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Library Page - Rutland Branch

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Dec 8, 2022
Competition Number:
22-189
Closing Date:
Dec 18, 2022, 15:00 PM

Library Page - Rutland Branch

Permanent Part-Time position (year-round)

Schedule is 12 hours biweekly:     Schedule to be determined

This position is 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!  

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

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Open
  • Rutland
22-189
Dec 18, 2022
Head of Collection Development

Head of Collection Development

Nov 24, 2022
Competition Number:
22-183
Closing Date:
Dec 11, 2022, 15:00 PM

HEAD OF COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Permanent Full-Time

Location: Kelowna: Administration Centre / Headquarters

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) serves over 370,000 residents in 26 communities over a large geographic area. It covers some of the most beautiful territory in BC, stretching from Golden in the Rockies to Osoyoos in the heart of the Okanagan wine and fruit growing areas. The system is staffed by energetic and committed people dedicated to providing exceptional library service to our diverse communities.

ORL is looking for a forward-thinking, customer-focused, professional for the key leadership position of Head of Collection Development. Under the direction of the Director of Public Services, the Head of Collection Development leads the ORL’s collections strategy, its implementation, and its evaluation. Operating within a centralized collection development model, the HCD uses an evidence-based approach to perform and direct selection, promotion, and de-acquisition of library materials and online services. The HCD leads the development of a relevant, high-interest, current library collection across formats that is shared across out 30 library branches.

The incumbent must be proficient in budgeting, supervision, statistical analysis, bibliographic selection, collection promotion, purchasing, negotiation, and vendor relations. Annual budgets; department policies; procedures on weeding, acquisitions, and all aspects of the selection process are developed by the HCD.

A criminal record check is a condition of employment. This position is permanent, full-time, 35 hours weekly. Please visit our website at http://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies

for the job description. Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and cover letter should be forwarded in confidence to Human Resources, indicating the date of availability. 

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
22-183
Dec 11, 2022
Director of Public Library Services

Director of Public Library Services

Oct 27, 2022
Competition Number:
22-172
Closing Date:
Nov 16, 2022, 15:00 PM

Career Opportunity

Exempt: Director of Public Services

Permanent Full-Time

Okanagan Regional Library

Competition #22-172

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 Competition #22-172 Director of Public Services to:

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
22-172
Nov 16, 2022
Library Branch Head I - Rutland Branch

Library Branch Head I - Rutland Branch

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-119
Closing Date:
Jan 31, 2023, 15:00 PM

Branch Head I Librarian - Rutland Branch
Temporary Part-Time (28 hours weekly)

Temporary Term ending May 11, 2023 (Dates subject to change)

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. Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL regional library system stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border. ORL is a vibrant regional library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 400,000 people. The city of Kelowna is the largest urban center in the region with a population of just under 135,000. Kelowna is known for hot sunny summers and mild winters. The region is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation from swimming and boating, to hiking and fishing, to cross-country and downhill skiing and snowshoeing. The city is vibrant and boasts a growing tech industry, both a college and university campus, and wonderful restaurants and wineries.

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 is required.

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.   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 to:

Human Resources
E-mail: jobs@orl.bc.ca

This competition will remain open until filled.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Rutland
  • Open
  • Rutland
22-119
Jan 31, 2023
Reference Librarian - Kelowna Branch

Reference Librarian - Kelowna Branch

Sep 26, 2022
Competition Number:
22-147
Closing Date:
Dec 21, 2022, 15:00 PM

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 - 4.5 Hours Weekly (October 2, 2022 to March 26, 2023)

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

This competition will remain open until filled.

Job Status:
  • Open
Job Branch:
  • Kelowna
  • Open
  • Kelowna
22-147
Dec 21, 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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