19 Aug 2015

Contract Librarian (Cataloguing) – National Library Board

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Position Title: Librarian (Cataloguing)


• Implement and manage bibliographic and metadata practices in NLB
• Organise digital and physical materials in Tamil and English to facilitate easy access and retrieval
• Develop, review and update language metadata standards, cataloguing policies and process/guidelines
• Identify trends and incorporate new cataloguing standards/practices into cataloguing rules and maintain/develop policies for local practices when required
• Conduct training to internal and external parties in metadata cataloguing
• Contribute quality bibliographic, metadata and authority records including the creation of Singapore National Bibliography
• Indexing for Index to Singapore Information, create controlled vocabularies and contribute to the planning of library services
• Lead and manage a team of cataloguers, including resolving escalated administrative/operational issues, providing guidance and developing staff’s domain knowledge
• Participate in and lead projects across departments and divisions
• Collate and compiling monthly and annual statistical reports for language resources


• At least 5 years of relevant experience in cataloguing of print and digital materials in Tamil and English
• Skills in interpreting the information needs of users/clients
• Good command of English and Tamil for cataloguing of library collections
• Good team player
• Good networking & communication skills
• Meticulous and analytical

The successful applicant will be appointed on a 2 year contract.

To apply, please visit our website at http://www.nlb.gov.sg/Careers/Careers.aspx

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Featured, National Library Board, Public Libraries, and Singapore. Job Types: Contract. Job Tags: Librarian.

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