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Job: Senior Librarian

12.28.16 –  Senior Librarian
The University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Sarah P’s comments: If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. Application deadline: 1.20.16.
Living on Vanuatu

 

The appointee will be responsible for the overall management of the Emalus Campus Library (Port Vila, Vanuatu) and Centre libraries located in Vanuatu. She/he will be primarily responsible for the provision of library information services to meet the needs of on-campus and flexible education students, staff and general users in the area of law at the University of the South Pacific and will also be required to assist in the provision of library information services in other subject areas at the Emalus Campus Library.

The Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) has significant administrative duties as the overall manager of the Emalus Campus Library. She/he is responsible for the daily operations of the library and supervision of library staff. As a member of the Emalus Campus Management Team, she/he meets regularly with other campus senior staff to address issues affecting the entire campus. In these meetings the appointee will represent and advocate for the library and its interests. The Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) also reports to the USP Library Advisory Committee and participates in Senior Staff and Regional Libraries groups within the USP Library. The appointee may be asked to serve on other USP committees as well. As Liaison Librarian to the School of Law (SOL), the Senior Librarian will also attend SOL staff meetings, in particular the SOL Board of Studies.

The Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) is primarily responsible for meeting the legal research and information needs of USP students and staff. She/he will provide information research skills instruction to USP law students on all campuses. This instruction may take the form of face-to-face training; online support such as videoconferencing or Skype; or printed research assistance materials. The Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) should remain attentive to developing teaching methods and technologies and, where feasible, integrate them into legal information literacy materials. Information literacy training will also focus on using legal databases and best practices for searching and organising results. In addition to formal instruction the Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) will offer regular hours at the Emalus campus library reference desk to assist students with ad hoc research questions. The Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) will also make her/himself available to students via email and telephone.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Master’s Degree in Librarianship/Information Studies recognized by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), and at least 8 years post-qualification direct relevant experience in an academic library, including a minimum of 3 years in the area of law (for appointment at Band 4) or 6 years post-qualification direct relevant experience in an academic library, including a minimum of 3 years in the area of law (for appointment at Band 3)
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the provision of library services to distance and on-campus students and library users
  • -Proven knowledge and experience in all areas of library work
  • Acquisitions
  • Gifts & Exchange
  • Cataloguing
  • Serials management
  • Circulation
  • User Education
  • Reference Services
  • Working knowledge and experience in Cataloguing using AACR2, LC & DDC classifications, LC subject headings, LCR1 and MARC21; knowledge of RDA.
  • Sound knowledge and experience with library information technology, including automated library systems, Internet, CD-ROMS and online databases
  • Experience with user education, information literacy programmes and faculty liaison
  • Demonstrable thorough knowledge of international, 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
  • Experience in the management and supervision of staff
  • Ability to motivate a small team of staff (professional, paraprofessional; support)
  • Excellent interpersonal, public relations and communications skills
  • The willingness to work on rostered shifts for evening and weekend duties.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Experience in training library personnel at the paraprofessional level
  • Experience in dealing with library users in a multicultural environment
  • Work experience in and understanding of life in a developing country
  • Background knowledge of the University of the South Pacific
  • Familiarity with the USP Strategic Plan

Remuneration

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Band 3 VUV $3,972,317 to $5,226,733 per annum
Band 4 VUV $5,329,255 to $6,149,141 per annum

(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

Enquiries: Elizabeth Fong, tel.: +679 32 32363; email: elizabeth.fong@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 20 January 2017

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 www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj 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

Contact:
Elizabeth Fong, tel.: +679 32 32363
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

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News: Links for Book Resources…

12/27/16 –  Happy New Year!

Dear Readers,

As you might already be aware, all the links I refer to in my book are listed on the Book Resources page of this blog.  A reader just wrote, alerting me that some links are not working. I shall be working on checking all the links however, as this is a completely volunteer effort on my part, I would appreciate receiving notice anytime a link does not work for you (and please tell me which one!) Also, if there is a link or a resource which you believe might be of benefit or interest please forward me the information to share.

Safe travels, Sarah P.

