Librarian/Archivist for Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

Summary of Position

The Librarian/Archivist works to support the vision and mandate of the CSTC while meeting the information needs of the CSTC leadership, staff, and membership. Reporting to the General Manager, the Librarian/Archivist is responsible for the management of all aspects involved in the effective operation of the CSTC Library and Archives. This work includes administration activities related to budgeting and management of staff, collections, and facilities, as well as supporting the work of the CSTC negotiations team.



  • Reporting to the CSTC General Manager and CSTC Tribal Chief
  • Budget development and tracking
  • Planning and policy development based on the needs of both collections and users
  • Project planning and management
  • Grant writing and management
  • Contract management
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Supervision and training of all staff, students, interns, and volunteers in the CSTC Library and Archives
  • Facilities management including space planning, fixture and equipment purchase and maintenance, overseeing physical and virtual security of all resources, environmental monitoring and control


  • References services – in person and remotely via phone and/or email
  • Bibliographic instruction and orientations to the CSTC Library
  • Researcher registration & maintenance of researcher records
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Management of reproduction and including TK and copyright considerations
  • Lending and borrowing and document delivery services
  • Outreach to community members
  • Promotion and advocacy activities
  • Development of partnerships with other libraries, archives and organizations
  • Professional engagement in relevant associations and organizations


  • Collections development (library and archives) including acquisitions and subscriptions
  • Management and maintenance of all catalogues, databases, and digital collections
  • Cataloguing of library materials and processing of archival materials to current professional standards
  • Selects material for digitization to ensure preservation and access
  • Oversees all digitization activities
  • Preservation and conservation of archival and library materials
  • Computer equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

Required Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of the Mandate, Vision and Mission of the CSTC
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution, or Master of Archival Studies, (MAS) or equivalent knowledge and work experience.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal Title and Rights issues in British Columbia.
  • Understanding of the information needs of First Nations communities including a working knowledge of materials and sources specific to First Nations communities.
  • Familiarity with and respect for the core values and skill sets of librarians and archivists.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to create a positive working environment for staff, students and volunteers.
  • Ability to use a Windows-based computer network (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).
  • Knowledge of electronic resources and digitization for access and preservation.
  • Knowledge of library classification and cataloguing (MARC21, AACR2, RDA) and/or knowledge of Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
  • Experience providing reference services as an archivist or librarian.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction or training programs.
  • An ability to manage time and competing priorities is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Training and/or experience in both libraries and archives is an asset (at least one is required).
  • Experience managing a library, archives, cultural centre, or program in a non-profit organization.
  • Experience working for Indigenous governments or organizations
  • Experience troubleshooting photocopiers; scanners, audiovisual equipment.
  • Successful grant writing experience.

If you are interested in this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and references from your last three places of employment. All submissions should be sent:

Attention: Ben Berland, General Manager, Submissions must be emailed ( No Faxes will be accepted.

Deadline for submissions: 4:30 PM PST, Nov. 29, 2017
Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal Ancestry per Section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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