BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute
Employment Opportunities

Librarian (Merritt Campus)

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Opening Date For Accepting Applications: Monday, June 24, 2019
Resume Review: Monday, July 8, 2019
Position Start Date: July 2019
Salary: $58,043 - $93,269 Annually
Contact: Leah Garcia-Gray
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 full-time, ongoing teaching Librarian (based at its Merritt Campus) and invites applications from qualified candidates.

Position Summary: 

The Librarian reports to the Dean of Instruction and is responsible for managing, developing and evaluating library services appropriate to the needs of students and employees for the institution. This includes planning, budgeting, collection development, assisting in policy development, reference services, bibliographic instruction and staff supervision. The Librarian will liaise with other post secondary institutions for the purpose of resource sharing and professional development and also maintain contact and representation with relevant provincial and national organizations to support the services of the library. The Librarian will be involved in the development, integration and promotion of emerging library technologies and services in support of the institute’s education and technology plans; act as the primary point of contact for library consortium and licensing agreements; and act as the institute’s copyright officer to provide guidance and training on copyright for the institute community. The position works closely with facilities and the Leadership Team to develop the library space at each campus as welcoming and accessible learning centres. The Librarian will teach up to two courses per academic year.


  •         Master of Library Science degree from an ALA or CLA accredited program

  •         A minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience

  •         Demonstrated experience with an Integrated Library Systems (preferably open-source) including acquisitions (ordering, receiving, and invoicing materials) and the ongoing development of collections, cataloguing (classifying and indexing materials); circulation (lending and receiving back materials) and; patron management (preferably in a post-secondary environment).

  •         Demonstrated proficiency with information technology applications in the library environment

  •         Demonstrated leadership ability and sound judgment

  •         Excellent communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal)

  •         Skilled in maintaining and supporting business processes, including budget control and data integrity

  •         A demonstrated commitment to service to students and student success

  •         Knowledge of Indigenous culture

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.