Monthly Archives: November 2014

News: Thanksgiving Around the World

11/27/14 –  Thanksgiving Around the World

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Job: Lead Teacher, Lead Librarian

11/26/14 –  Lead Teacher, Lead Librarian
The Quarry Bay School Learning Centre, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments:  I am normally wary of positions which ask a person to both teach and run a library as, in my experience, the library usually comes second and thus suffers.  If you apply and interview I would ask questions about the equal division of duties. Could not find any reviews.

Responsibilities
The Quarry Bay School Learning Centre (Library) is an integral part of the learning experience provided for students; and an essential link between the IB Primary Years’ Programme (PYP) curriculum framework and information resources. Our vision is to foster an environment that not only encourages children to love books and reading; but also helps students develop higher order information and research fluency skills.

Quarry Bay School’s recently renovated Learning Centre (Library) is a focal point for the school and is bright, welcoming, child-friendly and space!

The Lead Teacher (Teacher Librarian) will be an enthusiastic and exemplary classroom practitioner. They will be passionate about literature, reading, learning technologies (LTs) and collaboration with classroom teachers, specialist teachers and year groups. They will promote the profile of the Quarry Bay School’s Learning Centre as a significant resource and a critical part of daily learning across all year levels. They will be a leader of learning and teaching across the school and promote high quality opportunities for the students. They will ensure a dynamic, consistent and school wide approach to the position.

The Lead Teacher (Teacher Librarian) will further be expected to:

  • engage and challenge learners within a supportive, information-rich learning environment
  • provide exemplary library and information services
  • evaluate student learning and library programs and services to inform professional practice
  • create and nurture an information-rich learning environment which supports the needs of the school community
  • provide access to information resources through efficient, effective and professionally-managed systems including the provision of digital resources and an online presence (i.e, QOODLE, social media)
  • foster an environment where learners are encouraged and empowered to read, view, listen and respond for understanding and enjoyment
  • collaborate with teachers to plan and implement information literacy and literature programs that result in positive student learning outcomes including close collaboration with the ICT Coordinator
  • ensure that their programs are responsive to the needs of learners in the school community
  • support learning and teaching by providing equitable access to professionally-selected resources
  • assist individual learners to develop independence in their learning
  • appreciate and teach the appropriate and relevant use of LTs and information resources
  • ensure that the library’s policies and procedures implement the school’s mission
  • provide exemplary reference and information services to the school community
  • strategically plan and budget for improvement in library and information services and programs
  • evaluate student learning to provide evidence of progress in information literacy and reading

Requirements
You will need to be an experienced and qualified primary teacher. In addition you will have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of information literacy to enable you to support students across the primary phase; to realise the full potential of the library as a centre of learning.

Apart from being a great teacher, having a recognised library qualification would be beneficial. You will be a highly motivated, enthusiastic and energetic individual who loves working with children. You will be a great team player, very well organised and possess excellent spoken and written English skills. Your warm personality coupled with strong interpersonal skills will enable you to communicate effectively with all members of the school community.

Whilst library qualifications are desirable, you will also be someone who has a love of books and be sufficiently well read to be able to recommend appropriate reading materials to both students and adults. You will feel confident and comfortable working with groups of children, staff and parents across the primary phase and be passionate about learning.

The candidate for the Lead Teacher (Teacher Librarian) must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria. He/she must:

  • have appropriate qualifications and experience
  • be student-focused and set high expectations in terms of learning outcomes and delivery of those outcomes
  • thoroughly understand how all learners develop and apply lifelong learning skills and strategies
  • know about learning and teaching across curriculum areas and developmental levels
  • have a rich understanding of the school community and curriculum
  • have a specialist knowledge of information, resources, technology and library management
  • be well-informed about information literacy theory and practice
  • have a sound understanding of how children and young adults become independent readers
  • comprehensively understand the role of learning technologies (LTs) in lifelong learning
  • have a detailed knowledge of current educational pedagogy
  • be thoroughly familiar with the information literacy and information needs, skills and interests of learners
  • fully understand the need to cater for the social, cultural and developmental backgrounds of learners in program implementation and curriculum resourcing
  • have a comprehensive understanding of literacy, literature for children and young adults, curriculum and specific programs in schools
  • have a detailed knowledge of how to promote and foster reading
  • understand that professionally managed and resourced school libraries are crucial to the achievements of the school community
  • have had primary school library experience or role which demonstrates leadership of learning and teaching across the school
  • have understanding/experience of OLIVER
  • Have PYP experience or experience in a transdiscipinary curriculum

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2014

Please contact Doris Wong by 25664457 or doris.wong@qbs.edu.hk for enquiries only.
Applications must be submitted online through http://recruit.esf.edu.hk
Step 1: Go to the Registration tab and register. You will then receive an email with an activation link.
Step 2: When your account has been activated, login to the system and click “Job Listing”
Step 3: Check the box next to the job(s) that you wish to apply for and click “Apply & Continue” at the bottom of the page.

