Past Competitions

Head of Collection Development - Kelowna, BC

Nov 24, 2022, 18:19 PM
Competition Number:
Dec 11, 2022, 15:00 PM


Permanent Full-Time

Location: Kelowna: Administration Centre / Headquarters

The Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) serves over 370,000 residents in 26 communities over a large geographic area. 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 dedicated to providing exceptional library service to our diverse communities.

ORL is looking for a forward-thinking, customer-focused, professional for the key leadership 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 HCD leads the development of a relevant, high-interest, current library collection across formats that is shared across out 30 library branches.

The incumbent must be proficient in budgeting, supervision, statistical analysis, bibliographic selection, collection promotion, purchasing, negotiation, and vendor relations. 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. Please visit our website at

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

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.