Head Librarian

IPU New Zealand
Palmerston North Central, Manawatu
Library Services & Information Management (Education & Training)
Full time

IPU New Zealand is a private tertiary institution situated on an attractive campus of 21.5 hectares on the outskirts of Palmerston North, established in 1990. All undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are fully accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

We are seeking an experienced and qualified librarian to be our Head Librarian at the IPU New Zealand Library. This is a permanent, 40 hours a week position and you will be part of the IPU Leadership Team.

Key responsibilities include the management of the library and IPU archives, including Accessit (the library management system), plus the selection, cataloguing and management of the physical and digital resources. You will be leading the library staff and forming effective and supportive relationships with teaching staff. You will be responsible for developing and providing library education sessions for students, liaising with teaching staff to ascertain requirements. Monitoring budgets and preparing monthly reports will also be part of the role.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a strong organisational focus and possess a positive and respectful
manner. Ideally, you will have a high level of digital literacy and have had previous experience in an academic or educational library. A degree and professional library qualifications are essential for the role, with at least three years’ experience as a librarian.

This is a very rewarding position, offering the opportunity for both personal and professional fulfilment while working in a multicultural environment.

As a staff member at IPU you will have access to the amenities on site. This includes a gymnasium and a dining hall. You will also have your own office and free parking right outside the library.

Please forward a cover letter and your curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees by 31 October 2023 to:
Human Resources
IPU New Zealand
Tertiary Institute
Private Bag 11021
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

Telephone: 06-354-0922

Email: ipuhr@ipu.ac.nz
Website: www.ipu.ac.nz

The Institute reserves the right not to make an appointment or to appoint by invitation. IPU New Zealand is a member of the SOSHI Educational Group that provides education to more than 20,000 students at pre-school to tertiary levels worldwide. Established in 1966, SOSHI Educational Group has educational and research institutes and offices in Japan, New Zealand, USA and Vietnam, including International Pacific University (IPU Japan) in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.