Current Vacancies
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Posting Status Branch Competition Number Closing Date Download
Reference Librarian On-Call: Kelowna & Vernon Branches

Reference Librarian On-Call: Kelowna & Vernon Branches

Jan 5, 2022
Competition Number:
22-01
Closing Date:
Jan 30, 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

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
  • Open
  • Kelowna
  • Vernon
22-01
Jan 30, 2022
Head of Support Services - Administrative Centre

Head of Support Services - Administrative Centre

Jan 4, 2022
Competition Number:
21-138
Closing Date:
Jan 30, 2022, 15:00 PM

Head of Support Services - Temporary Full Time

Ending March 3, 2023 (Dates Subject to Change)

The Okanagan Regional Library is looking for an innovative leader to oversee our centralized support services that consist of cataloguing, processing and allocation of all library materials. We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

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 a vibrant library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees and a service population of over 370,000 people.

The ORL Head of Support Services leads the Support Services team in the efficient and effective management of ORL in the service of our library customers. The position is responsible for positively implementing organizational initiatives including developing goals and objectives, policies, procedures and services, using the library’s strategic plan as a guide, and fosters a supportive and collaborative working environment across the Support Services Department to enable agile adjustments to workflow as needed.

The Head of Support Services is an advisory role to the Sr. Management team in the development of  policies and is responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data from our ILS databases, websites and external sources to support evidence based decision-making.  As well, they must be proficient in cataloguing standards and processes; budgeting; negotiation and vendor relations; and data collections and analysis. 

We are looking for an individual with strong leadership and human resources management skills and experience in having a diverse group of individuals reporting either directly or indirectly to it with the priority of fostering a great team environment.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Library Sciences required and post secondary courses in management studies preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in positions of increasing complexity and supervisory responsibility. At least one year in a supervisory capacity with demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

This position is a temporary full-time 35 hours weekly. Temporary Term ending March 3, 2023. Dates subject to change.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@orl.bc.ca 

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

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Headquarters
  • Open
  • Headquarters
21-138
Jan 30, 2022
Assistant Community Librarian - On Call - Enderby Branch

Assistant Community Librarian - On Call - Enderby Branch

Dec 1, 2021
Competition Number:
21-132
Closing Date:
Dec 12, 2021, 15:00 PM

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

Enderby Branch 

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for auxiliary/on-call a Assistant Community Librarian at our Enderby Branch. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.

Requirements:

Education Grade 12 or equivalent

Other Requirements

1. Basic knowledge of library procedures and services.

2. Basic knowledge of children’s literature

3. Good oral and written communication skills

4. Demonstrated knowledge of Internet

5. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word & Excel

6. Demonstrated knowledge of e-Readers and other electronic tools

7. Good organizational skills, with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

8. Aptitude for detailed work.

9. Demonstrated ability to communicate with initiative, courtesy, tact and interest with staff and all sectors of the public.

10. Physical ability to handle book bins, boxes of books and loaded book trucks

11. Basic knowledge of cash procedures

12. Keyboarding speed minimum 35 wpm

13. Commitment to continuous learning.

Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.

Please quote Competitions #21-132. Will remain open until filled.

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

Job Status:
  • Final Process
Job Branch:
  • Enderby
  • Final Process
  • Enderby
21-132
Dec 12, 2021
Library Page - Enderby Branch

Library Page - Enderby Branch

Dec 1, 2021
Competition Number:
21-133
Closing Date:
Dec 12, 2021, 15:00 PM

Library Page

The Okanagan Regional Library Enderby Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 2 hours weekly, Library Page positions.

Schedule: 

Saturday     2:00 - 4:00

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 (provide enrollment verification)
  • 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!

Please forward your resume and references by email to:

Human Resources - Okanagan Regional Library

Email: jobs@orl.bc.ca

Job Status:
  • Interviewing
Job Branch:
  • Enderby
  • Interviewing
  • Enderby
21-133
Dec 12, 2021

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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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