Vacancy

Digital Services Librarian

October 28, 2020
Type:
Administrative
Category:
Contract/permanent
Section:
Library
Deadline:
November 13, 2020    [ closed ]

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position detailed below:-

Terms of Engagement:

Job Summary: Reporting to the College Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian is

responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources including digital content such as ebooks, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, e-music and information databases.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree of Library and Information Science from a recognized institution. Must have at least two years experience in an academic environment.
  • Those in possession of first degree with at least 5 years’ experience in an academic library and already practicing ICT in their work can also apply.

Duties:

  • Coordinates access and maintenance of the Library's licensed digital resources, including tasks related to contracts, implementation, staff support, troubleshooting, and maintenance of resources. 
  • Works cooperatively with librarians and staff to promote the use of digital tools and resources to serve our community.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.
  • Collaborates with the ICT staff to develop information service strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction with on-site and digital technology resources.
  • Identifies, develops and delivers patron instruction in the use of digital technologies including the development and delivery of library programs.
  • Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services statistical data to Library Administration.
  • Performs other assigned duties. 

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library information technology, systems, products and delivery technologies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software systems and tools, social media platforms and web-based communication, information and collaboration tools.
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for working with the public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and Library staff.
  • Willingness to assist and support
  • coworkers, contribute ideas and maintain flexibility.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library technology environment.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.

should be sent to:

The Registrar

Chancellor College

P.O. Box 280

Zomba

Malawi

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