Library Systems Coordinator

Website Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired

Library Systems Coordinator

PROVINCIAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED (PRCVI)

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The Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired is a Provincial Outreach Program funded by the Ministry of Education and Child Care and hosted by the Vancouver School Board. PRCVI is charged with providing learning resources, leadership, information, training, and consultation to support BC school districts’ and independent schools’ goal of ensuring equitable access and enhanced educational opportunities for students with visual impairments including those with additional exceptionalities. For more information, please visit https://www.prcvi.org/.

In this position, you will:

  • Maintain quality, accuracy, and organization of PRCVI library databases and catalogue. Liaise with contract programmers as needed for troubleshooting as well as ongoing development of public-facing library catalogue and internal databases
  • PRCVI Library and Production Staff: provide guidance, instruction and direction; schedule, assign and coordinate additional work projects; maintain quality, accuracy, organization and quantity of work; modify existing or develop new workflow procedures as needed
  • Ensure standardization and integrity of data, troubleshoot database and equipment issues
  • Braille Transcription – Assign new transcription work and create cost projections as needed; obtain updates on titles in progress and update production tracking database
  • Maintain supplies for alternate format production (e.g., braille paper), reorder and negotiate bulk pricing as needed
  • Request original files from publishers for alternate format production. Investigate and request existing alternate format materials from other centers across Canada and internationally
  • Place orders as needed with vendors on Standing Purchase Orders
  • Generate library recall notices; calculate costs & issues invoices to districts with lost items
  • Assign work to office support staff related to contractor invoices and database entry
  • Notify Library & Archives Canada of any new titles in production and all titles where production has been completed
  • Coordinate alternate format provincial exam & FSA requests and liaise with the Ministry of Education and Child Care adjudications coordinator to determine which practice assessments and final exams need to be produced
  • Coordination of ARC-BC Production: Maintain production priorities & progress tracking; connect with PRCVI Library staff on ARC cataloguing; receive new digital format title requests from ARC users and notifying users when their requests are ready to download; liaise with Production Facilitator on file format issues
  • Liaise with contract programmer on ARC-BC design enhancements needed, software update testing & database issues
  • Provide technical and resource support to PRCVI
  • Perform other work within the job band as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of Grade 12 plus a minimum of four (4) years post-secondary training in Library and Information Sciences or Information Management or equivalent
  • Minimum of over five (5) years of relevant library or information management experience
  • Candidates must possess advanced knowledge of library systems management, library acquisitions, and metadata and discovery strategies
  • Professional experience in project management and budgeting an asset
  • Candidates must possess proven ability to establish priorities and meet tight and possibly conflicting deadlines, work independently as well as in a team environment, apply good judgement, and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong analytical skills, data manipulation and Excel skills required

COMPENSATION

The salary for this position is $46.37/hour (paid as 7 hours/day) plus a comprehensive benefits package, including Municipal Pension Plan, Vancouver Employee Savings Plan, Extended Health, Dental, Group Life, Long Term Disability, Vacation, & Gratuity Days.

This position is 100% in-person at the PRCVI Office (1750 West 75th Ave, Vancouver)

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Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired
Vancouver , BC

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