Manager, Information Resources



Manager, Information Resources

Are you looking for a change? Do you have acquisition and/or procurement experience or feel you have an excellent grasp of managing e-resources analysis? Located in downtown Ottawa, the Library and Knowledge Centre (LKC) at Innovation, Science and Economic Development is looking for a talented and experienced person to join our team. The position is to manage the acquisition and cataloging team. Successful candidates will have a secret security clearance and a CBC language profile. This is an anticipatory posting for a start in September 2024.


  • Management and oversight of staff;
  • Experience with acquisitions, circulation, ILL, cataloguing, serials control, news content and digital services;
  • Management of the delivery of information resources for the electronic and print resources for library and departmental clients (over $4.5 M annually); this includes review of contract clauses and handling complex or problematic invoices;
  • Accounting of subscription costs and monthly spending in a financial database (IFMS-SAP);
  • Supporting management of the departmental media monitoring system (Newsdesk) and the Department’s integrated library system (Sierra);
  • Attending monthly directorate financial meetings;
    Supporting auditing and quality assurance as required by the Corporate Management Sector (CMS) for contracts;
  • Following Government of Canada contracting and procurement rules; follow-up with publishers and providers including reconciling financial transactions monthly with sector IFMS reports and liaise with sectors for their own acquisitions;
  • Compiling usage statistics and update user lists;
    Experience in the procurement of information resources for the Government of Canada and contract negociation and license agreements;
  • Experience with reference and research processes, main library tools and databases;

The ideal candidate would have the following:

  • Experience managing human resources;
  • Experience with Microsoft suite (Forms), Sierra and/or IFMS (SAP);
  • 3-5 years experience handling acquisitions and procurement;
    Experience with an integrated library system;
  • Secret clearance
  • Fluent in French (CBC)

Please contact Alain-Philippe Bruneau at by July 30th 2024 for expressions of interest.

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