Job: Director, Distributed eLibrary

2.11.17 –  Director, Distributed eLibrary
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a re-posting from 8.7.16. I have watched the development of Doha’s Education City since its inception in 2002.  Jobs regularly appear and are filled but the process is vague and the length of time to hire very slow.  Salaries are good and Doha is safe but recently has been trending toward becoming conservative.


Established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation, WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and shares its mission of dedication to excellence in education, patient care and research.

The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.

WCM-Q is in its 14th year of operation and is seeking a candidate for Director of the Distributed eLibrary.

Reporting directly to Dean, the incumbent will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCM and WCM-Q in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond. Will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar Library. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through this transformation to a next generation facility.

The successful candidate is required to have Masters in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, or a comparable information science related degree is expected. S/he should possess 10 years or more of professional experience, with progressive responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in an academic or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Having a strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine is also a requirement.

Your application requires a CV, including the names and contact information for three references that agree to be contacted, as well as a covering letter. We encourage applicants to describe in their application how they feel they can contribute broadly to the goals of WCM-Q. For additional requirements and responsibilities, please refer to our website listed below. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar for the duration of the appointment.

Compensation will include a competitive salary with supplement for Foreign Service, housing and transportation.

The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified

– See more at:


Job: Digital Humanities Librarian

2.11.17 –  Digital Humanities Librarian
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  Cairo is a vibrant, crazy, old yet new city.  American Universities do tend to be more established and reputable than some of the new start-up campuses. However I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment. Many long-term expat residents have left and AUC currently has 100 positions listed which is a sobering statistic.


Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The School of Libraries and Learning Technologies invites applications for a fixed term contract (five years renewable) position at the Instructor level beginning in Fall 2017. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Leads, plans and supervises Digital Humanities initiatives towards a service-oriented, digital research, specialized reference, consulting and project development program of services for humanities faculty, students and visiting researchers at the AUC. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and worldwide to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic and problem-solving skills. Working in tandem with the Digital Collections Archivist who will handle largely the technical and design issues associated with digital creation, the Digital Humanities Librarian will emphasize the selection, metadata assignment and scholarly use of digital collections. The latter will include working with the University Archivist, faculty and RBSCL staff to generate stellar digital humanities projects using RBSCL content. He/she will provide instruction for these digital tools, working directly with faculty and students in the classroom and individually with respect to digital literacy. This collaboration will result in projects that highlight our holdings and broaden access to our collections through digital initiatives, resulting in original scholarship and publications, thereby enhancing AUC’s reputation as a center for scholarship and research.


MLS or equivalent is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by March 8, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current resume or CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to

For more information, e-mail Mr. Philip Croom, (; Ms. Sahar Sobeih, Assistant Dean, ( or visit the department’s website at

Virtual: Part-Time Reference Librarian

2.10.17 –  Part-Time Reference Librarian
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)

Sarah P’s comments:  Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 but non for the past 1 1/2 years. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”.  As such this is an interesting opportunity to work independently while establishing an international aspect to your career.  It is also a chance for non-US librarians to work for a US university.  The cons are that the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed.  Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.


Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of clients, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as a Part-time Reference Librarian. The part-time reference librarian will provide high quality reference service at a distance to Walden students, faculty, and staff by email, chat, and phone evenings and weekends.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of academic library reference experience including email, chat or phone
  • Experience searching and teaching the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

(Click on above title link to apply.)

Volunteer: Digital Learning Librarian

2.10.17 – Digital Learning Librarian
1Room, Students for International Development, Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru

Sarah P’s comments:  They look legit and it is an interesting and worthwhile project, however I could not locate any reviews.  Please note the closing date of 2/19/17 – sorry, almost missed this one!

About SID

Students for International Development (SID) works to reduce global poverty by engaging university students and young professionals in hands-on, project-based internships in extremely poor communities around the world. Our international volunteer programs support ambitious and independent young leaders who seek a platform for social impact through serious community-level projects.


Make high school accessible to anyone, anywhere by designing a one-room schoolhouse for the 21st Century. 1Room is a pilot-stage initiative to design an ultra low-cost, competency-based high school program that can serve the world’s most marginalized learners. 1Room aims to deliver a complete curriculum with as little as a single classroom and as few as 15 learners, for less than 15% of per capita national income per student. We achieve this through personal learning technology and staffing systems that can work offline and off-grid.

1Room is sponsored by PfID and several other NGO partners in the field. It is a complex initiative with many distinct components that draw upon, and that will build, a range of skill sets: curriculum design, digital content production, operations management, process engineering, monitoring and evaluation design, training and capacity building, partnership development, policy research, marketing, and market research.

For more information on 1Room visit:

Key Responsibilities of position:

  • Work with Curriculum Development team to create a user-friendly system for organizing digital- and paper-based learning resources
  • Create an organization system for other 1Room material (media, ongoing research, etc.)
  • Build capacity of local partner NGOs to develop an organization system for management documents and information
  • Liaise with local partner to develop an organization system for overhead documents (i.e. accounting, contracts, etc.)
  • Organize student evaluations and feedback session on in-house and third-party content and identify material that needs to be replaced or redone
  • Lead creation of a transition documents for organizational processes and develop bi-annual report template

How to Apply:

Interested? Check out our website for position descriptions and application information:

The application deadline is February 19, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. We admit candidates to our team on a rolling basis, so early applications are at an advantage. Late applicants may be considered if positions are still available. For more information, please contact Kate McCullough at

For details on the volunteer program, including expense contribution and fundraising, visit:

Job: Policy & Research Officer

2.9.2017 – Policy & Research Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was advertised exactly two years ago…


The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is looking for a new Policy and Research Officer to work on Internet governance and digital issues.

