Category Archives: Virtual Jobs

Job: Foreign Language Researcher

7.28.17 –  Foreign Language Research – Swedish
LAC Group, UK (remote/virtual work)

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher – Swedish – (Virtual) for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. Assignments vary in length but, if the first is successful, it will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Swedish as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are currently limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.​

 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NB3JJL

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Jobs: 2 Liaison Librarians

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian: Undergraduate & First Year Experience
Liaison Librarian: College of Management & Technology
Walden University, USA (remote/online positions)

Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one previously in 2017. 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”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

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Virtual Job: Editor

8.21.17 –  RFC Series Editor
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), USA

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is seeking an RFC Series Editor (RSE) to provide overall leadership and supervision of the RFC Editor function.

The RSE has overall responsibility for the quality, continuity, and evolution of the Request for Comments (RFC) Series, the Internet’s seminal technical standards and publications series. The position has operational and policy development responsibilities. The RSE is a senior professional who must be skilled in leading, managing and enhancing a critical, multi-vendor, global information service. The position reports to the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC).

The contractual relationship is that of an independent contractor under contract with the Internet Society on behalf of the IAB.

More information about the position, including required qualifications and the RFP, can be found at: https://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/RSE-RFP-4August2017.pdf

Expressions of interest in the position, CV (including relevant experience), contract rate, and references should be sent to the RSOC search committee at rse-search@iab.org.

Questions may also be sent to this address. Applications will be kept confidential. The application period is open until the position is filled.

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Job: Foreign Language Researcher

7.28.17 –  Foreign Language Research – Bengali
LAC Group, UK (remote/virtual work)

 

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher – Bengali – (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Bengali as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of the current legislation of a country with your native language and the recording of specific elements thereof.   Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are limited to $18 per hour (or equivalent).  When responding please supply a current CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your current availability.  Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered.  Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

 

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/Ehr5dL

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Job: Foreign Language Researcher

7.28.17 –  Foreign Language Research – Korean
LAC Group, UK (remote/virtual work)

 

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher – Korean – (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Korean as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of the current legislation of a country with your native language and the recording of specific elements thereof.   Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are limited to $18 per hour (or equivalent).  When responding please supply a current CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your current availability.  Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered.  Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

 

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/eADpNC

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Virtual: Backend Developer

6.12.17 –  Backend Developer
Koios, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  Interesting premise.  Here are links to more info:
American Libraries Case Study (2016)
Information Today article

 

Job Type: Contract or Part-time
Closes on: August 9, 2017

About the company:

Koios is library software startup on a mission to make borrowing online as easy as buying. As part of that mission, we’ve been helping libraries show up in local Google search results. We do this with a combination of linked data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing. Our work has been featured in American Libraries Magazine, Information Today, and LibUX. In hiring, we look for fellow lifelong learners with energy, integrity, and intelligence. Our team is based in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC. Remote work is OK.

Position:

We need help growing and maintaining a database of every public library’s holdings across the country. This database powers our cutting-edge library applications, including Libre, Libre Lists, and Free My Wishlist.

Extra credit if you:

  • Have worked with bibliographic data (especially MARC, Z39.50, and/or link resolvers)
  • Have hacked your ILS or discovery layer to do something useful for patrons
  • Are familiar with next-gen library data projects (BIBFRAME, Library.Link, LODLAM)
  • Are comfortable with our stack (Apache, PHP, MySQL, bonus: AngularJS)

Since the code you write will comprise a core part of our product, you’ll work closely with Koios’ founders (you’ll have our cell phone numbers and can call at any time), and you’ll have significant input in the future of the business.

To apply for this role, send an email with resume and/or Github profile to tech@koios.co.

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Job: Executive Director

5.16.17 –  Executive Director (remote/part-time)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
 
The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
 
The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.
 
The Executive Director is expected:
  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.
Full job description
To apply
Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (becky@openpreservation.org).
 
Closing date
12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.
 
We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-to-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).
 
If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact me.
 
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager

@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1
Open Preservation Foundation

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