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BC Public Service

LIBRN 30R - Manager, Library Services - Closing date extended

Victoria, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
88,152 to 100,665 per year
Posting Title
LIBRN 30R - Manager, Library Services - Closing date extended

Position Classification
Librarian R30


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$88,152.35 - $100,665.30 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Health

Ministry Branch / Division
Innovation Branch / Strategic Innovation Division

Job Summary

A high-profile leadership role for an experienced facilitator with outstanding skills

The Ministry of Health (the Ministry) has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians.Within the Ministry, the Health Innovation Hub provides a variety of physical and human resources for strategic thinking, facilitation, and evidence review and generation. The Hub drives change in the way that Ministry staff work together and creates a dynamic environment that encourages the flow of people and ideas.Located within, and as part of the Health Innovation Hub, the Health and Human Services Library serves clients in the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA), the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), as well as ministry contracted client groups. The Library's mission is to provide timely access to quality information, to build client capacity for self-directed research, and to empower clients by curating a collection, conducting literature searches and evaluating resources.

The Manager, Library Services is responsible for planning, developing, managing and delivering library and information services; developing and ensuring that library policies are adhered to; and supervising library staff in their delivery of library and information services, for MOH, MMHA and MCFD clients as well as ministry's contracted client groups.The Manager researches trends in the evolving field of information services to develop and plan collections and services that maximize access to information to support policy development and decision making of the ministries' staff and to support the delivery of health and child welfare services throughout the province. The position has significant latitude and considerable freedom to act in developing innovative approaches to accessing and disseminating information. The Manager is responsible for fostering strong cooperative relationships with branches in the ministries to coordinate efforts, reduce overlap and effectively use and develop resources.

Job Requirements:
  • Master of Library Science degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university;
  • Five years' experience in a management or supervisory level in a special library; and
  • Five years' experience in budgeting and planning.

Preference may be given to candidates with:
  • Experience in areas of automated and manual information resource management.
  • Experience searching commercial online databases and internet web sites.
  • Experience with library database software, web server and file system maintenance, and indexing methodology.
  • Experience with library information services and procedures.
  • Experience indexing, classification and information retrieval techniques.
  • Experience using primary information sources in the health and social sciences fields.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Amendment (5/12/2023): Posting closing date extended to December 20, 2023.

Working for the BC Public Service:

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:

Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Social Services
Community and Social Services