Career Opportunity - Area Librarian / Branch Manager - Quesnel

May 28, 2018

The Cariboo Regional District is seeking an experienced individual to fill the position of Area Librarian/ Branch Manager for its Quesnel Branch.  Quesnel is a thriving community of +10,000 located in north-central British Columbia.  The Regional District is a mostly rural area known for its agreeable climate, affordable housing, and a vast array of outdoor recreational opportunities.  The Library System includes 15 branches, 12 in small rural communities and three in the urban areas of Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.


Reporting directly to the Manager of Library Services, the Area Librarian/Branch Manager is responsible for managing the operation of the Quesnel Branch of the Cariboo Regional District Library System. Those responsibilities include supervising/training 8-10 staff, maintaining the library’s physical collection, selecting materials for acquisition, determining equipment/building maintenance needs, coordinating public programming, compiling statistics, preparing reports, and responding to advanced reference queries. This position also provides advice and support to several rural branches, and works closely with Library Managers from other Branches to help plan innovative library services that address community needs.  Travel by car to rural branches and to various locations throughout the Region to attend meetings is required. 


Qualifications required for this position are: 


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library program;

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a public library setting, including at least 2 years of leadership, supervisory and management experience;

  • Strong customer service orientation including a knowledge of best practices related to public service;

  • Ability to lead and empower employees to deliver effective, high-quality library services;

  • Ability to effectively manage and lead change;

  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and a willingness to try new ideas;

  • Ability to communicate effectively using superior written and verbal skills;

  • Considerable knowledge of collection development and management;

  • An in-depth knowledge of integrated library systems, subscription databases, social media applications, and the wide variety of technology used by patrons to access library services;

  • Strong organizational skills, a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other staff and to deal pleasantly and tactfully with the public


If you are interested in this challenging career opportunity, which offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence by 4:00 pm, Friday, July 13, 2018 to:


Bernice Crowe, Human Resources Advisor

Suite D - 180 North Third Avenue

Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4

Phone: (250)392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636;

Fax: (250)392-4748; Email:


We thank all applicants in advance for their submissions; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will receive a response. 


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