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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.
Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted
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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.
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: email@example.com
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Assistant Community Librarian
Auxiliary/On-Call (no guaranteed hours)
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.
Education Grade 12 or equivalent
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.
The Okanagan Regional Library Enderby Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Permanent Part-Time, 2 hours weekly, Library Page positions.
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.
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
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.