Past Competitions

Head of Collection Development

May 16, 2017, 12:36 PM
Competition Number:
May 26, 2017, 00:00 AM

$39.43 - $41.95 PER HOUR

The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for a permanent full-time Head of Collection Development at our Headquarters location.

Under the direction of the Public Services Manager, the Head of Collection Development leads the development of the library’s collections, creating a rich and vibrant array of offerings based on the needs of the communities the ORL serves.

The Head of Collection Development (HCD) leads the ORL’s collections strategy, its implementation, and its evaluation.  Operating within a centralized collection development model, the HCD uses an evidence-based approach to perform and direct selection, promotion, and de-acquisition of library materials and online services.

The incumbent must be proficient in budgeting, supervision, statistical analysis, bibliographic selection, collection promotion, purchasing, negotiation, and vendor relations.  The HCD recommends introducing new formats and eliminating outdated collections.  Procedures on weeding, acquisitions and all aspects of the selection process are developed by the HCD.  Annual budgets and department policies are developed by the HCD for review and approval.

Qualifications include:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited Library school or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Minimum four years of increasingly responsible, professional relevant work experience in a library-related environment, including:
  • Supervisory experience, including training and evaluation of staff
  • Experience with collection development and vendor relations
  • Experience with assessment, research, evaluation or statistical analysis

If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Director of Human Resources
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Closing Date May 26, 2017
Please quote Competition #17-33
No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

  • Filled
  • Headquarters

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.