Job: Systems & Network Services Librarian

10/23/14 –  Systems & Network Services Librarian
RFK Library, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

The Library seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic librarian who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is adaptable, intelligent, possess a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multicultural institution.

The Systems & Network Services Librarian will provide leadership in planning, implementing, and coordinating the Library’s current information technology and onward to the next generation of library information technology.  The Library’s integrated library system (SIRSI Dynix) is housed on a server in the Library. The Systems & Network Services Librarian will oversee the data merge of another University library collection in the integrated library system. The Systems & Network Services Librarian serves as the webmaster of the Library’s webpage ( and will oversee a repository of University theses.

Sarah P’s comments:  I have two friends who have worked and lived on Guam and enjoyed the location in part in part because it is a jumping off place for traveling the South Pacific and Asia.  This is the third position recently listed in the region:  Fiji and Palau are the other positions.

Program: ALA Midwinter International Discussion

10/23/14 –
  • Do you have an international program at your library you’d like to discuss?
  • Have you had an opportunity to integrate your library into your campus’ international agenda and you’d like to share your experiences? 
  • Are there issues or practices that you’ve found informed by work happening abroad?  
If you have something to share with your colleagues on this, or any other internationally related topics, and you’ll be physically attending ALA Midwinter in Chicago, please either email me directly, or share with the list.  Date/Time TBA
 Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Evviva Weinraub  (ACRL IPDG Convener)
Director, Emerging Technologies & Services
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
121 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501

Program: 2014 Global Education Conference with Librarian Strand

10/23/14  –  GlobalEdCon 2014 – Call for Proposals Open Until November 1st

The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year’s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. All submissions must relate directly to the Global Education Conference mission of increasing opportunities for collaboration, developing active global citizens, and ensuring educational opportunities for all. Please see the Call for Proposals and get your submission in soon! This year we have a special Global Teacher-Librarians strand — so be sure to include your friends from #TLChat and #Lib2014 in this great opportunity to connect globally. Share this opportunity with your colleagues! Additionally, we are hoping to have a great set of student presentations this year. Have your students participated in a global project recently? Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? Be sure to check out the Student Strand and consider encouraging your students to submit a presentation proposal.


Job: School Librarian

10/21/14 –  School Librarian
Dongguan, China

This international school based in Dongguan, China has seen great success over the last few years and opened with approximately 50 students, now has over 230 with a waiting list for and wishes to employ a new Librarian.

Are you a Librarian who is interested in working in an outstanding International School? Do you want to be an hour drive from Hong Kong? If so this school in Dongguan, China needs you today!

50% of the children are local, 50% are expatriate and they need to employ a Librarian in order to expand further and enjoy the high levels of education on offer.

You must be a fully qualified Librarian and hold the equivalent of a PGCE or B.Ed in order to be eligible – you must also have 2 years solid teaching experience and due to visa restrictions in the local area you cannot be over the age of 58 years of age.

The school remuneration package includes:

***Sliding scale salary – experience dependent
***Fully furnished western style accommodation
***Return flights
***Retirement scheme
***Shipping allowance
***Schooling for 2 dependent children
***Visa Assistance
***All Chinese taxes assumed by the school

The school is a 12,000 square meter educational facility atop 30,000 square meters or almost 8.5 acres. The campus houses 50 classrooms within four floors. The 5th floor has an additional 6 classrooms and a conference room. They boast an 800 square meter indoor bas¬ketball court fully equipped with shower and changing rooms. The cafeteria can currently seat 120 students but has the capacity to expand to seat 300 students. The campus has the potential to incor¬porate a multimedia meeting room, an art facility, music rooms, theater and a rock climbing wall. The school also has a 5-laned 300m running track, long jump pits, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts and playground.s

Please send your CV to Jonathan Sammons at Edustaff International today!

Sarah P’s comments: Normally as master’s degree and certification are acceptable when a British PGCE is asked for (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). They do not mention curriculum however it is likely to be either IB or British National Curriculum and familiarity with either or both will likely help. Could not find any school reviews.

