7 Jun 2013

Full-Time Library Officer Vacancy at SOTA

School of The Arts : Singapore – Posted by AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

The School of the Arts (SOTA) is set up by the Ministry of Information,Communications and the Arts. SOTA is Singapore’s first national pre-tertiary specialised arts school. For youths aged 13 – 18 who have an interest and talent in the visual and performing arts, SOTA offers a dedicated development path, providing them with a new teaching and learning environment where both their artistic and academic potential can best be realised.

The career at SOTA is unique. We are committed to a business strategy that provides a quality education for preparing leaders of the future who impact society, being enriched by an education in the arts.

As part of our expansion plans, we are pleased to invite applications for the position of:
Library Officer (5 days – Town)

You will assist the LibraryManager in developing the use of Library resources, as well as managing the Library collection and facilities to support the curriculum and/or information needs of Library users.

Job Responsibilities
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  1. Manage Library systems, equipment and facilities, including booking of meeting rooms in Library.
  2. Manage the day-to-day operations of the Library efficiently.
  3. Operate the LibraryManagement System (LMS) for circulation and cataloguing. Update and maintain data accuracy in LMS.
  4. Collect fines and monitor overdue items.

Collection Development & Maintenance:

  1. Catalogue and accession new materials into the LMS.
  2. Coordinate with vendors in procurement and delivery of library print and non-print materials.
  3. Work with personnel from the various departments to select and procure current and relevant resources.
  4. Weed library resources regularly to ensure collection is kept current and relevant, in consultationwith representatives from heads of departments.
  5. Conduct annual stocktake exercise.

Reference & Advisory:

  1. Provide loan and information services to users.
  2. Answer enquiries from walk-in users, as well as queries via phone calls and emails.
  3. Locate sources of information from print and non-print resources.


  1. Conduct library orientation programmes (including tours) for new students and teachers.
  2. Conduct basic user education programmes and information literacy for students to teach them how to search and evaluate information.
  3. Conduct library programmes to promote library and information skills.
  4. Publicize collection, services and activities.

Job Requirements

  • Diploma/Degree,preferable in Library related disciplines,with at least 1-2 years relevant experience in a library.
  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification,Microsoft Office applications, information search skills and cataloguing skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team
  • Goodmulti-tasking, interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relations with students, faculty and staff
  • Ability to work shift roster on some weeks of the year when Library is opened for extended hours, or on special days to support ad-hoc school events.

Download original advert: Library Officer

How to Apply

Please email your detailed resume stating your current and expected annual compensation to hr@sota.edu.sg. Please indicate the position title in the subject field of the email.
We would like to thank all applicants in advance and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Featured, School of the Arts Singapore, and Singapore. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Library Officer and SOTA.

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