Job: Law Librarian

7/15/15 –  Law Librarian
University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:  There are very, very few law librarian positions posted. If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for.  However, for some unknown reason, they only post positions with very short deadlines.  So, if you are interested get right on the application!

Application deadline:  7.17.15

The USP is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. With over 26,000 students around the Pacific region, we are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Opportunity

The appointee will be responsible for the provision of library information services to meet the needs of on-campus and distance education students, staff and general users in the area of law at The University of the South Pacific. S/he will be based at the Emalus Campus Library, Port Vila, Vanuatu and will also be required to assist in the provision of library information services in other subject areas at the Emalus Campus Library.

The Person We Seek

Applicants must have a professional qualification in Library Information Studies recognized by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). They must have proven experience in the provision of library services to distance and on-campus clients; knowledge and familiarity with library information technology; working knowledge and experience in the international library standards AACR2/RDA, the Moys Classification Scheme, LC Subject Headings, LCRI and MARC 21; experience with information literacy programmes and faculty liaison; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. In addition, they must have a minimum of : 6 years professional law library experience; be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of interpersonal, comparative and foreign law resources with particular experience in the use of online law databases; knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques; experience in conducting training in legal research; and be able to assist in managing and motivating a small team of staff, and to work evening and weekend duties.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in training library personnel at the paraprofessional level; dealing with library users in a multi-cultural environment; and working in a developing country.

The position is available for a term of three years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
Salary Range: Band 3 VT 3,972,317 to VT 5,226,733 per annum
(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Yee, Sin Joan, tel: +679 32 32282; email:
Closing date for applications 17 July 2015

How To Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s on-line E-Recruitment system to view further details and apply for this position at Candidates may request further information, send enquiries by email to Human Resources Office, ph: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.


Yee, Sin Joan, tel: +679 32 32282; email:
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

Online App. Form:



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