Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, Information Resources and Collections

  • Posted on: 18 February 2022
  • By: Anika

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is seeking creative, forward-thinking, collaborative applicants for a full-time position as Assistant Director, Information Resources & Collections.
OCUL is a consortium of twenty-one academic libraries from across Ontario collaborating to provide high quality services equitably to students and faculty across the province. For over 50 years OCUL has worked to extend the capacity of our members, resulting in premier access to cutting-edge research and scholarly information services for over half a million university students, faculty and staff across the province. 
Reporting to the Executive Director and guided by OCUL’s mission and priority outcomes for collaboration, the Assistant Director, Information Resources & Collections works closely with librarians and staff across the consortia to provide leadership for OCUL’s collaborative collection development, information resource licensing and resource sharing activities in a complex multi-institutional environment. This position provides proactive leadership for the development, implementation, and ongoing assessment of OCUL’s collection development and licensing strategy, applying a highly collaborative, consultative, and evidence-based approach to the selection, negotiation, renewal and de-acquisition of information resources.
Ideal candidates for the position will demonstrate significant experience acquiring, licensing and managing information resource lifecycle activities in a complex publishing environment.  Knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing and managing scholarly information resources, and the demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate the acquisition and licensing of scholarly resources in an academic setting are essential. Required educational qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or a combination of appropriate coursework and experience.
OCUL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
OCUL is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
OCUL, as an administrative affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), is committed to the health and safety of its employees and has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. As a condition of employment all new hires must provide proof of vaccination or substantiate an exemption.

The hiring salary range for this position is $74,184 - $88,032. OCUL maintains office space in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, but our staff are currently working from home. Plans for a return to the workplace have not been finalized, and there is a possibility of remote work from within Ontario for this position.
Those qualified are asked to submit a cover letter with resume, outlining your experience and suitability for the position as well as salary expectations, to: michael.vandenburg [at] Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, March 18, 2022.

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