12 Jun 2013

Full-Time SMU Li Ka Shing Library: Librarian, Information Access & Resources

Singapore Management University – Posted by AdministratorSingapore, Singapore

Job Description

Applications are invited for appointment as Librarian, Information Access & Resources in the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to join our team. The position works closely with the Head and managers of the three contiguous teams, and four functional areas, within Information Access & Resources (IAR), to establish the process performance measures necessary to demonstrate value and practice continuous improvement across the library’s focal supply chain. The goal of the IAR department is to ensure that effective and efficient access to library resources are available to the growing population of SMU staff, students and members to meet their educational, teaching and research information needs. Library resources include books, e-books, journals, databases, and course reserve materials and media resources.

The successful candidate needs to be flexible, responsible and enthusiastic about improving levels of process and service excellence. He/she is required to be knowledgeable and keep abreast of process improvement methods, operational best practices and trends effecting libraries in a library environment that emphasizes access and service. Experience working with librarians and students and supervising staff, is preferred.

Minimum Requirements

  1. MLS degree from an accredited program
  2. Basic knowledge of library functions and processes with the ability to advise or recommend continuous improvement solutions
  3. Strong project management skills are essential
  4. Required competencies, include accountability, strong numerical analysis ability, clear communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, courage, self-awareness, valuing diversity, working in a team
  5. Knowledge of Millennium Integrated Library Management System is an advantage
  6. Knowledge of Library standards and protocols such as OAIPMH, Z39.50, Marc21 and Metadata are an added advantage

Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with the managers that oversee the various processes necessary to acquire and facilitate delivery and/or access to resources including selection, purchasing, licensing, receiving, claiming, processing, cataloguing and enabling access and delivery of resources.
  2. Facilitate the collection and analysis of a variety of statistics data for key performance indicators and informed decision making
  3. Assist in streamlining workflow and determining priorities for better efficiency and effectiveness
  4. Assist in the updating of procedure manual to maintain consistency in procedures and service levels

Details on the position is available at http://library.smu.edu.sg/about-us-careeropportunities

 

How to Apply

Interested applicants, please email your resumes 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, Singapore, and Singapore Management University. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Librarians and SMU.

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