name and the competition number in the subject line of your email.)

About the Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Encompassing an unparalleled geographic region in the heart of British Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) offers the best of both worlds. Urban life within vibrant communities and outlying rural regions that showcase the region's beauty: pristine but rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, lush evergreen forests and both historic and modern areas, all within approximately 45,000 square kilometres. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 132,663 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

Our Library System

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL), a department of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, provides a variety of library services through 13 branches and a Mobile Library. The TNRL provides programming, materials and resources to people of all ages. The Library team is committed to providing excellent public service for a lifetime of personal growth, learning and enjoyment.

The Role

The TNRL is seeking a Library Assistant for the Kamloops Libraries who will create a welcoming environment and a superb library experience for all. The Library Assistant will work in an organization that values flexibility, customer service and making a difference in our communities as we strive to build partnerships within and outside the library system. This position will help patrons of all ages and abilities find answers to their reference and readers’ advisory questions, including questions about electronic devices. You will also provide circulation services, help plan, and deliver events and programs for children, young adults, adults, and seniors. There is a physical component to this position as well. In this role, you will help and interact with patrons who have challenging and difficult behaviours in a courteous and professional manner.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum two year certificate/diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • A passion for helping others and a belief in the importance of literacy
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and personal/professional development
  • Strong customer service aptitude, skills and experience
  • Strong aptitude for and genuine interest in working with patrons of all ages, including children,
  • young adults, adults, and seniors
  • Experience working with children in a professional capacity.
  • Knowledge of program/event development and implementation
  • Knowledge of TNRL programs and services
  • Strong technical skills and aptitude including:
    • Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Office programs
    • Proficient in assisting patrons with a variety of technologies including social media, email, e-readers, tablets, eBooks/eAudiobooks, and smartphones
  • Strong problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to manage conflict and diffuse difficult situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure and within tight deadline
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift 20-25 lbs
  • Valid BC Driver’s License

Qualifications that will be considered an asset:

  • Experience assisting with the design and delivery of programs and events
  • Mother Goose training and Food Safe certificates
  • Related coursework

The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, local 705. This is a Grid 9 position, which pays $22.41 - $24.90 per hour.

The TNRL requires that all successful applicants undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Please email your cover letter and resume to by 16:00 on August 23, 2019, quoting Competition # 2019-050 in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Closes: 23 August, 2019

Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Kamloops , BC