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London Public Library, through its network of 16 branches located throughout the city, is a dynamic and innovative library system that provides accessible, relevant, high quality library services that make a difference in the lives of Londoners. Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the midpoint between Windsor and Toronto, London has a population of more than 350,000 and is an ideal place to call home. Join the Library team as our new Permanent Full Time:
Coordinator Of Collections Services
Summary Reporting to the Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations, the Coordinator, Collections Management coordinates all aspects of collections management on a system-wide basis. This position leads and supervises the members of the Collections Services team. In collaboration with the Manager, Customer Services, they are accountable for the achievement of the assigned collections budget; ensures that London Public Library is in compliance with legislation relating to Library collections, and builds and maintains effective vendor relationships. The Coordinator, Collections Management demonstrates leadership behaviours consistent with London Public Library’s Purpose, Core Values and strategic goals.
Working with the Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations, participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the LPL Collections Services Model.
Working under the direction of the Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations, coordinates the development and maintenance of all Library collections, conducting ongoing research, environmental scanning and analysis of current and emerging issues and trends that influence and impact public library collections services.
Provides input to the Manager, Customer Services & Branch Operations regarding the annual Collections Services budget by analyzing usage, external and internal factors, etc..
Monitors collections encumbrances and expenditures in order to achieve annual financial goals. Reports to the Manager, Customer Service and Branch Operations any budget lines that are under/over spent.
Under the direction of the Manager of Customer Services & Branch Operations provides direction on collections management policies, and develops processes and procedures.
Ensures Library compliance with federal and provincial legislation, such as the Canadian Copyright Act, governing access to and communication of information, knowledge, opinion, creative thought and intellectual activity. Serves as the system authority on questions relating to copyright and licensing agreements.
Team Building & Staff Leadership
Builds support for LPL’s Purpose, Core Values, strategic goals, User First Service Philosophy and system and team goals and objectives by communicating expectations and rationale and by monitoring and measuring progress and outcomes.
Oversees the quality and standard of work performed in the Collections Services Department by providing direction, support and coaching.
Oversees the daily operations of the Collections Services Department, ensuring that operation policies and procedures are followed.
Ensure the development and maintenance of a comprehensive system-wide collection development plan, with supporting procedures.
Working under the direction of the Manager of Customer Services & Branch Operations plans, develops, implements and evaluates operational processes and procedures to ensure that the Collections Service Delivery Stream is effective and efficient.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with wholesalers, distributors and publishers of Library collections materials for procurement. Monitors and evaluates vendor performance on an ongoing basis.
Performs outreach activities, engages personally in dynamic, interactive and synergistic relationships with key community leaders and stakeholders and builds a solid network of mutually beneficial partnerships.
A Master of Library and Information Science from an accredited institution, or equivalent.
Two Years of supervisory experience, including demonstrated ability to motivate teams through supervision, coaching, and mentoring in a collaborative environment.
Four years of successful experience in public library work, some of which is in the area of collections services and integrated library systems with progressively increased responsibilities.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of LPL’s Integrated Library System (ILS), the Internet and office software applications, with a superior level of competence with digital collections, resources and technologies.
Past experience in a business setting managing vendor relations is considered an asset.
Comprehensive Copyright knowledge especially in the area of digitization and awareness of emerging issues.
Comprehensive knowledge of library resources and services, including collections management philosophy and practices, relevant legislation, and awareness of the current publishing industry and emerging trends and issues.
Demonstrated knowledge of automated cataloguing systems, cataloguing principles and practices related to public libraries, and established and international standards relating to metadata and classification such as LCSH, MARC, AACR2, and RDA.
Thorough knowledge of acquisitions standards
Proven ability to track expenditures within a budget.
Demonstrated success in developing, implementing and evaluating library services and programs.
Demonstrated success in project management, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize work.
Availability to work evening and weekend hours on a regular basis to meet scheduling needs.
Band 10 - $34.014 to $43.454 per hour
Candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications by December 10, 2021 to: email@example.com
The London Public Library will provide accommodation to applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes upon request consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the AODA regulations. Applicants for employment, who have been provided with a conditional offer of employment will be asked to provide, at his or her own expense, a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check and/or Police Information Check, as applicable.
While we appreciate all applications received, only those invited for an interview will be acknowledged. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.