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Librarian / Senior Librarian, User Services

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19 Oct 2022

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Digital Library Services

Librarian / Senior Librarian – User Services

The Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) Library seeks a resourceful, self-motivated and service-oriented individual to manage and oversee its user services to provide excellent services to the SUSS community. The successful candidate will also provide curricular, research support and instructional support. He or she will be part of a lean team, working collaboratively to support the learning, teaching and research activities of the SUSS community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement innovative user-centred services at the library space for the SUSS community.
  • Develop policies, guidelines and procedures for service desk operations and circulation services.
  • Oversee and manage the user and access services at the service desk. This includes planning for manpower, training, supervision and rostering of temporary staff (students and part-timers).
  • Oversee circulation, resource sharing requests, requests for inter-library loans and reservation of resources and handle all enquiries related to such requests.
  • Plan and organise the library’s physical resources for easier access and growth. Also oversee shelving, stock taking and weeding of collection.
  • Provide guidance to users on the use of physical spaces, resources and equipment such as media kiosks, borrowing stations, discussion rooms, scanning stations and others. Ensure that all equipment is in good working condition and a pleasant environment is provided for our users.
  • Collate relevant data on user and access services and monitor trends and suggest new ideas for a better user experience.
  • Resolve and troubleshoot all matters related to user and access services and oversee the feedback received and the escalation of complaints and incidents.
  • Perform duties at the service desk which includes handling of user enquiries, request for loans and reservations and library membership.
  • Plan, schedule and organise regular events, exhibitions and workshops at the library as well as coordinating library tours for external visitors.
  • Plan, develop and manage the publicity and promotion of library events, resources and services, and oversee all digital notices and announcements in the library.
  • Provide research assistance and other onsite and online library services and operations as required. Will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Oversee and manage the operations of the library space to ensure a safe and secure environment for all users.  
  • Create and maintain online research guides and other web content for assigned subject areas to support student research needs.
  • Provide reference and research support as well as library instruction programmes to students, faculty and staff.
  • Create FAQs and other information resources related to user services.
  • Lead and or participate in library-wide initiatives and projects.
  • Engage in continuous professional development, and serve the Library and University through representation on internal and external committees, where required.
  • Perform other departmental or organisational accountabilities or duties as necessary or assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Postgraduate qualification in library science or information management.
  • 4-5 years of experience in providing and managing user services as well as the provision of library services including instructional, reference/ research support and outreach services, preferably in an academic library setting.
  • Proficient with library management systems (e.g. Alma), finance systems, electronic resource management systems, linking and authentication tools.
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Familiarity with web publishing tools such as LibGuides and WordPress.
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly service-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as foster teamwork and collaboration with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to work according to changing daily priorities, to shift between multiple tasks effectively and thrive in an evolving work environment.


Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is one of Singapore's six national universities and its mission is to provide lifelong education that equips learners to serve society. Home to more than 14,000 students, SUSS provides an applied education that targets both fresh school leavers and adult learners, with a focus on the social sciences. It adopts a flexible and practice-focused learning approach and offers more than 60 degree programmes in various disciplines. Eligible students taking SUSS's undergraduate programmes enjoy government subsidies and access to government bursaries, tuition fee loans and study loans. For more information on Singapore University of Social Sciences, please visit

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