4 May 2015

Full-Time Head, Library Information Technology

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

The NUS Libraries seek an experienced professional to serve as the Head of the Library Information Technology Unit to oversee the strategic planning, implementation and operation of all aspects of library IT systems.

This position will be responsible for applying leadership skills and technical expertise to the ongoing development of an agile, sustainable, and robust information technology environment to support library operations and services as well as the advancement of new technologies to support learning and research initiatives of NUS.

Key Responsibilities include:

• Develop and implement the overall direction and resulting priorities, goals, and objectives of NUS Libraries digital initiatives, systems and technology services in consultation with Library Senior Leadership
• Lead strategic and comprehensive development, planning, analysis and assessment of NUS Libraries’ IT architecture and services
• Provide guidance to the IT Team on planning, budgetting, policies & compliance
• Work collaboratively with project and functional teams to plan and implement IT initiatives
• Serve as NUS Libraries’ primary liaison with Computer Centre and Centre for Instructional Technology for network services and technical infrastructure issues and requirements


• MSc in library and information science and an Bachelor degree in computer science plus relevant experience in an academic setting
• 10 years’ experience of working in academic libraries with 5 years’ experience in coordinating and leading initiatives and activities in a large library system
• Proven expertise with current technologies, platforms, and products that support library information technology such as UNIX, Windows and Apple computer and server operating systems; database programming and querying; and web site design and development; mark-up and scripting languages and the use of Google Analytics and other web analytics
• Broad understanding of the core library domains such as collection development and organisation, information literacy, loans services, e-resource management, research and information services
• Deep understanding of current trends and technological changes that impact library operations and services in higher education
• A record of progressive experience in IT leadership
• Strong inter-personal skills, including influencing, networking and negotiating skills, and an ability to promote innovative services clearly
• Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills

If you have what we are looking for, please visit NUS Career site for application form https://jobs.nus.edu.sg/career/default.asp?AC=OHR&EC=OHR&GC=G01&PID=1&LID=1&JobFunction=158&Action=Submit&CA0286132448911667

You may learn more about NUS Libraries at http://libportal.nus.edu.sg/frontend/web/about-nus-libraries

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, National University of Singapore, and Singapore. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Head and Library Information Technology.

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