Job Categories


Category: General

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences. At 68 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have aided in catapulting regional development. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for the Collections. S/He will be required to lead the Library’s thrust to inspire discovery, cultivate knowledge, advance research, and preserve cultural heritage through the use of its varied special collections.

Key responsibilities will include:

• Providing leadership, strategic vision, and having direct administrative responsibility for all functions of West Indies and Special Collections;
• Providing leadership for, planning, organizing, administering, and managing staff of the section;
• Establishing and modelling performance standards and expectations to foster a positive and innovative culture;
• Overseeing the provision of reference services to faculty, students, and visiting researchers;
• Developing and refining the collection development policy;
• Working closely with preservation and conservation librarian on handling, storing, protecting, and repairing the collections to preserve them and make them available for use;
• Collaborating closely with Systems section to advance the digitization programme;
• Understanding intellectual property and copyright matters as it pertains to special collections management. 

A consultative and inclusive leadership style. Applicants are required to submit a resume giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. Applicants are advised to ask their referees to send reports under confidential cover to the above address without waiting to be contacted. 


• Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies;
• At least 2 years’ experience in leadership and management. 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience and Abilities, Skills And Attributes:

• Previous working experience with West Indiana material and collections would be an asset;
• A demonstrated commitment to research and scholarship; 

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Contact Information
Name: The Director, Human Resource Management Division
Address: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2017-11-13



© Copyright Jamaica Gleaner