Manager, Library & Information Services Fort Smith , NT


Manager, Library & Information Services

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 14539

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.

Job Information

The Manager, Library and Information Services reports to the College Librarian. Working independently, the Manager performs professional level work which makes a significant contribution to the organization by ensuring that appropriate library and information services, resources and programs are made available to all faculty and students of the Campus as well as the Community Learning Centers (CLCs) served by the Campus. The Manager provides distance library services for the Yellowknife North Slave Campus and regional CLCs, and is responsible for assisting with developing and monitoring electronic access to the library’s collections for distance students. The Manager also provides professional advice and leadership, when requested, in the development and delivery of Aurora College library services and promotes cooperative projects with other college and regional library services.

The Manager is responsible for advising faculty and staff of the campus and campus region regarding copyright matters and for providing Copyright Act compliance and licensing information.

The provision of such programs and services has a profound impact on student academic success and on the ability of faculty to develop and deliver instruction, and conduct independent research. The Manager supports the College Librarian with strategic planning and development of library services in conjunction with strategic program planning, and the effective functioning of the library. He/she is responsible for the implementation of library policies and procedures, for the selection, organization and cataloguing of materials and for the quality and accuracy of responses to research requests. The Manager provides library and information services to external organizations and members of the public in all regions of the Northwest Territories.

The Manager makes purchasing decisions on the acquisition of library resources, and supplements this by obtaining funding for additional resources from campus programs. The Manager is accountable for a budget of approximately $300K, is responsible for a collection of approximately 6,000 print titles valued at over $500K, and electronic subscriptions valued at approximately $20,000. The Manager directly supervises a staff of 1.0 Library Technician position, plus several part-time casual assistants who work evening and weekend library hours.

Library management includes recruiting, selecting, training and supervising library assistants as needed. The total budget impact is approximately $1M. On average, there are more than 40,000 annual visits to the library by students, staff and members of the public.

The library is a necessary component to all academic programs, and in particular to the certification of the baccalaureate Nursing Program. Failure to provide sufficient and appropriate library services would result in de-certification of this program.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science
  • 3 years’ experience in an academic library at the professional librarian level
  • 2 years supervisory experience in a library


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263.00 - $104,208.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14539

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

To Apply:

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Closes: 13 October, 2017

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