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From: Dr. Indira Koneru <indk68 at hotmail.com>
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Job: Chief Librarian International Rice Research InstituteLocation : Los Baños, PhilippinesExperience : 5-10 YearsLast date of Submission : 15 Sep 2010
Job Description:Formulates library policies and strategies for senior management consideration, playing an instrumental role in the identification and introduction of improvements in library services.
Manages a team of librarians and paraprofessionals engaged in the provision of information service; Supervises, trains, provides oversight of library employees in developing and carrying out their tasks. These supervisory activities include staff meetings, training, work review, and evaluation.
Monitors the librarys financial resources.
Develops a program to digitize the IRRI Librarys collection and the system of curation for those resources.
Leads the IRRI library in its transformation to the modern system of curation, creating a knowledge hub where IRRI staff, collaborators, private and public partners would fully utilize the library as the center for information discovery and learning.
Leads the evaluation, selection, acquisition, and organization of information resources in various formats; liaises with information providers and aggregators; negotiates for and approves license agreements involving journal and databases subscriptions.
Oversees the Librarys integrated computer system by regular monitoring, upgrading, database management, altering system parameters when necessary, providing troubleshooting initiatives, and coordinating with Innovative Interfaces and ITS to ensure that the system is running seamlessly.
Directs the librarys reference service acting as the ultimate source of information when all resources have been exhausted.
Coordinates document delivery by planning and leading the introduction of applicable technological innovations, including the implementation and management of the librarys electronic information service accessible to and serving a worldwide audience.
Provides expertise in the preservation of library resources to ensure their accessibility for future generations of users.
Designs training modules/programs for on-the-job training of librarians from other institutions.
Participates in professional activities that help promote the librarys objectives, e.g. serving as resource person in various professional venues.
Required Qualifications:Masters degree in Library or Information Science;
At least 5 years of experience;
Ability to manage special or academic libraries using digital library management systems such as Millenium or MARC; administrative skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
If interested, mail your Resume at IRRIRecruitment at irri.org
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