Job: Librarian, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies

Librarian, Founders Library

St. George’s University invites applicants for a full-time position in the Founders Library beginning 9/2/2019.

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Job Description:

  • The Principal areas of responsibility for this position include:
  • Provide professional research and reference service to university’s library users.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of information skills to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and to library workers.
  • Contribute to outreach activities to promote the Library’s services and collections.
  • The efficient and effective operation of the Technical Services section.

The Sub-areas of responsibility:-

  • Collection management and development of the printed books, serial collections and e-journals, including acquisition, cataloging, classification and processing of printed materials and liaising with relevant vendors.
  • Train, supervise and assess library staff in Technical Services duties, procedures and activities.
  • Compile data and prepare statistical and analytical reports of Library activities and operations.
  • Serials management.
  • Manages book repairs.
  • Copyright issues.
  • Answers patron’s reference and research questions; instruct people in the use of the computerized catalog, on-line information resources, the library collection and the equipment and policies of the library.
  • Provides customer service to library patrons; responds to inquiries and requests for information; explains Library programs, procedures and services; resolves customer service issues; interprets and explains library policies, procedures, rules and regulations to staff and patrons.
  • Share administration and updates of Library’s website.
  • Manages or contributes to special projects as assigned.
  • Stay abreast of information needs and trends as well as developments in library and information technology.
  • Participate in professional organizations and attend workshops and meetings.
  • May have in-charge responsibility for the library and for resolving routine operating problems, in the absence of a Senior Librarian or Library Director.
  • May have other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science and three years of library management experience; or an equivalent combination of education,training and experience.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information sciences or equivalent is preferred.
  • Two plus (2+) years working in an academic library.

Experiences:

  • Cataloguing and technical services workflow.
  • Working with electronic databases of bibliographic materials.
  • Provision of reference and research services.
  • Integrated Library systems.

Requirement:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • To ensure full consideration, complete application materials including CV and Cover Letter and names and email addresses of three references should be submitted to be considered.
  • Salary is competitive and paid in US dollars.
  • Review of applicants will be ongoing until the position is filled.

St. George’s University is a truly international recognized institution located in the English-speaking Caribbean island of Grenada, attracting students from over 80 nations. It boasts a new, rapidly developing and expanding campus, designed to meet the needs of modern innovative instruction. The University includes internationally recognized Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and a Graduate Studies Program. The School offers a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating multicultural environment (http://www.sgu.edu/life-at-sgu/index.html). Alongside a dedicated faculty and highly motivated student body, St. George’s University emphasizes the highest standards of teaching, while encouraging research and hosting the Windward Island Research Foundation (WINDREF) on campus.