 

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2 Jobs: Campus Librarian & Law Librarian

2/2/15 – Campus Librarian II & Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments: These positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving. This means positions appear, on average, every two years. The last time COB listed positions was February 2015 and they were: Campus Special Collections Librarian, Campus Librarian and Law Librarian. Note the long application period: closing date is March 6, 2017.

Summary– Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Application Information:

Campus Librarian, Librarian II – Northern Bahamas

The University Libraries is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at its Northern Bahamas Campus. The incumbent will be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills that engender excellence in librarianship, customer service, collegiality and professionalism. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment, along with a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services within the institution. The duties of the Librarian will include but not be limited to leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with all academic units, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation); and performing other related duties as assigned to support the ongoing development of the University Libraries. Successful candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an accredited university; and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an academic library which includes management and leadership of a library branch/unit.

Law Librarian

The University Libraries invites applications for a full-time Law Librarian to oversee the management of the law collections. The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply them within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Law Librarian has oversight of the law reference desk services and collections; responsibility for training, mentoring and evaluating staff evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations; recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards; participating in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations; coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies; supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers; conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions; preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings; serving on library and college wide committees; engaging in research and professional activities; working evenings and weekends on rotation. Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library; skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience. Knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset. This is a faculty position at the rank of Librarian II.

Submission of Materials:
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at facultyapply@ub.edu.bs by March 6, 2017.

Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabus; 4) official copy of all academic records; 5) representative sample of research, publication or creative work; 6) at least one letter of recommendation; and 7) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.

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Job: University Librarian

12.19.16 – University Librarian
University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China

DescriptionEstablished in 1981 with English as its working language, the University of Macau (UMacau) is now a flagship university in Macao. Aiming to become a world-class university, UMacau has been making tremendous progress in recent years. A new campus with more than 60 buildings has been completed, with a total investment of more than US$2B. More than 300 new faculty members have been recruited internationally to enhance teaching, research, and service. Recognizing our progress, in the recent THE ranking, UMacau advanced 75 places from 2015, placing us as No. 2 in Portuguese speaking countries and regions, No. 37 in Asia, and No. 16 in the Greater China Region. UMacau possesses great potential and provides exciting new possibilities for professional development.

The University of Macau is seeking dynamic and visionary candidates for the position of University Librarian.

 University Library of UMacau

Standing at the forefront and occupying the central location of the campus, the University Library is the landmark building of the UMacau campus. The new University Library is a magnificent building of 30,000 square meters, seating for 3,000, and a capacity of more than one million volumes of hard copy books. With over 35 years of development, the new University Library is now the largest one in Macao. At this moment, the University Library holds a collection of over 5 million publications including books, periodicals, AV materials, paintings, antiques, microfilms, etc. It also contains a large number of electronic resources, such as e-databases, e-books, e-theses and e-journals.

The University Library’s major functions include providing reference books, academic journals and electronic information networks and electronic database necessary for the teaching, research, and services of the University; to collect, preserve, and develop the University’s own academic resources; to provide appropriate space, environment and professional guidance to support the overall development of the University, and to serve as an information and cultural centre for the entire campus, thus cultivating artistic and cultural ambiance at UMacau.

University Librarian of UMacau

The University Librarian, directly reporting to the Vice Rector (Research), will lead the overall operation and management of the University Library. She/he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects related to the library in the University, including: (a) developing, monitoring and reviewing the strategic direction of library functions; (b) planning and managing library resources, services and facilities for the University; (c) providing oversight of all library policies and operations including the development of working manuals; (d) applying information technology to library functions including the on-line delivery of data-bases and library resources; (e) contributing to scholarship pertaining to librarianship, and, in other academic disciplines in collaboration with academics at the University and in the international community; (f) overseeing the development and preservation of historical materials in the University Gallery; (g) planning and managing staff and financial resources; and (h) developing and implementing regional and international library collaborative projects.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree or above in Library Science or related disciplines, highly preferably with a PhD degree;
  2. At least 10 years’ substantial working experience in library or equivalent capacity, such as academic or research experience in library-related discipline;
  3. Knowledge and hands-on integration of the use of information technologies into library services;
  4. Demonstrated experience in leading and managing a large academic library, and familiarity with the operation of library consortia, well-connected with the regional and international library community;
  5. Strong experience in general administration and management, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, self-motivated, analytical and creative;
  6. Good command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua), with knowledge of Portuguese as advantage.

