30 Jan 2019

Contract Executive, Library – Yale-NUS College Library


Job Description

Executive, Library (2-year Contract)


Yale-NUS College seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to support the acquisition of monograph materials for the Library. You will also play a role in acquiring course reserve (print and electronic) items to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College. You will work closely with students and colleagues, promoting an engaged, proactive style of service supportive of the College’s living and learning environment.

The duties include:

  • Daily operational tasks of acquisitions
  • Daily ordering and receiving of books, videos and other materials for the library collection
  • Facilitate the cataloging and processing of physical materials
  • Keep up to date with current trends in acquisitions and collections management. Seek opportunities to introduce new methods and improve processes.
  • Process requests for course reserves (Reserve Books/Readings)
  • Maintain a procedure manual and collect statistics
  • Provide circulation/services desk coverage
  • Handle general enquiries
  • Collaborate on group efforts and participate in the implementation of library programs and projects


  • A Bachelor’s degree OR a polytechnic diploma, preferably in library studies
  • At least two years of relevant experience. Familiarity with an online library system such as Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra/Millennium, acquisitions and ILL practices
  • Be highly service-oriented and enjoy interacting with students, faculty and staff
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and as a member of the team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and analytical skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proficient in spreadsheet and word processing programs

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@yale-nus.edu.sg.

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

If you have any queries, please email careers@yale-nus.edu.sg

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, and Singapore. Job Types: Contract.

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