Children’s and Teen Coordinator

Website Thompson-Nicola Regional Library

Children’s & Teen Coordinator Kamloops , BC


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 that 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 143,680 located within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

Our Library System

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library (TNRL), the biggest Regional District department provides services through 12 branches and a Mobile Library. Located in the Central Interior of British Columbia, the TNRL is committed to providing excellent service to patrons for lifetime personal growth, learning and enjoyment. The Library team provides programming, materials and resources to people of all ages and abilities. The Coordinator will work in an organization that values flexibility and exemplary service. As a member of the library team, you will help to build strong relationships and partnerships in all our communities.

The Role

The TNRL is seeking a Coordinator for the Children’s and Teens portfolio.

The Children’s & Teens Coordinator has a passion for working with school-aged children and teens and will lead and implement an inspiring vision for TNRL wide programs and services for this age group. The Coordinator will support and grow initiatives for school-aged children and teens including Grade 3 VIP library card campaign, summer reading club, Young Readers Choice Awards program, and our teen volunteer program. The Coordinator will engage with and build partnerships with schools and community groups, coordinate staff training, create and update web content, and participate in collection development.

Coordinators support the Library’s operational and strategic priorities through system-wide portfolio assignments, and are part of the leadership team. Coordinators proactively engage, build rapport, and maintain relationships with TNRD-area community groups and organizations to inform the design, development, and evaluation of library services, collections and programs. Coordinators support public service by fostering staff development through mentorship and training, and participate in public services by providing reference, readers’ advisory, digital instruction, and customer service.

The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining efficient operations in their areas of responsibility. This position requires travel within the TNRD.


Required Education/Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program. Coursework related to children’s and young adult literature, child development, technology, libraries is an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Experience with facilitation, community engagement, partnerships and development of new community initiatives
  • Working knowledge of library service development and implementation. Experience designing and delivering programs and events
  • Experience working with school aged children and teens with a focus on engagement. Experience working with and supporting teen volunteers is an asset.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • A passion for helping others and a belief in the importance of literacy
  • Strong technology skills and an aptitude and curiosity to learn and apply new and emerging technologies
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both in a team-based environment and independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent relationship building, influencing and networking skills
  • Ability to lead others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness
  • Strong problem solving skills. Ability to manage conflict and diffuse difficult patron situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, social media and mobile devices
  • Commitment to lifelong learning, intellectual freedom and personal/professional development
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

The schedule for this position includes one evening a week and rotational Saturdays.

Compensation: $32.12 – 35.69

Closes: 28 September, 2022

Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Kamloops , BC

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