Library Manager

Website Alexander College

Full job description

TITLE: Library Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW: We are looking for a full-time, permanent Library Manager to oversee daily library operations. The Library Manager will provide oversight and support for library services related to circulation, information literacy, research help, liaising with faculty, cataloguing, as well as database management. The position will report to the Dean of Arts and Science.


  • Group extended health, dental, and life benefits
  • GRSP matching contributions
  • Paid vacation time
  • Professional Development encouragement and reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee engagement events and activities
  • Facilities: Brand new campus and office space that emphasizes a culture of environmentally friendly practices. Secure bike lockers and shower.
  • Supportive, friendly, and encouraging team of people
  • Some roles may have work from home opportunities (hybrid model of on campus and working from home)


Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 4,000 students every year. Students choose to study at Alexander College to complete their Associate of Arts or Science degree or take a variety of University Transfer courses. We strive for excellence in higher education for students from many cultural backgrounds and language abilities by providing university transfer courses and degree programs, individual support services, and campus activities to foster local and global community engagement.


  • Master of Library and Information Services (MLIS), or equivalent, from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Experience working in an academic library, preferably with supervisory or management experience
  • Experience working with international students desired
  • Familiarity with BC post-secondary library partners (for example, BC ELN) and trends in library services
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and communication skills


  • Manage, coordinate and support library staff including campus librarians, library technicians, and student workers
  • Administrative work as required, including assessment and reporting on library services, scheduling of library staff, and additional duties as required by the Dean of Arts and Science
  • Systems responsibilities including administration of the AC ILS (Sitka Evergreen), database access management (EZProxy) and search layer (EBSCO EDS)
  • Guide campus librarians in the provision of library services related to information literacy and research support services and collection assessment and development
  • Assist with management of the physical space, liaising with Operations and IT as needed to ensure a safe and supportive environment
  • Provide support and oversight for additional areas of library work including facilitation of Course Archives, student ID card creation, inter-library loans, and liaising with Alexander Academy and Brighton College


If you are interested and you would like to apply, please visit our careers page for the full position description: and e-mail your cover letter and resume with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Library Manager 2024”. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to highlight the qualities you bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. No phone calls please. Thank you!

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $80,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Schedule: 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate: Burnaby, BC V5H 4T6: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Education: Master’s Degree (required)

Experience: supervisory or management: 1 year (preferred)
library: 1 year (required)
Work Location: In person

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