HEAD OF COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
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.
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Exempt: Director of Public Services
Okanagan Regional Library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 3P6
Library Page - Princeton Branch
Permanent Part-Time position (year-round)
Schedule is 4 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.
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
Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an Auxiliary On call Technical Assistant to work in our Westside Learning Lab, Kelowna Branch and the Vernon Branch.
Under the general supervision of the Reference & Instruction Supervisor, the Technical Assistant’s primary function is to help build people’s technical skills and bring alive their interest in what technology can do through a variety of group programming, individual training, and technical assistance. The incumbent will work with a variety of clients, such as children and teens, newcomers, seniors, job seekers, and library staff.
Incumbents assist with program design and delivery as well as provide tech support for meeting/classroom spaces, outreach activities and library eResources. This is a dynamic role where an enthusiasm for digital literacy and a love of teaching are required, in addition to a strong competency with technology and science.
Grade 12, plus successful completion of post-secondary (college or university) coursework in computer science equivalent to two full terms of first year general computer science courses providing a broad background in hardware, software, networking and coding.
2 years’ technical support experience or formal teaching experience.
Experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of modern tools from advanced software to a variety of equipment.
Experience with 3D printers, sound/recording equipment, video equipment, lighting and green screen studio.
Experience with Social Media Platforms.
Must have a valid Driver's License.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!
Open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Library Page - Rutland Branch
Schedule is 12 hours biweekly: Schedule to be determined
The Okanagan Regional Library Enderby branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00
Hours: 2 hours weekly
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
The Okanagan Regional Library Revelstoke Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position, Four (4) hours weekly.
Schedule: To be determined.
Assistant Community Librarian
Permanent Part-Time (18 hours weekly)
This position is NON-UNION
The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a Permanent Part-Time Assistant Community Librarians in our Revelstoke branch.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00
Thursday 10:00 – 2:00
Friday 10:00 – 2:00
Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Under the direction of the Community Librarian, the incumbent assists the Community Librarian/Branch Head in all phases of service to the public, and assumes responsibility for branch services when the Community Librarian/Branch Head is absent for a short period of time.
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.
Download the job description from https://www.orl.bc.ca/careers/current-vacancies for current job requirements and position details.
If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity, please direct applications to:
Human Resources at the Okanagan Regional Library, email@example.com
Please quote Competitions #22-135
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)
Summerland and Naramata Branches
The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for auxiliary/on-call a Assistant Community Librarian at our Summerland and Naramata Branches. On-call staff work on an “as needed” basis, often covering for the absences of regularly scheduled staff.
Education Grade 12 or equivalent
5. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word & Excel
6. Demonstrated knowledge of e-Readers and other electronic tools
Please visit our website for more information and to view the job description for current job requirements and position details.
The Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna Branch currently has an opportunities available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time positions.
12 Hour bi-weekly position
This position are covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.
Library Page - Westbank Branch
Schedule is 8 hours weekly: Schedule to be determined
The Okanagan Regional Library Mission Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
16 hours bi-weekly
The Okanagan Regional Library Vernon Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
4 Hour weekly position. Schedule to be determined
The Okanagan Regional Library Oliver Branch currently has an opportunity available for 2 Permanent Part-Time, 4 hours weekly, Library Page positions.
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
Wednesday 3:00 - 7:00
This position is covered under the CUPE Collective Agreement.
The Okanagan Regional Library Summerland Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00 and Saturday 3:00 - 5:00
Hours: 4 hours weekly
May 24, 2022 May 13, 2023
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 - 27 Hours Weekly
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.
OPEN until filled
The Okanagan Regional Library Kelowna Branch currently has an opportunity available for a Library Page Permanent Part-Time position.
8 Hour bi-weekly position
4 Hour weekly position
Branch Head I Librarian - Rutland Branch
Temporary Part-Time (28 hours weekly)
Temporary Term ending May 9, 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 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.
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: