Temporary Customer Services Librarian - Children & Youth Services

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Closing Date: 
May 29, 2017
35 hrs./wk.
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Job Description: 
Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) serves approximately 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and the Central Mainland Coast through 39 branch libraries and a Virtual Branch, with a staff of approximately 400 employees. We currently have the following opportunity based in Nanaimo Harbourfront branch:

This is a Temporary position scheduled to conclude on 6 May 2018

The Customer Services Librarian – Children and Youth Services is an active member of a strong branch team that provides outstanding customer service to library users and coordinated delivery of public services for children and youth. This position requires an energetic, resourceful and adaptable individual who firmly believes in providing excellent customer service.

Under the direction of the Library Manager your representative duties will include the following areas of responsibility:

  1. Provides leadership, coordination and continuing evaluation of the delivery of public services with the focus on building and maintaining strong and informed team(s) in a customer-focused environment;
  2. Promotes staff commitment and a focus towards organizational goals and direction;
  3. Oversees the effective and efficient coordination of projects;
  4. Provides leadership and initiative in the delivery of programs, services and projects that advance the service goals and strategic direction of the system
  5. Participates in cross-functional teams for the implementation of system wide initiatives;
  6. Maintains branch collection(s). Identifies collection development priorities and provides input to the Library Manager;
  7. Provides information services and readers’ advisory;
  8. Working with the Library Manager, liaises and partners with external organizations and groups to increase the use of library resources and services.
  9. A single pdf document including cover letter and resume should be submitted to: hr [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca. Please include the Job Posting number GEU2017-058 in the subject line.

    Applications will be accepted until 29 May 2017 at 4 pm.

    We thank all applicants but will only contact those scheduled for an interview.

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Job Requirements: 
Requirements include:

  • Completion of an ALA graduate degree in librarianship and information studies.

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Temporary Customer Services Librarian - Children & Youth Services

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