[Adachi Ward, Tokyo] Recruiting a fixed-term staff member in charge of library operations, “Manager in charge of library service design”: Planning and proposing library services in a new complex scheduled to open in January 2020, business reform of the ward library, etc. in charge of
Adachi Ward plans to open the Umeda 8-chome complex (library, childcare salon, NPO activity support center) in January 2020. The complex facility will be developed including surrounding grounds such as adjacent parks and roads, and at the same time each will function as an “integrated public space” that will create value and become a landmark in the Nishiarai/Umejima area. The aim is to enhance the attractiveness of the region by creating a “place”.
The dilapidated Umeda Library will be relocated and newly opened within the complex, and with this as an opportunity, the ward’s 15 public libraries will not only be able to borrow books, but also hold lectures and other events. We aim to create a space that becomes a new place for users by actively holding events, etc. (creating a new public space where users can gather, connect, and create).
To this end, in the future, it is necessary not only to consider new services to be developed at the Umeda Library within the complex, but also to carry out operational reforms of the entire existing municipal library as a prerequisite. By recruiting specialized human resources with experience in business planning (BPR) and service planning, who are good at business sense, analytical skills, planning skills, action skills, and promotion skills, we will We will realize new
1 Matters related to business reform (BPR) of existing municipal libraries 2 Matters related to planning, planning, and promotion of new library services at the Shin-Umeda Library
≪Scheduled term of appointment≫
From April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (5 years)
Regardless of age, all qualifications 1. to 8. below must be met. 1. Must have Japanese nationality
2. Understand the basic philosophy, basic policy, and role to be played in the “Adachi Ward Reading Activities Promotion Plan” and “Umeda 8-chome Complex Basic Concept/Basic Plan” and be proactive in promoting management, library management, and library services. Have a strong desire and enthusiasm to work on
3. Persons who are not currently full-time employees of Adachi City. 4.Do not fall under the category of persons who are ineligible for selection under the Local Public Service Act, etc.
5. Persons who have worked for a private company etc. for 14 years or more after graduating from university.
6. Persons who have worked in a management position for three years in a private company, etc., or have equivalent experience.
7. Persons with experience in business reform (BPR), etc. at a private company, etc.
8. Persons who have experience in planning services, etc. at a private company, etc.
From November 14th (Tuesday) to December 11th (Monday), 2020 ≪Selection date≫
First selection (document review (paper)): Friday, December 22, 2020 Second selection (individual interview): Mid-January 2020
≪Selection criteria and selection method≫
Selection criteria: Must match the qualifications for the screening and the specialized knowledge and experience required of prospective employees.
Selection method: Document examination (paper*), individual interview *Please write about Adachi City’s envisioned initiatives related to library operations and the roles that staff should play (approximately 1,500 characters). The official theme will be announced at the venue on the day.
Why do libraries need outside personnel now?
In addition to simply being a place to borrow books and consume information, libraries across the country are now required to function as new places to promote user activities and interactions. Adachi Ward will also promote new library services by hiring specialized human resources with advanced private sector know-how (experience in business reform (BPR), service planning, etc.).
Specialized knowledge and experience required from outside personnel For the new development of the library in Adachi City, there are two main requirements for the knowledge and experience of the staff concerned.
The first is to review the existing ward library services and carry out business reform (BPR), in order to understand the current state of the ward library, analyze issues, rebuild business processes, and review business manuals. Must have “management sense” and “analytical skills”.
Second, in order to inject new knowledge, knowledge, and human networks into the library, we are looking for people who have experience in planning work not only in libraries but also in social education facilities, private companies, etc. It means being good at “power” and “promotional ability.”
Hiring external human resources in Adachi City
Adachi City has previously hired personnel with specialized knowledge in fields that require a high degree of expertise and know-how, such as “City Promotion Division Manager*”, “Governance Division Manager*”, and “ICT Strategy Promotion Division Manager”, to lead the ward administration. We have been promoting this. This is Adachi Ward’s first attempt to hire external human resources in the library field, and is a rare initiative even among the 23 wards.
*Currently, a proper staff member serves as the section manager. What is “Umeda 8-chome Complex”?
The “Umeda 8-chome Complex” (hereinafter referred to as the “complex facility”) is a library with a new concept by relocating the dilapidated “Umeda Library” to land acquired from the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government in March 2020. A new complex will be created by relocating and building the NPO Activity Support Center and Sekihara Childcare Salon, which are also aging.
In developing the complex, we defined a new vision for the complex from the perspectives of “children,” “placement,” and “connection” in order for the three facilities to work together, and aimed to create a fulfilling facility that is easy for people of all generations to use. I’ll go.
In addition, we will proceed with the integrated development of the complex and surrounding grounds such as parks and roads adjacent to it, so that each of them will function as well as create value as an “integrated public space” and become a landmark in the
Nishiarai/Umejima area. By creating a “place,” we aim to enhance the appeal of the region.
On November 21st (Tuesday), the “Umeda 8-chome Complex Facility Design Outsourcing Proposal Selection Committee” conducted a proposal review, and as a result of the proposal selection committee, “Tomito Architecture + We have identified the Takuya Kawami Architects Design Joint Venture.
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