Wednesday, 31 July 2013

vacancy of Library Systems Manager @ University of the South Pacific in Fiji

University Library FLI179 

The Opportunity :
  • The appointee will be responsible for the Systems section of the network of libraries at USP.
  • S/he will provide excellent leadership, support, and advice in all areas relating to the utilization and implementation of ICT, in consultation with the University Librarian and professional library staff.
  • Areas include Library Management Systems, Internet and online services (including web and mobile technologies), Database development, Word processing, Desktop publishing, and Digitization.
The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
Education / Teaching / Training
Functional Area:
Teaching, Education, Training, Counselling
Role Category:

Desired Candidate Profile

(UG - B.Tech/B.E. - Computers) AND (PG - M.Tech - Computers) AND ( Doctorate - Doctorate Not Required)
The Person We Seek:

Applicants with the following will be considered for the position; 
  • Masters degree or higher in Library Information Science recognized by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), and a degree in Information Technology/Computer Science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and at least 8 years experience in: (i) Planning, implementation and management of integrated Library Management Systems and software programs associated with library functions;   (ii) Management of wide area and local area networks; (iii) Management of an electronic office (PCs, Windows, mobile devices, etc.) and relational databases; (iv) Programming. (V) Design and management of web sites; (vi) Digitization of library materials;
  • Ability to develop and implement strategy and policy; identify service developments; develop, implement and evaluate procedures, processes and systems; plan and manage projects, budgets and produce reports for the Library systems section aligned to the University Strategic Plan;
  • Self motivation and well developed team leadership, consensus building, customer focus, training, supervisory and performance management skills
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills to work effectively with a diverse and multi-cultural university community in leveraging technology
  • Demonstrated active involvement with local library associations and/or regional and international professional associations
  • Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend duties on a rostered basis

Preference will be given to applicants with: 
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Spydus, Athena and koha library management systems
  • Knowledge of Ezproxy
  • Knowledge of and experience with Greenstone
  • Knowledge of LINUX, Javascript, Perl, HTML, XML, MS Office OS
  • Knowledge and experience with ERAMS (e-resource access and management services), e.g. Serials Solutions) and WSDs (Web Scale Discovery Service, e.g. Summon 2.0, Ebsco Discovery Service, Ex-Libris Primo)

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range:

Band 4 : F$81,145 to F$93,629 per annum

Closing date for applications 23 August 2013.

Company Profile

University of the South Pacific
USP is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The university promotes quality research and provides material incentives and institutional support for dedicated scholars and researchers. With a student population of some 21,000, USP is owned by 12 Pacific Island Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) at the University of the South Pacific offers courses in Literature, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Academic English, Journalism, French, Chinese, Fijian and Hindi. It has a number of high profile scholars and writers on its list of academic staff, including significant authorities in the following areas: Diaspora and Postcolonial Studies, Fijian and Pacific Studies, Applied Linguistics, Endangered Pacific Languages, Poststructuralist Philosophy and the works of Flann O"Brien and James Joyce. The Confucius Institute, The Pacific Writing Forum, Radio Pasifik, Pacific Languages Unit and The Learning Services Center are housed within the School.

How to Apply:-
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University"s on-line E-Recruitment system to view further details.

Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; ph: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

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