Librarian - Alexander College Vancouver , BC


TITLE: Librarian


The Vancouver Campus Librarian (hereafter, Librarian) reports to the Director of Student Affairs

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time (40 hours), permanent


The Employee will work 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM

LOCATION: Alexander College, Vancouver Campus


  • A minimum of a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school
  • At least one year’s experience as a professional librarian, in an academic setting preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and initiative to adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a non-traditional environment and to manage a multi-task workload
  • Ability to work independently or within a team
  • Ability to maintain collegial relationships with other staff members
  • Broad knowledge of academic library service issues
  • Familiarity with current and emerging technology and information resources
  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Demonstrated instructional experience (preferably in ESL or academic settings)
  • Demonstrated experience with web development, website maintenance, and the operation of an Integrated Library System
  • Strong user service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with users from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.



  • Work Hours. Librarians are required to work for 8 hours per day, excluding a half hour lunch break.
  • Division and Staff Meetings. Librarians are required to attend division and staff meetings as scheduled by members of the Administrative staff.


  • Supervise and maintain the Library’s physical space, its resources, and manage auxiliary library staff (e.g.: student workers in the library, Library Assistants).
  • Perform collection development activities and maintenance, in accordance with Alexander College policies and guidelines. (e.g. purchasing, cataloging, & weeding).
  • Order and add recommended reading list books for new courses or curriculum updates to collection.
  • Offer and/or coordinate information and learning resource services to students, staff and instructors of Alexander College’s Vancouver campus.
  • Provide reference services in traditional and virtual contexts.
  • Provide library orientations and information literacy workshops.
  • At the behest of Alexander College Instructional staff, provide academic-related workshops in classes at either Alexander College campus.
  • Support the instructors and staff with Alexander Online.
  • Communicate with college administration, committees, and external stakeholders.
  • Participate with AskAway on a weekly basis, on behalf of Alexander College.
  • Contribute to program and policy development, including library-related student activities.
  • Work with staff from other divisions on creating and implementing new initiatives at the College.
  • Assist with Institutional Effectiveness and other division reports and Accreditation needs, as required.
  • Coordinate, produce and distribute student ID cards.
  • Create, update, and maintain student printing accounts.
  • Assist with archiving course materials at the end of each term for the appropriate campus.
  • Provide students with information about other libraries and resources that are available.
  • Maintain professional development, associations, and memberships.
  • Participate on committees, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Student Affairs or other senior Administrative staff.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please apply with your resume and cover letter to Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank-you!

The position will be open until filled.

Closes: 12 December, 2017

Alexander College
Vancouver , BC