Types of Jobs

Jobs @ New Westminster Public Library
Learn more about the types of jobs available at New Westminster Public Library, and the qualifications needed for them.
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  • Completion of Grade 10 (minimum age 15 years)
  • Ability to learn assigned tasks readily
  • Ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and a minimum of supervision
  • Available to work days, evenings and weekends, including Sunday

Sample of duties performed:

  • Sorts and returns all library materials to shelves
  • Straightens materials on shelves, checking to ensure that materials are in proper order
  • Photocopies materials for library staff
  • Simple mending of damaged materials
  • Other tasks specific to Library departments

Library Assistant

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Ability to type a minimum of 35 wpm
  • Post-secondary course work in a Library Technician or similar program desirable
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of standard word processing and business software
  • Experience working in an automated library environment
  • Experience using cash registers, debit and credit card machines, copiers, and other standard office equipment

Sample of duties performed:

  • Checking in and Checking out materials borrowed by the public
  • Collecting fines and payment, and assisting the public with their library accounts
  • Registers new library customers
  • Responds to routine inquires by phone and in person
  • Routine clerical duties in each department
  • Other tasks and responsibilities specific to Library departments



  • Undergraduate Degree
  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA Accredited University
  • Course work in public library topics preferable
  • Experience in public or other libraries desirable
  • Available to work evenings and weekends, including Sunday

Sample of duties performed:

  • Providing service to the public at one of three Information desks
  • Collection development, including selection and collection maintenance
  • Programs for adults and children
  • Library tours and other public bibliographic instruction
  • Cataloging and maintenance of bibliographic database
  • Other projects and responsibilities specific to Library departments