2/2/15 – Campus Librarian II & Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Sarah P’s Comments: These positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving. This means positions appear, on average, every two years. The last time COB listed positions was February 2015 and they were: Campus Special Collections Librarian, Campus Librarian and Law Librarian. Note the long application period: closing date is March 6, 2017.
Summary– Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.
The University Libraries is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at its Northern Bahamas Campus. The incumbent will be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills that engender excellence in librarianship, customer service, collegiality and professionalism. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment, along with a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services within the institution. The duties of the Librarian will include but not be limited to leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with all academic units, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation); and performing other related duties as assigned to support the ongoing development of the University Libraries. Successful candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an accredited university; and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an academic library which includes management and leadership of a library branch/unit.
The University Libraries invites applications for a full-time Law Librarian to oversee the management of the law collections. The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply them within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Law Librarian has oversight of the law reference desk services and collections; responsibility for training, mentoring and evaluating staff evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations; recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards; participating in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations; coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies; supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers; conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions; preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings; serving on library and college wide committees; engaging in research and professional activities; working evenings and weekends on rotation. Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library; skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience. Knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset. This is a faculty position at the rank of Librarian II.
Submission of Materials:
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6, 2017.
Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabus; 4) official copy of all academic records; 5) representative sample of research, publication or creative work; 6) at least one letter of recommendation; and 7) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.