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Manager, Collection Services

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Manager, Collection Services
Job Status Regular Full-Time
About Us
At North Vancouver District Public Library, we inspire learning, discovery, creativity and collaboration in our community. Serving almost 90,000 residents at three full-service locations and one Express Library throughout the beautiful District of North Vancouver, we are proud to provide free and equitable access to welcoming spaces, diverse collections and digital resources, a wide range of technology and computers, including StoryLab, and so much more. Proudly late fine free, our libraries are the destination for our growing community to connect, share, and inspire.
Position Overview
NVDPL is currently recruiting a Collection Services Manager. You will provide leadership in the development and maintenance of vibrant, responsive public library collections for the District of North Vancouver. This role includes the library collection, all aspects of technical services and the interlibrary loan service across all library locations. It also includes developing, monitoring and controlling the budgets pertaining to the library collection and staff who support collection development.

What we can offer you

At NVDPL, we believe in building community and relationships, nurturing innovation while honouring tradition, embracing exploration, creativity, and fun, and supporting human potential and enabling excellence.

What you’ll be doing

Overseeing employees carrying out the selection, implementation, preparation and coordination of collections, acquisitions, digital and technical services, and interlibrary loan; managing vendor services, agreements and licenses; developing 21st century digital collections; coordinating collection marketing initiatives with Welcoming Initiatives; monitoring demographic and publishing industry trends; evaluating collection services and processes; participating in the development of Library policies; and serving as a member of the strategic leadership team responsible for change management and cultural transformation in alignment with the Board’s Strategic Framework.

Working with the Library Director and a highly networked leadership team, the successful applicant will actively foster an environment of collegiality, respect, communication and teamwork that facilitates staff to accomplish the goals of the organization.

What you’ll need to succeed

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship and of the policies relating to collection development, technical services, digital collections and access.
Your qualifications include a Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program, along with a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience. Your demonstrated professionalism and track record with developing and maintaining public library collections, along with your exceptional people skills, will help ensure your success in this position.

It’s great if you have:

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows and best practices relating to library collections, acquisitions, processing and cataloguing.

  • A vision for current and emerging library collections and knowledge and experience in strategic planning processes

Exceptional people skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors, the public and library colleagues, as well as the ability to plan, organize, supervise, motivate, coach and evaluate the work of staff.


Salary: Pay Band 5 (Annual Salary Range – $114,896.25 to $127,634.24)
Hours of Work: 37.5-hour work week

North Vancouver District Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, barrier-free work environment. If you have a passion for connecting community, sharing knowledge, and inspiring stories, and you are interested in joining our dynamic team, then we’d like to hear from you!

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online only with your cover letter and resume at to be considered for this competition. This position will remain open until filled.

Our libraries are located on the traditional territories of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. We are grateful for the opportunity to connect community, share knowledge and inspire stories on unceded Coast Salish Territory.
Compensation Pay Band 5 (Annual Salary Range - $114,896.25 to $127,634.24)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#23-17L
Job Open Date 10/23/2023
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other