8 Jun 2016

Full-Time Head, Law Library – SMU Libraries

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for the appointment of Head, Law Library, in SMU Libraries, Singapore Management University.

This is a senior position responsible for leading the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library services. The position holder will coordinate research, information and learning support services to the School of Law as well as the entire Singapore Management University community in a team environment.
The Kwa Geok Choo Law Library is expected to provide services from its new building from early 2017.

The appointee, as a member of SMU Libraries’ Planning Team will contribute to the overall strategic direction and management of the Library, as well as developing and delivering strategy, planning, policy and services for the Library’s research, information, learning and teaching support in a technology-rich environment.

This role provides an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced professional librarian to collaborate with the SMU community to provide convenient access to quality information, and to facilitate access to information, services and expertise. The Library provides services that are customisable to individual needs which recognise disciplinary perspectives and their information requirements.

We are looking for candidates with:
• Master’s level degree in either library science, information science, knowledge management or equivalent discipline
• Degree or diploma in law or related subject area
• Appreciation for the changing roles of libraries in the information community and the creativity to adapt the library to new needs of students, faculty, administrators, alumni and the broader community
• At least five years’ experience in a library management function, project leadership and development or equivalent
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and conceptually and to communicate ideas clearly and persuasively to others
• Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a team of professional staff and to work collaboratively in a senior team
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Strategic orientation with strong project management leadership and skills
• Academic experience, especially in working with faculty and familiarity with different user needs
• Flexibility and adaptability – the ability to function under conditions of continuous change
• Ability to facilitate participative decision-making and resolve conflict
• Knowledge of and experience in library marketing and promotion trends and activities
• Ability to participate effectively and co-operatively in the wider affairs of the University

Job scope :
1. Lead the Law Library team as part of the larger SMU Libraries’ team in the initiation, implementation and review of library services, programs and policies, specifically in the areas of learning, research and information to support scholarly research and the law curriculum and related programs for the School of Law.
2. Develop library priorities, programs, policies and procedures, to anticipate and meet the information and service needs of School of Law as part of SMU Libraries’ strategic goals.
3. Recommend and implement new and innovative technologies, service models and practices to improve services for customer focused, effective and efficient outcomes in collaboration with others across the Library and beyond.
4. Provide library orientation, information literacy, information services and research consultancy to the SMU community.
5. Coordinate the development and management of and access to collections in relevant subject areas.
6. Work as a member of the team to regularly assess, revamp and enhance library programmes and services for the SMU community.
7. Provide strategic leadership in the development, management and delivery of library services, in particular by making active and professional contribution to the Library Planning Team (LPT) and the Library’s strategic planning process and outcomes.
8. Lead and/or participate in library wide initiatives and projects.

Details about the position are available at http://library.smu.edu.sg/sites/library.smu.edu.sg/files/library/pdf/CareerAd/JD_Head_%20Law_26May2016.pdf

How to Apply
Interested applicants, please email your resume with a covering letter to libjob@smu.edu.sg. The covering letter must state the applicants’ responses to the selection criteria. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, Singapore, and Singapore Management University. Job Types: Full-Time.

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