Collection Librarian Toronto , ON


Title: Collections Librarian

Competition #: 2019-151

Division/Department: Humber Libraries

Campus: North

Reporting To: Director, Humber Libraries

Salary: Academic start salaries are determined by qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the current Collective Agreement for Academic Employees.


Humber Libraries is looking for a progressive and innovative Collections Librarian. The successful candidate will assume a guiding role in collection development including developing and administering a collections policy, identifying goals and managing the collections budget, including setting fund allocations and monitoring fund expenditures. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining vendor relations, including the selection and evaluation of vendors and liaising with library consortia. The Collections Librarian advocates for fair terms and pricing, open access and new models of shared access.

This position is responsible for coordinating the Library’s collection maintenance activities and providing direction in acquiring library resources, including the application of new technologies related to collection development/management. The incumbent works effectively with other librarians to build consensus about new directions in collection development and collections assessment. Assisting in data analysis interpretation and reporting, as required for the purposes of library quality assurance, strategic planning and reporting, is integral to this position. The Collections Librarian will also provide research help services in person, instructional support to learners, and will assist with planning and implementing outreach activities to students and faculty. Participation in college and consortium e-resources and collections committees as well as special interest groups to share and build knowledge and identify best practices is part of this function.


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited institution. Advanced knowledge of library collection development in post-secondary education is essential. At least three years professional experience developing e-resource and library collections at an academic institution is strongly desired. Additional qualifications include: being incredibly tech-savvy; excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills; strong problem solving, advocacy, project management, relationship building and interpersonal skills; a proven commitment to customer service and to working in a collaborative and collegial team environment; the demonstrated ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities and projects, and adaptability within a variety of professional contexts.

*All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; internal candidates will be given consideration in accordance with the collective agreement. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals from equity seeking groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).Our Recruitment Coordinators will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

OPEN DATE: June 10, 2019

CLOSE DATE: June 24, 2019

All candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to HR Services by applying online at:

Closes: 24 June, 2019

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Toronto , ON