Monthly Archives: April 2017

Job: School Librarian

4.26.17 –  School Librarian
American School Foundation of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: It is interesting that this job is posted on Idealist, a place I usually check for volunteer positions. Probably because the pay is low (11,000 MXN: $575 US) but if you are still searching for a school job it is getting late in the season and this school has okay reviews, includes housing, and will give you IB experience.

 

The American School Foundation of Chiapas (ASFC) is a 25-year-old well-established private IB World School with an ambitious future-thinking plan that incorporates STEAM, sustainability, global citizenship and a commitment to experiential and service learning practices that take advantage of Chiapas’ and Mexico’s rich cultural, anthropological, geographic and ecological diversity.

We are expanding our IB program into the Upper School as part of a drive for excellence with the goal to become the premier international dual language school in the southern Mexico-Central American region. Our school is located in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and the one with the largest native population. Chiapas is rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indigenous villages and Mayan ruins, extraordinary mountain ranges,and the largest tropical rainforest in the region. Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas, is a safe and fast-growing city of 500,000 with amenities such as malls, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. where you can enjoy sunny skies and warm weather year-round.

At ASFC we are looking for a full-time librarian and media specialist who is interested in joining a collaborative pedagogical team and supporting the development of literacy skills in both English and Spanish. We seek passionate educators who will inspire a love for learning and spark the intellectual curiosity of all our students. Ideal candidates are knowledgeable and smart teachers, who have strong collaboration skills, are flexible and enjoy innovation. We value teachers who build student-centered classrooms where students are actively engaged in their learning process and are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. A growth mindset, grit, and the ability to use feedback and self-reflection to improve are essential characteristics of all the ASFC’s educators.

Responsibilities

* Provide faculty and students with the guidance and resources needed to support a high level of teaching and learning

* Promote a love for reading and dual-language literacy efforts across our school community!

* Maintain our library collection (circulation, curation, and weeding)

* Supervise and maintain a library space that promotes learning, creativity, inquiry, and the ten attributes of the IB Learner Profile

* Develop and implement Library policies and procedures

* Provide guidance and reference services to faculty and students

* Provide instruction in research skills and the use of information sources

* Model and teach the ethical use of all sources of information (intellectual property)

* Create books displays and bulletin boards to support school themes and extended learning

* Plan and lead educational field trips and service learning experiences

* Employ a positive approach to discipline (Responsive Classroom)

* Participate in all required meetings as well as Professional Development opportunities throughout the school year

* Other responsibilities to be defined by the Head of School and the Academic Leadership Team

How To Apply

Send and updated version of your CV, including the contact information of three professional references, and a thoughtful Cover

Letter to humancapital@americanschool.edu.mx. Please indicate your name and the career opportunity your applying for in the subject line of your email.

Your Cover Letter should explain your qualifications for the position, philosophy of education and why would you like to join our school and live in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Kindly include the name of the website where you found our advertisement.

Finalists residing in Tuxtla Gutierrez will be invited for an in-person interview and demo lesson. Finalist living abroad will be asked to submit a short (15-20 minutes) teaching video.

For additional information, please visit http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

Benefits

* Monthly salary of 11,000 MXN, paid in Mexican Pesos, and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and the cost

of living in the State of Chiapas

* Fully furnished individual or shared apartment in a complex located in a safe, private small community located on school

premises (includes free internet, swimming pool, and other amenities)

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Job: Communications Officer

4.26.17 –  Communications Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands

 

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic team and global project.

Over the next ten years, IFLA, will transform public libraries, the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. While the ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services – services helping more people gain literacy, find employment, improve their health, etc. – the effort will be aimed at specific changes in how libraries are led, assessed, and connected. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to enhance communications and connections between IFLA, its organisational members and individual librarians around the world. The activities should contribute to strengthening IFLA brand. By enhancing impact of its communication actions, IFLA also seeks to widen its audience beyond library and information professionals, attracting international organisations, government, business and enterprise.

For more information on key areas of responsibilities, and how to apply, please visit  https://www.ifla.org/node/11326

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Job: Systems Librarian

4.21.17 –  Systems Librarian (Assistant Librarian I/II)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Closing date: May 12, 2017

CUHK Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join our Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as we implement a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible experience for library users and staff as they seek, access, and maintain the information in our library systems.

Applicants should (i) have a good Master’s degree or above in Library and Information Science (MLS or equivalent), plus a strong educational background in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline; (ii) at least three years’ post-qualification relevant experience (for Assistant Librarian II) OR at least six years’ post-qualification relevant experience, three years of which are at supervisory level (for Assistant Librarian I); (iii) have proven knowledge and experience in the management of library services platforms, technical support for electronic resources, various industry standards and protocols such as XML, SAML, SQL and SIP2; (iv)  have effective communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of stakeholders; and (v) demonstrate proven ability in learning new technologies independently and adapting quickly to changing technologies. Project management experience and certification, web and mobile applications design and familiarity in handling East Asian languages (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) will be an added advantage.

