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Assistant Librarian

Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands MidwestTipperary€52,558 - €64,211 per yearFull-time

Qualifications/ Experience Minimum: Candidates must: • have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role. Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service • be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard • have obtained at least Grade D3 or H6/O6 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational programmes) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within the QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise • Post graduate qualification in librarian and information science.

Desirable: Minimum of two years post qualification relevant experience in a university or higher education environment. Competencies Required

• Team Leadership • Judgement, Analysis and Decision Making • Management and Delivery of Results • Interpersonal and Communication Skills • Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development • Drive and Commitment to Public Service Values Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service available here.

Principal duties and responsibilities: • The management of the day to day operation of TUS Midwest – Tipperary campus libraries under the guidance of the Head Librarian, TUS Midwest • The implementation of all TU library policy rules and regulations. • The direct supervision of all library staff based in Thurles and Clonmel libraries and their work • Library staff roster – Thurles and Clonmel • Library staff training – Thurles and Clonmel • To operate the TUS LMS (Koha) • Oversight and preparation of acquisitions, serials and I.L.L. processing at Thurles and Clonmel libraries • To liaise with other TUS library staff in the development and delivery of library services • To assist with the procurement, acquisition and financial control of new library resources and assets. • To collaborate with all relevant academic departments on the Tipperary campuses for the ongoing expansion of TUS library resources and services. • To support the learning and teaching activities of academic staff in Tipperary • To support the activities of the Graduate Research Office and Researchers on the Tipperary campuses. • Cataloguing and classification • The preparation of library guides • The development, organisation and delivery of relevant information literacy tutorials both in person and online (via Teams) • The monitoring, collation and reporting of library statistics • To assist with the preparation of library reports and surveys when required • To assist with TUS Library’s social media channels • To liaise with administrative and support services in Thurles and Clonmel • To assist with or participate in all committees / groups on which the appointee is a member or is assigned. • Available to work scheduled evenings and Saturdays as required during the academic year • To undertake any other duties as defined by the Head Librarian, TUS Midwest or their nominee

Salary Scale: €52,558 - €64,211 per year

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