Monthly Archives: October 2016

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10.31.16 – Happy Halloween

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Job: Library Director

10.31.16 – Library Director
St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is another Caribbean medical librarian position.  For those interested in these kind of positions please read yesterday’s post for general information. Specific to this position, according to my notes as well as e-mails from other librarians,  this position was originally advertised in the spring as a tenure-track position, then removed and re-posted in June as a non-tenure track position (maybe the original was an error?).  They did interview but apparently were unsuccessful and have now just re-listed the position.  St. Matthew’s is not one of the top-tier medical schools however there is some talk of working with or merging with the other schools which might improve their position. St. Matthew’s is owned by R3 Education who also owns Saba University School of Medicine and the Medical University of the Americas.

This could be a good break-in experience for someone who has some health sciences experience who wishes to go international and gain more experience, however it could be a challenging position as budget is usually an issue with for-profit schools.  Also, the Caymans Islands is an undeniably beautiful location but also a very expensive place to live so make sure to check cost-of-living before accepting.

 

Position Description:

St. Matthew’s University (SMU) seeks applications for the position of Library Director.

The St. Matthew’s University Library houses computer terminals, individual study carrels, a copy/print room, and small group study areas. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals.

The mission of SMU is to provide an outstanding medical and veterinary education curriculum to a dedicated group of students from the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and many other countries around the world.  The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning and promote academic excellence.   More information about SMU can be found at www.stmatthews.edu.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and manage library staff;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Participate in the Principles of Research and Evidence Based Medicine course;
  • Ensure compliance with library policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science.
  • At least one year’s experience as a professional librarian in a medical library setting.
  • Good communication and oral skills with preference for a candidate that can also teach a short course regarding research and/or informatics.
  • Supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.

Application Details and Deadline:

The position of Library Director will be open soon and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.   Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to hr@stmatthews.edu or send via mail to:

St. Matthew’s University, Search Committee, P.O. Box 30992, Grand Cayman, KY1-1204

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Job: Library Director

10.30.16 – Library Director
Confidential, Caribbean Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments: Name withheld – why the secrecy?  I believe this position is with one of two medical schools located in the Caribbean Netherlands.  One is Saba University School of Medicine, a top-tier choice.  Or it could be St. James School of Medicine, who just consolidated their Bonaire campus into their St. Vincent campus.

Caribbean medical library positions are posted quite regularly if anyone has any interest in medical library positions in nice places.  The question is about reputation.  Here’s an article discusses the ranking of the Caribbean medical schools. For more information and reviews visit the Caribbean Medical Schools section of ValueMD (also listed in my Book Resources section).

 

Position Description:

Accredited International Medical School seeks applications for the position of Library Director.

The Medical Library is a 7,000 sq. ft., facility which houses computer terminals, individual study carrels with monitors and video players. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals through OVID and MD Consult.

The mission of the medical school is to provide students of diverse backgrounds who exhibit a passion for the field of medicine with the opportunity to acquire the medical and clinical expertise needed for a successful career as a practicing clinician, along with the skills and confidence needed to critically evaluate and apply new information. The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning, develop essential research skills, and promote academic excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise library operations and staff;
  • Prepare management reports and develop yearly objectives;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Assist students and faculty pursuing course and extracurricular research;
  • Participate in the research and informatics education programs;
  • Update policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Minimum Requirements of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least one year of experience as a professional librarian in an academic or medical school library setting.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with preference for a candidate that can contribute to course development and assessment where appropriate.
  • Experience living and/or working overseas is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.

Application Details and Deadline:
The position of Library Director is open immediately and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to: administrative_positions@intl-gmed.com

 

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Virtual: Program Manager

10.28.16 – Program Manager
LYRASIS, Atlanta, GA, USA

Sarah P’s comments: An interesting position in a fairly new company. Some growing pains but good reviews overall. At it is US-based, I am assuming they are hiring Americans however if you have the qualifications, I would inquire as they might be interested if you can help grow their services overseas.
Glassdoor Reviews

The position is part of a geographically and institutionally distributed team, and, as such, applications from candidates interested in telecommuting are welcome.

