The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
The position provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development and delivery of all technical and technology related services, and the incumbent has overall responsibility for all aspects of Library collections to support teaching and research, including acquisition, cataloguing, metadata creation, digital initiatives, scholarly communication, and data management. The successful applicant will provide vision, direction and leadership in
matters to redefine collections, technical services, preservation and digital services in the context of emerging trends in these areas.
The incumbent will:
Be responsible for the management, coordination and direction of
collection development, technical services, digital initiatives and library systems.
Formulate library policies and procedures based on current and emerging
trends in academic library operations in keeping with the academic priorities of the Mona Campus.
Work with Heads of Technical Services and Systems to provide vision, and lead in matters to redefine collections in all formats, technology use, and preservation
Interpret issues with regards to current trends and developments in
library technical services and communicate these to the Campus Librarian
Provide leadership and strategic direction in digital initiatives including the creation and maintenance of a Digital Centre
Develop strategic directions and work closely with relevant Library staff
including the Deputy Librarian Public and Outreach Services to ensure
coordinated handling of all aspects of technical services, library information systems and support for information literacy and instruction.
Plan new projects and activities including new initiatives in Technical and
Work with the Head of Systems for all matters in relation to evaluation and maintenance of the Integrated Library System
Work with the Preservation and Conservation Librarian in the management of the Bindery, including income generating activities
Collaborate with the Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and
Special Projects, regarding disaster and emergency management, and occupational health and safety, and liaise with the safety and security management consultants
Assist the Campus Librarian in managing, directing and monitoring the activities of standing and ad hoc committees, teams, etc.
Detailed application giving
i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and
ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the:
UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE
VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA,
KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I.
Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson,
or Fax: (876) 977-1422.
Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on - Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at (http://www.uwi.edu).
Closing date for receipt of application - February 21, 2018.