Surrey Libraries invites applications for the position of Casual Weekend & Evening Information Services Librarians to provide information services, reader’s advisory, programming to people of all ages, and to assume responsibility as the librarian in charge when required. The bulk of the shifts will be Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evening shifts.
We are looking for librarians with excellent communication and customer service skills, knowledge of information sources, ability to assist public with new technologies and devices, as well as a willingness to provide storytimes, class tours and community outreach. Interest in providing children’s programing is highly desirable. Oral fluency in an Asian or South Asian language is also an asset. Candidates must have a degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school. Hours of work vary and evening and weekend work is required.
Surrey Libraries provides library services in 9 branches to an ethnically diverse and growing community of more than 500,000 people. We are a technologically sophisticated and award-winning library system.
Interested candidates should apply by sending in confidence a cover letter & resume by Monday, August 29, 2016 via one of the following options:
Mail: Surrey Libraries Administration Office
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC, Canada V3T 4B8
Applications that are received are kept active at the Administration Office for four months and are reviewed when there is a position to be filled. Please refer to the Circulation Services and Information Services sections below on how to apply for these positions.
Surrey Libraries is an innovative and award winning library system that provides a wide range of materials, free programs and information services to the community. We are a growing library system, recognized for our ability to respond creatively to our active and diverse community through outreach to community groups and partnerships with agencies. In addition to our collections, progressive use of technology and a wide variety of online resources, we specialize in genealogical materials and multilingual collections in 16 languages. People of all ages and backgrounds explore their interests, indulge their curiosity, and find great reads at our 9 branches or on our website. Everyone is welcome in our libraries.
Although previous library experience is valuable, we look for people with strong customer service and communication skills, who are personable, hardworking, and eager to learn and contribute to a great team. We also require that applicants be able to travel and work within all library branches during library hours of operation: seven days a week including evenings, weekends, holidays and on short notice. In addition to excellent command of English, communication in another language (Punjabi, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, and Farsi in particular) is an asset.
Helping people find just the right information and make informed decisions makes working in a library one of the most interesting and satisfying jobs in the world. If you want to help inspire people to build a better future through the power of knowledge and you share our values, we encourage you to apply.