The successful candidate’s duties may include some or all of the following:

• To assist in the managing of the day-to day operation of the library
• To assist in efficient use of library resources, for students and staff
• To assist in the supervision of junior staff
• To assist in all administration procedures of the library
• To assist in the procurement/acquisition of library resources
• To assist in the processing and organising of library resources
• To assist in tasks associated with managing the library’s print collections, including weeding, inventory and other stock management tasks
• To assist with maintaining and developing the Library’s online resources,
• To assist in the management of library journal and other subscriptions.
• To assist in the organisation, promotion, and delivery of library information literacy programmes.
• To assist in the preparation of library printed guides and online information literacy guides and in the maintenance of online reading lists.
• To assist in the provision of a library information desk service point and in lending and other services delivered there.
• To assist in the delivery of library reference and enquiry services both in the library building and online.
• To assist in the provision of an inter library loan/document supply service.
• To assist in the delivery of a postal loan service and inter branch loan service.
• To assist in library aspects of the work towards designation as a Technological University, including participation in cross-institutional library working groups and committees.
• To undertake other duties as defined by the Institute Librarian from time to time.

IT Sligo has received funding from the Higher Education Authority ‘Innovation and Transformation Fund’ in order to undertake two projects related to online/flexible learning. Via one of the projects (HigherED4All) we plan to develop flexible, full-time, online/blended degree programmes for students who would find it too challenging to attend an on-campus course –for a range of reasons such as: caring/family business responsibilities; disability; social communication barrier; cost; or geographical isolation. We are implementing an innovative model of learning in order to better facilitate equality of opportunity and access to higher education across Ireland. The other project (iNOTE) is being carried out in collaboration with GMIT and LYIT and seeks to build digital capability for flexible learning delivery in West/North West region. In that project IT Sligo is specifically leading in the development of student support services for online/flexible learners.

The Institute of Technology, Sligo operates a Contract Research Unit (CRU) which provides Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) support to businesses and communities in the region.

The CRU team actively engage with businesses, agencies and other groups in the region to assist them in developing new products, processes and services and to find solutions and improvements to other technical issues. In addition to technical project delivery we also assist clients to source appropriate funding and to identify strategic partners.

The Staff Researcher will report to the R&D Coordinator of the CRU and be responsible for:
o Supporting the Innovation outreach activity of the CRU
o Monitoring and scheduling funding opportunities including Horizon 2020, NPA, INTERREG, EPA, Teagasc, SEAI etc.
o Assisting in the preparation of funding applications
o Supporting the delivery of externally funded research projects
o Coordination with internal departments, supplementary support staff and external partners

IT Sligo’s mission is to advance economic, social, and environmental sustainability through education, innovation, and engagement, producing graduates who are innovative, confident, and capable of leading the development of the region and beyond.

Consistent with this mission, is IT Sligo’s continued growth and strength in online/flexible learning, which has proven highly effective in facilitating widening access to higher education, placing IT Sligo in a leading position in Ireland. Presently IT Sligo has more than 4500 online/blended learning students, enrolled on over award-bearing 140 programmes spanning Levels 6 to 10 of the National Qualifications Framework, taking major, minor and special purpose awards.
Of these students 1100 are enrolled through the Springboard initiative in collaboration with our partners in NIBRT and NUIG.

The post will provide a strategic lead on behalf of the Institute as a whole in relation to sporting and cultural activity on campus, for a combination of academic, student experience and community development purposes. It will be responsible for the management and enhancement of the campus sports facilities and the use by external bodies of sporting and cultural facilities on the campus.

The Institute of Technology, Sligo operates a Contract Research Unit (CRU) which provides Research, Development & Innovation (RD&I) support to businesses and communities in the region.

The CRU team actively engage with businesses, agencies and other groups in the region to assist them in developing new products, processes and services and to find solutions and improvements to other technical issues. In addition to technical project delivery we also assist clients to source appropriate funding and to identify strategic partners.

The Research assistant will be involved in the EU project, ‘Invasive alien species: improvement of understanding and communication ENV.D.2/SER/2019/0006’ The project , now in its second of three years, engages a variety of stakeholders with a view to improved communication and understanding of Invasive Alien Species and their spread and aims for a consequent reduction in level of conflict and misunderstanding around IAS. The overarching aim is to identify knowledge gaps, differences in understanding and perspectives and potential conflicts on IAS and their prevention among sectors and competent authorities throughout the EU involved in at least five clusters of pathways of introduction and spread of IAS. Workshops are regularly held (so far virtual, due to COVID) to facilitate dialogue, improve the level of understanding, and enhance cooperation among these sectors and competent authorities. The project will facilitate the preparation of IAS prevention campaigns to be implemented by these sectors and competent authorities, in order to improve the implementation of the IAS Regulation (IAS of Union concern and other IAS) and reduce the risks associated to the selected pathways.

The post relates to the support of Research in IT Sligo and includes the preparation of financial reports to satisfy project reporting requirements on IT Sligo Research projects including EU projects together with other research projects within CERIS (Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability) and PEM (Centre for Precision Engineering, Materials & Manufacturing) research centres.

SCORE is a €10m Horizon 2020-funded research project to increase climate resilience in European coastal cities lead by IT Sligo.
The overall aim of SCORE is to design, develop, monitor and validate robust adaptation measures in coastal and low-lying areas to protect them from increasing climate and sea level risks, including coastal flooding and erosion, to enhance their overall long-term resilience.

SCORE is a €10m Horizon 2020-funded research project to increase climate resilience in European coastal cities lead by IT Sligo.
The overall aim of SCORE is to design, develop, monitor and validate robust adaptation measures in coastal and low-lying areas to protect them from increasing climate and sea level risks, including coastal flooding and erosion, to enhance their overall long-term resilience.