Librarian – University of Trinidad and Tobage

Deadline:20.04.15

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

To assist senior level professional staff in the execution of professional duties and responsibilities in a campus library, specialized unit, or functional area.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages user services including circulation, reference services, inter-library loans and document delivery services;
  • Provides reference services – desk help, telephone, e-mail and other virtual services;
  • Provides user education services – library orientation, training in the use of electronic and print resources;
  • Assesses user needs and develops service improvements;
  • Prepares subject guides, bibliographies, tutorials and other publications;
  • Assists in the marketing of library services and serves as a library liaison to academic units;
  • Assists in the selection of information resources and library equipment;
  • Oversees the indexing and electronic filing of newspaper articles, journal articles and other materials;
  • Oversees the organization and maintenance of the physical library collection;
  • Monitors the use, functioning and maintenance of the facility, furniture, equipment and supplies;
  • Supervises and trains support staff;
  • Assists in the development of procedural workflows, policies and procedures;
  • Prepares monthly reports and other reports;
  • Provides reference services to users as scheduled on evenings/weekends;
  • Serves on library and university committees as required;
  • Engages in scholarly activities and undertakings that contribute to the profession;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS of MLS) from an accredited university
  • Three (3) years relevant work experience preferably in an academic or research institution

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and online databases
  • Ability to work creatively and collegially with a wide range of groups and individuals in a dynamic environment
  • Emotional intelligence

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