31 May 2016

Full-Time Research Librarian, Social Sciences – SMU Libraries

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for the appointment of Research Librarian, Social Sciences, 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 Social Sciences 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 and an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline plus relevant experience in an academic setting
2. An understanding of current trends in research, learning and teaching within an academic institution
3. Proven ability to work collaboratively and proactively with faculty, staff, students and others within the Library and the wider SMU community.
4. Highly developed skills in the use of current technologies for the delivery of information services and advocacy
5. Knowledge of the principles of assessment and methods used in assessment on the design and implementation of appropriate services and resource development
6. Ability to design, deliver and evaluate information literacy training programmes relevant to individuals and groups at different levels
7. Experience with or knowledge of bibliographic management software such as Endnote, Endnote Basic, Mendeley and Zotero.
8. Familiarity with writing and citing process, especially in research or academic setting
9. Ability to work with minimum supervision, with creative and innovative approach
10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
11. High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization and the ability to work flexibly in a changing environment


Job scope :
1. Develop, deliver and evaluate programmes and services to meet the needs of the School of Social Sciences and related administrative units.
2. Provide library orientation, information literacy, information services and research consultancy to the SMU community
3. Coordinate the development and management of and access to collections in relevant subject areas
4. Collaborate with key units within the library to integrate research output and research data of Schools, Institutes and Centres into the Institutional Repository
5. Build awareness of good academic conduct by providing advocacy and support on bibliographic management software
6. Participate as a member of the team to regularly assess, revamp and enhance library programmes and services for the SMU community
7. Lead and/or participate in library wide initiatives and projects
8. Act as library’s liaison for faculty, undergraduate / postgraduate programmes related to the discipline
9. Assist in planning, implementing and review of marketing programmes for the School
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 https://library.smu.edu.sg/sites/library.smu.edu.sg/files/library/pdf/CareerAd/JD_RL_SocSci_2016May.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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