Applications are invited for the following post: College Librarian

Purpose of Role

The key role of the post holder is to manage the Shannon College of Hotel Management Library by; developing, managing and delivering to a standard of excellence, professional information support for learning, teaching and assessment to the 25 staff and 400 students of the College. To actively support and advance the colleges research capability and reputation.  As a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland (NUI), Shannon College works very closely with NUI Galway, as our constituent university.

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  • A degree plus a recognised qualification in Librarianship, Information Studies or Information Science.
  • Significant relevant work experience in an academic (preferably 3rd level) environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and presentation skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
Salary Scales:
Asst. Librarian 2: €35,861.00 x 7 = €44,373 p.a. (pro rata)
Asst. Librarian1:€42,477 x 5 = €50,860 p.a. (pro rata)

Candidates should submit 4 hard copies of their application (i.e. covering letter, curriculum vitae and application form) with the names of at least three referees to:

Kate O’Connell, Registrar, Shannon College of Hotel Management, Shannon Co. Clare

Tel. +353 61 712363


Closing date for receipt of applications is: 12 Noon Tuesday 6th November 2012.

 Please note: The job description which follows reflects the core activities of the role, and as the College and the post holder develop, there will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post holder will recognise this, and adopt a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training.

Job Description and Person Specification – College Librarian

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