Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017

Media and Information Literacy in Critical Times: Re-imagining Ways of Learning and Information Environments

The annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week activities and the feature conference are important opportunities for stakeholders globally to celebrate the progress achieved towards the process of "MIL for all". Global MIL Week also enables connections and sharing of creative projects, the latest research, new ideas, and information across countries and stakeholders involved in MIL, and in print, screen-based and digital media. Read More Here...

IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017

IFLA’s International Advocacy Programme (IAP) Update – May 2017

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Advocacy Programme (IAP) continues as a worldwide advocacy campaign to get libraries into National Development Plans!
More than 73 countries including Trinidad and Tobago are now part of the IAP. Check out their awareness-raising and advocacy activities in the new IAP Update – May 2017!

Vacancy: Librarian, United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica

Vacancy: Librarian, United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POST OF LIBRARIAN AT

THE UNITED THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE OF THE WEST INDIES

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Librarian of the UTCWI's Library is responsible for the overall management and administration of the library involving the following -:

Collection development and organization.

Development and Delivery of effective public services (e.g., research support for students and faculty and other clients) by providing library and information literacy instruction sessions, or guidance and assistance in using appropriate search strategies to satisfy their religion, theology and other information needs .

Exploitation and introduction of emerging technologies designed to provide effective organization, management and delivery of library services in the modern information environment.

Development of an annual expenditure plan based on collection development goals and the assessment of the library's equipment and other needs.

Preparation, submission and justification of the Library budget, including requests for additional funding that reflect changes to the Library’s academic programs or equipment needs.

ATTRIBUTES

The successful candidate must -:

Possess highly developed analytical, interpersonal and communications skills

Demonstrate knowledge of library work in an increasingly digital environment and offer suggestions as to how emerging technologies may be adapted by UTCWI

Be proficient in the use of appropriate Information Technology applications

Be a successful manager with team building knowledge and skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate should possess-:

a) Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Studies with a minimum of three (3) years experience managing or working in a library, OR

b) Master in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) with a minimum of 2 years experience managing or working in a Library, OR

c) Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies (MALIS) AND

d) Knowledge of theological and religious studies and related fields

INFORMATION ABOUT THE UTCWI

The United Theological College of the West Indies (UTCWI) is an ecumenical seminary training male and female clergy and laity for Protestant denominations throughout the Caribbean, Founded in 1966, it is located adjacent to University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus . It is affiliated to the University of the West Indies, forming the Department of Theology in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. UTCWI offers eight major academic programmes including certification at the Licentiate, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degree levels, five of which lead to University of the West Indies awards, two to its own awards, and one offered jointly with Columbia Theological Seminary located in Georgia, USA. It is owned and operated by six (6) Denominations representing, Anglicans ( Diocese of Jamaica & The Cayman Islands) Baptists (The Jamaica Baptist Union), Lutheran,, MCCA ( Methodist Church in the Caribbean and Americas) , Moravian and the United Church in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands

REMUNERATION/ BENEFITS

Particulars concerning remuneration/benefits , may be obtained by contacting unitheol@cwjamaica.com

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Letters of application including a full C.V and the names and contact details of 2 referees should be addressed to The Administration Office, (Attention Miss Pat Dale) United Theological College of the West Indies, 7 Golding Avenue, Kingston 7, and be sent no later than June 30, 2017 to the following e-mail address-: presutcwisecretary@gmail.com

Vacancy: Deputy Librarian, Collections, Technical Services, and Digital Technologies – UWI Mona, Jamaica

Vacancy: Deputy Librarian, Collections, Technical Services, and Digital Technologies – UWI Mona, Jamaica
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
MONA, JAMAICA, WEST INDIES
LIBRARY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:
Deputy Librarian, Collections, Technical Services, and Digital Technologies

The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in leadership and management. The applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship and have a leadership style that is consultative and inclusive.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development and delivery of all technical and technology-related services, and the incumbent has overall responsibility for all aspects of Library collections to support teaching and research, including acquisition, cataloguing, metadata creation, digital initiatives, scholarly communication, and data management. The incumbent will provide vision, direction and leadership in matters to redefine collections, technical services, preservation and digital services in the context of emerging trends in these areas. The incumbent will:

  • Be responsible for the management, coordination and direction of collection development, technical services, digital initiatives and library systems
  • Formulate library policies and procedures based on current and emerging trends in academic library operations in keeping with the academic priorities of the Mona Campus
  • Work with Heads of Technical Services and Systems to provide vision, direct and lead in matters to redefine collections, technology use  and , preservation
  • Provide leadership regarding the development of collections in all formats
  • Interpret issues with regards to current trends and developments in library technical services and communicate these to the Campus Librarian
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in digital initiatives including the  creation  and maintenance of a Digital Centre
  • Develop strategic directions and work closely with relevant Library staff including the Deputy Librarian Public and Outreach Services to ensure coordinated handling of all aspects of technical services and library information systems
  • Plan new projects and activities including new initiatives in Technical and Digital Initiatives
  • Work with the Head  of Systems  for all matters in relation to evaluation  and maintenance of the Integrated Library System
  • Work with the Preservation and Conservation Librarian in the management  of the Bindery,  including income generating activities
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects,  regarding disaster and emergency management, and occupational health and safety, and liaise with the safety and security management consultants
  • Assist the Campus Librarian in managing, directing and monitoring the activities of standing and ad hoc committees, teams, etc.

Detailed application giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail: (oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm OR deon.simpson@uwimona.edu.jm) or Fax: (876) 977-1422.

Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on – Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: (oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm). The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at (http://www.uwi.edu).

Closing date for receipt of application – April 30, 2017.

Vacancy: Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects – UWI Mona, Jamaica

Vacancy: Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects – UWI Mona, Jamaica

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
MONA, JAMAICA, WEST INDIES

LIBRARY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:
Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects

The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in leadership and management. The applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship and have a leadership style that is consultative and inclusive.

Duties and Responsibilities

This role provides strategic and operational leadership in the development, management and delivery of excellent and sustainable services to support the teaching, learning and research of the University community, as well as leadership in the creation and execution of special projects and initiatives. The incumbent will work with Heads of Branches, the Head of Public Services, and the Coordinator of the Mona Information Literacy Unit (MILU), to provide leadership in areas of public services, teaching/learning and outreach, assessment, and user experience, and will:

  • Provide leadership for all Public Service  and Outreach activities of the  Mona Library and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence in service
  • Create and lead in the execution of Library policies and procedures based upon current and emerging  trends in academic library operations
  • Work with Heads of Branches and the Head of Public Services to create and support the execution of traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and future needs of patrons and advance the strategic objectives of the Library
  • Provide vision and leadership for various outreach activities and coordinate the development of a comprehensive marketing and advocacy programme
  • Have primary responsibility for grant-writing, and developing projects and activities including new initiatives
  • Lead in the development of collaborative  Campus partnerships with units, e.g. the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS), and Mona Office of Research and Innovation (MORI)
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders with regards to special projects
  • Assist with the supervision of professional staff with respect to hiring, deployment, job descriptions, appraisal, and career development
  • Advise and assist the Campus Librarian in the formulation of strategic direction in relation to facilities  and space management
  • Assist the Campus Librarian in managing, directing and monitoring the activities of standing and ad hoc committees, teams, etc.

Detailed application giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail:(oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm OR deon.simpson@uwimona.edu.jmor Fax: (876) 977-1422

Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on – Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: (oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm).  The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at (http://www.uwi.edu).

Closing date for receipt of application – April 30, 2017.