NOVANET MANAGER, 2-year Limited Term

Halifax Nova Scotia
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Salary: $76,000 – $100,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Created: December 4, 2023


NOVANET MANAGER, 2-year Limited Term


Novanet Inc. is seeking an experienced and forward-thinking leader, for a two-year limited term, to oversee the continued functions of Novanet as it examines its current operational requirements and charts a renewed path into the future. 

Reporting to the Chair of Novanet and taking direction from the Novanet Board of Directors the Novanet Manager is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of Novanet Inc. The Novanet Manager oversees all aspects of the Novanet consortium operations in compliance with the direction, policies, and procedures established by the Novanet Board of Directors; ensuring efficient and transparent management of Novanet resources through an administrative contract with ISI.


Responsibilities include:

·         delivering a consistent, reliable, and state-of-the-art automated library services platform;

·         providing leadership to the Board on emerging technologies, innovative solutions and systems planning;

·         effective project management of approved projects and operational plans;

·         maintaining effective relationships with Novanet member libraries, managing office staff and the daily operations of the Novanet library services platform (LSP) and all other related technology systems;

·         serving in an advocacy role and promoting Novanet;

·         maintaining effective partnerships and assuming responsibilities as assigned relating to activities between Novanet and the Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries - Conseil des bibliothèques postsecondaires de l’Atlantique (CAAL-CBPA), as well as other consortia, partners, and contractors


Occupational Experience:

·         Strong demonstrated experience with Library Services Platforms and Discovery Services, ideally Alma and Primo.

·         Strong demonstrated experience with project management.

·         Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and ability to maintain confidentiality.

·         Experience with facilitation and training, in-person and online.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·         Present and speak persuasively to large and diverse audiences.

·         Exceptional interpersonal skills; a positive client services perspective.

·         Analytical, organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills

·         Ability to maintain effective working relationships with Novanet Office staff, Board members, Novanet Library staff, vendors, and internal/external partners.

·         Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.

·         Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  1. MLS, BSc in Computer Science, MBA, or other appropriate combination of formal post-secondary educational training.
  2. Formal training and/or experience in related information science technologies.
  3. Five years of experience with library systems in academic, consortia library settings, or equivalent.  
  4. High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a cooperative environment.
  5. Management, project management, contract management, organizational, planning, and budgeting skills.

Salary Range: $76,000 – $100,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience)

Novanet is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. Novanet encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians) and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community

Full position description can be found at:

 To apply:

Applicants will submit a cover letter and resume no later than 4pm Thursday, January 4th, 2024.

Submit to:

Catherine Arseneau, Chair Novanet
c/o Stacy Boutilier, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Cape Breton University Library
1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS  B1M 1A2

How to apply


Catherine Arseneau, Chair Novanet
c/o Stacy Boutilier, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Cape Breton University Library
1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS  B1M 1A2


Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 23:40 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 23:40 UTC