Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 33 majors.
Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
About the Library
Housed in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, the University Library is an integral part of the MRU experience.The Library values a healthy inclusive workplace, encourages a culture of innovation and teamwork, and provides support for professional development. Staff also enjoy a strong benefits program, access to recreation facilities and support for parental leave, among other benefits.The Library team is comprised of approximately 60 employees.
The services, facilities, programming and expertise available in the Library support innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship across campus. The Library includes the Archives and Special Collections, and specialized and technology-enriched teaching and learning spaces, including information literacy classrooms, a Maker Studio, audio production rooms, and a range of visualization, simulation, and immersive spaces.
About the Role
Mount Royal University Library invites applications for the Head, Collections and Content. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Collections and Metadata, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating and overseeing efficient, effective collections planning, budgeting, licensing, acquisitions, and maintenance activities in support of learning, teaching, and research.
This work involves managing a series of complex contractual and systems-related processes while leading and supervising an integrated team in an environment of rapidly changing technology and information. The candidate in this position responds to changes in the Library, publishing, and information environment, ensuring Library process and procedures are in place so that print and digital resources are licensed, acquired, managed, maintained, and preserved efficiently throughout all stages of their lifecycle.The position works in close collaboration with the collections and metadata leadership team, with library faculty members and selectors and collaboratively with members of the senior Library management team to plan strategically, establish priorities, and implement initiatives to ensure Library resources are acquired and made available to users efficiently and effectively. Effective management of this department is reliant on the candidate’s strong commitment to customer service and dedication to maintaining a high level of expertise relating to the information needs and preferences of Library users.
This is a full-time management position working 35 hours a week.
Collection and Content Management
Planning and Administration
Supervision and Leadership of Staff
Questions about this position can be directed to Francine May, Associate Dean, Collections and Metadata at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Work for MRU
At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace where each person's individuality is appreciated.
Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, a health spending account, paid vacation, Christmas leave, personal days and a free membership to our fully equipped recreation centre.