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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.
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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