Associate Librarian (Singapore & South East Asia)

National Library Board

Job Description

National Library Board
Arts/Cultural/Heritage, Customer Service

To each reader, the library is a window to a vibrant imagination and exciting possibilities. For families, the library experience occupies a special in their hearts and of memories collected over generations. Libraries hold a special and familiar place in each of our hearts. NLB seeks to provide a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service so as to promote a knowledgeable and engaged society.

If you share our passion to create memorable library experiences for all our readers, we invite you to join the NLB family.

You will be part of the team that develops core national and reference collections, in particular on Singapore and Southeast Asia, and to deliver a comprehensive suite of information products and services to meet the research, information and knowledge needs of library patrons, thereby contributing to NLB’s vision and mission.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strategic collection development and management to build a relevant and comprehensive Singapore and Southeast Asia collectionBuild and enhance national collection (Singapore and Southeast Asia) by collecting, evaluating & researching as well as documenting primary materials of established Singapore history and heritage.

  • Plan and implement quality content creation, curation and outreach activities to promote National Library’s collections

  • Deliver in-depth reference services for specialized areas such as answering reference / research enquiries and provision of research assistance to researchers. (e.g. Research Fellows and Consult-A-Librarian Service).

  • Guide users and staff on use of library resources including planning and conduct of library user education /instructional programs, particularly in areas of specialization.

  • Produce authoritative resource aids for users of all capabilities, especially researchers from leading institutions.

  • Implement and monitor networking, collaboration and engagement with communities to grow the National Library’s existing networks and resources

  • Establish and manage contacts with local, regional and international experts in area of subject specialization as well as nurture new avenues of community contact.  

  • Curate and conduct guided tours of the National Library visitors and peers from local and overseas institutions and showcase the National Library’s collections and services

  • Implement operational and project management for organizational success

Job Requirements

  • 2-5 years of working experience 

  • Possess knowledge in local history and heritage; good research skills and familiar with Singapore content related publishing output.

  • Good project management, organizational, communication and writing skills.

  • Strong interest in library services with good inter-personal skills and networking abilities 

  • Able to interpret the information needs of users and clients with good working knowledge of digital content and online platforms.

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills

  • Able to speak & write in Tamil or Malay Language will have an added advantage

  • Team Player, meticulous and analytical

Successful candidates will be appointed on a 2-year contract.

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