Unijobs Ltd on behalf of the University of Limerick are currently recruiting for a temporary position of a Librarian to be based at The University of Limerick. This post is envisaged to last for 5 months.

Collection Development
 Source, Select & Order Material (incl trials & evaluation of new products, vendor relationships, donations, & ULIR … )
 Analysis of collections, incl usage analysis
 Development & updating of policies
 Stock management, incl space planning, withdrawals, weeding, replacing missing & damaged books
 Management of agreed budgets & identification of funding where required

Teaching and Learning
 Analyse information literacy training needs
 Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for library users through a variety of methods
 Engage faculty and other teaching staff to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum
 Deliver effective instructional sessions and/or provide alternate learning opportunities such as library guides, train-the-trainer sessions, or research consultations
 Deliver learning materials and guides in web and/or print formats

Digital Tools
 Identify areas where new online learning and digital tools can place the library into the flow of teaching, learning and research
 Work with the Centre for Teaching & Learning and the Information Technology Division to ensure that online course and subject guides are integrated into learning management systems
 Keep abreast of data management issues within departments
 Test tools and work collaboratively to solve technology problems
 Explore and exploit opportunities for innovative and collaborative projects,particularly using electronic resources and new technology

Reference Service
 Create and maintain appropriate guides and information, print and online
 Participate in staffing the Ask Us service, email and chat
 Provide a consultancy service, with on-call hours for the Information Desk, and a consultancy/referrals process with ‘office hours’
 Provide training and support to library staff in the use of information resources as required

Scholarly communication
 Educate and inform faculty graduate students and campus administrators on issues of scholarly communication
 Monitor patterns of research and emerging issues in scholarly communication
 Promote use of the institutional repository with faculty and research students

 Identify potential topics for exhibits, events, or publications that promote services or collections or support campus goals
 Plan and execute events
 Work with the communications officer on publicity

Engagement & Liaison

 Attend faculty boards, course development boards, and other faculty or division specific meetings, including meetings with the Research Office & with the Centre for Teaching & Learning.
 Participate in university initiatives and discussions, including quality initiatives.
 Seek opportunities to engage with students, e.g. class reps
 Seek opportunities for collaboration in the areas of collections, teaching and research
 Identify funding sources and apply for funding for information provision initiatives

Continuing Professional Development

 Keep up-to-date through reading, attending conferences, seminars, colloquia and workshops, and through participation in appropriate groups e.g. subject librarian discipline groups
 Publish and present at conferences, seminars, colloquia and workshops on topics of interest to the university and/or library community

Each faculty librarian has a particular responsibility to these processes for their own faculty
or division, as well as a general responsibility for the processes across the library. In addition,
each assistant librarian takes particular responsibility for a process area.

If you believe you have the prerequisite skills and experience as outlined in the following job
specification, please apply.

Salary €35-52k


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