Please submit your application to human.resources@lyrasis.org

Position Title: Program Manager Department: CSCSS
Reports to: Director, Collections Services and Community Supported Software

LYRASIS is seeking a dynamic Program Manager for ArchivesSpace, an open-source, archives information management web application designed for managing descriptive information about archives, manuscripts, and digital objects (http://www.archivesspace.org/)

The Program Manager plays a key role working with the community to set the strategy and
goals for ArchivesSpace. The Program Manager is central to the success of the program,
and works closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community, advisory groups
and Board to ensure success. The Program Manager will be involved in all aspects of the
program, and be a key spokesperson and advocate for the program.

The ArchivesSpace application was first released in September 2013, and it is sustained by
an active member community of over 300 organizations. Community collaboration and
member contributions to all facets of ArchivesSpace—development, code review, migration support, technical and user documentation—are key to the advancement of both the ArchivesSpace application and member community. The Program Manager will lead the community in accomplishing its goals by fulfilling the following responsibilities:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide strategic vision and program leadership
• Work closely with the ArchivesSpace community to articulate a strategic vision for ArchivesSpace, conveying its value and impact.
• Working with the governance board and community input, set vision for the
program and establish the long-term development roadmap.
• Guide the ArchivesSpace community in the achievement of near-term and long-term
strategic goals.
• Seek out and engage in collaborations and partnerships that will leverage resources
and expertise for the advancement of ArchivesSpace
• Lead successful operations and ensure application meets the needs of stakeholders

JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Lead a dynamic and effective core team, augmented by contributors and volunteers
from consulting agencies and/or member institutions.
• Work with stakeholders, committees, and staff to ensure timely implementation of
projects and services.
• Provide regular status reports to the stakeholders.
• Work together with technical lead to oversee key project processes such as
gathering requirements, setting work priorities, coordinating user acceptance
testing, and coordinating efforts to produce documentation
• Work with the community to develop technical specifications and grant proposals.
• Articulate non-technical needs to technical stakeholders; articulates software
functionality to non-technical audiences.
• Manages ArchivesSpace related projects as necessary
Liaise with and guide the ArchivesSpace community
• Helps recruit and cultivate new members and contributors
• Serve as the strategic liaison with advisory councils, service providers, and other
stakeholders.
• Work with governance groups, providing timely information to groups to enable
discussion and decision-making.
• Work with advisory councils, creating and supporting new community groups as
necessary.
• Represent and promote ArchivesSpace to the wider community
• Actively promote ArchivesSpace and the wider cause of archival collections
management to the international community and other key stakeholders.
• Serve as an effective spokesperson for the program through outreach, public
speaking, and advocacy.
• Initiate outreach to institutions, government organizations, sponsors, funding
agencies, and others throughout the world
• Work with Community Outreach Manager to develop effective marketing strategies
and materials.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING:
Required
• Graduate degree, preferably MLIS/public history with emphasis on archives
administration
• 5 years or more of progressively responsible experience in information management
environment
• Experience in leading and coordinating efforts and building consensus across a
diverse group of perspectives
• Archival domain experience
• Familiarity with archival arrangement and description including archives standards
such as ISAD[G], DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core and METS
• Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing
concepts to realization
• Experience working with technology project teams; ability to communicate
effectively with technical and non-technical staff
• Excellent program management skills and demonstrated success with managing
teams working in disparate locations
• Ability to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of
media and technologies
• Familiarity with software development processes, particularly agile
• Strong time and project management skills
• Willing to travel to conferences and meetings
Preferred
• Experience in open source and community supported software
• Knowledge of and experience with archival management systems such as
ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, or Archon

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Internship: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation

10.26.16 – Andrew W. Mellon fellowship in Paper Conservation
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Sarah P’s comments:  I assume this position is for librarians who have the right to work in North America however you can write to check if interested.

 

Fellowship Summary

Under general supervision by Paper Conservator, the Fellow Conservator will assist all duties related to the performance of preventive conservation treatments, the item-by-item condition reports and the substitution of storage conservation materials of the permanent paper collection. The successful candidate will also assist with the day-to-day conservation tasks, preservation education and exhibition-related projects.

Duration of Fellowship

The Museo de Arte de Ponce offers a two-and-a-half year fellowship, from the 17th of January 2017 to the 14th of June 2019.

