Librarian - Nanaimo

Permanent, Full-time (1.0 FTE – 35 hours per week, benefits & paid time off)

Hourly Rate: $36.42 per hour

About Courthouse Libraries BC

Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Librarian for our Nanaimo library.

CLBC is a province-wide independent not for profit society. Our vision is that everyone in BC has ready access to the legal information and resources they need. CLBC provides the legal community and public with legal resources, librarian expertise and informed referrals, to help people research and manage their legal issues.

We are looking for a team member to provide the best client support possible in a welcoming and inclusive environment in our Nanaimo branch. You will be responsible for the day to day functioning and maintenance of the library and be a part of our Reference Excellence team that works together to serve clients throughout the province.

We offer a supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. You will be scheduled for 35 hours per week. Workdays are Monday to Friday and hours can be scheduled between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Opportunities for remote work can be considered where operationally feasible.

Librarians who are early in their career are encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Serving the legal community and general public
  • Providing the best customer support possible
  • Responding to legal information requests in person, via phone and email
  • Assisting clients to access and use legal information using all available resources
  • Responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance of the library and print collection
  • Working closely with colleagues on frontline services, collection development responsibilities, projects, and working groups
  • Promoting library services, building relationships with clients and stakeholders, and supporting our public facing programs
  • Providing training, orientations, and tours to individuals and groups
  • Working within a collaborative team in person and virtually via Zoom, MS Teams, etc.

What You’ll Need

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including in person, over phone and online
  • Comfortable working as the only library employee in our Nanaimo location
  • Ability to set boundaries and use good judgment with a willingness to ask for assistance and team support
  • Interest in providing access to justice for all members of our community and a desire to incorporate anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in your work
  • Ability to balance differing audiences and services
  • Passion for initiating, building and sustaining the library’s presence within the courthouse and surrounding community
  • Passion for learning about and responding to community needs
  • Good record-keeping skills and ease of use or learning of new information resources, tools, and devices

CLBC believes that a diverse team is necessary to do a good job of serving a diverse public. Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group is a preferred attribute.

How to Apply

Please apply at: Job Posting Librarian Nanaimo

Please include in your cover letter how you meet the requirements of the position.

The deadline for applications is August 14, 2022.

Successful Candidates

If you are selected during this process, you will be required to:

  • participate in an in-person, video and/or telephone interview
  • complete satisfactory reference check

CLBC employees are required to comply with workplace health and safety policies applicable to our workplaces, including COVID-19 vaccinations.

Courthouse Libraries BC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society, working together in an environment of equity, inclusion and respect. Persons from equity seeking groups are encouraged to self-declare.

We thank all who apply and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.