Head of Carnegie Research Commons wanted: Apply Now
Employer: Stellenbosch University
The ideal incumbent will be responsible for the management of and service delivery in the Carnegie Research Commons.
Monday to Friday, 08:00-16:30
Responsible for the management of the Research Commons;
Delivering a high-quality service to clients of the Research Commons (masters and doctoral students as well as researchers at the University);
Assisting clients with IT-related queries, the video conferencing facility, plagiarism and copyright issues, research data management, referencing, bibliometrics, ORCID profiles and
other research support activities;
Developing training material and presenting training sessions which form part of the generic postgraduate training programme;
Managing staff and student assistants working in the Research Commons;
Marketing services, social events and training opportunities that are offered to postgraduate students and researchers through a variety of media such as brochures, social media and
Information resources management, i.e. evaluating and ordering material for the reference collection of the Research Commons;
Contributing to Library projects, committees and forums.
excellent verbal and written communication skills
RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero
Good training and presentation skills
B-degree in Library and Information Science, or an equivalent qualification;
Minimum three years experience in an academic or research library environment;
Knowledge of and experience in the use of new technologies in the research environment;
Knowledge of plagiarism, copyright and the structure of theses and dissertations;
Advanced knowledge of and experience in reference management and software programmes such as RefWorks, Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Good training and presentation skills;
Excellent interpersonal relations;
Excellent administrative skills;
A high level of computer proficiency, including advanced experience in the use of MS Word and Excel.
Experience on a middle management level in an academic or research library;
Knowledge of changing trends and best practices regarding research support in academic libraries;
Active professional involvement in relevant interest groups and organisations, such as LIASA.
Apply before Monday, May 13, 2019 – 4 Days left
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