Job: Director of Library

10/21/14 –  Director of Library
Lincoln University,Christchurch, New Zealand

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based University, globally ranked, and delivering research, training and graduates to the dominant and growing sectors of the New Zealand economy. Library, Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University provides highly integrated library, learning and research services in a modern learning environment.

We now seek to appoint an experienced University Librarian and Director to take up a key leadership role during one the most exciting chapters in Lincoln University’s long history.  As the University Librarian and Director of Library, Teaching & Learning, your role will be responsible for the development and delivery of library, teaching and learning services to support the Learning and Teaching, Research and Whenua Strategies of the University.

You will play a key role in developing and refreshing these strategies and other strategic initiatives for the University including giving effect to its open access position. As the Lincoln Hub develops, this role will be expected to work across organisational boundaries to develop cohesive and innovative models of collaboration.

With a highly experienced Library, Teaching and Learning team in place, you will be immediately working with a team ready to be further developed and empowered. You will have significant leadership experience at this level, enjoy driving change and organisational development to improve internal performance, not just within your team, but within and across the wider organisation in the rapidly changing environment.

We are very interested in hearing from applicants who:

  • Bring a track record of leadership and development of academic libraries;
  • Are pro-active, enthusiastic, and can demonstrate the ability to lead in a changing environment;
  • Have recent, demonstrable library and educational experience;
  • Have experience in managing a range of complex and interesting professional relationships both internally and externally, e.g. tertiary institutions, research sector, industry.

In return, you will receive:

  • The ability to lead a high performing team in the development of the University Library and its learning and teaching services;
  • The opportunity to work as part of the Executive Leadership Team within a role and organisation that offers a real platform to add value not just to the organisation, and a key sector of the economy, but also to your career;
  • Excellent working environment, within a proud and focused organisation;
  • Commencement of the position in March 2015;
  • An attractive benefits package including a generous holiday entitlement.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please email Sheelagh Matear (Assistant Vice Chancellor Academic Programmes & Student Experience)

How to apply: Further information, including a full job description and person specification, is available through our website All applications must include a completed application form, covering letter and CV.

Applications close on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at 4.00pm.

Sarah P’s comments:  It is unusual to see an advert for a position in either New Zealand or Australia simply because they have plenty of qualified librarians.  Reading about the college I wonder whether they are try to create a more global faculty.  Either way it’s a rare opportunity in a beautiful location as long as you take plenty of sunscreen to counteract the ozone hole problem.

Program: IFLA Webinar for Latin America & Caribbean

10/17/14 –  IFLA Webinar for Latin America & Caribbean

For librarians who speak Spanish and/or Portuguese:

For more than three years IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group have presented successful webinars on topics of interest to librarians, library associations, library schools, decision makers and library professionals. Now, in collaboration with the Latin America and Caribbean Section of IFLA, and the School of Information, Documentation and Library of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Campus, we are pleased to present a new series of webinars in Spanish and Portuguese with the purpose of providing programs about timely library issues for our Latin American and Caribbean colleagues.

Job: Book Publishing & School Libraries Manager

10/16/14 –  Book Publishing & School Libraries Manager
Room to Read, Africa

The Book Publishing & School Libraries Manager, Africa is part of Room to Read’s Global Office Literacy Team. The primary duties of this position are to contribute to the design of the worldwide program frameworks for Quality Reading Materials, School Libraries, and Family & Community Engagement, and to support Room to Read’s Africa Country Offices in updating and contextualizing program content and professional learning materials in alignment with Room to Read’s global model. This position is based in Pretoria, Lusaka or Dar es Salaam and reports directly to the San Francisco-based Literacy Manager.

Sarah P’s comments: Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in San Francisco, California and founded on the belief that “World Change Starts With Educated Children,” the organization partners with villages to build schools. It also establishes libraries and fills them with donated English and local language books purchased in-country or self-published, creating a child-friendly environment that includes posters, games, and furniture.

Room to Read has so far been very successful and has built 1,450 schools and established 12,522 libaries in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. As Room to Read has expanded more job opportunities have appeared. There are also internship and volunteering opportunities and I believe this organization is one all librarians should be trying to support.