Reporting to the Head of LITS and working closely with other library managers and a team of computer specialists, the successful applicant will be responsible for (a) providing technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and front line support for the ILS, discovery and reading list platforms, as well as other library specific software such as the archives management system. The Systems Librarian is the primary liaison with vendors for problem resolution; (b) providing technical support to the Library’s electronic resources including administration of the remote access service; (c) managing a wide range of RFID-enabled self-check kiosks, self-return book drops and sorter bins; (d) programming and software development based on various APIs and scripting languages such as Perl and PHP; (e) maintaining knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library systems and user behavior that have potential for enhancing access to resources and services. Evaluating potential new services and technologies and suggesting policy and procedural changes that improve access or efficiency; (f) assisting in other IT projects; (g) deputizing for the Head of LITS; and (h) other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend duties may be required.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.

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Job: University Librarian

4.19.17 –  University Librarian
University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Sarah P’s comments:  I first saw this position listed in March of 2015.  Not sure if someone is leaving or whether it was never filled. This is a fairly new university (2000) – not to be confused with the American University of Central Asia.   No reviews yet…
Wikipedia article

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Duty station: Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic
Deadline: 7 May 2017

UCA Background
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private (not for profit), secular University whose charter has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a clear and concise strategic plan for the library that promotes the mission of the university and bring in continuous improvement;
  • Work with different librarians across the Aga Khan Development Network;
  • Plan, implement and administer library functions, resources and services based on internationally recognised standards and best practices;
  • Obtain a good grasp of the curricular offerings and research efforts of the university by developing strong partnerships within the various teaching and research departments to assess, provide and improve library collections and services to meet student and faculty needs;
  • Obtain feedback, compile statistical data, evaluate and assess effectiveness and efficiency of library services;
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, set priorities and budgets for the staff, facilities, collections, including print, media and electronic that support the university’s curricular and research efforts;
  • Supervise and manage the physical library facilities to ensure these are safe, accessible, effective, efficient and inviting;
  • Directly supervise the position of Campus Librarian on each campus; direct and advise Campus Librarians regarding supervision, recruitment, retention, and professional development of personnel under their supervision; and
  • Work with Campus Librarians and the IT staff of the university on the library’s information systems and develop procedural guidelines for technical services such as cataloging, periodicals, course reserves, processing, mending and circulation of materials.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Energetic and ambitious team player who thrives on a challenge and is comfortable working in a remote setting with limited staffing and facilities;
  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited institution would be an asset;
  • Significant experience in an academic library setting including supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of library operations including extensive knowledge of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
  • Knowledge of technology use in library systems (i.e. library automation systems, online resources, and instructional technologies);
  • Experience in using technologies to provide and enhance library services and their changing roles in higher education;
  • Knowledge of and experience with outcomes and assessment of library services;
  • Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment; and
  • Experience working in international educational institutions.

Language

  • Advanced English; and
  • Working knowledge of Russian would be an asset

Relationships: The University Librarian will report to the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

The position will be based in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic and would require regional travel.

Salary and International Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate.

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 7 May 2017. As your application e-mail subject, please write: “University Librarian” and please indicate how you heard about us.

Position open until filled.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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4.18.17 –  Librarian for Geospatial Services
NYU, Abu Dhabi, UAE

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for a Librarian for Geospatial Services to work in an innovative and forward-looking setting. The successful candidate provides expertise and leadership to create a program of specialized research assistance for the current and evolving geospatial research needs at NYUAD. This person will be instrumental in planning and developing library services related to locating, acquiring, managing and analyzing geospatial data across disciplines. The position involves significant collaborative work with library colleagues at NYUAD and NYU in New York, as well as with faculty and students, and therefore requires excellent communication skills and the ability to foster successful working relationships both on site and remotely. The position contributes to the provision of information and research assistance to the gifted faculty, post-doctoral researchers, visiting scholars and student body of NYU Abu Dhabi, often called the “world’s honors college.”

As part of a highly collaborative team, this position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYUAD by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the resources, technologies and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs. This position works in the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) and will be an integral member of the CDS team  in developing programming and outreach initiatives across campus as they relate to digital scholarship, geospatial analysis, data services and more. Reporting to the Head of the CDS, this position may also partner on long-term research projects, collaborating with colleagues within the library and across the university, including those in archives and special collections, digital humanities and social sciences.

A commitment to outreach and service to researchers will be essential to this work. The incumbent will be expected to teach workshops on geospatial data topics, including data access and data literacy, as well as on specific programs such as ArcGIS, Carto, QGIS and other tools. This person will work in collaboration with liaison librarians on subject specific geospatial queries, including citation methods and visualization tools. He/she will provide course-integrated instruction upon request in assigned liaison areas and other areas making use of geospatial resources. This person will facilitate access to NYU’s Spatial Data Repository and guide patrons in its use. The incumbent will also be responsible for developing an approach to locating regional data resources and establishing protocols for their translation from English into Arabic. Some facility in working with quantitative data and statistical analysis may also be a requirement of the incumbent. Depending on the incumbent’s academic background, liaison responsibilities with academic departments and service at the library’s reference desk may be assigned.

