Posted Jan 23, 2023Circulation & Reference Assistant - Library



Business: TNRD - Library - Logan Lake
Address: Logan Lake, BC


Administrative Customer Service


Circulation & Reference Assistant - Full job description

Job Title
Circulation & Reference Assistant
Job Type
# of work hours per week
Logan Lake, BC V0K 1W0 CA (Primary)

Job Description

About the Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Encompassing an unparalleled geographic region in the heart of British Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) offers the best of both worlds. Urban life within vibrant communities and outlying rural regions showcase the region's beauty: pristine but rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, lush evergreen forests and both historic and modern areas, all within approximately 45,000 square kilometres. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 151,086 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

Nestled in the heart of Highland Valley, Logan Lake is a picturesque town with plenty of friendly people, lovely views, and outdoor activities in all directions. The popular new library building is a friendly place for locals to gather and access information. In the summer it is also a hub for visitors from around the world who are camping at the lake in town or nearby Tunkwa Lake. A town that was created in the 1970’s to support the then Lornex and now Highland Valley Copper Mines, Logan Lake is now a sought-after community for both young families and retirees thanks to its strong community and ease of access to other major centers. This small town of approximately 2,250 residents sits 60 km south of Kamloops on the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 97D, 47 km northwest of Merritt on Highway 97C, and 40 km southwest of Ashcroft on Highway 97C.

Our Library System

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL), the biggest Regional District department provides services through 12 locations and a Mobile Library. The TNRL is committed to providing excellent service to patrons for a lifetime of personal growth, learning and enjoyment. The Library offers materials, programs of interest, and resources to people of all ages and abilities.

The Role

The Circulation & Reference Assistant assists patrons to find materials of interest, answering questions and helping with electronic devices. The Assistant registers new patrons, checks materials in/out, and performs cash transactions. The Assistant will help plan and deliver programs to residents of all ages - such as the Adult Book Club, children's storytimes, and Summer Reading Club.

There is a physical component to this position.

Job Requirements
Customer service experience and a passion for helping others;
Experience working with children;
A belief in the importance of literacy;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Excellent organizational skills;
Ability to contribute positively and work effectively within a team environment;
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office programs, social media, and mobile devices;
Ability to lift 20-25 lbs, stand for extended periods, keyboard, and bend/reach library shelves.

The successful candidate should expect scheduled shifts as well as short-notice calls for daytime, evening, and weekend shifts. There are no guaranteed or regularly scheduled hours with this position.

The position is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, local 705. Casual Circulation & Reference Assistant is a Grid 9 position (pay grid $24.32-$27.02 per hour) and are also scheduled for Page shifts at a Grid 3 level ($17.02-$18.91). In lieu of benefits, Casuals receive a percentage of total earnings each pay period.

The TNRD requires that all successful applicants undergo a Criminal Records Check. The successful applicant will be expected to follow all BC Public Health guidelines and TNRD policies and procedures concerning COVID-19.

Submit your resume and cover letter today!

Salary Grade
$24.32 - $27.02 ( BCGEU - Grid Level 9 )
Payment Type

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