Senior Librarian – Takiwā

Te Kei (Porirua)

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Reference 21LEHO138

  • Support the Team Lead to develop and deliver library services that focus strongly on the needs of tauira and kaimahi
  • Lead the promotion and provide assistance to tauira to use TWoA online platforms
  • Participate in the ‘digital chat’ roster for library users

About us:

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has been providing transformational education opportunities to New Zealanders for 35 years.  We are a national education provider with more than 27,000 tauira enrolling with us each year.  As the tertiary sector embarks on a challenging and exciting period of change, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is committed to supporting our tauira, their whānau and communities and being at the forefront of Mātauranga Māori tertiary education.

Following a review of the services we provide, we are looking for a Senior Librarian to support the activation of library services in the Takiwā as a centre of learning, promoting and delivering a supportive and effective facility for all tauira and kaimahi.

About the role

The role will provide library services, advice on subject speciality and contribute to the collection management activities in the allocated subject-speciality resources, ensuring that services are delivered to tauira across the takiwā in a professional and timely manner.  The role will also act as a conduit with the national library function ensuring seamless transition of online and physical resources to tauira. The primary objectives are to:

  • Model best practice in customer service and be an excellent communicator
  • Demonstrate the libraries commitment to continuous learning and improvement in order to respond to tauira and their changing needs

Your skills and experience

You will have:

  • A Degree in Library and Information Management (preferably Masters level)
  • A Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • A Full NZ Drivers Licence (Class 1))
  • Demonstrated professional library experience, including special library/tertiary education experience
  • Proven experience using electronic databases
  • Proven experience successfully delivering customer focused solutions to diverse client groups
  • Experience in training or teaching groups and individual
  • Demonstrated experience in a subject knowledge portfolio
  • Conversational level of te reo Māori (TARM level 4 or equivalent qualification)

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Applications close: 20 September 2021