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Senior Specialist in Knowledge Management Team

Department: Learning Resource Center

Reports to: Head of LRC Enhancement Team

Duty station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Opening date: 29.11.2022

Deadline: 20.12.2022 

 

PURPOSE: To take a leading role in the provision of an effective library and information service to all library users, providing senior in-depth support to WIUT Community in related areas

CONTEXT: Senior Specialist in Knowledge Management has frequent contact with academic staff students and researchers and they are expected to engage fully with the relevant Courses to ensure that services and stock support the curriculum. S/he will have a sound understanding of digital developments and their implications for learning, teaching and the provision of library services and stock. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop a high level of subject information expertise relevant to the requirements of the University, matching the resources to the needs and policy of the course. Take a lead role in review and validation activity;
  • Lead the design and delivery of information literacy skills programs for all levels of learning 5 sessions a month;
  • Take a leading and proactive approach to developing academic staff members’ information literacy skills;
  • Take a senior role in ensuring effective links between academic staff and the library, particularly but not necessarily exclusively in the subject areas associated with the post; attend all relevant course committees and meetings on behalf of LRC, and report back regularly to the LRC Manager;
  • Develop library collections in any form of media leading on the investigation and exploitation of electronic information services;
  • Actively participate and/or lead meetings and project teams with a view to developing and maintaining the best possible quality of service;
  • Lead and manage high quality, innovative approaches to academic liaison, information skills, collection development and enquiry services in active partnership with Schools and other departments to anticipate changing information and educational requirements;
  • Review existing site based enquiry services and information literacy programs (face to face and virtual) make recommendations and implement changes to existing services;
  • Establish and lead an ongoing program of projects and developments in support of the development and exploitation of electronic and printed collections;
  • Conduct induction sessions for the existing students, staff members, applicants and their parents;
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate within their competence as required by LRC Manager.

Person Specification  

Short-listing is carried out on the basis of the evidence candidates offer in all areas of this specification.

The appointee should be able to demonstrate the following:

Qualification

  • 1st Degree in the area of specialization is compulsory;
  • Master’s degree in the areas taught at the university;
  • English language proficiency as for the Academic Staff.

Experience

  • Knowledge of contemporary developments in the areas taught at the university;
  • Experience of supporting university courses in the discipline outlined in the advertisement;
  • Experience of preparing learning support materials in a blended (face to face and online) environment;
  • Supervisory experience.

Aptitudes, Abilities, Skills and Personal Qualities

  • The ability to work to agreed timescales while standards of accuracy are maintained;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good organizational, analytic and time- management skills;
  • The ability and enthusiasm to adapt to changing professional standards, information technologies and educational requirements;
  • A good spread of relevant IT skills and knowledge in educational software tools is desirable;
  • An aptitude for the motivation of both self and others;
  • Ability to be an active and effective team member;
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm and a willingness to undertake a complex variety of tasks.

How to Apply

To apply please complete the application form online.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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