Monthly Archives: January 2014

Job: Library Director

1/24/14 – Library Director
Name withheld!, Caribbean Netherlands

An accredited International Medical School is seeking a Library Director. The Medical Library is a 7,000 sq. ft., facility which houses computer terminals and the 300+ students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals through OVID and MD Consult.

Sarah P’s comments:  Name withheld – why the secrecy?  It’s really likely that this is the Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean.  There are quite a few positions which crop up if anyone has any interest in medical library positions in nice places.  The question is about reputation.  Here’s an article discusses the ranking of the Caribbean medical schools.

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Job: Reference and Research Services Librarian for STEM

1/24/14 – Reference and Research Services Librarian for STEM
New York University, Shanghai, China

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.

Sarah P’s comments:  NYU also has a campus in Abu Dhabi.  Please see my earlier post for what I know about NYU and its overseas campuses.

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Internship: U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) – 2014 Fall

1/17/14 – Internship: U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid) – 2014 Fall

The Department of State tries to provide Student Interns with opportunities both educationally and professional substantive in nature.  The purpose of the program is to provide students with insight into work of U.S. foreign policy and the administration of the U.S. Department of State and our diplomatic facilities around the world.  Specific duties and responsibilities vary according to the domestic office or overseas post of assignment.

Sarah P’s comments:  While this is not specifically library work, students can request to work with embassy IRO’s (Information Resource Officers) managing the regional library offices and American Corners.

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Job: Assistant Library Director

1/17/14 – Assistant Library Director
Leysin American School, Leysin, Switzerland

Leysin American School (a co-educational boarding school serving grades 8-12, located in the Swiss Alps) is seeking an Assistant Library Director who will manage the School’s Belle Époque Campus Library, which mainly serves the IB Diploma Programme. (Start Date: August 2014)

This full-time, salaried position will entail residential duties, student advising, and other responsibilities typically associated with a boarding
school. On-campus housing is provided. Salary commensurate with experience, degree, and qualifications.


Sarah P’s comments:  FYI:
I do not include every school library position on this blog, only those I find noteworthy and reputable.  In this case, Leysin is an established school in a fantastic location and this position is located on the new campus. However there are mixed reviews on ISR which I recommend reading before applying.  An interesting and admirable thing to note is that the Dean of Faculty has posted a response on ISR discussing some of the negative reviews.  I find this admirable since many administrators refuse to acknowledge the existence or importance (to their detriment) of this review site.

Though the work is hard because you will live in the dorms with the students, the salary is good, the technology offered fantastic, and if you are a skier – this is the opportunity to pursue!

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Job: Librarian for Archival Management and Preservation

1/14/14 – Librarian for Archival Management & Preservation

NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

“The incumbent will help manage acquisitions, care and access to NYUAD’s nascent archival collections and launch collecting processes for historical records of the University. The position involves significant collaborative work with library colleagues at NYUAD and NYU in New York, and across its global sites, as well as with faculty and students in those locations.  The work location is the Abu Dhabi campus on Saadiyat Island.  FYI: The campus is located

Sarah P’s comments:  NYU Abu Dhabi is now four years old and receiving mixed reviews.  I spoke with them at ALA when they were first opening. They were honest in saying that taking a job in Abu Dhabi did not mean you could then transfer back to the NYU US campus.  FYI: The campus is located off the island, a half hour outside of the city.

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Job: Director, Library Services

1/7/14 – Director, Library Services
Ross University, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

(The job is starred meaning that Ross representatives will be attending the 2004 ALA mid-winter meeting.)

The Library Director is responsible for operations of a 13 person library in Dominica and provide assistance to the library at Princess Margaret Hospital. The library in Dominica operates with 2 shifts over a 16 hour period each day.  Ross University offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from the island, a retirement program, tuition assistance benefit, scholarship program for dependents, 100% medical benefits paid for the employee, travel benefits, a living allowance, 57 days of leave (includes days for vacation, holidays, professional development and sick/personal days).  We also offer opportunities for professional development, which includes a conference and book allowance.

Sarah P’s comments: The Caribbean is home to several offshore medical schools catering to students who can’t go to medical school in the US due to lower grades or financial issues.  According to the medical student blogs Ross is near the top of the list.

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Job: Campus Librarian

12/23/13 – Campus Librarian
The University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), Kingston, Jamaica

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the University Library which consists of the Main Library and 4 Branch Libraries and will have a coordinating oversight for all libraries on the Campus.

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