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University of the West Indies
dynamic leader
Category: General
Description:
The University of the West Indies announces a vacancy for a dynamic leader with an understanding of current issues in academic librarianship and a clear vision of the library of the future to serve as Campus Librarian for its Cave Hill Campus. The appointee is expected to participate in decision making at the Campus Management level. To be considered for appointment candidates are required to have:

Special Expertise/Area of Concentration

A clear understanding of both information technology and information literacy and their changing roles in higher education;
A thorough understanding of and commitment to the many facets of academic life;
Commitment to the recruitment and development of a team which is skilled and highly motivated to remain relevant in this age of evolving technologies;
Experience with grant writing and spatial planning. 

Personal Attributes

Ability to provide visionary and innovative leadership;
Excellent skills in budgeting, communication, interpersonal relations, management and strategic planning;
Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement innovative strategies to enhance services.

Successful applicants will be expected to assume duties by August 1, 2019, or as soon as possible afterwards. Details applications (three copies) giving full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata and the names and addresses of three references should be sent to University Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice Chancellery, UWI, Mona, Kingston 7, JAMAICA W.I. E-mail: oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm Fax: 876-977-1422, from whom application forms, further particulars of the post and full details of the remuneration package are available
Qualifications:
Qualification/Experience

Postgraduate degree in Library and/or Information Science;
Doctorate in either Library/Information Science or another discipline will be an asset;
Candidates should have substantial managerial and administrative experience (at least 7 years) in positions of increasing responsibility in a university or research library;
Distinguished record of contribution and service to the profession locally and internationally;
A strong record of distinguished publications (e.g. scholarly annotated bibliographies, outstanding contribution to the knowledge of the field based on original research as evidenced by books, chapters in books, articles in refereed professional journals, etc.);
Thorough understanding of the practical issues surrounding the design, evaluation, and re-design of user-centered library spaces and services;
Working experience in environments where traditional librarianship integrated with new technologies to develop innovative information products and services.
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Contact Information
Name: N/A
Address: University Registrar, Office of Administration, The Vice Chancellery, UWI, Mona, Kingston 7, JAMAICA
Email: oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 876-977-1422

Ad Post Date: 2019-04-15

 

 

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