Digital Access Librarian West Vancouver , BC



(Replacement Temporary, Full-Time – Approximately 10 months)

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Memorial Library has an opening for a replacement temporary full-time Digital Access Librarian position.The WVML Technology Team is passionate, inspired, and known throughout the province for innovation, responsiveness, and leadership. Reporting to the Library Services Coordinator—Digital Experience, and working alongside a motivated high-performing team, the Digital Access Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering instructional programs for both kids and adults; providing advice, assistance, and advanced support to users of various technologies; developing and deploying technology-related initiatives throughout the library; participating as a member of a team engaged in the planning, design, and implementation of spaces, other infrastructure and digital services; andestablishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.

The preferred candidate will possess working knowledge of: the principles and practices of librarianship; the key components of WVML’s on-line presence and the tech-related services we offer, including our robust existing suite of programs; the principles of instructional design, both in-person and virtual; PC and Mac platforms and software applications; mobile device and e-reader platforms; apps, tools and resources for digital content consumption and creation; key virtual instruction tools like video conferencing platforms and basic video editing and social networking tools. The preferred candidate will also possess some familiarity with programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as the ability to: work web content and functionality in a WordPress environment,; plan, organize and carry out projects independently and as part of a cross-functional team; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and staff and to provide timely and effective customer service; and, communicate effective orally and in writing.

The successful candidate will have a degree in librarianship from an accredited library school, including or supplemented by courses in one or more of the following: instructional design, youth and/or seniors’ services, website design, Microsoft Office, programming, multimedia development, user experience, digital collections and services and preferably some professional library experience.

The successful candidate is required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates.For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department and on WestNet.

Position Status:

Union (WVMEA) – Replacement Temporary, Full-Time

Hours of Work:

37.5 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Starting Rate of Pay:

$34.28 per hour

(This position has a pay structure with five steps which increase annually.)

Closing Date:

11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021

To Apply:

Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position. Please note that all candidates must apply through the Career Centre; we are no longer accepting resumes via email or hard copy.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Closes: 26 September, 2021

West Vancouver Memorial Library
West Vancouver , BC