6 Jul 2017

Full-Time Senior Executive/Executive – Yale-NUS College Library

AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Senior Executive/Executive, Library


Yale-NUS College seeks an energetic, service-oriented individual to manage and support the acquisitions of monograph materials for the Library. The Senior Executive/Executive, Library will play a role in supporting library access services, which includes interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserve items to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the College. The incumbent will also assist in the overall operations of the Library. He/She will work closely with faculty, students and colleagues, promoting an engaged, proactive style of service supportive of the College’s living and learning environment.

The duties include:

  • Manage daily operational tasks of acquisitions
  • Manage ordering and receiving of books, videos and other materials for the library collection
  • Facilitate the cataloguing and processing of physical materials
  • Keep up to date with current trends in acquisitions and collections management. Seek opportunities to introduce new methods and improve processes
  • Assist with the formulation of acquisition policies and standard practices
  • Process requests for course reserves (Reserve Books/Readings)
  • Maintain the Reserve Books/Readings collection
  • Maintain a procedure manual and collect statistics
  • Assist in processing interlibrary loan and document delivery requests
  • Provide circulation/services desk coverage, including some after-office-hour evening and weekend shifts
  • Handle general enquiries, including help with databases and other web-based resources
  • Functional supervision of student associates
  • Collaborate on group efforts and participate in the implementation of library programs and projects
  • Perform other duties as required


  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of relevant experience.
  • Candidates with a diploma with more years of relevant experience would be considered
  • Candidates with academic qualifications in library studies would have an advantage
  • Familiarity with an online library system such as Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra/Millennium, acquisitions and ILL practices would be advantageous
  • Be highly service-oriented and enjoy interacting with students, faculty and staff
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision and as a member of the team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and analytical skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proficient in spreadsheet and word processing programmes

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@yale-nus.edu.sg.

I understand that by sharing my personal data with Yale-NUS College, I authorise its use for the purposes of this application.

If you have any queries, please email careers@yale-nus.edu.sg

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Job Categories: Academic Libraries, Featured, Singapore, and Yale Nus College. Job Types: Full-Time.

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