Manager, System Library Learning Commons

Website Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Full Job Description

Job Code: 3279362

Closing Date: Jul 04, 2022 4:00 PM EDT

Employer: Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Posted on: Jun 21, 2022

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category:  Management & Professionals

Open To: Management & Professionals
ECE, EA and Support Staff

Mandatory Document(s): Resume, Cover Letter

School:  System Learning Commons (Hamilton) 

Start Date: Aug 02, 2022

End Date:

Salary: $107,363 to $120,840 

Manager, System Library Learning Commons

PASS Grade 7 $107, 363 to $120, 840 (under review)

Start Date: August 2, 2022 

Reporting to the Superintendent of Student Achievement-Program, the Manager, System Library Learning Commons will supervise and lead a team of Senior Learning Commons Technicians and Learning Commons Technicians who work with Teacher Librarians and Learning Commons Lead Teachers and provide specialized support services in the school Library Learning Commons. The Manager will provide advice, guidance and direction to Teacher Librarians as regards current and upcoming practices in a Library Learning Commons. The Manager will manage processes for acquiring, maintaining, and purging digital resources on the system learning commons, as well coordinating the application approval process.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise Senior Learning Commons Technicians, Learning Commons Technicians, and potentially an Office Assistant.
  • Provides expertise and leadership in the management of analog and digital learning resources maintained in the System Learning Commons.
  • Provides guidance and expertise in the creation and maintenance of school Library Learning Commons as modern learning environments, as per the HWDSB 21ST Century Learning Strategy, Learning For Tomorrow, and Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada.
  • Coordinates the Application approval process.
  • Manages a budget for digital resources and licenses.
  • Support and advise HWDSB Teacher Librarians and learning commons staff and board/school administration on the development and implementation of library learning commons programs and services.
  • Develop, implement and review departmental policy and procedures for library learning common. Set standards related to these policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with vendors for appropriate K-12 board wide learning resources related to the library learning commons.
  • Ensures access to analog and digital resources are available to all students and staff at HWDSB.
  • Supports all board teacher librarians to ensure the school Library Learning Commons serves the needs of students and staff.
  • Coordinates with K-12 Consultants to provide professional development related to Library Learning Commons and related resources for staff and teachers.
  • Organizes specialized literacy programmes (i.e., Forest of Reading).
  • Provides access to:
    – All online and print resources and access tools related to library learning commons.

          – Learning resources and curriculum related resources.

  • Training and professional development on overseeing a school library learning commons and provide advice and planning assistance on development of new library learning commons.
  • Advice on current trends in library learning commons.
  • Advice on Copyright requirements.
  • Partner with local community organizations to promote and develop key school board events related to the partners in question (i.e.. OHL Bulldogs, Hamilton Public Library, Rotary Club, etc.)


  • Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Five years of experience in a supervisory or management role with a school board or similar academic setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment with an understanding and application of the principles of Indigenous Cultural Safety, Equity and Anti-racism/anti-oppression.
  • Knowledge of current effective practices related to the operations and activities of Library Learning Commons and learning resources (analog and digital), including but not limited to systems and collections management, user experience, library space planning, etc.
  • Digital skills related to use of computers, Microsoft Office, cloud computing, etc.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal required.
  • Excellent conflict resolution/mediation, critical thinking, problem solving, time management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills enhanced by strong team building, cultivating an open and supportive environment and building good working relationships with staff and stakeholders through strong communication and responding in a timely manner.
  • Fair and objective approach to all personnel and working situations to carry out all aspects of staff supervision.
  • Proven communication skills related to problem-solving and conflict resolution including the ability to manage sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety requirements and responsibilities.
  • Sound knowledge of department responsibilities and board policies and procedures.
  • A valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle required.

Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022.

Interviews will be held July 6 – 8, 2022

Employment Equity Statement

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is committed to building inclusive learning and working environments where students see themselves reflected in the curriculum, staff population, physical surroundings and the broader community.

HWDSB’s mission is to empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. Guided by this mission, HWDSB strives to build a workforce that embodies the values of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion, while reflecting and welcoming the diverse and distinct identities, experiences and needs of our students and our communities.

HWDSB seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, and who will contribute to the vision of creating inclusive and equitable outcomes. HWDSB especially invites and welcomes applications from:

  • Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples);
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; (e.g. Black and racialized communities, immigrant communities, etc.)
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women; and
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. (i.e. Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+)

As part of HWDSB’s commitment to employment equity and removing barriers to groups that have faced and continue to face barriers in employment, we invite all applicants to complete a voluntary question(s) that collects identity-based information. The voluntary question(s) is on the Apply to Education applicant profile page.

HWDSB is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, based on any human rights protected grounds. If you require accommodation, please notify us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Land Acknowledgement

HWDSB is located on ancestral Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land as determined by the Dish with One Spoon treaty. The Dish with One Spoon wampum belt represents the treaty relationship between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishinaabe with respect to sharing the land and resources thereon. The intent of this agreement is for all nations sharing this territory to do so responsibly, respectfully and sustainably in perpetuity. We respect the longstanding relationships with the local Indigenous communities, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Applicant Self-Identification Form

The information collected on this form is used to monitor HWDSB’s progress toward our equity goals including our commitment to diversity in HWDSB recruitment and hiring practices. We are committed to the security and confidentiality of information under our control, and to the protection of privacy with respect to personal and confidential information that is collected, used, disclosed and retained in the system (Policy 1.6 – Privacy). Information on this form is collected pursuant to Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan (Ministry of Education) and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Access to this form is restricted to specific individuals in Human Resources. The Research and Analytics Department will use aggregate data from all the forms (not individual data) for internal reporting. Their access and use of the data is governed by MFIPPA and ethical research practices. Applicant Self-Identification Forms will be maintained in the Human Resources job competition file and securely destroyed 1 year after the job posting for candidates not selected for an interview and 6 years after the job posting for candidates interviewed, in accordance with general records retention principles.

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