Seniors and Accessible Services Librarian - Regular full-time North Vancouver , BC


2021 – 06

Seniors and Accessible Services (Librarian 1, Class No. 306)
Regular full-time

The North Vancouver City Library is seeking a service-oriented, creative Librarian with a deep commitment to accessibility to join our team.

The North Vancouver City Library is located in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. As a valued public service, our library is a centre for discovery and dialogue, providing a gateway to lifelong learning and community connection through a balance of digital, traditional and emerging library services. Our decision-making is guided by deeply held values:

This position works with a diverse team of colleagues to deliver innovative and responsive library services and programs for community members of all ages and backgrounds – in the library and in the community.

This role has specific responsibility for:

  • Coordinating and delivering relevant, informative programming for older adults and persons with disabilities, in the library and in community;
  • Providing one-to-one readers advisory, information and referral service, and technology support to accessible services customers;
  • Delivering and coordinating deliveries of library materials to individuals in their homes, in group settings, and in care;
  • Supporting development and management of library collections in accessible formats, including digital formats through CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access) and NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service);
  • Working with partners and participating in professional and community work to promote, deliver and improve accessible library services and services to older adults;
  • Delivery of information services, including reference, reader’s advisory and technology support, for people of all ages and backgrounds at library service points;
  • Participating in general library service, programming and collection work.

We are looking for a well-organized and detail-oriented individual with outstanding reader’s advisory, instructional, and technology skills and a commitment to accessibility and inclusive practices.

If you are a kind and creative individual who is inspired by service to community; if you work well independently and as part of a team; and if you are an effective communicator and take pride in delivering excellent service – we are looking for you!


You will have a Master’s degree in librarianship from an accredited school, plus sound related professional and customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge or experience in community development, outreach, or service to older adults and persons with disabilities would be an asset.

A valid BC driver’s licence is required for this position. The successful candidate must be able to independently load and unload boxes of library materials in order to make deliveries in community.

We are committed to recruiting and hiring candidates that reflect the community we serve. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous candidates, all identities, candidates who speak languages in addition to English and persons with disabilities.

Please see the attached Job Classification Specification for further details.

Apply to: Deb Hutchison Koep, Chief Librarian
Send cover letter and resume via email only please to

Start date: June 16, 2021

Salary: Pay Grade 22, $34.96 – $41.16/hour (2021 rates), plus benefits


Tuesday | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday |12:30 – 8 p.m.
Thursday | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Schedules are reviewed periodically and subject to change, especially in light of the pandemic. Evenings and weekends is required.

Closing date: May 14, 2021 at 5 p.m. PDT

Thank you for your interest in the North Vancouver City Library. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Class Specification, Class No. 306


1. Nature and Scope of Work

This is professional librarian work involving the performance of one or more specific library functions such as reference services, cataloguing, collection development and maintenance, readers’ advisory services, programming and outreach, and provision of public technology services and instruction.In addition, the work may involve supervision of non-professional staff and occasional responsibility for the premises.An incumbent of this class exercises considerable independence of action and judgement within established guidelines.Unusual problems or matters of policy are referred to a superior who reviews work performance in terms of sound professional practices and effective library services rendered.

2. Illustrative Examples of Work

Performs reference duties in providing information and assistance to the public regarding library materials, procedures, regulations and resources; provides readers’ advisory services.

Participates in planning, organizing, and presenting library programming and community outreach for children, teens, adults, seniors, newcomers or other identified key audiences; promotes library services through visits, presentations in community spaces and community events.

Classifies and catalogues a variety of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and related library material.

Examines a variety of bibliographical sources; selects and orders books and materials in a specified field.

Coordinates selection, testing, implementation and deselection of subscription databases and other electronic resources; orders products in accordance with established budgets; troubleshoots issues and maintains vendor relations.

Supervises and reviews the work of clerical subordinates as required.

Examines the condition, content and use of books and other materials; processes necessary discards and replacements.

Prepares publicity material such as bulletins, posters and press releases; gives talks to groups and associations; represents the Library at meetings of community groups and professional library colleagues.

Attends meetings, workshops, conferences and other organized activities related to the work; maintains awareness of trends and best practices.

Prepares material and conducts training sessions on digital resources; provides one-on-one instruction to customers and/or staff on same.

Prepares and maintains a variety of records, statistics and reports related to the work.

Performs related work as required.

3. Required Knowledges, Abilities and Skills

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship and of the organization, procedures, and services of the library.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, organize and carry out assigned duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Ability to meet the public, promote interest in library services, assist library customers and provide instruction, and to interpret and explain library policies and regulations.

Ability to supervise subordinates engaged in library clerical duties.

Ability to classify and catalogue library material.

Ability to perform reference and readers’ advisory duties and evaluate, select and order materials in assigned fields.

Ability to organize and present library programs, instruction and outreach activities for a variety of ages and audiences.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and staff.

Ability to prepare a variety of records and reports.

Skill in the operation of equipment used in the work.

4. Desirable Training and Experience

Graduation from University, plus a degree in Librarianship from an accredited library school or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

5. Required Licences, Certificates and Registrations

Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia for some positions.

Closes: 14 May, 2021

North Vancouver City Library
North Vancouver , BC