|Location:||Cape Town, Stellenbosch|
|Job policy:||Employment Equity position|
Librarian: Research Impact and Research Commons
The successful incumbent will be mainly responsible for operational efficiency and service delivery in the Carnegie Research Commons.
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm.
- Providing a high-quality service delivery to clients of the Research Commons (master’s and doctoral students as well as researchers at the university)
- Supporting clients with IT-related enquiries, the video conferencing facility, plagiarism, and copyright
- Developing training material and presenting training opportunities which form part of the postgraduate training programme
- Recruitment, training, and supervision of student assistants working in the Research Commons
- Marketing of services, social events, and other training opportunities that are offered to clients in the Research Commons through different media such as brochures, social media and webpages
- Responsible for the physical facilities in the Research Commons, including IT equipment, software, furniture, and other equipment
- Information resources management (evaluating and ordering of material for the reference collection of the Research Commons)
- Responsible for the overall administration, usage statistics and day-to-day maintenance of the Research Commons
- Assistance with tasks related to bibliometric services and unique author identification
- Contributing to library committees and forums on request of senior management
- Bachelor’s degree in library and information science or an equivalent qualification
- Minimum three to five years’ experience within an academic or research library environment
- Knowledge of and experience in research evaluation and unique author identifier systems
- Knowledge of and experience in the use of new technologies in the research environment
- Knowledge of plagiarism, copyright, and the structure of theses and dissertations
- Advanced knowledge of and experience in reference management and software programmes such as RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Good training and presentation skills
- A high level of computer proficiency
- Knowledge of changing trends and best practices regarding research support in academic libraries
- Excellent interpersonal relations
- Advanced experience in the use of MS Word and Excel
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent administrative skills
- Active professional involvement in relevant interest groups and organisations, such as LIASA
Commencement of duties: 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date: 23 June 2017
Enquiries regarding this position: Ms Marié Roux on 021 808 2623
Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753
The university will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups
The university reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the university before or on the closing date of the advertised post.
Apply online at www.sun.ac.za/english/careers
Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.
The university reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.
Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.
Posted on 13 Jun 11:18