Role: Systems Librarian (3 Year Contract)

Grade: Assistant Librarian MIE Library

MIE wishes to recruit an Assistant Librarian for Systems to support, assess and enhance the delivery of services to staff and students. The successful candidate will provide innovative Library services by engaging in proactive systems support and integration and by building on collaborative relationships with staff and students to ensure the Library’s centrality to the mission of the Institute. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to pursue a career in an academic Library within the context of a small team of dedicated Library staff in the provision of a high quality and specialist Library Information Service.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • A recognised postgraduate qualification in Library and Information Studies
  • At least 1 year relevant experience in a Library environment and working knowledge of systems support
  • A thorough understanding of the role of an academic Library and the external information environment in which it operates
  • Strong IT skills (including analytical & technical thinking skills and good systems troubleshooting skills), a forward thinking approach to technology and a willingness to explore opportunities to develop traditional Library services
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • A demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A willingness to work flexible shift patterns including evenings and weekendsDesirable qualifications and experience:
  • Cumas feidhmeannach sa Ghaeilge o Professional experience working as a Systems Librarian or similar, with advanced technology and systems knowledge, skills, and experience. These may include one or more areas of Library systems – Library automation/integrated library systems, library technology, search and discovery, Web services, etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the trends related to the ongoing development of integrated Library systems and of emerging technologies within this area of Library technology and automation.
  • Knowledge of cataloguing principles, including MARC and RDA, is desired.

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Closing date for applications: 19th April 2022 at 5pm

Marino Institute of Education

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