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Reference Librarian - Kelowna Branch

Sep 26, 2022, 16:00 PM
Competition Number:
Jan 15, 2023, 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.

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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.