Quarry Bay School
Website: http://www.qbs.edu.hk/
Principal: Ms Wilhelmina Dunstan
Quarry Bay School is a four-form entry school with approximately 720 students.

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Job: Telework Client Services Manager

11/26/14 –  Telework Client Services Manager
New Jersey, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  this position is listed via Virtual Vocations and you must be a member to apply.

 

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 – This job expires in 24 days

A professional association is seeking a Remote Client Services Manager in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Individual must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing programs and events that build customer relationships and drive IEEE usage and awareness for user communities, including librarians, engineers, researchers, students and faculty
  • Training librarians, end-users, regional sales staff and dealers in effective use of the IEEE digital library and electronic information products through on-site visits, phone support, e-mail support and internet conferencing
  • Working closely with sales representatives and area managers to identify awareness, training and public relations opportunities

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library/information sciences
  • 7 years related experience
  • 5 years experience in a university, corporate or government library preferred
  • Proven online search and demonstration expertise
  • Knowledge of information industry and library trends, methods and technologies

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Job: Biosciences Information Librarian

11/26/14 – Biosciences Information Librarian
Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha, Qatar

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was originally posted on 5/1/14. Cornell is also seeking a Biblio-Metadata Librarian.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Director, Distributed eLibrary and the Dean of the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, this position supports the institution’s biomedical research program by providing (library) services relevant to the biomedical research life cycle, with a focus on analyzing data sets and editing manuscripts in preparation for presentation or publication. The Biosciences Information Librarian will liaise with researchers, library staff and ITS staff to develop data management strategies and plans.

POSITION ACTIVITIES

  • Analyze and prepare biomedical research data for presentation or publication.
  • Edit manuscripts for publication
  • Provide consultation services to WCMC-Q researchers in developing data management strategies and plans.
  • Liaise with ITS staff supporting research, on data management and storage.
  • Work closely with librarians in the Distributed eLibrary on scholarly communications and the institutional repository.
  • Participate in providing instruction to researchers on relevant databases and tools.
  • Evaluate and procure tools and resources that contribute to analysis and presentation of research data. Recommend biosciences related resources in all formats for the Distributed eLibrary’s collection.
  • Participate in a structured program of continuing education through any of the following, but not limited to: Professional association sponsored activities or programs; Commercial organization sponsored activities and seminars; Lectures and demonstrations; or, Formal instruction at a university or college.
  • Conduct research and write for publication relevant to the position and/or to the field of library and information science. (minimum of one annual peer-reviewed publication, single or co-authored) relevant to the work of the section and/or to the field of Library and Information Science.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or the Library Director.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced degree in biosciences or another relevant discipline
  • Two-five years recent experience in biomedical science research
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, desktop publishing software, bibliographic management programs, and data management tools
  • Demonstrated interest in the applications of current and emerging technologies in biomedical sciences
  • Demonstrated commitment to user instruction and to consultation with users on their information management needs
  • Commitment to engage in research and scholarship
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must work well in a culturally diverse environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Terminal degree in biosciences or another relevant discipline
  • Masters degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Strong service orientation
  • Knowledge of html, xml, SQL, Java, and other relevant software

Application Information

Contact: Ms. Anna melin Iqbal
Human Resources
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Phone: +974 44928623
Online App. Form: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/2001/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=237 11

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Job: Manager, Member Services

11/26/14 –  Manager, Member Services
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, Netherlands

Salary: approx. € 51.000 per year depending on experience, excluding holiday and year-end allowances.

Position type: 36 hours per week; initial a 1-year contract. Applicants must be eligible to work in the EU.

Application deadlineDec. 31, 2014

Under limited direction, the Manager, Member Services manages a discrete organizational function of significant importance to overall operations and membership. This position plays a leadership and strategic role in the development and oversight of services, partnerships, and communications that benefit members. It also has the opportunity to help shape the strategic direction and policies of the organization. The position reports to the Secretary General. The position supervises other designated staff. The position may require international travel and representation.

