16 Nov 2016

Full-Time Research Librarian, Law – SMU Libraries

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

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

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 information services that are customisable to individual needs which recognise disciplinary perspectives and their information requirements.

This position is primarily a liaison role for faculty and students from the School of Law and related programmes. The position holder works in a team environment to create and develop innovative library products and services for the SMU community. He/she is expected to design, implement and evaluate information literacy programmes for students (undergraduate and postgraduate) both as part of the curriculum and for skills development.

We are looking for candidates with:

  1. MSc in library and information science from a recognized university and minimum 5 years experience in a research institution
  2. Undergraduate degree or diploma in law or related subject area preferred
  3. Demonstrated ability to effectively search electronic information resources
  4. Ability to design, deliver and evaluate information literacy training programmes relevant to individuals and groups at different levels
  5. Strong customer service orientation
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Ability to work positively, productively with diverse departments in an environment of rapid change
  8. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relations with faculty and staff
  9. Highly developed skills in the use of current technologies for the delivery of information services and advocacy
  10. Personal strengths should include creativity, interest in innovation, flexibility with ability to work with minimum supervision

Job scope :

  1. Work as Library liaison to the faculty, postgraduates and program staff of the School of Law (SOL).
  2. Develop, deliver and promote library services for the School of Law, including web content, reference services, customized alerts, and citation analysis
  3. Create, conduct and coordinate learning programs for the SOL students and faculty.
  4. Develop and maintain the Library’s print and electronic collections to support legal research.
  5. Be knowledgeable about specialized law databases (such as LawNet, Lexis and Westlaw) and multidisciplinary academic databases
  6. Work with key units within the library to integrate research output and research data of Schools, Institutes and Centres into the Institutional Repository
  7. Be part of the team that develops new programs, services and policies to SMU community
  8. Review and enhance products and services for targeted user groups
  9. Lead and/or participate in library wide initiatives and projects
  10. Participate in professional library activities, write articles and keep abreast of library and educational trends and developments

Details about the position are available at:  


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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