Virtual: Researcher

10.29.17 –  Virtual Researcher
LibSource, LAC Group, USA

LibSource, an LAC Group company, seeks an experiencedVirtual Researcher for a large chemical/oil company specializing in patents, business/competitive intelligence, oil and gas, chemical, biology, etc.  This is an ongoing position, working 120 hours per month, and can work virtually from any US location.


  • Independently conducts retrospective literature and patent searches on technical and business topics for the research and development staff.
  • Produces and distributes regular alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest to the company – especially in the areas of hydrocarbon processing, petrochemicals and biofuels.
  • Monitors new developments and commercial activities of competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provides analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Interacts with senior staff in Group Technology and other business units to help assess information needs and suggest projects or services where LIS Technology Intelligence can best meet those needs.
  • Presents research results and graphical analysis to staff, e.g., via Skype.
  • Works with other team members to implement and sustain information services, including those linked to the LIS website and delivered via SharePoint.


  • Two years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the petroleum industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry or closely related science.
  • Experience with databases/search services including:  STN Express, Chemical Abstracts, Derwent World Patents Index, Compendex, EnCompLit, EnCompPat, Dow-Jones Factiva, Elsevier Scopus and MineSoft PatBase.

To apply, please visit:

Referrals welcome!

Katy Davis

Recruiting Assistant

LibGig – LAC Group



Virtual: Research Fellow

10.29.17 –  Research Fellow
Project Information Literacy, USA

Fellowship opportunity: 2018 Research Fellow @ Project Information Literacy, News Consumption Study

Project Information Literacy (PIL) has an opening for a part-time “PIL Research Fellow” in 2018. The Fellow will join the PIL Research Team on January 11, 2018 and will work on average 12 hours a week through May 11, 2018. The Fellow will be paid a $1,000 stipend at the conclusion of the fellowship in May 2018. The deadline for applying for the PIL Research Fellow is Thursday, November 16, 2017 by noon PST.

The PIL 2018 Fellow will work virtually on our latest national research study that investigates how young adults consume news and gather information. The mixed methods study, which is being conducted in partnership with faculty at Northeastern University and Wellesley College, will focus on two of the most pressing issues of what has been called our “post-truth” era: currency and authority.

The PIL report will look to break new ground as an empirical and quantitative study of many issues – such as “fake news” and misinformation – to help better ground public discourse and potential policy solutions. It will also formulate a set of recommendations for professionals directly implicated in addressing relevant problems, offering insights to three groups in particular working with young adults on the front lines: librarians, journalists, and educators.

The PIL Fellow will learn and develop a mastery of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including survey data analysis, computational analysis of social media datasets, interviewing, data coding, content analysis, and reliability testing. In addition to learning and practicing rigorous research methods, the Fellow will learn the day-today process of what’s involved in conducting a national research study, especially what it takes to collaborate closely with a group of 6-7 other team members that are geographically dispersed. They will also practice methods for collecting data from students at different institutions and analyzing emergent research trends.

If you would like to apply for the “PIL Research Fellow” opening, please send a CV to Also, please tell us a little about yourself in a few paragraphs, i.e., what excites you about the library learning space research study, how you may qualify, and what you hope to learn from PIL through our 2018 fellows program.

Our PIL research study on news consumption is supported with funding from the Knight Foundation, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Additional support comes from Northeastern University Libraries and the College of Arts, Media and Design Division. The study, set to conclude in fall 2018, will be one of the largest of its kind, with surveys and interviews on college campuses and other educational settings across the country.

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts scholarly studies about students and how they find, evaluate, and select information for use in their courses and for solving information problems in everyday life. We have collected data from over 13,000 “early adults” enrolled in more than 118 U.S. public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, and high schools. PIL has produced nine major research reports, detailing aspects of information use by students, and more recently graduates.

For this study, we are specifically looking for applicants for the “PIL Research Fellow” that has the following qualities:

Ability to work virtually for 12 hours a week, on average, from January 11, 2018 through May 11, 2018 (including permission from a dean, director, or supervisor that you are available to spend time working on our study as part of your job)

First-hand experience and knowledge with helping students find news and information for course-research assignments

Strong interest in conducting research about information literacy and today’s students

Holds a MLS or related masters degree

Has previous training and experience in research methods and familiarity with research terminology

Experience with conducting computational analysis of large data sets (a plus)

Has current CITI certification (optional)

Is highly collaborative, collegial, professional, and has a sense of humor (not optional)

Jobs: School Librarians

10.25.17 –  School Librarian Positions
TesJobs, UK


Sarah P’s comments:   Fall is the time to begin to apply for international School Librarian positions. Although TIE (The International Educator) is US-based, TES is UK-based and free! They do tend to feature schools which offer the British National Curriculum and/or the IB (International Baccalaureate) however I have known folks to ‘cross over’ and my recommendation is to try and gain experience in as many systems as possible. By the end of my career, I could list 4 different curriculums and knowing them helped me to become a better librarian and educator (not Teacher-Librarian!)  For more info about t\his subject, please read Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Book Resources page.

