Job: Law Librarian

12/2/15 –  Law Librarian
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: This position is a re-advertisement from August. If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. They obviously did not find a qualified candidate in the first round so if you have some law experience go ahead and apply.


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. She/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 SeekApplicants 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 legal practitioners or students and faculty ; 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 ; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

In addition, applicants 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 manage and motivate 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 3 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)

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2016

How To Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full 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 also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

Application Information

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

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