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

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