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Posting Status Branch Competition Number Closing Date Download
Branch Head I

Branch Head I

Nov 8, 2017
Competition Number:
17-106
Closing Date:
Nov 17, 2017, 15:00 PM

Branch Head I Librarian
Permanent Part-Time
Rutland Branch

Do you have a passion for exceeding customer expectations and the ability to build strong ties within the community through outreach?   Do you possess a commitment & understanding of meeting community needs? Do you enjoy supporting front line staff to assure exceptional service is delivered to library customers.    

About the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

This position is in the Rutland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and is located in the beautiful lakeside city of Kelowna, B.C.  The ORL is Canada’s 16th largest public library system, serving over 370,000 people and an area of roughly 50,000 square km.  Libraries in the system have won numerous awards, and the culture of innovation and community connection throughout the ORL makes it an exciting place to work.

The Opportunity 

The successful candidate will be planning and organizing library branch resources and services to meet community needs and interests.  The individual will develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, customers, and the community; be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and stay aware of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.  

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

Master's Degree from an accredited Library School or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Related Experience

  • Two years relevant public library experience.
  • Supervisory experience, including training and evaluation of staff
  • Experience with library technical services and/or systems

This position is 28 hours weekly.  Salary range for this position is $53,886.56 - $57,337.28.    If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Competition #: 17-106
Closing Date:  November 10, 2017

 

 

 

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Open
17-106
Nov 17, 2017
Virtual Branch Head

Virtual Branch Head

Nov 7, 2017
Competition Number:
17-112
Closing Date:
Nov 22, 2017, 15:00 PM

Virtual Branch Head Librarian
Temporary Full-Time
(December 11, 2017 – October 12, 2018)

This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement

Okanagan Regional Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, and creative Virtual Branch Librarian who will provides expertise and direction relating to the acquisition, management, and discovery of electronic resources. This position is responsible for keeping abreast of emerging trends in content delivery.

Okanagan Regional Library (ORL)

This position is in our Headquarters location of the Okanagan Regional Library and is located in the beautiful lakeside city of Kelowna, B.C.  The ORL is Canada’s 16th largest public library system, serving over 370,000 people and an area of roughly 50,000 square km.  Libraries in the system have won numerous awards, and the culture of innovation and community connection throughout the ORL makes it an exciting place to work.

The Opportunity 

The Virtual Branch Head plans, develops and promotes virtual services for the Okanagan Regional Library. 

The individual will coordinate the website, mobile apps and the selection of digital library resources and services to meet community needs and interests.  The incumbent advocates for online resources; provides training support to the staff; promotes community awareness of virtual services. 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school including courses in Information Technology (ie: Topics in Computer Based Information Systems; Foundations of Information Technology; Visual Literacy for Information Professionals)

Related Experience

Two year’s relevant public library experience, including one year’s experience in website design and construction.

This position is temporary full-time 35 hours weekly from December 11, 2017 to October 12, 2018.  Salary range for this position is $67,337.81 - $71,670.59.  If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Competition #: 17-112
Closing Date:  November 22, 2017

 

 

 

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
17-112
Nov 22, 2017
Director of Public Services

Director of Public Services

Nov 3, 2017
Competition Number:
17-114
Closing Date:
Nov 17, 2017, 15:00 PM

Career Opportunity
Director of Public Services
Okanagan Regional Library

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is seeking a senior leader to help shape the continuing transformation of public library services and the development of the library’s role as a learning organization, in alignment with the directions outlined in our current strategic plan (http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/policies-and-reports).

Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan Valley to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border.  It is the 16th largest library system in Canada, with 29 branches, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 370,000 people.

Two Directors of Public Service (DPS) share the responsibility of directing the public facing programs and services of the library. Both DPS incumbents report directly to the CEO, and are a key part of the senior management team, along with members from finance, technology, HR, and Administrative services. Each DPS takes on a portfolio of focus (currently these are ‘partnerships and programs’ and ‘the customer experience’) in addition to directly supervising managers in either the Southern or Northern ORL branches.  The current vacancy will be assigned the Southern branches and the ‘customer experience’ portfolio to start, though assignments can change over time and through collaborative strategy developed at the senior management table.