Remuneration offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ professional qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure

Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) on or before February 10, 2017 (Ref. No.: LIB/12/2016). Other contact points are:

Human Resources Office

University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China

Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo

Tel: +853 8822 8406;  Fax: +853 8822 2412

The effective position and salary index are subject to the Personnel Statute of the University of Macau in force. The University of Macau reserves the right not to appoint a candidate. Applicants with less qualification and experience can be offered lower positions under special circumstances.


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Fellowship: US Foreign Affairs

12.16.16 – Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
US: Worldwide positions

Sarah P’s comments: This is a posting for US citizens. The Foreign Affairs department includes The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) whose goal is ‘to connect people with policy through dialogue that is relatable and understandable’ and who administers the American Spaces, the information resource centers attached to embassies. While an MLIS is an advantage, it is not strictly necessary in order to apply as long as you can prove relevant experience. Click here for more info. For more information about working as a librarian for the US Government please read Chapter 6 of my book.

The Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was designed to bring talent into the Department’s foreign affairs ranks. The fellowship is open to individuals whose educational background meets the basic requirement for the Foreign Affairs occupation.

The Department of State uses diplomacy to foster a global environment that encourages international collaboration and cooperation. Civil Service Foreign Affairs positions play a key role in the Department’s diplomacy efforts, performing critical functions, such as work related to foreign policy development and monitoring international agreements. The Civil Service Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program was designed to bring fresh talent into the Department’s foreign affairs ranks. The Fellowship is open to individuals whose educational background meets the basic requirement for the Foreign Affairs occupation at the time of application. During the application window, the Department will provide detailed information regarding the submission process. Many positions are available.

The Department will begin receiving applications from February 6 – 13, 2017.

Fellowship Duration   Fellows will be hired initially for a two-year period, which may be extended for up to an additional two years at the discretion of the hiring bureau.

Benefits

  • Eligible for health and life insurance coverage; and
  • Eligible to earn annual and sick leave.
Compensation Depending on candidates’ educational background, the starting salary may be one of the following: $43,684 (GS-07), $53,435 (GS-09), or $64,650 (GS-11).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Meet the educational requirements for one of the STEM or Foreign Affairs disciplines.
  • Be able to successfully obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance for the position.
  • Be able to pass random drug testing.
  • Be found suitable for employment (as described in Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 731).

Application Requirements – to be considered for the Fellowship Program, applicants must submit the following information to the appropriate email address for each position type as listed in the programs above:

  • Resume;
  • Copy of transcripts;
  • Veterans’ preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214)
  • A concise statement (one to two pages) explaining their interest in the Fellowship and articulating the attributes he/she will bring to the Program.

How to Apply

Step 1: Identify the type of position that you are interested in.

Step 2: Click on the name of the bureau for which you want to work. A new window will appear with the bureau’s email address. NOTE: You will not be able to click on the bureau names until the first day of the application window.
Step 3: Send your application materials to the bureau’s email address.  The application materials are found in the “Application Requirements” section.  All applications must be received by February 13, 2017 for the Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Once all application packages have been received, they will be reviewed to determine whether all required documents were submitted. Resumes will be reviewed, and, if the basic qualification requirements are met, will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified candidates with Veteran’s Preference will be considered before non-preference candidates, in accordance with Chapter 5 Code of Regulations, Part 302.

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Job: Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian

12.15.16 – Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sarah P’s comments: This position was previously posted in October, February, and before that in November of 2015 on IFLAjobs. I would assume they did not fill it due to a lack of qualified candidates but, if so, the position has been vacant for more than a year??? Of the various UAE universities and colleges, AUS is considered near the top of the list of reputable institutions. Positions appear periodically but I have heard they suffer from the same convoluted hiring practices which exist in the rest of the region. For those unfamiliar with the Middle East, the UAE is a safe and progressive country and Sharjah is basically an overgrown suburb of the Dubai. Traffic is horrendous but it’s an interesting place if you are into city life.

