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Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

Curriculum and assessment writers              Bicultural and cultural appraisers

Content reviewers

At the Open Polytechnic we recognise that libraries, archives and places where records and information management are carried out make a profound contribution to their communities. We understand that the future of these depend upon the quality of their staff at all levels. New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, archivists and records and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

As the main provider of undergraduate LIS education in this country, we have a unique opportunity to provide new qualifications that enable libraries, information organisations and repositories to thrive – serving New Zealanders in the information age.

Are you a highly skilled and experienced professional looking for their next challenge? Is it time for a change in direction or a change in environment to further develop your existing skills?

Do you want to use your extensive knowledge of the library and information service sectors to help develop our new programmes: Bachelor of Library and Information Studies, New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies, New Zealand Diploma in Records and Information Management and Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership and grow the next generation of sector professionals?

We are about to start the development of two courses in our new programmes;. We are looking for skilled and experienced people who have employment, training or education experience in the  library, records and information management sectors to write curriculum and assessment material and review course content, including bicultural and cultural appraisal.

We need people with a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi who are subject matter experts or have practical experience in library management and / or records and information management, and who are able to write about one or more of the following:


Collection Management in Libraries

  • Types of collections and their governance
  • Building collections
  • Management of collections
  • Collection access


LIS507:            Principles of Records Management

  • Standards, legislation, theories, cultural paradigms and business practices
  • How to manage business records
  • Digital and physical tools and systems used in core processes
  • Access, use and re-use of records
  • Ensuring good practice



You will have a high standard of written English, excellent communication, relationship building skills to work effectively as part of the development team, and a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Positions are available immediately on a contract basis.

These positions are exciting opportunities for people passionate about building the capability of our workforce to provide information- related services in library, records, archives and other information management sectors. If you want to help develop our programmes and deliver the best possible learner experience, contact us today.

Please send your CV and a cover letter indicating your interests, expertise and availability, to


Job Details

Reference # 18634

Closes 12 June 2017 17:00

Expertise Curriculum Development, Information Services, Library, Records and Information Management

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