Director, Library Services

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Director, Library Services

Opened in 1950, the West Vancouver Memorial Library is a War Memorial, dedicated as a living monument and an everlasting commemoration to those who served and sacrificed their lives in the Second World War. A municipal library, governed by the BC Library Act and Library Board, the West Vancouver Memorial Library is a shared community resource, supported primarily by public funds gathered through municipal and provincial taxation, private donations as well as by the Library Foundation.

Reporting directly to the Library Board, the Director, Library Services acts as the Library’s chief executive officer. The Director is responsible for leading, planning, directing and administering the Library within the governance framework and standards of the Library Act of British Columbia and the strategic, policy and financial framework established by the Board.

The Director, Library Services exercises considerable independence of judgement in both recommending and implementing the strategies, policies and plans needed to achieve the vision, mission, goals and values of the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Leadership responsibilities include the support of an organizational culture that is energetic, achievement-oriented and client service-focused, financial management and achieving the highest professional standards for the delivery of library services.

This position requires a master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. The candidate will have significant experience in a senior management position in a unionized environment as well as have demonstrated progressively responsible professional leadership experience in a library system. The role requires excellent interpersonal communication and the ability to develop an effective, inclusive and collaborative leadership team that with creativity and innovation engages with the community. A BC Driver’s License and vehicle is required.

  • Library systems
  • Labour relations
  • Sound decision making
  • Community engagement
  • Financial acumen  
  • Strategic planning 

  • Leadership
  • Proactive
  • Accountable
  • Problem solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Relationship builder

Cover Letter, resume and three references via email:

Harbour West Consulting and the West Vancouver Memorial Library believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe in equal pay for equal work; in finding the best candidates based on skill and competence regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political belief, marital or family status, and/or Indigenous status. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the West Vancouver Memorial Library please contact Carol Robinson or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.

Organization: West Vancouver Memorial Library
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Library Services
Posted: September 6, 2019, 1:58 pm
Expires: October 6, 2019, 11:59 pm

Want new jobs like this sent to you?

Advanced Search

Show Advanced Search

Useful Links

Back to Top

About Us

We work tirelessly to promote local government career opportunities.

Tools & Resources

Canada's #1 Local Government job posting website.

Postings by Email

Receive email alerts, or sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.