Public Services Librarians

Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) is an innovative library system with one of the highest per capita usage rates in Canada. Our vision is to inspire literacy, lifelong learning and community enrichment for all. Serving more than 367,000 residents in the Greater Victoria area, we provide library service to 10 municipalities.

The Public Services Librarians will support the goals related to the Public Services and the strategic priorities of the GVPL through service–wide portfolio assignments. We are currently looking for two part-time Public Services Librarians to fill the following portfolios:

  1. Public Services Librarian – Teen Literacy portfolio: This position is responsible for supporting and engaging teens to help them improve their broad literacy skills. The library provides teens with age-appropriate opportunities to explore their interests, connect with other teens, give back to the community and build worthwhile volunteer experience that can be applied to future education and employment.
  2. Public Services Librarian – Healthy Communities portfolio: This position is responsible for supporting and engaging residents to access central sources of information, programs and services that promote personal and community well-being.

For job qualifications and more information please see the job description.

Applicants may be asked to provide a demonstration of their skills and abilities in addition to the interview; details will be provided to candidates in advance of the interview to allow for preparation.

This is a Union position; the hourly rate is $37.22 to $38.64.

As per BC Legislation requirements, a criminal record check must be conducted before employment can be confirmed.

To apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume and cover letter to: applications@gvpl.ca. Please include “Public Services Librarian #2017-19E” in the subject line.

Please identify the title and portfolio you are applying to. Please send separate applications if you are applying for both positions.

Closing date: June 1, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants considered for interviews will be contacted.