We are seeking a candidate who has a true vision for ensuring that library service creates a positive impact on both our communities and our users, and is proven effective in sharing and realizing such a vision.  The successful candidate will thrive in a team environment and be skilled in creating meaningful collaborations with outside groups. The DPS is highly skilled in staff development using a combination of engagement, coaching, directing and evaluation techniques to ensure staff are empowered and effectively deployed.

A person of integrity and self-direction, the DPS will be open, respectful, focused and possesses strong communication, problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited library science program, supplemented with a minimum of seven years’ experience in a public library, including three years in senior administrative and management.

This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly.  Salary range for this position is $90,000- $110,000.   If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

 Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Competition #: 17-114
Closing Date:  November 17, 2017

Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and covering letter, should be forwarded to jobs@orl.bc.ca indicating the individual’s date of availability to undertake the position as Director of Public Services.

 

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
17-114
Nov 17, 2017
Assistant Community Librarian

Assistant Community Librarian

Oct 26, 2017
Competition Number:
17-107
Closing Date:
Nov 17, 2017, 15:00 PM

Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
SUMMERLAND BRANCH

This position is Non-Union.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Summerland branch.  On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description for current job requirements and position details. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3P6
E-mail:  jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax:  (250) 861-8696

Please quote Competitions #17-107
Closing Date: November 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Summerland
  • Open
  • Summerland
17-107
Nov 17, 2017
Technical Assistant

Technical Assistant

Oct 23, 2017
Competition Number:
Closing Date:
Oct 31, 2017, 15:00 PM

Permanent Part Time
Kelowna Branch
27 Hours Weekly
(This position covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement)

The Technical Assistant's primary function is to provide technical assistance for customers and staff. This includes technical training, trouble shooting and device support. In addition, this position may be required to assist with program design and delivery as well as provide tech support for meeting/classroom spaces and outreach activities including setting up equipment as needed for lessons or programs.

  1. Education

Grade 12, plus successful completion of post-secondary (college or university) coursework in computer science equivalent to two full terms of first year general computer science courses providing a broad background in hardware, software, networking and coding.

B.         Experience

2 years’ technical support experience or formal teaching experience.

Experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of modern tools from advanced software to a variety of equipment.

Experience with 3D printers, sound/recording equipment, video equipment, lighting and green screen studio.

Experience with Social Media Platforms.

If you meet all of the requirements above, then we would like to hear from you. Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references, via mail, fax or email to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
Headquarters
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Competition Closes: October 31, 2017
Please quote Competition #17-105

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, however; only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Open
  • Kelowna
Oct 31, 2017
Assistant Community Librarian

Assistant Community Librarian

Oct 13, 2017
Competition Number:
17-90
Closing Date:
Oct 18, 2017, 00:00 AM

Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
ARMSTRONG, ENDERBY, FALKLAND BRANCHES

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Central Okanagan Branches.  On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description for current job requirements and position details. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3P6
E-mail:  jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax:  (250) 861-8696

Please quote Competitions #17-90
Closing Date: October 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Screening
Job Branch:
  • Enderby
  • Armstrong
  • Screening
  • Enderby
  • Armstrong
17-90
Oct 18, 2017
Community Librarian II

Community Librarian II

Sep 19, 2017
Competition Number:
Closing Date:
Sep 29, 2017, 00:00 AM

Community Librarian II
Temporary Full-Time (January 2, 2018 - December 31, 2018)
35 Hours Weekly
Revelstoke Branch
(This position is non-union)

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Community Librarian II at our Revelstoke branch.  This position is temporary full-time.   

