Monthly Archives: October 2017

Jobs: International School Librarians

10.21.17 –  Now is the time to begin to apply for international school librarian positions. The recruiting season has been moving earlier and earlier each year and, with the first of the international recruiting fairs just around the corner, positions are beginning to be posted.

School Librarianship is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications.

Currently, The International Educator (TIE) currently has 12 positions listed. Many, but not all, require media certification as well as a master’s degree. For more information about this market please join TIE and also review Chapter 3 of my book.

ountry: School: Level: Subject/Area: Posted:
TAIWAN VICTORIA ACADEMY K-12 LIBRARY 10/20/17
UNITED ARA AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 10/19/17
PARAGUAY THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF AS K-12 LIBRARY 10/17/17
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF N SECONDARY LIBRARY 10/17/17
UNITED ARA AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SC K-12 LIBRARY 10/12/17
JAPAN THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN JA HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 10/11/17
VIETNAM UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIO ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 10/11/17
ECUADOR INTERAMERICAN ACADEMY K-12 LIBRARY 09/30/17
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF N ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 09/24/17
KENYA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF K ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 09/20/17
CHINA BRITISH INT. KINDERGARTEN PREK-K LIBRARY 09/19/17
BURMA THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL K-12 LIBRARY 08/31/17
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Job: Librarian, Upper School

10.21.17 – Librarian (Upper School)
Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was posted two years. Woodstock is a well-established boarding school located in a remote area and might not be a good fit for those who enjoy city life.  The school is well-established however and the reviews are positive overall (see International School Reviews for specifics).  This position is offered through Teacher Horizons, a free recruiting agency I have written about before: my blog post.

 
Woodstock School is seeking a Librarian to join their team in July 2018. 
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors of Library and Information Studies or equivalent, five years’ experience in a school or academic library and at least two years’ experience in an international multicultural setting. Click here to view the full job description.

Woodstock school is an incredibly unique school that is set in the rural Indian Himalayas. Woodstock was founded by an ex-principal of Untied World Colleges and has a progressive philosophy that is enabling them to move into the IB curriculum. This would be an excellent chance to gain valuable IB curriculum experience. The school is a close-knit community that employers teachers from all over the world, they currently have teachers of 28 different nationalities. Not only is the school set in a stunning part of the world but they also give away $1 million dollars a year to students for scholarships! Click on the links below to learn more about Woodstock:

Woodstock School Introduction
Student Welcome to Woodstock
Woodstock’s Vision of Education and Strategic Plan
Woodstock’s Educational Philosophy

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Job: Faculty Librarian

10.17.17 –  LIS Faculty Position
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Sarah P’s comments: This position was last listed in June of 2015.  Glassdoor Reviews

 

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is
seeking to employ one full-time faculty.

1. Qualification:
Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields

2. Documents Required:
*Photocopy of doctoral diploma;
Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must
provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating
that it will be in hand by the time of appointment
*Official transcripts of the master’s and doctoral studies
*Photocopy of working experience certification
*Resume
*List of publications
*The full text of the representative and supporting works
The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting
works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The
representative work should include at least two published journal
articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may
serve as the applicant’s representative work if assistant professor is the
intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than
August, 2013. The supporting works should be published no earlier than
August, 2011.
*List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly
schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.

3. Other Requirements:
*Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information
science related subjects
*The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be
invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by
applicant)
*All applications will not be returned.

4. Date of appointment and position official rank:
Appointment begins on August 1, 2018. Official rank appointed is according
to working experience and qualifications.

5. Application deadline: January 17, 2018

6. How to apply:
All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to
Department of Library and Information Science
Address:
Professor Chi-Shiou Lin
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C.
Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw
Tel: 886-2-3366-2958
Fax: 886-2-2363-2859
Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is
seeking to employ one full-time faculty

1. Qualification:
Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields

2. Documents Required:
*Photocopy of doctoral diploma;
Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must
provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating
that it will be in hand by the time of appointment
*Official transcripts of the master¡¦s and doctoral studies
*Photocopy of working experience certification
*Resume
*List of publications
*The full text of the representative and supporting works
The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting
works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The
representative work should include at least two published journal
articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may
serve as the applicant¡¦s representative work if assistant professor is the
intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than
August, 2013. The supporting works should be published no earlier than
August, 2011.
*List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly
schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.

3. Other Requirements:
*Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information
science related subjects
*The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be
invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by
applicant)
*All applications will not be returned.

4. Date of appointment and position official rank:
Appointment begins on August 1, 2018. Official rank appointed is according
to working experience and qualifications.

5. Application deadline: January 17, 2018

6. How to apply:
All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to
Department of Library and Information Science
Address:
Professor Chi-Shiou Lin
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C.
Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw
Tel: 886-2-3366-2958
Fax: 886-2-2363-2859

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Job: Teacher Librarian

10.16.17 –  Teacher Librarian
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

SarahP’s comments:  A school with a great reputation however reviews warn that you will work very hard at this school.  This position is offered through Teacher Horizons, a free recruiting agency I have written about before: my blog post.

UWC SEA is a unique international school for gifted students of over sixty nationalities. The College is an IB World School and is a member of the Round Square Schools. UWC is an education movement comprised of 12 schools, colleges and national committees worldwide that offer scholarships and bursary schemes as well as accepting fee-paying students. Candidates must be able to engage with the Mission and Vision of the College particularly in terms of Service, Activities and Outdoor Education. Additionally, candidates should be able to adopt a pedagogy which aligns with that of the College – constructive and inquiry-based.

