BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Library Coordinator (Merritt Campus)

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Resume Review: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Position Start Date: August, 2018
Salary: $43,336.39 to $52,303.73
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hr@nvit.bc.ca
Phone: 250-378-3308
Fax: 250-378-3332
Address: NVIT
4155 Belshaw St.
Merritt, BC, V1K 1R1
NVIT is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. As a leader in Indigenous post-secondary education and a fully accredited member of BC's post-secondary education system, we provide a comprehensive range of programs up to the degree level at our campuses in Merritt and Burnaby. NVIT also delivers programs online and in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia. Join a growing and innovative institution committed to making a difference in Indigenous education and communities. With an institutional mission to empower learners by strengthening voice and identity through education, NVIT employees honour an atmosphere embedded in Indigenous culture and traditions while cultivating an environment founded on learner centred principles that promote student recruitment, engagement and achievement.

Job Description:

NVIT anticipates a requirement for a Library Coordinator at our Merritt campus, and invites applications from qualified individuals. This full-time, ongoing support staff position will commence on August, 2018.

 Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Librarian, the Library Coordinator is responsible to support the library services, programs and strategic directions of the library through direct and accessible service using a range of complex processes in areas such as: circulation, copy-cataloguing, interlibrary loan and technical support. The Library Coordinator is also responsible for providing reference service including answering directional and reference questions, referring to the librarian questions of a more complex nature, and ensuring that students have a comfortable atmosphere that is conducive to learning.

Under the direction of the Librarian, the Library Coordinator will assist with daily activities, carry out circulation tasks, handle routine library patron inquiries; assist with the maintenance of the collection as specified; complete assigned project work; open, operate and close the library in the absence of the Librarian. In coordination with the Librarian, the Coordinator will process books, media and other materials; perform serials duties; and fulfill other related duties as required.


  • Completion of grade 12 or equivalent and a Library Technician Diploma with cataloguing experience;

  • Preferred, one year related service and up to and including 3 years related post-secondary library experience, including: experience in providing reference services; experience with automated catalogues and electronic databases; experience with public service function, including interlibrary loan; experience with copy-cataloging;

  • Consideration will be given to candidates who have at least six (6) years administrative office experience and/or achievement of Business/Office Administration certificate and who are able to work with electronic resources;

  • Knowledge of core reference tools in print and online formats, and of internet search techniques;

  • Familiarity with automated library systems, preferably Sitka Evergreen;

  • Extensive computer systems experience with a high level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite;

  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal working relationships and exercise tact, discretion and good judgement;

  • Excellent organizational skills including demonstrated accuracy and the ability to pay attention to detail;

  • Excellent communication and proactive customer service skills;

  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment;

  • Ability to push heavy carts and perform repetitive motions;

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures.

As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen community.

NVIT gives high priority to Aboriginal candidates. All applicants should be experienced in working with Aboriginal people.