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Reference Librarian - Kelowna

Reference Librarian - Kelowna

May 12, 2022
Competition Number:
22-58
Closing Date:
May 18, 2022, 03:00 AM

Reference Librarian

Temporary Part-Time
May 24, 2022  May 13, 2023
Kelowna  Branch

This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Reference Librarian in our Kelowna Branch,
Temporary Part-time - 27 Hours Weekly

Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor or the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement and action within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.

Performance is evaluated by Branch Head and/or Reference Supervisor in terms of achieving mutually established objectives; the administrative and professional services provided; and the quality of judgement, communications, human relations and team work developed.

Education requirement:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.
  • An interest in and respect for people of all ages, combined with a willingness to approach people in an open, non-condescending and non-judgemental way.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations techniques
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the above duties and responsibilities with a high level of courtesy and tact when dealing with staff and the public.
  • Interest in developing and improving communications with community organizations, service clubs and individuals in connection with reference/ information programs and library services.
  • Keyboarding skills, minimum 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and speak a second language.

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
22-58
May 18, 2022
Library Page Kelowna

Library Page Kelowna

May 12, 2022
Competition Number:
22-57
Closing Date:
May 18, 2022, 03:00 AM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

8 Hour bi-weekly position 

This position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Open
  • Kelowna
22-57
May 18, 2022
Library Page - Vernon

Library Page - Vernon

May 12, 2022
Competition Number:
22-56
Closing Date:
May 18, 2022, 03:00 AM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

4 Hour weekly position 

This position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Vernon
22-56
May 18, 2022
Library Page - Vernon

Library Page - Vernon

May 12, 2022
Competition Number:
22-55
Closing Date:
May 18, 2022, 00:00 AM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.

4 Hour weekly position 

This position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

Are you organized and enjoy working with the public?

As a Library Page, you are working in a library environment and may have contact with the public. A Library Page handles various duties around the sorting and organizing of books and materials on the shelves.

Duties:

  • Sorts, organizes and prepares library materials for shelving
  • retrieves and shelves materials as required
  • assists with preparation of displays of library materials
  • may be asked to assist with seasonal/event/holiday displays
  • answers directional questions and refers to informational questions to appropriate staff
  • tidies public areas of library as required
  • other duties and projects as required

Requirements:

  • Must be a full time student
  • Must qualify for a Social Insurance Number
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instruction
  • Aptitude for detailed work
  • Ability to accurately file numerically and alphabetically
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to communicate with courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public
  • Physically able to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

If you meet all of the requirements listed above, then we would like to hear from you!

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Vernon
22-55
May 18, 2022
Reference Librarian - Salmon Arm Branch

Reference Librarian - Salmon Arm Branch

Apr 28, 2022
Competition Number:
22-49
Closing Date:
May 31, 2022, 15:00 PM

Reference Librarian

Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
Salmon Arm Branch

This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Reference Librarian in our Salmon Arm Branch. Auxiliary / On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.

Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor or the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement and action within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.

Performance is evaluated by Branch Head and/or Reference Supervisor in terms of achieving mutually established objectives; the administrative and professional services provided; and the quality of judgement, communications, human relations and team work developed.

Education requirement:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.
  • An interest in and respect for people of all ages, combined with a willingness to approach people in an open, non-condescending and non-judgemental way.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations techniques
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the above duties and responsibilities with a high level of courtesy and tact when dealing with staff and the public.
  • Interest in developing and improving communications with community organizations, service clubs and individuals in connection with reference/ information programs and library services.
  • Keyboarding skills, minimum 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and speak a second language.

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

Open Until filled

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Salmon Arm
  • Open
  • Salmon Arm
22-49
May 31, 2022
Director of Public Services

Director of Public Services

Apr 12, 2022
Competition Number:
22-35
Closing Date:
Apr 30, 2022, 00:00 AM

Career Opportunity

Excluded Full time Director of Public Services

Okanagan Regional Library

Due to Early retirement, the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is seeking a key 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).

Based in Kelowna British Columbia which is often rated as one of the most desirable cities in Canada, the ORL serves a large geographical area stretching 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 one of the largest library systems in Canada, with 29 branches, over 250 employees, and serving a population of over 400,000 people.

Two excluded Directors of Public Service (DPS) share the responsibility of directing the public facing programs and services of the library. Both DPS report directly to the CEO, and are a key part of the senior management team. Each DPS takes on a portfolio of focus (currently these are ‘partnerships and programs’ and ‘the customer experience’) in addition to directly supervising each branch managers of either the Southern or Northern ORL branches.  The current vacancy will be assigned the Northern branches and the ‘partnerships and programs’ 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.

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity, please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/about-us/careers/current-vacancies for the job description and position requirements. 

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.

This excluded senior management position is permanent full-time and offers a competitive salary in line with experience.  For more information including the complete job description, please refer to our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies.  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 e-mail with the title Director of Public Services to:

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

Job Status:
  • Interviewing
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Interviewing
  • Headquarters
22-35
Apr 30, 2022
Reference Librarian On-Call: Kelowna & Vernon Branches

Reference Librarian On-Call: Kelowna & Vernon Branches

Jan 5, 2022
Competition Number:
22-01
Closing Date:
May 31, 2022, 15:00 PM

Reference Librarian

Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
Kelowna & Vernon Branches

This position is covered under the PEA Collective Agreement.

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Reference Librarian in our Kelowna & Vernon branches. Auxiliary / On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.

Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor or the Branch Head, the incumbent provides reference/information and readers advisory services to residents of the Okanagan Regional Library District. The incumbent exercises some independent judgement and action within established Okanagan Regional Library policies, procedures and practices.

Performance is evaluated by Branch Head and/or Reference Supervisor in terms of achieving mutually established objectives; the administrative and professional services provided; and the quality of judgement, communications, human relations and team work developed.

Education requirement:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.
  • An interest in and respect for people of all ages, combined with a willingness to approach people in an open, non-condescending and non-judgemental way.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a basic knowledge of public relations techniques
  • Good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle the above duties and responsibilities with a high level of courtesy and tact when dealing with staff and the public.
  • Interest in developing and improving communications with community organizations, service clubs and individuals in connection with reference/ information programs and library services.
  • Keyboarding skills, minimum 40 wpm.
  • Ability to read and speak a second language.

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

Open Until filled

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
22-01
May 31, 2022

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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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