Date Posted
3/04/2024
Location
Toronto ON
Position Id
4300 - Toronto Public Library
Salary
125,000.00 CAD — 125,000.00 CAD
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Number of Openings
1
Job Description


Manager, Digitization Services

Application Deadline: Monday, March 25th, 2024, at 10:00 am (ET) - Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and initial interviews may begin before the application deadline is reached. All candidates who apply by the deadline will be considered equally.


UPDATED POSTING - TPL Job ID: 24-204EXT - NAFOR ID: 4300

This is a Full-Time Permanent role

OVERVIEW:
The Toronto Public Library (TPL) is North America’s busiest urban public library system. The library employs approximately 2,400 staff, providing high quality library services to the people of Toronto across 100 public locations. The organization is an independent Board of the City of Toronto. On average, every year more than 19 million people visit its 100 branches, more than 33.3 million visitors access its website, and roughly 24.2 million items are borrowed. Over 72% of Torontonians use the library and 1.2 million people are registered Library cardholders. Collections comprise over 10.6 million items including books, eBooks and DVDs, with over 40 languages represented in the diverse library materials. There were 3.1 million wireless sessions in library branches. 15,000 participants attended 2,400+ in-person library programs. We offered 2,400 online programs with total views and attendance of almost 114,000.

JOB SUMMARY: As part of the Service Development & Innovation division of Toronto Public Library and under the general direction of the Manager, Special Collections, the Manager, Digitization Services is responsible for:

  • Managing digitization workflows to create digital collections that preserve and enhance access to TPL's Special Collections and other materials;
  • Managing the Department’s collections management system, digital asset management system, and web platform, including technical and metadata standards, digital projects and presentations, and service developments related to this portfolio;
  • Overseeing the conservation and exhibition programs for Special Collections;
  • Operational responsibility for a team of professional and support staff in the department.
RESPONSIBILITIES: (based on similar Library Service Manger roles)
  • Manage the daily operations and services of departments or branches;
  • Effectively communicate policies, programs and services to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ensure the achievement of goals and objectives for the area of responsibility;
  • Recommend annual budget allocations and maintain budget control;
  • Assume responsibility for the department or area in the absence of the Area Manager;
  • Hire new staff, transfer, promote, approve wage increases and confirm performance evaluations;
  • Discipline, terminate, participate in grievance procedures and administer collective agreements as required;
  • Manage training, development and supervision of all levels of staff in the area of responsibility;
  • Represent the Library in appropriate community and professional organizations;
  • Design, manage and monitor performance measures for the area of responsibility;
  • Plan and manage the annual delivery of programs, events, displays and exhibits appropriate to the designated community;
  • Contribute to service development and delivery through leadership in system committees or projects; and
  • Ensure safe and welcoming facilities and environments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post graduate university degree in library, archival or information science from an accredited program, or a recognized professional equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in digital initiatives and knowledge of current best practices in digitization, metadata, storage, workflows, and management of digital assets, as well as a familiarity with special collections materials, and collection preservation practices and strategies
  • Experience and training in project management preferred
  • Experience in managing a team of professional and support staff, preferably in the area of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and collaborative work approaches
  • Committed to providing efficient, responsive and innovative service to clients
  • Demonstrated capacity for problem solving, results orientation and creativity
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Superior facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of developments in library field and relevant legislation
  • Proven ability in managing change.
REPORTS TO: Manager, Special Collections
SALARY: Range of $103,687 to $133,532 per annum.

ABOUT THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY:

The Toronto Public Library is North America’s busiest urban public library system. Every year, we have millions of users visiting our branches and taking advantage of our online services. We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and global knowledge economy. With expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, Torontonians have increased opportunities for growth and success, as well as stronger connections to each other and their communities.

Vision: Toronto Public Library will be recognized as the world's leading library by informing and inspiring Toronto and its communities, making us all more resilient, more knowledgeable, more connected and more successful.
Mission: Toronto Public Library provides free and equitable access to services that meet the changing needs of Torontonians. The Library preserves and promotes universal access to a broad range of human knowledge, experience, information and ideas in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Values:
  • Equity: Accessibility, respect and fairness
  • Diversity: Valuing individual needs, experiences and differences
  • Intellectual Freedom: Guaranteeing and facilitating the free exchange of information and ideas in a democratic society, protecting intellectual freedom and respecting individuals' rights to privacy and choice
  • Innovation: Encouraging creativity, experimentation and the generation of ideas
  • Inclusion: Welcoming participation in decision making and service development by residents and communities
  • Integrity: Open, transparent and honest in all our dealings
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for our actions and the services we provide
  • Service Orientation: Providing excellent, responsive services
Upon request, accommodation will be provided through all stages of the recruitment and selection process. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process and require accommodations for the assessment, we ask that you provide your accommodation request as soon as reasonably possible. All accommodation requests are confidential.

The Toronto Public Library invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Library is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from racialized people/people of colour, women, Indigenous people, people with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ people

CONTACT: Jeff Richmond jrichmond@nafor.com (416) 238-6400
TO APPLY: Please go to: https://www.nafor.com/tpl or use the links below.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 25th, 2024, at 10:00 am (ET) - Candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and initial interviews may begin before the application deadline is reached. All candidates who apply by the deadline will be considered equally.


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