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Head of Technical Services - Okanagan Regional Library (Kelowna)

Mar 17, 2023, 07:31 AM
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Mar 26, 2023, 15:00 PM

            Head of Technical Services

The Okanagan Regional Library is looking for an innovative leader to oversee our centralized support services that consist of cataloguing and processing of all library materials. We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan Valley to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border.  It is a vibrant library system, with 30 branches, serving 26 diverse communities, over 300 employees and a service population of over  400,000 people.

The ORL Head of Technical Services leads the Cataloguing and Processing teams in the efficient and effective provision of library materials to ORL customers. The position is responsible for positively implementing organizational initiatives including, SQL ILS reporting, Simply reports, developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and services using the library’s strategic plan as a guide. As a key organizational leader, the Head of Technical Services fosters a supportive and collaborative working environment to enable agile adjustments to workflow as needed.

The Head of Technical Services reports to the Chief Technology Officer and is an advisory role to the Sr. Management team in the development of policies and is responsible for collecting, analysing and reporting data from our ILS databases, websites and external sources to support evidence-based decision-making.  As well, they must be proficient in current cataloguing standards and processes; budgeting; negotiation and vendor relations; and data collections and analysis. 

We are looking for an individual with strong leadership and human resources management skills with the priority of fostering a great team environment.

Qualifications include:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies is required and post secondary courses in management studies preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in positions of increasing complexity and supervisory responsibility.At least one year in a supervisory capacity with demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of ILS database (SQL) and Simply Reports software.

This position is a permanent full-time 35 hours weekly

To apply, please provide a cover letter and resume and please 

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.