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Title Manager, Library Services
Division Educational Resources
Category Administrative Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $74,751 – $93,439
Band 11
Campus All
Effective Date ASAP
Duties Reporting to the Director, Educational Resources and in collaboration with the Manager, Learning Commons, the Manager, Library Services is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and day-to-day management of effective, innovative, service-oriented, library service functions in the College’s Library Learning Commons (LLC). The Manager is accountable for overseeing all library services, including the LLC’s liaison and literacy programs, technical services, and web services. Library technical services include: overseeing all processes related to the LLC’s integrated library management system, circulation, collection development, ordering and tracking, cataloguing and processing, and inventory control systems. Further, in regard to public services, the incumbent is responsible for the delivery of an innovative and effective reference and information literacy program that meets the changing needs of both faculty and students.
  • Overall operational responsibility for the management of the Library’s professional and technical services, inclusive of the Integrated Library System, acquisitions and order tracking systems, cataloguing and processing services, inventory and access control systems, electronic resources and online services, and liaison, reference and literacy services. 
  • Reviews, designs, develops and/or updates library systems, processes and policies.
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager, Learning Commons to provide leadership in ensuring that both library and user service staff work effectively as a team in providing seamless services throughout all LLC locations.
  • Ensures that the Library is supported by an effective, accessible and user-friendly website that provides ready access to resources, up-to-date information and innovative online services.
  • Responds to user complaints and student discipline issues.
  • Plans and manages library support and technical service budget.
  • Maintains a high level of staff performance through effectively recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, evaluating and training full and part-time professional and library technical staff at each LLC location including: liaison librarians, library coordinators, library technicians and other part-time and student staff.
  • Participates collaboratively with the Educational Resources management and professional teams to develop and implement the strategic goals and priorities of the LLC and the broader Educational Resources Department. 
  • Contributes directly to the achievement of the LLC’s goals by overseeing, managing, and actively participating in decision-making related to library liaison, literacy, reference, and collection development activities.
  • Contributes to the design of new and renovated facilities.
  • Participates on College and college system committees, including: OCLS working groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited university.
  • Minimum 5 years administrative experience with supervisory responsibility in an academic library with particular experience with library technical services and web applications. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the future directions of library services, information resources and trends in education, and demonstrated knowledge and application of research methodologies.
  • Exceptional project management, organizational development and time management skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills as well as English communication and presentation skills.
  • An inspirational leader, the incumbent will demonstrate exceptional team-building and conflict resolution skills and demonstrate a commitment to providing exceptional service quality and customer satisfaction; ability to take direction from senior management.
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in the provision of library instruction, reference, and collections development services is desirable.
  • Excellent computer application skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility.
  • Travel between multiple LLC locations will be required.
  • Incumbent works out of the Casa Loma Campus.
  • Familiarity with ASL is an asset.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter combined in one (1) document.
George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 12-229
Closing Date Open Until Filled