Librarian I (Adult Services)

Website North Vancouver District Public Library


*Please note this position is open until filled*

At North Vancouver District Public Library, we inspire learning, discovery, creativity and collaboration in our community. Serving almost 90,000 residents at three full-service locations and one Express Library throughout the beautiful District of North Vancouver, we are proud to provide free and equitable access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections and digital resources, a wide range of technology and computers, including StoryLab, and so much more. Proudly late fine free, our libraries are the destination for our growing community to connect, share, and inspire.

Position Overview

NVDPL is looking for a regular full-time Librarian 1 (Adult Services) to: design, develop & assess programs for adults; engage with community partners; coordinate Collection maintenance work; provide information services, digital support, and balance patron needs in a busy public space. This position will be initially based at the Capilano Library, with some time spent at other branches.

What we can offer you

At NVDPL, we believe in building community and relationships, nurturing innovation while honouring tradition, embracing exploration, creativity, and fun, and supporting human potential and enabling excellence.

Reporting to the Manager, Community Connections, you will be part of a team that shares a commitment to understanding and responding to community needs, and has a collaborative approach to developing and delivering services.

What you’ll be doing

Aspects of the role will include:

  • Designing, developing & assessing programs for adults based on strategic priorities
  • Building relationships with & supporting community agency partners
  • Maintaining branch Collections under direction of Collection Services & Evaluation Librarian
  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory services for all ages; helping patrons navigate digital resources & devices
  • Balancing patrons’ needs and responding to issues confidently and professionally in a busy public space

What you’ll need to succeed

  • A Masters degree in information or library science from an accredited program
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of intellectual freedom, inclusiveness and service excellence
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and responsible oversight of services, spaces and resources
  • Demonstrated competence with current library technologies and assisting patrons with accessing and navigating the digital environment
  • Experience with teamwork and projects; ability to take initiative, ask for assistance, take direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positivity and enthusiasm to serve members of the public from all walks of life
  • A comfort level with uncertainty and curiosity to learn more

It’s great if you have

  • Experience or interest in making connections with community groups & representing your organization in the community
  • Experience or interest in program areas such as Community Dialogue, Civic Engagement, Skill Building and Community Learning

The hourly pay rate for this unionized position starts at $39.14 (2024 rates), based on a 35-hour workweek, plus a generous benefits package. This work requires evening and weekend shifts.

North Vancouver District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, barrier-free work environment. If you have a passion for connecting community, sharing knowledge, and inspiring stories, and you are interested in joining our dynamic team, then we’d like to hear from you!

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online only with your cover letter and resume at to be considered for this competition. This competition will remain open until filled.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the North Vancouver District Public Library and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.


The hourly pay rate for this unionized position starts at $39.14 (2024 rates), based on a 35-hour workweek, plus a generous benefits package. This work requires evening and weekend shifts.

North Vancouver District Public Library
North Vancouver , BC

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