Singapore is one of Asia’s great cities offering an intriguing blend of Asian and Western cultures. With a wide-range of markets, restaurants, shopping, nightlife areas, outdoor sports facilities and family activities on offer, Singapore has appeal both for singles teachers and families. It is also one of Asia’s best travel hubs with Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka all a short and low-cost flight away.

To apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please refer to the school’s website. Please ensure you select ‘Teacherhorizons’ on the “Where did you hear about this vacancy?” drop-down menu.
If you wish, you can also include a link to your Teacherhorizons profile in your application so the school can access your references and documentation.
Click here to apply

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Conference: Sharjah Library Conference

 10.11.17:

The two-day main conference is November 8-9

Register now! – you can pay now, or pay on-site! Join the hundreds of other librarians for great programs and great presenters! Your registration includes an invitation letter after you register; access to allconference programs in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation), posters, the Librarian’s Lounge, library exhibits, and the Sharjah International Book Fair; session recordings after the conference; certificate of participation after in-person attendance; lunches and coffee breaks.

 Attend the Optional full-day Workshop, November 7

You can also register for the ACRL Workshop – “Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.” In this daylong workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This workshop is based on the highly successful Association of College and Research Libraries Assessment in Action program curriculum.

And Make Sure to Join Facebook Event

We invite you to join the 2017 SIBF-ALA Library Conference Facebook Event page or track the tag #SIBFALA17 on social media for updates.

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Job: Office Management Specialist

10.11.17–  Office Management Specialist
United States Department of State, worldwide positions

Sarah P’s comments:  For US librarians without a MLIS and/or those who would like to break into the Foreign Service, here is an opportunity which calls for librarian skills and experience.  FYI: this position was last listed in March of this year.  (The Foreign Service does employ librarians. They are called IRO’s – Information Resource Officers.  For more information about these positions which open only every 2-4 years, please read Chapter 6 of my book and look at the Resources page.)

 

We are currently accepting applications for Foreign Service Office Management Specialist (OMS)positions.

As an OMS, you will be a key coordinator in the efficient flow of information, successful project and event management, and essential office support. OMS duties include scheduling meetings, coordinating high-level visits and conferences, arranging travel, preparing written materials, circulating incoming electronic correspondence, and supporting information technology and records. You will provide office management and administrative support to U.S. diplomats in embassies and consulates abroad and domestically in Washington D.C. and New York.

All potential applicants are strongly urged to read the entire vacancy announcement to ensure that they meet all of the requirements for this position before applying. When you are ready to begin the online application process, visit USAJOBSPlease note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 24, 2017.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 20 years old to apply. They must be at least 21 years of age to be appointed. By law, all career candidates must be appointed to the Foreign Service prior to the month in which they reach age 60, except for preference eligible veterans. Applicants must also be available for worldwide service, and be able to obtain all required security, medical and suitability clearances.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

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Job: Associate Research Officer

10.9.17 –  Associate Research Officer
Archives and Records Section, United Nations, Arusha, Tanzania

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS :   17 October  2017 
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section, Arusha Branch, Registry. Under the supervision of the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha, the incumbent will be responsible for administering the  information security and access regime, and for providing research and reference services to users of the records of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) and the  Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

Responsibilities:  In close coordination with the relevant legal officer, act as the focal point for the administration of the  Mechanism information security and access regime.   o Assist in the development of procedures for information security classification reviews and for implementation of decisions on reclassification. o Implement procedures for information security classification reviews, and for implementation of decisions, liaising with classification authorities, information owners and custodians.  o Ensure complete and accurate implementation of decisions on (re)classification.   Ensure correct marking of materials containing classified information.  Ensure correct redaction of classified information.
Through the Offices of the President, Registrar and Prosecutor, act as the focal point for requests for access to Mechanism records and archives.   o Receive and respond to requests for access.  Includes registering requests and tracking the process of considering and determining requests.  o Advise requesters and researchers on holdings and accessibility. o Provide other information and assistance to requesters and researchers.
Participate in the creation of finding aids, and other research and reference tools for Mechanism records and archives, in collaboration with the Archivist, the Audiovisual Archivist and the Electronic Records Manager.  Participate in the evaluation of existing research and reference tools and assist in the implementation of new tools to facilitate access to records and archives.
Monitor and analyse trends in requests for access and areas of research.
Advise the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha on responses to trends, to enhance accessibility of records and archives.
Manage the content of the Mechanism website relating to records and archives.
Manage the Section’s collections of published and open-access research and reference material.  Select material for the development of collections.  Organise, classify and catalogue print and digital resources.
Participate in the development and implementation of advocacy and outreach programmes. Perform other duties as required.

Core Competencies:

Professionalism – Knowledge of records, archives or library operations and electronic data management. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop reference and research resources. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education: Advanced university degree in archival science, records management, library science, information science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience: Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management, library services, information management or related area.  Experience of providing reference services is required.  Experience of strict information security regimes is required.  Experience in international tribunals or national courts is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism.  For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.  Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.

Assessment Method: There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice: Current UN staff at the GS and FS level who meet the eligibility requirements are exceptionally permitted to apply.  If selected, certain conditions will apply.  All offers of appointment are subject to budgetary approval. The appointment is limited to the Mechanism.  Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected.  Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.

No Fee: THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

United Nations Considerations The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal. The Mechanism is not able to accept applications for this vacancy via email. Internal applicants may go to https://inspira.un.orgExternal applicants may go to http://careers.un.org

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