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Manager, Library & Information Services
Aurora College – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training, and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.
The Manager, Library and Information Services reports to the College Librarian. Working independently, the Manager performs professional level work which makes a significant contribution to the organization by ensuring that appropriate library and information services, resources and programs are made available to all faculty and students of the Campus as well as the Community Learning Centers (CLCs) served by the Campus. The Manager provides distance library services for the Yellowknife North Slave Campus and regional CLCs and is responsible for assisting with developing and monitoring electronic access to the library’s collections for distance students. The Manager also provides professional advice and leadership, when requested, in the development and delivery of Aurora College library services and promotes cooperative projects with other college and regional library services.
The Manager is responsible for advising faculty and staff of the campus and campus region regarding copyright matters and for providing Copyright Act compliance and licensing information.
The provision of such programs and services has a profound impact on student academic success and on the ability of faculty to develop and deliver instruction and conduct independent research. The Manager supports the College Librarian with strategic planning and development of library services in conjunction with strategic program planning and the effective functioning of the library. He/she is responsible for the implementation of library policies and procedures, for the selection, organization, and cataloging of materials and for the quality and accuracy of responses to research requests. The Manager provides library and information services to external organizations and members of the public in all regions of the Northwest Territories.
The Manager makes purchasing decisions for the acquisition of library resources and supplements this by obtaining funding for additional resources from campus programs. The Manager is accountable for a budget of approximately $300K, is responsible for a collection of approximately 6,000 print titles valued at over $500K, and electronic subscriptions valued at approximately $20,000. The Manager directly supervises a staff of 1.0 Library Technician position, plus several part-time casual assistants who work evening and weekend library hours.
Library management includes recruiting, selecting, training and supervising library assistants as needed. The total budget impact is approximately $1M. On average, there are more than 40,000 annual visits to the library by students, staff, and members of the public.
The library is a necessary component to all academic programs, and in particular to the certification of the baccalaureate Nursing Program. Failure to provide sufficient and appropriate library services would result in de-certification of this program.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
- Completion of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science
- 3 years’ experience in an academic library at the professional librarian level
- 2 years supervisory experience in a library
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263.00 – $104,208.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check if they are contacted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
|Job Opening ID #14140||Closing Date: March 31, 2017|
|Apply to: http://www.hr.gov.nt.ca/employment
RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices
Good day, The Canadian Museum of History is now accepting applications for the RBC Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. Please feel free to circulate the attached information among your contacts. Further information is available at www.historymuseum.ca/aboriginaltraining
Bonjour, Le Musée canadien de l’histoire accepte maintenant les demandes pour le Programme de formation en pratiques muséales destiné aux Autochtones. Nous vous serions reconnaissants de bien vouloir faire circuler l’information ci-jointe parmi vos contacts. Des informations supplémentaires sont disponibles au www.museedelhistoire.ca/formationautochtones
(Thanks to Vera for sharing!)
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Here’s a dated article on this topic, but different arguments are explored and they aren’t any less relevant today. Feel free to share your thoughts below.
Deborah Bruser stepped into her first role at the Yellowknife Public Library (YPL) as Public Services Librarian in 1996, becoming Library Manager in 2003. She had attained her MLS at the University of British Columbia, and moved to Yellowknife with Brian and their family in 1986.
Through the years, Deborah has shown herself to be an intense, focused and passionate librarian with a very strong interest in promoting and maintaining professional ideals within librarianship. In practice, she’s an expert in collections development. Her inquiring mind, wide-ranging interests and knowledge of our unique northern community have been integral in creating a truly outstanding collection that both she and the City of Yellowknife should be proud of.
Her expertise in public librarianship doesn’t end there. Over the years, she’s promoted a robust suite of programs that range from intriguing (Human Library) to engaging (Yellowknife Reads) to just plain fun for children (like the very popular T.A.I.L.S. Read to a Dog program).
Her understanding of the importance of a welcoming and comfortable environment led her to successfully lobby for physical improvements to the YPL that are today appreciated by patrons and staff alike. She arrived to a dark and rather dingy facility, and managed its transformation to an open and colourful space filled with timely displays designed to catch the eye and interest of toddlers, teens, and beyond.
Deborah is retiring from her position amidst accolades from the staff at both the YPL and the City. That she should be held in such high esteem by the people she’s worked most closely with says a lot about her as a professional and as a person. Over the years, she’s been an exemplary colleague to many of us. To me she’s a cherished friend.
Deborah and Brian are pulling up stakes … leaving Yellowknife for the exceedingly green and leafy Victoria where they will pursue their many and varied interests, though probably not a lot of skiing.
– Carolynn Kobelka