Internship: Kress Paper Fellowship

7.6.16 – Kress Paper Fellowship
The Library, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


The Fellowship is open to Canadian or US graduates of Conservation programmes.

The Preservation and Conservation Department at the Library of Trinity College Dublin is accepting applications for a Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship.  The Fellowship will focus on the treatment of a papyrus Book of the Dead.  This position will suit either a Paper or Papyrus Conservator and will involve carrying out the conservation treatment and materials analysis of the selected Book, as well as developing a template for the treatment, imaging, storage and display of the collection of Books of the Dead held in the Library.

The Kress Fellow will be encouraged to research the imagery, hieroglyphic text and named original owner of the Book of the Dead, as well as the history of the current 19th century mounting and framing system.  The project will be led by the Preservation and Conservation Department with collaboration from the Manuscripts Department and the Department of Classical Studies.

The Kress Fellow will participate in advocacy and public engagement associated with the project, and other outreach activities of the Preservation and Conservation Department.  They will join a dynamic department with 6 conservators, 2 preservation assistants, 1 technician, and 1 intern, and will participate in the responsibilities of the team in delivering the stewardship strategy for the library.

The Fellowship is funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and awarded by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), to the value of $32,000 US.  The placement will run from October 2016 – September 2017.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae, along with two references to:

Susie Bioletti
Keeper of Preservation and Conservation
The Library
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 July 2016. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in August 2016.  The selection of the Fellow will be approved by FAIC.

Job: Head of Digital Library & Collections

7.5.16 – Head of Digital Library and Collections
Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China


The Head of Digital Library & Collection Development provides supervision, leadership and coordination of the digital library and collection development activities, including the development and deployment of digital library assets, electronic and print collections, and collections budget administration. Reporting to the Library Director, this position strongly influences how effective the University Library can be in delivering all types of materials to students and faculty.  The Library will be largest English Language print and digital academic collection in Zhejiang Province in areas of business, finance, architecture, design, and other academic majors.

The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate staff who are responsible for all facets of digital and print acquisitions.  She/he is responsible for training and performance management and appraisals; establishes priorities; and designs and documents procedures and workflows, in keeping with current and changing system-wide policies and procedures for digital and print materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an accredited library science program.
  • Experience or training in digital libraries, managing library collection services with an emphasis on print and electronic resources management, including acquisitions, digital library discovery systems, managing digital and print collections, and vendor relations.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of the electronic publishing environment; negotiating licenses for electronic content; electronic resource management systems.
  • Experience with use of integrated library systems.
  • Ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects and services.
  • Work with faculty, staff and students in an English language environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Superior English language competence.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces™ (iii) integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated facility with digital library applications.

Please submit a CV and contact information for three (3) professional references to: 

Huang Jiarui
Human Resources
Wenzhou-Kean University





Jobs: 3 Academic Librarians

6.30.16 – 3 Academic Librarians
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:I was just at the ALA Library Conference speaking with Librarian Sam  Crawford (read his Spotlight) about the scarcity of positions in that region and then, when I returned home and checked the job lines, I found 3 positions listed in Fiji! If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. Typically USF has short deadlines however this time they you have a month to apply however if interested I would still get right on it.


Library Systems Manager – Laucala Campus: FLI179, deadline: July 8th, 2016. FYI: this position has been advertised several times in the past 1 1/2 years. Not sure if they are being picky or just not finding a qualified person.

Librarian – Emalus Campus – VAS006: deadline: July 22nd, 2016.

Senior Librarian – Emalus Campus – VAS005: deadline: July 22nd, 2016.





This position is a re-post (original was 8/4/15).