Digital Access Librarian - District of West Vancouver


(Permanent, Full-Time)

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is well known as an innovative and award-winning library that prioritizes inclusion, a learning culture, organizational integrity, and enhancing community through our programs, services, and relationships. Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities.

The West Vancouver Memorial Library has an opening for a permanent full-time Digital Access Librarian position. The WVML Technology Team is passionate, inspired, and known throughout the province for innovation, responsiveness, and leadership.

Reporting to the Library Services Coordinator—Digital Experience, and working alongside a motivated high-performing team, the Digital Access Librarian is responsible for:
  • developing and delivering instructional programs for both kids and adults;
  • providing advice, assistance, and advanced support to users of various technologies;
  • developing and deploying technology-related initiatives throughout the library;
  • participating as a member of a team engaged in the planning, design, and implementation of spaces, other infrastructure and digital services;
  • and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
The preferred candidate will possess working knowledge of:
  • the principles and practices of librarianship;
  • the key components of WVML’s on-line presence and the tech-related services we offer, including our robust existing suite of programs;
  • the principles of instructional design, both in-person and virtual;
  • PC and Mac platforms and software applications;
  • mobile device and e-reader platforms;
  • apps, tools and resources for digital content consumption and creation;
  • key virtual instruction tools like video conferencing platforms and basic video editing and social networking tools;
  • familiarity with classroom management techniques.
The preferred candidate will also possess some familiarity with
  • programming languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript,
  • as well as the ability to: work web content and functionality in a Drupal environment;
  • plan, organize and carry out projects independently and as part of a cross-functional team;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and staff;
  • to provide timely and effective customer service;
  • and communicate effective orally and in writing.
The successful candidate will have a degree in librarianship from an accredited library school, including or supplemented by courses in one or more of the following: instructional design, youth and/or seniors’ services, website design, Microsoft Office, programming, multimedia development, user experience, digital collections and services and preferably some professional library experience. The ability to speak Farsi, Mandarin, or French will be considered an asset. The successful candidate is required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates.  For details please refer to the class specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department and on WestNet.

Position Status:
Union (WVMEA) – Permanent, Full-Time

Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Starting Rate of Pay:
$35.67 per hour
(This position has a pay structure with five steps which increase annually.)

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position. Please note that all candidates must apply through the Career Centre; we are no longer accepting resumes via email or hard copy.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted

Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Information Technology, Library Services
Posted: July 29, 2022, 3:15 pm
Expires: August 14, 2022, 11:59 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Master’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $35.67 Hour

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