TES currently has four jobs listed:

Job details   
Employer  HEAD OF LIBRARY Tanglin Trust School
Location Singapore
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted  Ad expiring tomorrow
Closing date
Job starts August 2018


Employer  UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN Harrow International School Bangkok
Location Thailand
Salary Competitive and full package
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date
Job starts August 2018
Employer   HEAD OF LIBRARIES North London Collegiate School Jeju
Location Korea
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date
Employer  LIBRARIAN Wellington College Bilingual Shanghai
Location Pudong, Shanghai
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Posted  New this week
Closing date
Job starts Aug 2018

Job: Assistant Librarian I

10.25.17 –  Assistant Librarian I (Learning Services Manager)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

(Ref. 17000242) (Closing date: November 19, 2017)

Learning Services at CUHK Library encompasses the digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates and other users at CUHK. It is also responsible for the Learning Garden, a highly innovative space which provides facilities to support informal learning activities as well specific services such as 3D printing. Proposals are underway for further enhancement and development of services in this area.

Applicants should have (i) a good university degree plus a recognized professional qualification in library and information science OR related disciplines; (ii) at least six years’ post-qualification relevant experience, three years of which are at supervisory level; (iii) sound knowledge and understanding of digital/information literacy approaches in a University setting; (iv) knowledge and experience in delivering programmes and services particularly for undergraduate users focused around digital/information literacy; (v) demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the Library, with faculty members and university administrative departments; (vi) excellent written and oral communication skills; and (vii) proficiency in Chinese is desirable.

Reporting to the Head of Learning Support, the appointee will (a) design and implement a programme of events and workshops in both Learning Services and Learning Garden; (b) promote and enhance digital literacy training and activities in Learning Services; (c) manage and develop  the operation and facilities of the Learning Services and Learning Garden, including staff supervision; (d) work closely with Branch Librarians, coordinating learning support activities across CUHK; and (e) undertake other assignments and projects. Evening and weekend shift work is 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

Job: Manager, Collections & Information Services

10.25.17 – Manager, Collections & Information Services
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Sarah P.’s comment:  Be very careful of accepting a contract in Saudi Arabia. I worked in Saudi Arabia and did actually enjoy my time there. However I did my research before I applied. While there are some reputable companies, colleges, and schools please be aware that you are at the mercy of the institution which hires you.  KAUST has very mixed reviews and like many places in Saudi, was started with great promise and has fallen, especially with the recent economic downturn there (this is the first time job to be posted since May of 2016).  If you do apply know that it is a long and tedious process with very little logic as to who is chosen. Google ‘Kaust’ and ‘reviews’ for more info.

Position Summary
The Manager of Collections & Information Services main responsibilities are to:
• Provide strategic planning and implement innovative and effective library services in support of student and faculty research, learning and knowledge sharing.
• Manage a specialist team of collections development, instructions, e-resource management, acquisitions, access and resource sharing.
• Identify and develop new programs and services in response to stakeholders’ needs and in consideration of technology change and development.
• Serve as chief liaison for library subscriptions, license agreements; publisher, faculty, students and researcher relations.

Major Responsibilities
• Creates department strategy, then develops, assesses, and manages services and programs with ongoing input from key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and throughout the University.
• Participates in the development of the University Library’s vision and responds to the changing needs of the KAUST community; as well as participates in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource allocation.
• Manages, develops, supports the department’s employees; oversees the whole operations of the department, and reports on the work of the department.
• Sponsoring and/or leads cross-unit functional projects to ensure goals and projects are completed according to scope, timeline and budget.
• Manages the relationship with internal/external parties in regards to subscription licenses, service level agreements and other documents to maintain a sustainable and seamless access to Library resources and services.
• Oversees collaborations with Academic and Research communities through the subject librarians, instruction and collection development programs.
• Contributes to and represents the interests of the University Library in regional and international initiatives; seeks partnerships and collaborative service and research opportunities.
• In collaboration with the Library management and other stakeholders, provides active learning spaces and with collaborative workspaces for interdisciplinary discussions.
• Performs other duties and undertakes special projects as assigned by the Library Director.

• Minimum five years of progressive people management experience in areas of acquisition and collections development, library instructions, e-resource management, reference services and access services;
• A broad view of library and university scholarly communication issues;
• An excellent understanding of advanced information technologies and their application, current developments and trends;
• Proven project management experience and a demonstrated ability to estimate scope of a project and bring it to completion on time and budget;

• Prior experience working in an academic research library, library consortium, or library services organization;
• Prior experience in a multi-cultural environment;
• Significant participation in professional associations and/or relevant publications;
• Successful record of developing and initiating new programs.

• Proactivity, flexibility, decisiveness, problem solving, the ability to network, and staying informed about library developments and trends.
• Ability to effectively communicate issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders;
• Demonstrated leadership style that promotes teamwork and consensus building.
• Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

MLS or MLIS degree from accredited programs

Additional educational or research qualifications in science disciplines

Apply now at

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.

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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