Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa

Resource Discovery Librarian

Kaitiaki Kimi Rauemi

Library Access and Collections, Library, Learning Resources

Te Tuapa Kohinga, Te Whare Pukapuka, Te Ratonga Rauemi Ako

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

We have a vision of people prepared to make a difference: tangata tu, tangata ora. The Library provides services and resources that support undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, learning and research. It does this through the provision of information resources; reference and information services; digital literacy programmes; e-learning support and academic liaison; research support including repositories; Maori and Pacific support and through our heritage collections.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Resource Discovery Librarian who will be responsible for providing access to library resources through the creation, management and analysis of metadata, in all formats to support teaching, learning and research at UC. You will also contribute professional knowledge of cataloguing and metadata (including its local applications) for discovery platforms, including archival and digital repository, to assist in the effective discovery of resources.

As the successful candidate you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree, plus an approved tertiary qualification in Library and Information Studies or equivalent library related work experience
  • knowledge of Maori subject headings, an elementary understanding of Te Reo Maori, Treaty of Waitangi and a commitment to bicultural competence and confidence.
  • considerable experience working within a public or tertiary library environment.
  • knowledge and experience in the cataloguing and classification of information resources using internationally recognised classification scheme
  • The ability to work accurately to agreed standards and timescales to maintain a high-quality database
  • good analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
  • experience using an Integrated Library System Knowledge of current technologies for data collection, manipulation, analysis, and reporting.

Download the full Position Description from our website.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 28 June 2017.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. These documents should link your experience to the position description in particular to the behaviours, skills and knowledge required.

Please contact Joan Simpson, Resource Discovery Manager 03 369-3924 extn 93924 if you have any queries regarding this vacancy.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The University of Canterbury

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