Manager, Lifelong Learning

Website waterloolibrary Waterloo Public Library

Our Manager, Lifelong Learning will be a leader who finds joy in discovering new things. They will be committed to continuous learning and understand how learning happens at all stages of life. Their knowledge of and interest in emerging public library trends will play a key role in shaping the ways our community accesses information and reading materials now and in years to come. As part of a dynamic leadership team, the Manager, Lifelong Learning will ensure Waterloo’s library is relevant and responsive, continuously evolving to meet the needs of our community. Sound like you?

What you’ll do:

  • Provide vision, leadership and a human-centered approach to how WPL connects customers with information and resources at all stages of life
  • Implement initiatives to make WPL the go-to place for lifelong learning and discovery
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and growth of WPL’s local history and electronic resource collections
  • Hire, supervise, coach, and evaluate team of front-line library staff
  • Develop and support staff learning strategies
  • Act as person in charge (PIC)

What we’re looking for:

  • Master of Information and Library Science (MLIS) required
  • Minimum 5 years public library leadership experience including direct supervision of staff
  • Demonstrated skills in technology, collection development, reader’s advisory, information management and teaching/instructing
  • Exceptional interpersonal, public relations and customer service skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, project management and team building skills

The regular schedule will be Monday – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Thursdays 1:00 – 9:00 p.m., alternating Fridays/Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Schedules are subject to change. The ability to work at any library location is required.

The starting wage is $101,974 per year (level H). Benefits and OMERS pension provided. WPL offers a casual work environment, support for professional development and your birthday off with pay!

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by May 31st, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. to

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