Position Summary:

 The AUS Library is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian to join its service-oriented team. Reporting to the AUL for Technology and Technical Services, the successful candidate will work closely with library colleagues to provide an integrated approach to the acquisition and management of the library’s electronic, print and media resources.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acquisitions, licensing, implementation, assessment and ongoing maintenance of the library print and electronic collections
  • Coordinating with the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to arrange description and control of resources in the library’s WMS system
  • Troubleshooting problems arising from ordering, subscription, licensing or access-related technical issues including linking and discovery
  • Collecting and analyzing collection usage statistics
  • Document delivery

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of web-based applications and environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superior technology skills with openness to emerging technologies
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with standards such as EDI/EDIFACT, OpenURL, COUNTER, SUSHI
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and formats including MARC, KBART, Dublin Core, AACR2, RDA, LCSH
  • 2 years’ experience in print or electronic resource management, commercial knowledge-bases  or digital serials management
  • Experience working in a university or research environment
  • Experience with OCLC WMS or other library services platform
  • Working knowledge of _javascript_, XML, HTML, CSS and web development tools

Salary and Benefits

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Free furnished accommodation and utilities are provided along with over six weeks’ annual vacation. A self-directed benefit plan provides a variety of choices including annual air tickets to place of origin for self and family, healthcare and dependent educational allowance. The UAE levies no income tax; however, some U.S. Federal taxes may apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens.

Background

The American University of Sharjah is located in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Established in 1997, the university consists of four Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 5000 students from 80 different countries. The language of instruction and the workplace is English, and knowledge of Arabic is not required. The UAE offers a high standard of living with abundant cultural, recreational and travel opportunities. The UAE is a safe, open and friendly environment for individuals and families of all cultures.

The AUS Library, in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, serves as a focal point for educational and social interactions on campus. The library features a large Information Commons (135 workstations), 20 group study rooms, 2 computer classrooms, and RFID system. Please see http://library.aus.edu.

Please e-mail a cover letter, résumé and the names of three professional references to recruitment@aus.edu.  Only short-listed candidates will be contactedReview of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Jobs: Librarian- Technician Manuals

12.14.16 – Librarian – Technician Manuals (2 positions)
AECOM, Dulmen and Mannheim, Germany

Sarah P’s comments:  These positions were listed on ALAJobs, supposedly back on 11.17, however because of the recent issues with their site, which I have previously noted, I did not see these until today. This is a rare listing because it is working for a corporation (rather than education) and does not require an MLS, though they are requiring cataloguing skills. Because these were posted on ALAJobs, I assume it means they are open to American candidates, and perhaps other nationalities as well outside of the EU.

Position Title Librarian – Technician Manuals

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at http://www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line:  Government

AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

This position is located in Dulmen, Germany and is contingent upon contract win.

Direct the classification, indexing, cataloging, and storage of books, periodicals, papers, microfiche, classified reports and documents stored on various media (including electronic). Review current literature to determine specific items or data that may be of value to Company and/or customers. Conduct research and investigations and take the necessary steps to secure such information. Provide assistance to technical personnel by conducting library research and preparing bibliographies.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain cataloging methodology to facilitate to storage and retrieval of documents stored in the library.
  • Conduct research and investigations.
  • Provide recommendations to the customer as to storage conversion and retrieval of existing documentation to electronic format.
  • Manage daily operation of Information Center.
  • Conduct on-line document reference service.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Typical office environment with no unusual hazards, occasional lifting to 20 pounds, constant sitting while using the computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while reviewing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, constant mental alertness, must posses planning/organizing skills, and must be able to work under deadlines.

Other Responsibilities:

Safety – AECOM enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe work environment. As appropriate, each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements and fulfilling all self-aid/buddy aid responsibilities, participating in emergency response tasks and serving on safety committees and teams.

Quality – Quality is the foundation for the management of our business and the keystone to our goal of customer satisfaction. It is our policy to consistently provide services that meet customer expectations. Accordingly, each employee must conform to the AECOM Quality Policy and carry out job activities in compliance with applicable AECOM Quality System documents and customer contracts. Each employee must read and understand his/her Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction responsibilities.

Procedure Compliance – Each employee must read, understand and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures and policies pertaining to his/her job.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and 2 years of job-related experience or equivalent. Requires operating application software including word-process and spread sheet programs. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

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