Librarian, Courthouse Libraries BC - Victoria, BC

Position Title: Librarian, Courthouse Libraries BC

Location: Victoria, BC

Position Status: Term (one year), Full-time (35 hours per week) with the possibility of permanent status 

About Courthouse Libraries BC 

Courthouse Libraries BC (CLBC) is currently searching for a Librarian for our Victoria location.

CLBC’s vision is that everyone in BC has the legal information they need and the ability to use it. CLBC connects the legal community and the public in BC with legal information and strives to equip our clients with the skills needed to use this information.

We are looking for a team member with a customer service focus to provide information services to clients in the Victoria branch and to share the responsibility for the day to day functioning and maintenance of the library. This position is part of our Regional Branches team that serves clients throughout the province.

We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace, where we value diversity and work-life balance. This position is a one year term, working Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (35 hours per week). 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Assisting clients from the legal community and the public in finding and using legal information and tools, including:
    • answering reference questions, and providing effective referrals
    • supporting clients in finding and using information on public access computers as well as printed materials
    • circulating materials using an automated circulation system
    • taking and filling document delivery orders 
  • Contributing to maintaining the collection
  • Providing orientations to the library and digital/print collections
  • Assisting with day to day maintenance of the library, including facilities and equipment  
  • Working as part of a team to support training and outreach
  • Working collaboratively to develop digital content

What You’ll Need

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited university
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both in person and online, as well as an understanding of plain language concepts
  • Comfortable working as the only library employee in our Victoria location, over lunch hour and during vacation coverage
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently as well as part of a team
  • Strong multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Ability to assist a diverse community in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to master information sources and new technologies quickly

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter by e-mail to 

Please indicate ‘Librarian, Victoria’ in your email subject line.   

Your cover letter should describe how you meet the requirements of the position. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.