Library Technician I

City of Vancouver


Library Technician I

Requisition ID: 14680 

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the third largest public library system in Canada, with 800 staff members offering services at 21 branches across the city. VPL values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly service. Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Information Services the incumbent provides service to the public, meeting established Library strategic objectives and service standards. Demonstrates and models conduct that adheres to the library’s policies and procedures in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission and values. The incumbent is a paraprofessional member of the Information Services team who works collaboratively within the team and system wide to ensure service priorities are met.
Job Requirements:
  • Completion of an approved Library Technician Diploma program supplemented by courses in the use of computer.

  • Some related experience in the provision of library services including programming, information services, working with the community and collection maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Considerable knowledge of paraprofessional library methods, procedures and tools applicable to the work.
  • Working knowledge of the objectives, organization, procedures, services and resources of the Library.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out assigned duties and responsibilities with supervision.
  • Ability to participate in the maintenance of the library collection.
  • Ability to assist patrons with electronic devices such as e-book readers, smart phones and library computers.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications including: Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook.  
  • Ability to learn new technologies, applications & software, processes and skills.
  • Understanding of library services, collections, technologies and resources.
  • Strong commitment to serving clients; open, pragmatic and responsive to clients and community.

Affiliation: CUPE 391
Employment Type: Various
Salary: $26.36 to $30.98 per hour
Schedule One – Temporary Posted Part Time – End Date August 25, 2020
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (6.5 hrs)
Monday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm (7 hrs)
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (6 hrs)
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm (7 hrs)
Schedule Two – Posted Part Time
Thursday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm (7 hrs)
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm (7 hrs)
Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm (6.5 hrs)
Note: Work schedules may change with reasonable notice.
Closing date: Monday, January 20, 2020, at 11:59pm

We thank all applicants for their interest. The applicant must be prepared to work at any location in the system.  A Police Record Check is a condition of employment.  Please refer to our policy for further information.  Personal information collected is used in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Vancouver Public Library is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to further diversifying the Library.

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Organization: City of Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Library Services
Posted: January 13, 2020, 11:21 am
Expires: January 20, 2020, 11:59 pm

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