Job: Librarian (2 positions)

8/4/15 –  Librarian (2 positions)
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:  If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. But they tend to have short application deadlines o, if you are interested get right on the application!


Application deadline:  8.21.15

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 either be responsible for, or required to work as part of a team, in one or a combination of the following sections of the Library: the provision of library information services to meet the needs of students, faculty staff and general users in a flexible learning environment; acquisition of library materials; production of library publications and other products; training of staff; cataloguing and classification of library materials according to AACR2, the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings, and MARC21 in an online environment.

To be considered for this position, Applicants must have:

  • A professional qualification/training recognised by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA);
  • Relevant work experience in academic libraries;
  • Sound knowledge of current library technologies;
  • Working knowledge and experience in the use of AACR2 (and an understanding of RDA), LC Classification and Subject Headings, and MARC21;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Appointees must be able to work evenings and during weekends.

For Appointment at Band 3, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library Information Science and at least 6 years direct relevant post-qualification experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Information Literacy programmes; training library personnel at the paraprofessional level; dealing with library users in a multicultural environment; the provision of library services for flexible learning; and library management. Work experience and understanding of life in developing countries will be an added advantage.

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
Salary Range:
Band 2: FJ $48, 388 to FJ $58, 066
Band 3: FJ $59, 813 to FJ $78, 700
(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

Enquiries: Yee, Sin Joan, tel.: +679 32 32282; email:

Closing date for applications: 21 August 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 from the Human Resources Office; tel: (679) 32 32072; email: or Manual applications are no longer accepted.

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

Application Information

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

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