Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science/Studies.

 

Candidates must also possess:

  • Significant experience in providing teaching, learning and research support services to students and members of faculty
  • Experience in managing teams and working cross functionally
  • Experience conducting outreach and liaison services

 

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Evidence of participation in continuing professional development  activities
  • Experience with integrated library management systems

 

A minimum of three years’ experience working in an academic library, and experience conducting research and contributing to the published literature in the field of Library and Information Science will be assets.

 

Special Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the development of library services through the harnessing of appropriate technologies and communication channels
  • Managing one of the Units of the St Augustine Campus Libraries
  • Working collaboratively with University and Campus Libraries’ Teams as well as the Schools and Departments of the University as required
  • Developing policies and procedures to ensure quality service
  • Providing user instruction in the use of integrated library systems, electronic databases and citation management software
  • Providing teaching, learning and research support services for members of faculty and students
  • Reviewing, evaluating, selecting, and deselecting library resources for purchase in accordance with academic and institutional goals
  • Engaging in continuing professional development activities
  • Maintaining current awareness of developments and trends in the field of Library and Information Science and conducting research to contribute to the body of published literature in the area
  • Conducting outreach, building relationships, and networking locally regionally and internationally using new and traditional communication channels

 

Personal Attributes

 

The Library places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Have knowledge of cataloguing standards and metadata schema such as MARC, RDA, and Dublin Core etc.
  • Be familiar with citation management styles and software
  • Have high level of professionalism.
  • Be committed to service excellence and improving the user experience
  • Be able to multitask effectively
  • Be willing to work evening and weekend shifts
  • Be able to conduct outreach, build relationships, and network locally, regionally and internationally using new and traditional communication channels

 

Deadline Date: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Reference
VAC-3019
Employer
University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
Hours
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary range min. USD 35,420 and max. USD 41,385
Salary
US$35400 to US$41400 Per Annum
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Minimum of Three (3) years'
Your Education Level
Master's Degree
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