Collections Librarian

Website Waterloo Public Library


Collections Librarian (Full-Time, Permanent, 35 hours/week)

As a Collections Librarian, you will take the lead on developing holistic collections processes and procedures across the system, as well as oversee various collections activities and initiatives within the department. Taking a user-centered approach, you will work with various teams and stakeholders to ensure WPL collections are relevant and responsive to community needs. Interested?

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee system-wide collection maintenance processes and procedures ensuring consistency and resolution of issues and challenges
  • Supervise daily operational processes in the Collections Department
  • Maintain and evaluate assigned collections
  • Run reports and provide recommendations based on data and statistic analysis
  • Work with various departments and the community to build and mobilize relevant collections for customers
  • Act as person in charge (PIC) regularly at branch locations

What we’re looking for:

  • Masters of Library Science (MLIS) required. Minimum 2 years’ practical work experience in a library. Collection development experience is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • High attention to detail and ability to analyze data and develop recommendations
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent technology aptitude and strong awareness of emerging technology

The regular schedule will be Monday 1:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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 $68,213 annually (level F). 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 June 21, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. to

Compensation: Starts at $68,213 annually

Closes: 21 June, 2024

Waterloo Public Library
Waterloo , ON

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