Past Competitions

Head of Collection Development

Aug 16, 2018, 11:55 AM
Competition Number:
Oct 15, 2018, 15:00 PM


The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) is the 16th largest library system in Canada, serving over 370,000 residents.  It covers some of the most beautiful territory in BC, stretching from Golden in the Rockies to Osoyoos in the heart of the Okanagan wine and fruit growing areas.  The system is staffed by energetic and committed people who have begun the shift to a more learning and technology focused service.

ORL is looking for customer focused, detail oriented professional for the position of Head of Collection Development.  Under the direction of the Director of Public Services, the Head of Collection Development 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  The HCD recommends introducing new formats and eliminating outdated collections. Annual budgets; department policies; procedures on weeding, acquisitions and all aspects of the selection process are developed by the HCD.

A criminal record check is a condition of employment.  This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly. Salary range is $73,200 - $77,877.  Please visit out website at

for the job description.   Expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and cover letter should be forwarded in confidence to indicating the date of availability. 

Human Resources Department
Okanagan Regional Library, 1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6

Fax: (250) 861-8696

Please quote Competition #18-110

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

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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.