Customer Services Librarian, Child & Youth Courtenay , BC


We currently have a temporary opportunity for a dynamic and energetic Customer Service Librarian, Child & Youth at our Courtenay Branch:

This is a temporary full-time opportunity providing 35 hours a week which may include days, evenings and weekends. This temporary position is scheduled to conclude on April 16, 2021.

The Customer Services Librarian I (CSL) – Children and Youth Services is responsible for the coordinated delivery of library services specializing in children and youth services. Under the direction of the Library Manager, the CSL provides leadership and performs a variety of professional duties involved in the coordination, development, delivery and continuing evaluation of information and online services, customer training, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach to the local community.

Under the direction of the Library Manager your representative duties will include the following areas of responsibility:

  • Instructs and advises customers in using the online catalogue, databases, and other electronic products.
  • Develops and maintains assigned areas of the branch collection(s). Identifies collection development priorities and provides input to the Library Manager.
  • Provides information services and readers’ advisory. Guides and assists customers in locating answers to their questions using a variety of print and non-print resources.
  • Promotes staff commitment and a focus towards organizational goals and direction.
  • Oversees the effective and efficient coordination of projects.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams for the implementation of system wide initiatives.

Required Education:

  • Completion of an ALA graduate degree in librarianship and information studies.

You should also know:

You are required to have a valid BC Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle given that there will be travel to various VIRL Branches or potential VIRL Branch locations. You will also be required to satisfactorily complete a Criminal Record Check (Working with Children & Vulnerable Adults).

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: referencing Job Posting GEU2020-94 CO in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted until Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

This is a (Temporary) BC GEU Unionized position providing an hourly rate of $32.34 - Visit our job board for additional details at: CSL, Child & Youth.

VIRL thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

Closes: 5 December, 2020

Vancouver Island Regional Library
Courtenay , BC