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Library Branch Head I - Rutland Branch

Sep 26, 2022, 16:03 PM
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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.  



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

This competition will remain open until filled.

  • Open
  • Rutland

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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.