Director of Library Operations Stephenville , NL


Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the overall planning, development, coordination, implementation and management of effective library services and programs for a provincial library system comprised of 94 sites across Newfoundland and Labrador. This position has direct responsibility for all aspects of library operations; policies and procedures: liaising with all levels of government, community groups and organizations to seek funding for the promotion and enhancement of new library services: responsibility for specific human resources functions including negotiations, collective bargaining, and liaising with Treasury Board regarding grievances, mediation and arbitration, advises the Executive Director on matters related to budgeting, human resources issues, strategic planning and governance, library operations and library collection development issues as well as policies and procedures. Supervises the management duties of four regional divisions and the Technical Services Division. Works as part of a team of four provincial Directors and with a Human Resources Consultant.


Merit Criteria

Screening Criteria

1. Completion of a Masters Degree in Library Science/Library Information Science (MLS/MLIS). Equivalencies will be considered.

2. 5 or more years’ experience in management.

3. 2 – 5 years’ related public library experience (preferred).

4. Experience with budgeting and public procurement and tendering.

5. Experience with Collective Agreement negotiation, grievances and arbitrations.

6. Working knowledge of government operations, planning, and policy and procedure development together with a strong background in administration and human resources.

Assessment Criteria

1. Knowledge of public library systems, including current library trends, and library materials.

2. Knowledge of government legislation, policies and procedures; and knowledge of agencies, government departments and organizations which provide information and/or other services.

3. Knowledge of budgeting, public procurement and tendering

4. Knowledge of human resources issues, Collective Agreement negotiation and interpretation, grievances and arbitrations.

5. Strong management, administrative and supervisory skills

6. Strong leadership skills, creativity, independence and initiative, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

7. Knowledge of government operations, planning, and policy and procedure development together with a strong background in human resources

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Offer

1. Recent and satisfactory Criminal Records Check

Conditions of Acceptance

Applicant Information For more information about this opportunity, please call: Andrew Hunt at (709) 643-0902 or via email at

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting the Selection Board Chair.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or those who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries.

  • How to Apply

    Applications, quoting Competition Number PILRB-DLO-22-82, should be submitted:

    By Mail Ms. Donita Hann, Chair, Selection Board
    Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
    48 St. George’s Avenue
    Stephenville, NL A2N 1K9

    By Fax (709) 643-0933

    By Email

    For more information about this opportunity, please call: Andrew Hunt, Executive Director at (709) 643-0902 or via email at


    HL 25: $83,111 - $108,044 per annum

    Closes: 8 February, 2023

    Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
    Stephenville , NL