Library Assistant needed at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Apply now

Jul 24
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Support Staff (BC General Employees Union)

Hours Of Work (BCGEU)

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# of openings:


Hours Per Week (BCGEU)


Pay Level

5 – BCGEU Pay Grid – $26.39 to $29.45 per hour

Days Of Work (BCGEU)

Sunday, Thursday, Saturday

Employment Type

Temporary Part Time

Internal Closing Date

December 15, 2023

Travel Frequency

Occasional travel between campuses is required.

External Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Competition ID


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers. KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.

JOB OVERVIEW: Library Assistant

To provide circulation services and a broad spectrum of front line support.

Education And Experience

  • Completion of a two-year Library Technician diploma from a publicly accredited post-secondary institution or combination of equivalent education, training and experience.


  • Experience using an integrated library system.
  • Ability to use tact and discretion with a variety of people and situations and work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated keyboarding skills, understanding of computer concepts and terminology, and experience with word processing software and file management systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library classification systems.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of direct supervision to establish priorities, achieve deadlines, problem solve and function well under pressure.
  • Previous experience working in a public services environment.
  • Ability to lift 30-50 pounds and move materials on carts.

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Work Schedule

  • Sunday 11:45 am – 5:15 pm, includes 2×15 minute paid rest periods and 1×30 minute unpaid meal break
  • Thursday 3:45 pm – 9:15 pm, includes 2×15 minute paid rest periods and 1×30 minute unpaid meal break
  • Saturday 10:45 pm – 4:15 pm, includes 2×15 minute paid rest periods and 1×30 minute unpaid meal break
  • Last shift will be dependent on final exams.

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Salary Information

Annual salary increases are based on hours worked and anniversary dates.

Please note: As per the KPU-BCGEU Collective Agreement, qualified internal applicants within the BCGEU bargaining unit are given first consideration in filling this position. Internal applicants must apply by 11:59pm on the internal closing date in order to be considered as an internal applicant. Internal applications received after the closing date will be considered as an external applicant.

Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?

We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note To Applicants

Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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