Academic Support Librarian

Responsible to: Head of Student Services

Responsible for: managing library and full academic support

Liaises with: required to cooperate with all students, parents, external guests, staff and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (academics, services, suppliers, industry, government departments and regulatory bodies)



The Student Services Department (SSD) at DMU KZ provides services to promote student success, personal and professional development. The SSD strive to create a collaborative, holistic, inclusive and supportive environment and experiences for students to develop leadership skills and become contributing members of the DMUK community and beyond. All SSD members help students in their transition to the university and adaptation to campus life and support them in navigating their non-academic and social life.



The post holder will take a proactive approach to building strong relations with academics, students, and other colleagues within the University.



· establish and implement library policies and procedures

· prepare and administer the budget for the library

· allocate funds and monitor expenditure

· determine and implement cost-effective and accurate methods for information retrieval

· develop, organize and maintain library collections to meet the demands of specific user groups

· coordinate print and electronic subscription requests

· select, order and catalog relevant publications and multimedia

· carry out cataloging and classification of all library resources

· ensure a current and accurate inventory of library materials

· maintain records and prepare statistical and analytical reports

· assist users in the location of specific material and information

· guide users regarding internet resources

· train users in the discovery and management of information

· respond rapidly and reliably to information requests through the use of all appropriate resources

· conduct bibliographic searches to support user and organizational information needs

· conduct in-depth research using both online and print resources

· produce abstracts and reports using the research data collected

· stay current with trends and developments by reviewing publications, attending professional events and receiving training from vendors

· develop and maintain relationships with external bodies such as vendors and suppliers

· promote awareness of research resources, library services and learning opportunities

· ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations including copyright in connection with use of library materials and resources

· making sure all users can access library resources

· managing library facilities

· promoting the library’s resources.


Any other duties:

· Other duties that may be seen as being within the scope of this position

· Other administrative works which is agreed/approved by line manager


Requirements and skills:

· data collection and analysis

· organizational and planning skills

· detail-orientated

· strong communication skills – written and verbal

· problem analysis and problem solving skills

· decision-making

· collaborative skills

· adaptability and flexibility

· customer service orientation


The successful candidate should have the following:

· First degree and a postgraduate library and information science qualification; or a first degree in library and information science, information management, or equivalent.

· Experience of designing and delivering information literacy sessions in person and online to a range of audiences.

· Experience of working in an academic library environment.

· Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills.

· High level planning and organizational skills.

· Ability to build positive relationships with staff at all levels, library users and the wider community.

Interest group: Administration and Support
Contract Type: Employment Contract
Employment Type: Full-time

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