Initial appointment will be for 3-4 years and is renewable contingent on job performance. Rank depends on professional background and experience. Renewal and promotion require excellent job performance and active professional engagement.

Requirements:
•    ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent
•    Relevant experience in a research library
•    High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library
•    Demonstrated proficiency in the use and application of geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, Carto, QGIS and other related software packages.
•    Knowledge of trends in data management, data cleaning, data description and geospatial metadata
•    Programming or scripting experience for geospatial applications
•    Familiarity with data visualization techniques and tools
•    Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric and geospatial data
•    Ability to develop and deliver formal instruction, workshops and one-on-one consultation sessions as they apply to data literacy
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    Excellent English language communication skills
•    Ability to establish positive long-distance working relationships with NYU Libraries in New York and to work collegially within a highly collaborative local unit
•    Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity and strong user service commitment

Preferred Attributes:
•    Academic background in Geography, GIS, or a related field resulting in an advanced degree
•    Ability to work with programming languages such as Python, R and Julia
•    Demonstrated effectiveness in library instruction
•    Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
•    Prior international experience
•    Competence in a language other than English, preferably Arabic

Applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2017. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format. For instructions and information on how to apply, visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html. If you have any further questions about the position or NYUAD, please email NYUAD.Academic.HR.Affairs@nyu.edu.

About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals.  The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents.  Faculty and students circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.

Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching.  NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts college is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.  The Engineering Division also takes pride in a thriving doctoral program, as well as in the postdoctoral researchers who have chosen to make NYUAD their research home. – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000365435-01#sthash.5gkcAXBT.dpuf

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Virtual: Adjunct Instructor, Library Media

4.13.17 –  Adjunct Instructor, Library Media (part-time)
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

Sarah P’s comments:  Another virtual posting from someone new.  There are a few reviews but nothing which specifically addresses how they are to work for in the online environment.
Glassdoor Reviews
Indeed Reviews

 

Southern Utah University, Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applications for Adjunct Instructor, Library Media. This is a part-time, adjunct position to start 8/16/2017. Salary is the current rate as determined by President’s Council.

Summary:
The Sherratt Library is seeking qualified individuals to teach sections of their LM 1010 Information Literacy course. This course is a basic introduction to information literacy skills and is taught online.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaches assigned sections of LM 1010 Information Literacy, delivered online only through a Canvas LMS instance, including making individualized assessments and submitting final grades; interacting with students.
2. Participates in meetings and training regarding LM 1010 courses, teaching methods, learning standards, and outcomes.
3. Works collegially with other instructional faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, or demonstrably successful experience with information literacy-related instruction to undergraduate-age students in a collegiate setting.
2. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
3. Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of students and library administration.
4. Ability to work independently and collegially with commitment to quality, engaged service.
5. Demonstrably effective communications skills with students and colleagues.
6. Commitment to effective teaching that supports student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face).
2. Working knowledge of the library catalogs, databases, search strategies, Boolean searching, keyword selection, and search delimiters.
3. Understanding of college-level information literacy skills and the library research process.
4. Familiarity with online learning best practices. Experience with the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System.

Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600093) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1222 and click on “Apply for this job”.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
This position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-865-8572. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources
Southern Utah University
Phone:
435-586-7754
Fax:
435-586-7948
Online App. Form:

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Job: Law Librarian

4.12.17 –  Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments:  COB positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving.  The last time this position was listed was 10/13/15 and I do not know whether it was a true opening and filled or whether this is a re-posting.

The University  Libraries invites applications for a full time faculty position at the rank   of Librarian II, a Law Librarian with responsibilities for the overall management   of the law collections which supports of the university LLB  programme.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment   to service within a diverse community; experience working within a Voyager   software environment; strong analytical skills; must demonstrate strong   leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and   resources; must have a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the   ability to apply then within the library setting; and the ability to work in   a fluid and technically changing.

The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

  • Complete special projects as assigned;
  • Provide oversight of the smooth operation of the law reference desk services and collections;
  • Training, mentoring and evaluating staff to ensure efficiency of reference desk services and growth in usage of the collection;
  • Evaluate reference desk services and usage of collections and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Formulation of recommended policies and procedures that meet established          standards;
  • Participation in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations;
  • Coordination of collection development activities in keeping with established  policies;
  • Supervision of full time/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;
  • Engagement in research and professional activities;
  • Work evenings and weekends on rotation
  • Providing  legal reference service
  • Assist with selection/acquisition of new legal resources

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of four years post qualification experience in an academic or law Library. A working knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset.
  • Experience in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and
  •  Previous managerial and Supervisory  experience are essential.

Applicants should send the following:

  •   A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (www.ub.edu.bs/hrprofile);
  •   A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  •   An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  •   Teaching philosophy statement;
  •   Evidence of excellence in teaching;
  •   Evidence of research and scholarship;
  •   Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  •   At least three confidential, professional references.

Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

The University of The Bahamas
Human Resources Department
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas
Attention:  Chief Human Resources Officer,
Human Resources
OR

hrapply@ub.edu.bs

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