Education:
Grade 12 or equivalent
Two years post secondary education
CLTP courses include Supervisory Skills for Library Staff, Introduction to Reference & Information Services, Library Services for Children      

Qualifications:
Experience working in public library setting including demonstrated experience in  community relationships, outreach programming, including branch programming development and delivery and public speaking.
Basic knowledge of library procedures and services
Basic knowledge of cash procedures
Aptitude for detailed work
Good oral and good written communication skills
Good organizational skills, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Physical ability to handle boxes of books
Ability to prepare and deliver storytime programs to children
Keyboarding 35 w.p.m.
Valid B.C. Driver’s License

 Director of Human Resources
 Okanagan Regional Library
1430 KLO Road
 Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3P6

E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Closing Date: September 29, 2017
Please quote Competitions #17-84

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please apply as outlined below quoting competition #17-84

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Job Status:
  • Interviewing
Job Branch:
  • Revelstoke
  • Interviewing
  • Revelstoke
Sep 29, 2017
Library Page

Library Page

Sep 8, 2017
Competition Number:
17-67
Closing Date:
Sep 20, 2017, 00:00 AM

Library Page
Permanent  Part Time 
Westbank
 4 Hours Weekly   (Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 & Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00)
(This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement)

Duties will include sorting and re-shelving library materials and other related assignments.

The successful applicant:

  • Must be a full time student at an educational institution, and
  • Must have or qualify for a Social Insurance Number

If you meet all of the requirements above, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references, via mail, fax or email to:

Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
Headquarters
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
E-mail:  jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax:  (250) 861-8696

Competition Closes: September 20, 2017
Please quote Competition #17-67

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization, however; only short listed applicants will be contacted

Job Status:
  • Screening
Job Branch:
  • Westbank
  • Screening
  • Westbank
17-67
Sep 20, 2017
Assistant Community Librarian

Assistant Community Librarian

Aug 2, 2017
Competition Number:
17-58
Closing Date:
Sep 20, 2017, 15:00 PM

Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call
Lake Country Branch
Competition Number: 17-58
Closing Date: August 11, 2017, 3:00 PM

This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Assistant Community Librarian at our Lake Country Branch.  On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff. Download the job description for current job requirements and position details. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 KLO Road
Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3P6
E-mail:  jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax:  (250) 861-8696

Please quote Competitions #17-58

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

 

 

Job Status:
  • Screening
Job Branch:
  • Lake Country
  • Screening
  • Lake Country
17-58
Sep 20, 2017
Reference Librarian

Reference Librarian

Jul 14, 2017
Competition Number:
17-49
Closing Date:
Sep 29, 2017, 00:00 AM

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
Auxiliary/On-Call - No Guaranteed Hours
Vernon
(This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an auxiliary/on-call Reference Librarian at our Vernon branch.  On-Call/Auxiliary staff work on an on call basis to cover vacation/sick time with no guaranteed hours.

Under the direction of the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. 

Qualifications include:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.
  • Considerable knowledge of reference materials in all formats, and of the methods and techniques related to the provision of reference/information and readers advisory services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and technological applications in library systems.
  • Current working knowledge and skill with MS Office applications and the internet.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team committed to providing quality library service.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.Demonstrated knowledge of digital and technological applications in library systems.
  • Current working knowledge and skill with MS Office applications and the Internet.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team committed to providing quality library service.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and technological applications in library systems.
  • Current working knowledge and skill with MS Office applications and the Internet.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team committed to providing quality library service.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations.
  • Current working knowledge and skill with MS Office applications and the Internet.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team committed to providing quality library service.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations.

If you meet all of the requirements above, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references, via mail, fax or email to:

Director of Human Resources Manager
Okanagan Regional Library
Headquarters
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
E-mail:  jobs@orl.bc.ca
Fax:  (250) 861-8696

Competition Closes:  September 29, 2017
Please quote Competition #17-49

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Vernon
17-49
Sep 29, 2017

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.



Personal information collected is used in accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ORL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. As the ORL is responsible for the well-being of its customers, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Disclosure of a criminal record may preclude you from employment with the ORL.

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