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Subject Librarian Esch-sur-Alzette

2021-05-30 00:43:48
Subject Librarian Esch-sur-Alzette
The University | About

The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character . It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education. The University`s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

The University of Luxembourg (UL) is recruiting for the following position at the Luxembourg Learning Centre:

Subject... Librarian

In September 2018, the Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC) opened its doors to the public as the main library of the UL, open to students, staff and the wider community. The LLC supports the mission of the UL “to achieve the highest standards of international excellence in research and teaching, while also fully meeting its distinctive responsibilities as the country’s sole public institution of higher education” by the provision of documentary collections and services. The LLC is recruiting a Subject Librarian as liaison with the academic community, especially in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF). Liaison work includes identifying user needs, developing collections accordingly and planning new resources and services around them that will enhance the collections.


Attached to the Resource & Technical Services Team, this person will be expected to:
• Liaise with faculty, students, staff and other stakeholders of the LLC
• Develop and manage the collection plans and budgets mainly for the subjects of Law, Finance and Economics, and eventually for other subjects like Management or Political Science
• Provide a detailed Collection Development Policy (CDP) that defines the resources and services and make the CDP available to all stakeholders
• Coordinate and deliver training, information literacy, reference and mediation activities related to the subjects of the collections in charge
• Involve users in collection services in order to ensure that the LLC collections satisfy the users’ needs and that all users are aware of the resources and services available to them
• Reply to enquiries, questions and requests for information in the subjects of responsibility
• Create Subject Guides, Web Pages, bibliographies and other appropriate tools in areas of expertise for the different academic and research programmes running at the University
• Analyze trends in relevant research, learning and teaching to develop up-to-date collections and outreach services at the LLC
• Maintain regular meetings with faculty and research staff to ascertain planned curriculum developments and to identify new resources
• Promote and communicate about available documentary resources and the value of services at the LLC through marketing and advocacy
• Assess and respond to diversity in users’ needs and preferences
• Catalogue and classify library resources following predetermined standards and establish a classification plan for a domain
• Interact with colleagues in the LLC Team and others to provide consultation, mediation and guidance in the use of knowledge and information

What We Expect From You…
• Must have at least 5 years’ relevant working experience in an academic library at a similar position
• Required experience in training, information skills and communication actions with users
• EITHER: Master’s Degree or equivalent by work experience in Library/Information/Documentation Science, OR: Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and completed with an Information Management Diploma
• Good oral and written skills in English and French. German and/or Luxembourgish language skills will be an asset
• Advanced use of MS-office and other IT professional tools, knowledge of Aleph being an advantage

• Service-oriented with good interpersonal skills
• Excellent didactical skills
• Flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize
• Team spirit, dynamism and sense of initiative
• Outstanding communication and time management skills
• Information technologies and digital literacy

• Contract Type: Permanent
• Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
• Location: Belval
• Start date: as soon as possible
• Internal Title: Librarian specialist
• Job Reference: UOL04046

What You Have To

Applications should be submitted online and include:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover letter

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception
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