Monthly Archives: July 2015

Job: Head Librarian

7/30/15 –  Head Librarian
Windward Community College, O’ahu, Hawai’i, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I don’t usually post US or Canadian positions but Hawaii is a special place with a culture all its own. FYI: the salary seems fantastic but Hawaii is a very expensive place to live.

 

Windward Community College is a public, co-educational college in Kāneʻohe CDP, City and County of Honolulu, in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi on the island of Oʻahu. It is one of ten campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi system and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

With the lush serenity of O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau mountains as a breathtaking natural backdrop, Windward Community College provides a nurturing environment for student learning in the liberal and creative arts, the sciences, Hawaiian studies, and select vocations.

WCC seeks applications for a Head Librarian. This is a full time, permanent, 11-month, tenure track position with a minimum salary of $7,098/month (commensurate with education and experience).
Closing Date:  August 25, 2015
Windward Community College: https://wcc.hawaii.edu/
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Job: Research & Instruction Librarian

7/28/15 –  Research & Instruction Librarian
INSEAD, The Business School of the World, Fontainebleau, France

Sarah P’s comments:  For librarians who speak French and English here is a short-term opportunity in Europe, a rare find.

 

As the Business School for the World, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organizations. The unique global perspective and multicultural diversity of INSEAD are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

We are currently accepting applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian role in the Faculty & Research department (temporary full time contract of 6 months, starting as soon as possible).

Reporting to the Head librarian, the Research and Instruction Librarian assists Library patrons in accessing and using the specialised resources. He/she performs searches (such as targeted literature reviews) for faculty on request and provides accurate and updated data on research impact. To this end, he/she keeps abreast of evolutions in the scholarly landscape.

The candidate will work regular shifts and one evening per week at the information desk and will fill the majority of requests for library instruction.

The ideal candidate should have the following profile:

  • Master’s degree in Information or Library Science
  • Two to three years of experience in a similar position
  • Searching skills for bibliographic and financial databases
  • Excellent written and oral skills (both in English and in French)
  • Knowledge of web page editing
  • Familiarity with new technologies
  • Knowledge in the areas of business & management
  • Excellent customer service attitude
  • Analytical and organisation skills
  • Team player

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a cover letter in English by email to recrute.ftb@insead.edu by August 16th 2015.

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Job: Virtual Researcher

7/26/15 –  Virtual Researcher
Wonder Library, Work Remotely, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  Interesting concept, not sure whether the pay is feasible for the work.  No reviews yet…

 

Status: Contract
Deadline: 7/26/15

 Wonder (wonderlib.com) is a fast-growing Internet company committed to making online research more accessible to those who need it. We want to employ excellent, seasoned researchers who can efficiently track down the highest quality resources across the web and explain the results to our users in a personable, human way. Check out our feature in Library Journal for more on what we’re up to.

Wonder is a global on-demand research network. Here’s a bit more about how it works: users submit questions about a topic they’re interested in learning more about. This question then gets listed on a central dashboard, from which our researchers can claim it. The researcher’s job is then to find the absolute best content (articles, videos, images, etc.) that help explain the topic, and formulate a rich, written summary of insights.

The best researchers will have a wide breadth of knowledge and specific expertise in several subjects, with an equal penchant for diving into uncharted territory and swiftly becoming an authority. Because many of our users depend on hard data to make decisions, quantitative proficiency is preferred. You not only know how to extract and validate hard stats, but can calculate some of your own on the fly if need be. Previous experience working in a research-intensive role is a definite plus, though not required. Most of all, our researchers are all problem solvers with a sense of imagination that helps them dig deep and find meaningful intelligence.

Our users ask tough questions that can’t be answered with cursory Googling. For example:

  • “What percentage of doctor visits are “house calls” vs. visits to the doctor’s office? What is the total size of the “house call” market in the US today?
  • “What did the French colonial troops do when they were sent to China during the Boxer Rebellion – were they engaged in combat? Did they serve as a peacekeeping force?“
  • ”How much do elected officials (senators, representatives, the president) spend each election cycle on public opinion polls, specifically on millennials’ opinions?”