Stipend and Allowance

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $32,000 a year (plus Health Care, Social Security and 15-day vacation), with an additional $2,000 allowance for travel.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in science or arts.
  • Master’s Degree in Art Conservation, specialized in Paper Conservation from a recognized institution.
  • Intern experience in paper conservation in museum environment.
  • Good communication skills and willing to work enthusiastically with colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a wide range of conservation activities.
  • Flexibility to adjust to unplanned changes.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest, a resume and the three (3) references to: Mariela Vera, Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator, by sending an e-mail to mvera@museoarteponce.org. Please combine the cover letter, resume and references into one document. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.


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News: Call for Chapter Proposals

10.24.16 – Call for Chapter Proposals…

Sarah P’s comments: An opportunity for American librarians or for those with experience working in the US.

 

The Globalized Library:  American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections and Practices (working title)

Editors – Yelena Luckert & Lindsay Inge

For publication with ACRL Press

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2016.

Send Proposals to:  https://libumd.wufoo.com/forms/qco1z950z0rjl0/ or to  yluckert@umd.edu and/or linge@umd.edu.

Editors Yelena Luckert and Lindsay Inge invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on international aspects of American libraries. When reflecting on libraries in the United States, we almost never think of them as being international in nature.  We view them as an “American” institution, serving our “American” patrons and our “American” organizations.  Yet, libraries in America are international to their core.  The book’s primary focus is to take a sort of inventory of what has been done recently in the field of international librarianship in US institutions, inspire more libraries and librarians to do this work, and spark imagination to develop new things. We are open to studies that branch away from higher education or topics outlined below as long as they focus on globalization and international librarianship.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

We are seeking proposals for the topics described below.  However, we will consider other topics provided they are within the spirit of the book and will add another dimension to the overall discussion:

  • Collection development

–        Building general collections of area studies based on foreign acquisitions (approval plans, cataloging, readership, etc.).

–        Building special/archival collections of foreign materials.

–        International digitization projects.

  • Teaching

–        Information literacy for international students on American campuses.

–        Integration of international students into American college culture and environment.

–        Developing new librarians:  teaching global issues through examples in US library and information programs.

  • Library partnership programs

–        Sister library program.

–        International cooperation.

–        International assistance.

–        Readership programs like American Corner.

–        Unique partnerships and agreements.

  • Professional development of librarians

–        Participation in international conferences

–        Exchanges of library professionals (skills, experience, knowledge)

–        Employment abroad for American librarians

–        Pen pal program

Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, to  https://libumd.wufoo.com/forms/qco1z950z0rjl0/ by December 1, 2016.  You can also choose to send your proposal to yluckert@umd.edu and/or linge@umd.edu by December 1, 2016. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.  Authors will be notified of acceptance before February 1, 2016.

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample – it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.)

Note: This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due July 1, 2017, with drafts and edits staggered throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors.

For additional information, contact the editors:

Yelena Luckert, Directory for Research and Learning, University of Maryland Libraries, yluckert@umd.edu

Lindsay Inge, First Year Experience Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, linge@umd.edu

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Job: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies

10.24.16 – Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Studies
School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, New Zealand

 

An exciting opportunity to undertake teaching and research of high quality in Information Studies within the School of Information Management whilst establishing relationships with external practitioner communities.

The School of Information Management (SIM) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Information Studies to teach and conduct research of high quality, and to assist in programme development, particularly for the Master of Information Studies and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Information Studies programmes. Contributions to our growing undergraduate programme are also expected. You will be part of new teaching initiatives using a mixture of conventional face-to-face delivery along with flexible modes of delivery involving distance, online and asynchronous classes. The appointee will be an active researcher in his/her field with a clear record of research and scholarship activity and peer-reviewed journal publications commensurate with experience. We are interested in applications from individuals across the entire Library and Information Studies spectrum, especially those with Archives and Records Management expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates able to teach in the following areas:

· Managing Archives

· Records Management

· Preservation in the context of archives and libraries

Victoria University of Wellington is the only New Zealand university offering a post-graduate programme in Information Studies and as such it holds a special place nationally. It has successfully offered this programme for over 30 years. SIM is located in the Victoria Business School in New Zealand’s capital city and is well positioned to develop close links with national institutions such as the National Library, the National Archives and Te Papa Museum. For more information on SIM, see www.victoria.ac.nz/sim. A completed or nearly completed PhD in a relevant domain is required.

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 13 November 2016

For further information and to apply online visit www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

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