Head Librarian and Assistant Librarian: (Knowledge Management Centre/ Resource Centre) NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN: Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar / Bengaluru

Recruitment of various Administrative and Technical Posts at the NID Ahmedabad / Gandhinagar / Bengaluru

The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, is an internationally acclaimed as one of the finest educational and research institutions for Industrial,
Communication, Textile and IT Integrated design domains. NID has been declared ‘Institution of National Importance’ by the Act of Parliament, by virtue of the National Institute of Design Act, 2014 and is an autonomous institute under the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The institute offers higher professional qualifications in several disciplines of design at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

NID invites applications from the interested individuals who are qualified and having relevant experience for various Administrative and Technical Posts at NID Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru Campuses, as per the following details, eligibilities, etc. Interested candidates are requested to peruse the educational qualifications, job description and relevant experience criteria thoroughly along with other eligibility criteria before applying. The institute reserves the right to shortlist only most eligible/ suitable candidates for the final interviews/selection process in consonance with the number of post.

The list of posts is as under :
1) Head Librarian (Knowledge Management Centre/ Resource Centre)
9) Assistant Librarian


Place: Ahmedabad (Total Nos. of Post – 01)

Educational Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Experience: Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Deputy Librarian/Librarian in a reputed educational institution / organization /university in the GP of Rs.6600 as per the 6th CPC or Pay Level 12 as per the 7th CPC or equivalent emoluments.
Desirable: PhD and hands on experience of digitization of library, RFID system/library security systems, purchase procedure including online purchases, etc
Upper Age Limit: 50 years as on closing date for receipt of applications.
Reporting to: Activity Chairperson, Resource Centre (KMC)
Job Description: o Head and overall in charge of KMCs at all the three campuses and shall function under the guidance of KMC Advisory Panel and AC-RC.
o Digitization of the important and valuable resources in the KMC, procurement of relevant e-books, emagazines/journals,
to ensure and strengthen the security systems at the KMCs.
o KMC Memberships, circulation, reader related issues, etc.
o Acquisition procedures, approvals, sanctions, etc from the competent authorities.
o Classification of books and AV materials.
o Archival Collection, classification, restoration, maintenance, etc.
o Institutional contacts (memberships, Inter Library Loans, reference services, etc.)
o Reference services to NID community and ongoing research related projects at NID.
o Research based services to faculty and project teams
o Tasks related to reorganizing the Design Classic Collection
o Managing Acquisition Procedures, Classification and Cataloguing,
o Subscriptions/Renewals, Managing the special collection of Documents & AV materials.
o Tasks related to developing a Material Sample Library at NID.

o Annual budgeting and advance planning for procurement of KMC resources at all the three campuses.
o Continuous collaborative support to Research and Publications dept. for NID’s own publication projects.
o Convening KMC Panel meeting periodically.
o Planning and organizing various events like book reading, book reviews displays, etc. in consultation with the KMC
Advisory Panel, to increase the users of the services.
o To create proactive KMC linkages with NID’s academic programmes and research projects by collaborating with the
coordinators and faculty members. Active support of KMC for courses as per the annual timetable should be
o Close coordination with Research & Publications for realising publications from NID archives.
o To explore possibilities for revenue generation for KMC through various means.
o Development of prototype collection and material library.
o To take proactive initiatives for Digitization of NID archives.
o Any other tasks as assigned by the Director


Remuneration: Pay Level – 12 as per the 7th CPC. (Approximate Gross Emoluments at minimum of the scale will be Rs.1,12,902/-)




Place: Gandhinagar and Bengaluru Campuses (Total Nos. of Post – 02)
Educational Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a recognised University/Institution of repute.
Experience: At least 5 years’ relevant experience in library operations in a reputed educational institution/ organization/ university.
Desirable: The applicant should be good at handling Library Automation Software, with excellent communication and administrative skills. The candidate should be an IT Savvy.
Upper Age Limit: 40 years as on closing date for receipt of applications.
Reporting to: Head – Librarian/ Resource Centre/ Dean – Gandhinagar Campus/ Bengaluru Campus
Job Description: o Looking after general administration of KMC
o Correspondence with vendors, publishers, institutions etc., related to knowledge resources
o Obtaining approvals, sanctions, etc from Main Campus
o Acquisition process for books, periodicals and AV materials
o Classification of books and AV materials
o Membership and overall management of front desk and circulation activities
o Reference services to faculty, students and ongoing research related projects at NID
o Data updating, correction, assigning subject entries, annotations, etc to strengthen the KMC database
o Initiate content generation for KMC resources
o Inter Library Loan and online reference services
o Supervision and management of KMC services on Saturdays and during extended hours with flexible work
o Any other tasks as assigned by the institute.
Remuneration: Pay Level – 6 in the 7th CPC (Approximate Gross Emoluments at minimum of the scale will be Rs.

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