Director, Library and Learning Commons

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Director, Library and Learning Commons Welland , ON


Located in the heart of the Niagara Region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between our campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since opening its doors in 1967, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.

Applications are invited for the position of Director, Library and Learning Commons in the Student Services Division, located at the Welland Campus. The salary range is $92,710 to $131,314 for a 35-hour work week. Additional hours may be required, as necessary.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Student Services, the Director provides leadership, strategic direction, and operational administration for an array of integrated academic services that includes library and information resources and learner services. The Director oversees team development and management while also ensuring the administration of programs, services, and projects. Responsible for evidence-based decision-making in the selection, maintenance, and curation of resources to meet the academic community’s learning, teaching and research needs. The Director manages both physical and virtual spaces to ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility principles are integrated into library and academic services and processes. The Director also works with internal and external stakeholders through outreach development while building partnerships and expanding resources for our Niagara College community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides administrative leadership and direction in the design, delivery and quality assurance of a wide range of library and research services, including information literacy; collection development; plagiarism, citation awareness; information (reference) and circulation services; digital media services; and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and direction for best practices for innovative methodologies and technologies used in the delivery of teaching and learning support services in conjunction with Niagara College colleagues
  • Supervises staff and daily operation of a campus library and learning commons. This also includes the testing centre, drop in classrooms, and study spaces
  • Provides administrative leadership and direction in the design, delivery and quality assurance of peer tutoring and note taking, academic support services, test centres and copyright.
  • Develops, articulates, and leads departmental goals in support of the College’s strategic plan
  • Researches, develops, launches, and assesses new programming and project-based initiatives that support student development, success, and retention.
  • Takes the lead and/or serves on various campus, regional, provincial and national committees associated with academic libraries and services


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field of study
  • Minimum of seven years with progressive leadership experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library environment
  • Advanced training and/or experience in planning, coordinating and staffing front line library service delivery
  • Human resource management skills
  • Advanced understanding of library software applications and their use in an academic library environment
  • A strategic understanding of the challenges, emerging trends and issues in post-secondary education and the impact on library and academic services delivery
  • Experience in financial budgeting, management, and reporting
    Knowledge of appropriate legislation pertaining to the post-secondary educational environment such as: Canadian Copyright legislation, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, etc.
  • Ability to coordinate complex service delivery models and respond to diverse needs of a variety of key stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with highly developed interpersonal skills

We also provide a balance of on-campus and remote work through our recently introduced Remote Work Policy. As a place-based organization all positions will involve some degree of on campus work.

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (i.e. original transcripts, credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services ( ).

The Job Fact Sheet is available for review from Human Resources during the posting period. Please email for a copy.

We thank all applicants only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community. We offer an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals who feel they can further enhance campus diversity and equity efforts. If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.

Compensation: $92,710 to $131,314

Closes: February 3, 2023

Niagara College
Welland , ON

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