Government of Jamaica


Government of Jamaica

Senior Librarian

Corporate Services Division - Headquarters
(PIDG/LB 4) in the Corporate Services Division, Head Quarter (HQ), salary range $1,577,167 - $1,874,755 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
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Senior Librarian (PIDG/LB 4)

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Director, Information Technology and Knowledge Management, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date library at the AGC-HQ for staff of the AGC (HQ and LSU); monitoring access to online law library resources; maintaining an efficient system for retrieval, dispatch, tracking and security of library resources; and the acquisition and organization of the Department’s legal material in accordance with established standards and procedures. Additionally, the Senior Librarian will liaise with professional colleagues in local, regional, and international organizations to keep abreast of development in law library information. The Senior Librarian also assists in developing policies and procedures for the growth of the component units of the Legal Information Network (LINET).

Key Responsibilities
  • Acquires and circulates local and international material (legislation, law reports and treaties), serials and unpublished material for use in legal research;
  • Provides reference services to users of the Law Library through bibliographic services, literature searches and assistance in the use of catalogues and indices;
  • Develops and maintains a computerized database of the library’s catalogue;
  • Liaises with other Legal Libraries to access inter-lending loan facilities;
  • Designs, implements and maintains systems for the recording, security, control, retrieval and circulation of library materials;
  • Conducts periodic audits of the library’s catalogue to identify material that are overdue or missing;
  • Sources and recommends the purchase of current material both locally and internationally and prepares the required Budget;
  • Peruses local and international periodicals and newspapers to identify relevant legal articles to be clipped out for use as reference material;
  • Implements and manages protocols that support the use of electronic Journals and online subscription databases, eg. Ebsco, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, etc.;
  • Monitors reproduction and editing of all material complied in accordance with the Intellectual Property and copyright laws;
  • Maintains an up-to-date compilation of newspaper clippings, magazines and journal articles relating to the AGC’s core business;
  • Develops preventative mechanisms to preserve and conserve the AGC’s information resource and organisational memory;
  • Promotes the services of the library through development of brochures and other publications and the mounting of exhibitions;
  • Oversees the purchase of amendments to the Laws of Jamaica and supervises the updating of the relevant law books;
  • Liaises with the Chief Parliamentary Council and Jamaica Printing Services with a view to obtaining current legislation from Gazettes and other documents;
  • Represents AGC on the Supreme Courts’ Library Committee providing advice on the activities of the Library;
  • Represents the Attorney General’s Chambers Library on committees involving information resources at local, regional and international conferences;
  • Provides guidance on difficult reference queries.
  • Contributes to the development of the Strategic and Operational Plan and Budget;
  • Develops Individual Work Plans based on alignment to the Unit’s Plan;
  • Participates in meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences as required;
  • Maintains customer service principles, standards and measurements;
  • Prepares reports and project documents as required;
  • Prepares and delivers of Library and Information Management related presentations as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong customer relations skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to influence and motivate others
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications
  • Excellent knowledge of library operations and information management systems and tools
  • Good understanding of standard rules and procedures for the classifying and processing information.
  • Good knowledge of intellectual property and copyright laws relative to document retention and reproduction.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Information Studies, Information Management or related discipline;
  • Certification/training in Supervisory Management;
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in Library or Information Management.

Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Wednesday, 11th August 2021 to:

Director, Human Resource Management and Administration
Attorney General’s Chambers
2 Oxford Road (NCB Towers) (First Floor)
Kingston 5
Email: hrm@agc.gov.jm

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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