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Jamaica Information Service
Category: General

The Librarian reports directly to the Manager, Research and Publications Department, and provides librarian and research services to meet the diverse needs of the JIS staff and members of the public about the Government of Jamaica and the nation itself. The incumbent ensures thatmaterials are current and accessible, and available to library users when required.

Core Functions

 Works closely with DepartmentManager to facilitate the strategic development of the Library

Establish and implements library andinformation, and collections management policies and procedures

Co-ordinates and managesconvenient, accessible library and information services

Maintains the CDS-ISIS databaseand the JIS News and current affairs files

Responds to enquiries and assists libraryusers (internal and external) in accessing resources

Prepare and circulates e-newsletters andbulletins Ensure an accurate inventory of resources

Works with other Departments andprofessional bodies to enhance services and develop initiatives

Promotes the use of the Library


Degree in Library &Information Studies or other related discipline

Exercise self-discipline andtime management in carrying out main duties/responsibilities

Knowledge of current practices,new technologies, and trends in bibliographic control

Must be able to work to tightdeadlines

Proficient in the use of ICTand CDS-ISIS database

Good oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of current affairs and history ofJamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean

Excellent interpersonal skills

Able to understand and respondappropriately to the information agency and to respond to research enquiries.

Knowledge and understanding ofresearch methodologies, the use of search engines and library systems

Deadline: January 20, 2017

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: Director
Human Resources
Jamaica Information Service 58a Half-Way Tree Road Kingston 10
Email: hrmanager@jis.govjm
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2017-01-11



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