All candidates must fill out an application form
. Forms are available at each branch, or online
. Applications are kept on file for 6 months. When a position is filled, the successful applicant must undergo a criminal record check. Only those interviewed will receive notification of the final decision. Union Certification
Employees of the Coquitlam Public Library are required to join CUPE Local 561. The Collective Agreement specifies terms of employment, including wages and benefits. Under the agreement with CUPE, employment opportunities are offered internally first. Departments
There are 6 departments within the Library – Administration, Adult Services, Members Services, Technical Services, IT Services, and Youth Services. Many of these departments are located at the Poirier Branch. Employment Positions
There are several levels of paid employment available at Coquitlam Public Library depending on your qualifications. Volunteer positions are not available.
Librarian – Requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited North American university and a valid drivers license.
Member Services Staff – Consist of: Circulation Supervisor, Branch Assistant, Library Assistant and Library Page. Requirements depend on specific positions. The entry-level position for external applicants is Library Page on-call.
Other Positions include: Computer Services Specialist, Cataloguing Clerk, Processing Clerk, Acquisitions Clerk, Interlibrary Loans/Holds Clerk, Publicist, Children’s Programming Assistant, Library Technician and Reference Clerk.