POSITION:                            Manager of Access Services

                                                Administrative/Professional/Confidential Group


DEPARTMENT:                   Access Services, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary’s University


SALARY:                               $ 51,764 - $ 65,854 per annum (Group 6) [July 1, 2008 Salary Scale]


Founded in 1802 – Saint Mary’s University offers a full range of unique graduate and undergraduate programs. Currently there are more than 7,500 full and part-time students and a workforce of over 2000 full-time, part-time, casual and student employees.


Consistent with the University's image, the Patrick Power Library is seen as approachable and student-centered, and is committed to the success of our students throughout their studies.


The Patrick Power Library seeks a Manager of Access Services for our highly motivated and experienced team. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Manager, Access Services manages the Access Services Department and guides staff in providing directional reference services to patrons. As the Manager, you will provide leadership in the coordination of Access Services activities and supervise a dynamic and diverse staff of eight (8) direct reports, and a large number of part-time and student employees. You will select and recommend hiring of employees who are direct reports, confirm selection and transfer of indirect reports, complete probationary review and determine whether to confirm employment of direct reports, as well as schedule staff and monitor attendance. As Manager, you will also develop and implement policies and procedures for the department, and manage the provision of circulation services, ID production, reserve collection maintenance and overall stacks maintenance. As a front line service department, the Manager, Access Services is also responsible for the development and delivery of excellent customer service as well as the security and control of the library collection. 


The successful candidate will demonstrate vision, an ability to anticipate needs and respond, an ability to manage staff and effectively deal with staff issues, and a proven record of building and maintaining positive working relationships in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. Your knowledge of library and access service operations, and demonstrated supervisory experience, ideally in a unionized setting, will be complemented by an Undergraduate degree plus a minimum of three to five years’ experience. In particular, strong communication, computer and organizational skills, and an ability to meet deadlines are required.


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Competition Opens: May 19, 2010                                 Competition Closes: June 7, 2010                



Saint Mary's University is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.