For each search you claim, you’ll be tasked with finding 5+ links to high-quality sources, and writing a rich summary directly answering the user’s query while adding any insights you gleaned along the way.

We pay $8-16 for each research question you respond to, rate variable depending upon the difficulty of the question.

Perks:

  • Global community of librarians, professors, scientists, and other expert researchers
  • Work from anywhere, and on your own schedule
  • No fixed hours
  • Be as active as you’d like

Qualifications:

  • A discerning eye for quality content
  • Strong general knowledge paired with several areas of expertise  
  • Command of the English language and strong/grammatical writing a must
  • Ability to create lean, high-level, often quantitative summaries directly answering users’ questions
  • Critical analysis, logical reasoning skills
  • Keen attention to details
  • Understanding of basic economics (knowledge of markets a huge plus)
  • Bonus: those with a narrow, deep understanding of a STEM field/prior study in a technical subject are also encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

To apply, please continue to our online application available here: 

http://www.wonderlib.com/application

In this application, we have a few basic questions for you about your background and availability, followed by two trial research requests, intended to give you a sense for what to expect, and give us an opportunity to better determine if it’s a fit. Our users demand a lot from us, so these questions are tough and our QA team, which reviews your application, will be looking for something very specific.

We’ll give you two trial searches to test your mettle before making a decision about whether to bring you aboard. Please reach out to research@wonderlib.com with any questions.

 

 

 

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Job: Information Services Librarian

7/24/15 –  Information Services Librarian
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments: This university listed a University Librarian (Director) position in March. This is a position with an an established university. Here are links to  more info:

Glassdoor Reviews
IELTS Ranking
Top Universities Ranking
Study Abroad Reviews

 

Information Services Librarian

The University Library at Hong Kong Baptist University (http://library.hkbu.edu.hk) supports teaching, promotes learning, and enables research at HKBU, as a partner in whole person education.

HKBU Library’s Information Services Section now seeks an Assistant Librarian to join their dynamic team in delivering a suite of evolving and responsive services to the University community. Reporting to the Section Head, the appointee will be responsible for providing high quality reference, research, and instructional services in a variety of different modes. Special projects, liaison roles with faculty, and a wide variety of public service duties will be integral to the position.

Deadline: 08/08/15

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Job: Library Director

7/24/15 –  Library Director
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

The General Library of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus, seeks an innovative, flexible, user-centered, and visionary director that could serve as leader in library transformation for future generations. Reporting to the Dean of Academic Affairs, this position leads and manages all aspects of the library. The successful candidate must be fully bilingual in English & Spanish and should possess the ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies. The director will serve as an active representative of the library within the academic community fostering successful partnerships to customize and adapt programs and services that support change within the institution. A thorough understanding of library technology and its applications and a collaborative style to create teamwork environment are expected.

The library provides a broad array of services, collections and resources for a community of approximately 12,100 students and supports more than 90 academic programs. An overview of the library and the university can be obtained through www.uprm.edu/library/en.

​The University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez is an EO/AA employer, values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected class status.​
To view the full job announcement in Spanish, please visit:   ​http://home.uprm.edu/hrjobs/showjob.php?id=585

To view the full job announcement in English, please visit:   http://home.uprm.edu/hrjobs/showjob.php?id=586

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Job: Archivist

7/21/15 –  Archivist
Legislative Council Secretariat, Hong Kong

 

The mission of the Legislative Council Secretariat is to provide efficient administrative, secretariat and research support for the Legislative Council, enhance community understanding of the activities of the Council and ensure an effective avenue for redress. The Secretariat is looking for a high calibre individual to fill the position of Archivist.

