Deputy Librarian, Digital Strategies and Collections

The University of the West Indies (Mona) Library is seeking an innovative, highly collaborative and visionary, Deputy Librarian who will work closely with the Campus Librarian, the Technical Staff and the Mona Information Technology Service to develop, implement, and administer digital strategies that can support and enrich every stage of the scholarly process for UWI Mona faculty, researchers, and students.

 

Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and a Master or PhD degree in Information Technology or a closely related field of study.
  • Applicants must also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position, preferably in a library, and demonstrate a consultative and inclusive leadership style.
  • A commitment to research and scholarship is also required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The position provides strong leadership and deep expertise in the development and delivery of all discovery and technology-related services. The incumbent has overall responsibility for all aspects of Library collections to support teaching and research, including acquisition, cataloguing, metadata creation, digital initiatives, scholarly communication, and data management.

The successful applicant will provide vision, strategic direction and leadership in matters to redefine collections, technical services, preservation and digital services in the context of emerging trends in these areas. This will include developing proposals, budgets, and managing new projects and activities including initiatives in Discovery and Digital Transformation.

 

The University of the West Indies thanks all applicants, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline for applications is December 17, 2021 

Reference
VAC-6566
Employer
University of the West Indies - Mona
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Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Five (5) years'
Your Education Level
Master's Degree|in Information Technology
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