Library Assistant, Community Engagement (12 month contract)

The Prince George Public Library is looking for a dynamic people-person to work part-time as a Library Assistant – Community Engagement. This position is part of a collaborative team that supports efforts to seek, create, and develop opportunities for engaging with adult patrons. This individual helps to expand the Library’s reach and maximize the Library’s ability to understand and respond to the distinct needs and interests of patrons 18 years and older, and particularly those from historically marginalized populations including Black, Indigenous and people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, immigrants and those facing accessibility barriers.

This position plays an important role in the provision of literacy enhancing library services by delivering high quality reference and support to library patrons. This individual will regularly provide reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and basic customer account services to patrons in person at service points and by telephone or virtually; and adhere to established quality standards. The library is a fast-paced, high pressure environment. This role includes both evening and weekend shifts.

This individual may also be tasked with identifying ways to improve community capacity with new technologies, and with providing digital literacy programs for library staff and community organizations.

This individual may participate in day-to-day operations of Home Service in cooperation and coordination with volunteers, community partners, and staff from other departments and work groups.

The incumbent contributes to the maintenance of a respectful and inclusionary workplace, meeting expectations that adhere to the B.C. Privacy Guidelines, and the Library’s quality standards, policies and procedures.

 

Skills: 

We are looking for:

•           Minimum of two years post-secondary education.

•           1-3 years relevant work experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate an interest or familiarity with community involvement (particularly with BIPOC, immigrant audiences, seniors, and people facing accessibility barriers), experience organizing events, and any sort of public programming.

•           Comfortable working with and navigating library-specific software, and proven online research and digital literacy skills.

•           Valid British Columbia Driver’s License and willingness to drive to community events. A library vehicle is available for use.

 

Time Commitment: 
Part-time Contract
Additional Information: 

At the Prince George Public Library, we are proud of our record of innovation, leadership, and service within our community and among libraries in British Columbia, and embrace our mission to “connect people and ideas, inspiring the community to Read, Learn and Discover.”

This position works approximately 35 hours per week and offers a competitive starting wage $25.53

Compensation: 
$25.53
Contact Information: 

Please send your detailed résumé in confidence by Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 @ 5:00 pm to:

 

Human Resources

Prince George Public Library

888 Canada Games Way

Prince George BC, V2L 5T6

E-mail: hr@pgpl.ca

Applications are to be marked “Private and Confidential.” The Management Team thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Your application must be true and correct. Disqualification or termination of employment will result if there are any misstatements or omissions of material facts in the application or hiring process.

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021