Assistant Librarian, Systems
Aga Khan University (AKU)
Pakistan, Karachi
4d ago

Responsibilities

You are required to assist in the overall management of AKU’s Library and learning resources as well as the technology systems.

Specific responsibilities include :

  • assisting the Systems Librarian in management of an Integrated Library System (ILS) and working on all library-specific software and tools associated with ILS
  • performing preliminary diagnosis of system problems and consulting with the Systems Librarian regarding their solution
  • participating in the development and management of library social media spaces, discovery platforms, library guides, etc.
  • uploading material to AKU Institutional Repository and Digital Archive
  • assisting in data management i.e. extracting, operating, importing and exporting in library systems
  • liaising with IT department for library-specific software, hardware and tools related issues
  • documenting the processes and procedures as a part of managed approach to change
  • You should have :

  • Master of Library and Information Science with Bachelor / Diploma / Certificate in Computer Science or Master of Computer Science with Bachelor / Diploma / Certificate in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution (relevant equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered)
  • minimum two years’ working experience in library and information management system, preferably in a higher education or research environment
  • demonstrated knowledge of International library systems and standards (MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCCS, Dublin Core and other metadata formats)
  • expertise in Microsoft applications, experience of web authoring tools, HTML, XML, CSS, graphic designing tools, familiarity with SQL
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken
  • positive attitude with the ability to work with diverse library teams
  • ability to take initiatives and suggest out of the box solutions.
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