The main duties of an Archivist include:

(a) assisting in operating the LegCo Archives; (b) researching and implementing policies, standards, and the best practices for a comprehensive and sustainable archives and records management programme of the LegCo and the LegCo Secretariat; (c) developing procedures, guidelines and manuals for the creation, maintenance, protection and disposal of records in different formats and content; (d) compiling records disposal authorities and disposal schedules; (e) appraising records for preservation as archives; (f) arranging and describing archival records according to international standards and preparing suitable findings aids; (g) performing records access review and providing records access and reference services; (h) conducting public outreach programmes; and (i) offering advice, guidance, training and conducting inspections on archives and records management.

Candidates should:

(a) have (i) a recognized Bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field; and (ii) a recognized postgraduate diploma or Master’s degree in Archives and Records Management. Candidates who do not meet the requirement of (ii) but possess a recognized Master’s degree in the discipline of Information Management, Library Science, History or a related field, and with specialization in Archives and Records Management may also be considered; (b) have at least six years’ professional working experience in archives and records management, preferably three years of which in supervisory capacity. Candidates with less than six years’ relevant experience may also be considered and, if appointed, will be offered an appropriate salary point below the minimum point of the salary scale; (c) have sound knowledge and experience in records appraisal theory and practices; arrangement, description and accessioning of archival records; and records access and reference services; should be conversant with conducting historical research and using General International Standard Archival Description (“ISAD(G)”) issued by the International Council on Archives; (d) have the ability to analyze, organize and interpret records and records systems including records captured and stored in electronic environment, and to solve practical archival or records management problems; (e) have excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English languages; and (f) possess very good interpersonal, supervisory and time management skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with microcomputer applications and have hands-on experience in electronic records management, archival digitization and preservation. Working experience in archives or records management in public organizations will be a bonus.

The Secretariat may devise further criteria to shortlist applicants.

Applications should be sent to Human Resources Office, Legislative Council Secretariat, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong on or before 3 August 2015. The position applied for should be indicated on the envelope, and an email address should also be provided in your application. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email or by phone. If interested applicants would like to send their applications by email, they can send to the following address: hr@legco.gov.hk. All personal data provided will be treated in strict confidence. Applicants not invited for interview within eight weeks from the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful. (A standard application form may be downloaded from the Legislative Council Website (http://www.legco.gov.hk))

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: The starting salary of this position is $47,280 per month, increasing by 5 annual increments to $59,485 (to be adjusted to $49,465 and $62,235 respectively subject to the approval by the Legislative Council). A monthly cash allowance applicable to the rank of Archivist on the date of appointment (the current rate is $1,155 per month) is also payable. The successful candidate will be appointed on three-year agreement terms subject to renewal upon satisfactory completion of service, at which the appointee will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity. The gratuity, when added together with the employer’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, is equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the agreement period. Fringe benefits include paid leave as well as medical and dental benefits.

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Job: Archivist

7/21/15 –  Archivist
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong

 

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority welcomes exceptional talent with a passion to realise the vision and mission of making the West Kowloon Cultural District a prime local and international destination for arts, culture and entertainment.

You are responsible for:• developing and documenting techniques, procedures and policies for acquiring both paper based and digital archives;

• establishing a set of best practices for archives held and acquired by M+, manage cataloguing according to Museum and Archive professional standards;

• supporting and encouraging the use of archival resources for research, exhibitions and other museum programmes;

• advising curatorial staff of the functional requirements for acquiring, preserving and accessioning archives; and

• advising and contributing to the planning of physical spaces for archival functions for both storage and accessibility as part of the museum building project.

You should:1) possess a recognised university degree in archives, records management, library, information sciences or equivalent;

2) have at least 5 years of experience in an archival repository including experience with born-digital archival material, preferably within a museum/cultural institution environment;

3) have knowledge of architecture and design and their archival practices is preferred;

4) have strong command of archival theory and best international practices and knowledge of archival descriptive standards;

5) have excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with initiative and flexibility;

6) be able to work independently as well as collaboratively and to meet planned goals and deadlines; and

7) be proficient in written and spoken English, and preferably Chinese.

Internal Number: 15043

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