LOCAL RECRUITMENT (Tokyo, Japan)
Library & Information Services Coordinator (Personnel Service Agreement – PSA) Organizational Unit
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
: [email protected]
29 April 2016
United Nations University Objectives: The UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University functions as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and serves as a platform for new and innovative ideas and dialogue. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu. United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS): UNU-IAS is a new UNU institute, created in January 2014 by consolidating the former UNU Institute of Advanced Studies and UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP). It is based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information please visit http://ias.unu.edu United Nations University Library (UNU Library): The UNU Library is responsible for providing library, documentation and information services to assist research and postgraduate education programmes throughout the UNU System. The Library selects, collects, catalogues, indexes, organizes, acquires and maintains the collections & information resources to enable continuous research and learning environment. The Library also disseminates information or knowledge gained in UNU activities to scholars and to the public. An open source integrated library management system selected is a key to upgrade library’s information resources management and support individual knowledge management For more information on the UNU Library Online Catalogue, please visit https://library.unu.edu/.
Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the Director of UNU-IAS, and under the direct supervision of the UNU Librarian, the position is required to take leadership roles to maintain and improve the collection management system and information services; deliver high quality of library services to clientele in a small but trusted team. Work assignments: 1. Technical services for the Integrated Library Management System : Maintaining bibliographic and other resource files in the integrated library management system KOHA according to the bibliographic/meta data standards such as AACR 2 and various MARC formats; Testing various modules and features such as authority file functions. Updating the online public access catalogue and contents. Catalogue UNU publications, documents, other selected materials and online resources. Index catalogued items and assign appropriate subject keywords in the UNBIS Thesaurus. 2. Build high quality information services mechanism and provide effective services: Implement information services for researchers, postgraduate students and the public. Provide contents for the Web sites and the intranet. Building the UNU digital archives of research outputs and official records: Gathering the research outputs produced by the UNU research institutes. Digitizing archival records of UNU research outputs and official records prior to 1992. Catalogue and index digitized archival materials. Sha