• Job Reference: 00001700-1
  • Date Posted: 25 August 2022
  • Recruiter: The University of The South Pacific
  • Location: Fiji
  • Salary: Upon Application
  • Sector: Higher Education, Public Libraries, Further Education
  • Job Type: Full-time

Job Description



Laucala Campus, Suva Fiji and Emalus Campus, Port Vila, Vanuatu  


The University of the South Pacific is a uniquely placed centre of excellence in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity. 

Established in 1968, USP is the only university of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 island countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Western Samoa. Students from all these countries attend the University and staff, buildings and programs are located in all the countries. The main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. There is a second campus, Alafua, in Western Samoa where the School of Agriculture is situated, and a third, Emalus, in Vanuatu where the School of Law operates. There are smaller University Campuses in eleven of the twelve member countries. 

A strong outreach program through Flexible Learning serves USP Campuses throughout the region. The multi-cultural nature of the staff and student body give USP an exceptional character. It is a quality institution producing degrees comparable to those awarded by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Graduates from USP are found in important executive positions throughout the public and private sectors in all member countries. 


The Main Library is located at the Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji and is part of the USP Library Network (USPLN), serving students across the regional campuses/centres. It continues to grow its digital collections for equity of access to users whilst ensuring skills are taught for maximum utilization of resources. 

The Library at every campus is the centre of learning with the Network serving over 30,000 students across the 12 countries of the USP region. 

International standards guide library development. The Library employs Sirsi Dynix’s Symphony as its ILS with collections organized using the Library of Congress and Dewey classifications and Moys for law. The main divisions are customer and technical services with specialist Pacific, sport marine and national collections. Professional librarians hold Masters in Library/Information Science and paraprofessionals a Diploma in Library Studies from accredited institutions assisted by support staff. 


The Library seeks applications from dynamic and forward thinking professionals with  the professional qualification of a  Masters In Library Science/Information/Studies and recognized by  library accrediting institutions such as ALIA, ALA and CILIP who value engagement with students and faculty through customer and technical services, to fill the listed vacancies, details of which are provided in the link to USP `Employment Opportunities’ 

Laucala Campus (Suva, Fiji)

  1. Senior Librarian (Technical Services) 
  2. Oceania Sport Information Service (OSIC) Coordinator
  3. Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS) Coordinator
  4. Librarians  

Emalus Campus (Port Vila, Vanuatu)

  1. Emalus Campus – Senior Librarian
  2. Emalus Campus – Librarian 

Interested applicants should refer to Information for International Candidates 

For information, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Reade FONG, University Librarian on or (679) 3232282. 

How to Apply

Application to be sent to:

Closing Date for Vacancy 30 September 2022