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.

Experience
Required:
• 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;

Preferred:
• 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.

Competencies
Required:
• 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.

Qualifications
Required:
MLS or MLIS degree from accredited programs

Preferred:
Additional educational or research qualifications in science disciplines

Apply now at https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en/live-work/openings

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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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