Key areas of Responsibility

  • Develop, implement and review goal-focused member services and professional programmes, resulting in sustained membership growth, participation across all areas of activity, and a high level of member satisfaction with IFLA services;
  • In collaboration with other staff develop, implement and review publishing and communications strategies to support our advocacy, promotional and events related activities and to raise IFLA’s profile internationally;
  • Assist the Secretary General with strategic partnership programmes and activities; governance; and IFLA’s strategic directions planning and policy development;
  • Manage professional support and provide advice for the work of IFLA’s Professional Committee and other relevant committees of the Governing Board;
  • Manage the administrative functions of IFLA’s Headquarters; manage HQ liaison with IFLA’s regional offices and language centres operations;
  • Manage a small team of staff spanning IFLA’s professional programmes, communications and administration.

Skills

The person in this position will be an experienced and strategic manager with proven ability in:

  • Analytical and planning ability, with demonstrated initiative and vision, and solutions-oriented approach; financial skills should include income generation and budgeting skills;
  • Understanding the role and functions of an international member-based organization; including demonstrated knowledge and capacity to apply IFLA’s purpose and values as set out in its Statutes.
  • Excellent knowledge of current and emerging issues within the global information environment that are relevant for members, libraries and their users;
  • Applying publishing, IT and communications platforms to maximise the organization’s effectiveness and responsiveness, within specified needs;
  • Developing and implementing successful international programmes, and/or working across diverse cultures, in a strategic, consultative and inclusive way;
  • Developing partnerships and networks, and represent the organization in a variety of forums;
  • Highly developed written and spoken communication skills in English and the ability to target style to different audiences. IFLA works in seven official languages so a good knowledge of at least one of IFLA’s working languages other than English is advantageous.
  • Managing staff and working in a distributed, international team; a commitment to participative management practices, workplace diversity and to working effectively within a team environment.

How to apply

Applications should be in English and consist of a covering letter that specifies your suitability for the position based on the responsibilities and skills in this job description; a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of two referees.

Please submit your application before 31 December 2014 to:

Jennefer Nicholson, Secretary General, email: vacancies@ifla.org.

For further details, please contact:

Ina Dijkstra, HR Advisor, email: vacancies@ifla.org.

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Job: Library Director (2 positions)

Job: Library Director (2 positions)
Ross University, St. Kitts & Portsmouth, Dominica

Sarah P’s comments:  Both of these positions were originally advertised in September.  The school in St. Kitts is for veterinarians and the one in Dominica for doctors.  As I said in another post, there have been seven medical librarian positions in the Caribbean posted this year.  It’s the time to apply if you have experience and want to go this area of the world.

 

Director of Library Services (two openings – St. Kitts and Dominica)
Ross University is seeking a Director of Library Services for each of their Caribbean campuses: School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) located on the island of St. Kitts and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) located on the island of Dominica.The Director will be responsible for library operations. Responsibilities include: establishing and meeting goals/objectives for the future of the library as an information center, ensuring goals are aligned with the goals of the institution. Broadly, this includes determining what services are needed, how to provide them, and how to support them.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct the affairs of the library with service to students, faculty, and staff as the top priority. Oversee planning and organization, policy creation and implementation, provision and updating of information resources, instruction in the use of library resources, and library staff training/development.  Ensure the library runs smoothly; the necessary resources are available and properly organized; students and staff know how to use the resources; library policies reflect the best interests of the students and staff; and the facility is clean, comfortable and conducive to research/studying.

Qualifications:

An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required; a PhD in Library Sciences is highly preferred; 5+ years of administrative experience in an academic medical library, including supervisory experience; thorough knowledge and experience with medical library practices and procedures and excellent prioritization skills.  Qualified candidates will possess strong service orientation and excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to plan and evaluate library services and knowledge of emerging trends in library and information fields.  The selected candidate will have the ability and experience to manage support services for academic and research environment with customers that include  students, faculty and researchers.

 

 

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Job: Elementary School Librarian

11/25/14 – Elementary School Librarian
Concordia International School, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  Concordia is advertising directly on ALAJobs rather than by an agency or TIE (The International Educator).  Also, the reviews are positive…join ISR (International School Reviews) for more information about this school.

Salary: $56,740 to $75,670
Status: Full-time
Posted: 11/24/14
Deadline: 01/10/15
ES Librarian
Concordia International School Shanghai invites staff to join a community where “what if…” is encouraged.  We foster our teachers’ talents and encourage their professional growth.  “Bring your passions and decide how much difference you can make.”The ES Library is a recently remodeled, dynamic space.  The resources, both online and in print, help students become information literate and strong users of credible resources are vast.  (see http://www.concordiashanghai.org/academics/libraries/elementary-school-library ).  Students, faculty, and the community are able to access and use technology in exciting ways and creative ways when connecting to the facility.

To review a job description and complete an application please go to the employment section of www.concordiashanghai.org.  Stated salary range in net, all Chinese taxes are paid.  A list of benefits is available on the application webpage.

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