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What Librarians Earn in Canada

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In a blog I wrote that the  librarian at my wife's school earns $90K a year. Some people found that laughable and I can only assume they think I am full of shit.  This librarian that I personally know will earn that and receive a pension that will reflect  her highest paid five years at the School Board. She is a member of the Separate Catholic School Union and as such is entitled to all pensions and benefits.

To give you an idea of what some librarians make in Canada I'll copy and paste some job postings.

From The Canadian Library Association: http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Show_All_Jobs

Systems Librarian University of Victoria Libraries
Victoria, B.C.

Closing Date: Monday, September 12, 2011
Salary: Librarian I ($55,000), Librarian II ($57,000), Librarian III ($66,000), Librarian IV ($72,000)
Posted: August 14, 2011

Library Manager Vanier College
Montreal, Quebec

Closing Date: 8/24/2011
Salary: $54,543 - $72,724
Posted: August 11, 2011

Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences) Health Sciences Library
Memorial University
St. Johns, NL

Closing Date: The deadline for applications is September 2, 2011.
Salary: $69,878-$113,020 and $81,644-$140,474 for Librarian III and IV respectively.
Posted: July 25, 2011

Program Manager, Adult & Information Services/
Chef de service, Services aux adultes et dinformation Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa, Ontario

Closing Date: July 28, 2011
Salary: $82,336.80 - $101,570.56 annually
Posted: July 15, 2011

I could only find one posting from OCSB for a library tecnician, but generally they earn half of what a Librarian earns. Keep in mind this job is a half time position and look at that salary. It is pro rated but if you double it and add full time, you exceed 80K at a starting position as a full fledged librarian.

 From Administrative & Support Job Opportunities. http://www.occdsb.on.ca/content.php?doc=114

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (0.5)


Description: Under the general direction of the Principal, the Library Technician operates the school library and information services to meet the needs of staff and students; promotes authors, books and special events; performs administrative functions associated with the library and/or school; coordinates volunteers activities; and performs other duties, as assigned by the supervisor.


Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a Secondary school diploma, a 2-year Community College diploma i.e. Library Technician, 2 years of related experience, expertise with LibrarySoft, computer hardware and software, CD-ROMs, various AV equipment and excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.  Individuals possessing an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.  The use of a personal vehicle may be required.




Status: Permanent half-time position
Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School
Union:  CUPE 2357
Salary: The annual salary range of $37,986 $41,242 (to be pro-rated to reflect a 0.5 position).  A partial employee benefits package is also provided.
Anticipated Effective Date:  August 29, 2011
Competition Number: COMP-11/170
Deadline: August 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM



Now you know why Rocky was so interested in Adrian. She had a kick ass salary and pension!

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