The Internet plays an indispensable role in achieving key library objectives – access to information, freedom of expression, individual empowerment. But for it to do so, risks must be managed. The open architecture of the Internet is challenged by both public and private actors. Individuals face threats to their privacy from companies and governments.

Key areas of Responsibility

The successful candidate will lead IFLA Headquarters’ work on Internet governance and digital issues on a day-to-day basis. They will coordinate IFLA’s engagement in the Internet Governance Forum process, and our advocacy around public access to the Internet. They will be on top of current policy questions, supporting the development of policies and positions as appropriate. They will also have an eye on the future, and emerging opportunities, as well as maintaining a strong focus on ensuring that IFLA’s work is relevant and valuable to its members.


IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

This is a full-time position (36 h/week), with a provisional start-date of 1 April, and a contract running until the end of 2018, with possible extension to be determined subsequently.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in library or information studies or an equivalent qualification;
  • A higher degree, or its equivalent, in library or information studies or a related field (desirable)
  • Awareness of issues in the information environment, the library profession;
  • Experience in working in a distributed, international team;
  • Experience in an international membership organisation.

Additionally, the candidate will have:

  • Understanding of, and interest in, digital rights and/or internet governance issues, especially as relating to libraries;
  • Strong research and analytical skills: demonstrable ability to provide rapid analysis of texts and events in order to inform positions and decision-making;
  • Strategic thinking: demonstrable ability to contextualise, spot opportunities and plan for the long-term;
  • Strong communication skills: fluent in English, both written and oral and fully competent in using the web and social media;
  • Organisation skills: ability to juggle different tasks and priorities to maximise effectiveness;
  • Interpersonal skills: demonstrable ability to relate to and build up relationships with, people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, inside and outside the organisation. A sense of diplomacy and the ability to convey this in writing;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the policy process, including policy development;
  • Demonstrable project management skills;
  • A commitment to participative management practices, workplace diversity and to working effectively within a team environment;
  • Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish);


The gross monthly salary offered will be € 3,570 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands.  You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year.  You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 27 February 2017.  Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to  Only candidates with valid documentation to work in EU will be considered.

Job: University Librarian

2.8.17 –  University Librarian
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: Last year USP advertised (twice) for a Library Systems Manager for this campus. The general consensus is that 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 so if you are interested and the skills required, I would still get right on it.

Application Due:  02/26/2017

 Salary: 115 248 to 124 592 FJD Per Year
The University of the South Pacific is one of only two regional universities in the world. We are the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The USP is owned and supported by 12 Pacific Island countries. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. With a five-year strategic plan we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them.

The Opportunity

The appointee will lead the formulation and implementation of progressive library policies, practices, initiatives and processes to support the University’s mission and goals and to meet the University’s vision and objectives. The University Librarian leads and manages library/information services, operations and resources across the University using both traditional and innovative technological means for information sharing and transfer in accordance with effective policies and procedures; manages and deploys the Library’s budget effectively and efficiently; recruits, manages and supervises high quality professional and support staff; provides education and training opportunities in the field of library and information science; provides study facilities that respond to new educational pedagogies and those which are ergonomic and conducive to student success; engages effectively to develop and build meaningful partnerships and networks with the University community and key external stakeholders in order to promote the interests of the Library and its staff within USP and the wider community.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science or equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • 5 – 7 years’ extension experience and proven track record in an academic library in the areas of management, planning, budgeting, personnel an IT management;
  • Extensive experience in planning and implementing strategic goals and initiatives;
  • The ability to lead professional and support staff, analyse problems, implement solutions, plan and work with key stakeholders, implement new technologies;
  • Effective organisation and customer driven decision-making skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, listening, leadership, communication, consensus building, team building, time management and problem solving skills.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • A PhD in Library/Information Science from an accredited institution.


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

Salary Range: Band 6 FJ $115, 248 to FJ $124, 592 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

An inducement allowance may be paid to secure the services of an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries: Mr. Sairusi Ratulomai; tel.: (679) 32 32046; email:

Closing date for applications: 24 February 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 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.


Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

Virtual: Online Instructor

2.7.17 –  Online Instructor
Preserve This, USA

Online Instructor, Preservation Metadata Basics
This is a contracted job to teach a 4-week self-paced, asynchronous course “Preservation Metadata Basics.” Instructor will provide weekly lessons in the form of pdfs, word docs, and screencasting. Instructor is responsible for assigning readings, creating homework assignments, creating exams, and keeping students on track during the course. Instructor MUST have a comprehensive understanding of PREMIS and preservation metadata. Ideal job for a librarian or archivist.
It is preferable that instructor have experience teaching in an online format but it is not required. Tutorials and instruction will be provided for those who have never taught online before. This is a remote job. Compensation is competitive.

Course is scheduled to be held in May 2017.

Email CV by Feb 20th to:
Job Type: Contract

No phone calls, please.

Other course topics we’re interested in:

  • Archival Data Management Systems
  • Digitization

We’re open to other ideas as well.

Please email: for more information.

Compensation is competitive.