Branch Head - Kamloops Libraries Kamloops , BC


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 kilometers. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 143,680 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

Kamloops is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc within Secwepemc’ulucw territory at the confluence of the mighty North and South Thompson rivers. A mecca for sports and outdoor enthusiasts, Canada’s Tournament Capital City is located 350 kms from Vancouver and a short 45 minute drive from the resort Village of Sun Peaks Resort’s known for its world class ski runs, hiking rails and bike park. Minutes away from pristine lakes and wildlife, it’s not unusual to encounter cougars and bears in this supernatural BC territory. Let your imagination run wild!

Our Library System

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL), the biggest Regional District department, delivers services through 12 locations – urban and rural, a Mobile Library, and Library Home Service. Patron-centric, the TNRL goes the distance in providing service for a lifetime of personal growth, learning and enjoyment through programming, resources and space designed for people of all ages and abilities.

The Role

The TNRL is recruiting a Branch Head for the Kamloops Libraries who is keen to work in a vibrant and busy public library. The Branch Head is responsible for the effective delivery of service in either of the two Kamloops libraries including modelling superior customer service, leading a team of library assistants and pages, and ensuring a top-notch patron experience by taking ownership of the facility, collections and programs. As one of your many attributes, you’re a community builder and will help foster strong relationships and partnerships across the regional district.

You will find yourself spending more time on the floor engaging with the community and supporting your team than working in your office. Interactions will constantly challenge and inspire you as you lead this exciting community hub. You will recruit, develop and mentor library staff. By working closely with your front-line team, you will build on their strengths to ensure that the library is a most welcoming environment. Working collegially with the Library Leadership Team, the Branch Head will participate in system-wide committees and lead project work for the betterment of the TNRL.

You have the ability to connect and make everyone feel important. You pride yourself on being kind, inclusive and focused on helping others. Your creativity, ingenuity and problem-solving skills make you a great fit for this exciting opportunity.

This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) with the following schedule:

Monday 9:30-5:00
Tuesday 9:30-5:00
Wednesday 12:30-8:00
Thursday 9:30-5:00
Friday 9:30-5:00
Saturday 9:30-5:00

Two weeks Monday – Friday, two weeks Tuesday – Saturday

  • A Master’s degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program is required.
  • Working knowledge of library service development and implementation.
  • A passion for helping others and a belief in the importance of literacy.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory experience, with the ability to inspire employees and the community through engaging and educational library programs and services.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively connect with staff and the public.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, with skill in dealing openly and tactfully in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to lead others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness.
  • Strong attention to detail, superior organizational and prioritization ability.
  • Excellent oral, written, listening, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both a team-based environment and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, social media and mobile devices.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and personal/professional development.
  • Ability to lift 20-25 lbs.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

Thank you for considering the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as a place to share your talents! All applications must be submitted through our Careers Page. Careers - Thompson-Nicola Regional District (

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


36.16 - 40.17

Closes: 18 February, 2023

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Kamloops , BC