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Job: Acquisition & Description Librarian

8.14.17 –  Acquisition & Description Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This job was originally listed on 5/29 along with a Research & Instruction position. It is a position with a fairly new university (2013), formed as a partnership between Duke University in the USA and Wuhan University in China. They’re hiring quite a few positions so it would seem they are expanding. Here is more info:
Wikipedia article
Chronicle of Higher Education article

The Acquisition and Description Librarian’s position at Duke Kunshan University Library has been slightly revised with a new application deadline (Aug. 31). Please feel free to share the following posting link to anyone who is interested in working at a top joint-venture University in China: 

http://joblist.ala.org/jobseeker/job/36363435/acquisition-and-description-librarian/duke-kunshan-university/?str=1&max=25&keywords=DUKE%20KUNSHAN&vnet=0&long=1

Overview

Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits, and start-up packages.

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Job: Director Library & Digital Services

7.24.17 –  Director Library & Digital Services
British Council, Southeast Asia

Sarah P’s comments:  This is the second job this year from the British Council which is rare. (Search British Council to see other earlier posting.)

Description

Are you passionate about the future of libraries? Are you looking for an opportunity to create a global 21st Century Digital Library?

About the Company
The British Council is looking to recruit a Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces, South Asia. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, creating friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. The British Council South Asia region consists of a diverse range of political and economic environments, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Over the last few years, the region has led a revolutionary and innovative approach to re-opening and transforming existing libraries as cultural convening centres. There are now 17 libraries across South Asia (9 in India, 4 in Sri Lanka, 2 in Pakistan and 2 in Bangladesh) which have a total membership of approximately100,000.

What you’ll be doing

The British Council has a far-reaching vision for the future of libraries in South Asia. This ambitious strategy will be to launch a new digital library membership and content proposition across the region. The vision is to provide 5 million South Asians with access to knowledge and cultural resources through a new digital library; this will double membership and increase footfall by 300%. You will be building on the rich, cultural history of libraries in South Asia while developing a keen sense for tomorrow’s needs of the library services.

This is a newly created and exciting opportunity for a Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces. Based in South Asia, you will be creating and implementing the library strategy across the region including leading a team of library specialists who will help deliver key objectives. As well as leadership of the sites you will also be responsible for managing a complex budget for the libraries and key programmes.

One of the key challenges of the role will be to transform the current library offering, breaking out of the current bricks and mortar to operating in a virtual space. You will deliver this transformational change through marketing analysis and insight and working collaboratively with country, regional and global colleagues to ensure insights are embedded in decision-making processes and strategies.

Why you’ll be hired

Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable track record in digital transformation change within libraries and information. The successful candidate will have a strong reputation for expertise and knowledge of modern libraries and what makes them successful. You will also have proven leadership abilities and excellent communication skills to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders. A passion for all things digital and the future of libraries is essential.

Why you should apply

This is a unique opportunity to work internationally with a leading cultural organisation to create a 21st Century library and take the lead on an exciting digital transformation change project. You will work autonomously to manage the strategy, engage with stakeholders and develop solutions at this exciting time for the British Council libraries. This role will contribute enormously to the future of libraries globally. If you are passionate about developing libraries and have a vision for how digital library services will operate in the future – this is not an opportunity to be missed.
The Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces role is located in South Asia, ideally in New Delhi but there are options for those based locally to work in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka.

The role is pitched as an initial 3 year contract. In return you will receive a competitive salary, plus generous mobility package and attractive benefits offer.

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Job: Research Librarian

7.12.17 – Research Librarian
Schwarzman College Library, Beijing, China

Sarah P’s comments:  Click for info about Schwarzman Scholars , and note they are requesting fluency in both English and Chinese.

 

Duties and Responsibility

  1. Responsible for the daily operations of Schwarzman College Library, including book procurement,  cataloging, inventory management etc;
  2. Assist students and researchers with information requests and analyze those requests to determine which materials will best meet researcher’s needs.
  3. Act as a library information consultant, manage book lending, track overdue book materials, log and process loss of materials;
  4. Manage the library database;
  5. Assist in book and materials acquisition for the library
  6. Assist students and researchers in accessing and using Tsinghua University’s database and online research resources
  7. Manage a team of student librarians, including overseeing work schedules and supervising workers.

Qualifications

  1. Master or Bachelor’s degree in library science;
  2. Full Fluency in both Chinese and English;
  3. Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  4. An ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time and implement projects independently;
  5. Adept at using computers, doing online research, and creating and maintaining electronic databases.
  6. Knowledge of university level online library resource systems preferred
  7. Previous experience in library operations required;
  8. Experience working in an academic environment is highly preferred;
  9. Experience living abroad or interacting with native English speakers in a professional context is highly preferred;
  10. Candidates should be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a strong sense of responsibility.

Please send the resume to hr@sc.tsinghua.edu.cn with a copy tojobs@schwarzmanscholars.org

Please write in the subject line:   Applying for Research Librarian

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Job: Archives Manager

6.30.17 –  Archives Manager
HSBC Bank, Hong Kong

If you’re looking for further opportunities to develop your career, take the next step in fulfiling your potential right here at HSBC. Global Communications, designs and implements communications strategies which support HSBC’s business objectives, in line with our values, and enhance and protect our reputation among key stakeholders.

We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Archives Manager.

Principal responsibilities

  • Provides strategic and hands on management for the Hong Kong archive collection
  • Cataloguing of new archives, managing and implementing large scale complex projects to tackle data quality, digitization and preservation issues affecting the Hong Kong collection
  • Supporting tours, presentations and events at the Hong Kong Archive Centre
  • Govern historical archives and art collections at a local level to professional standards
  • Strategically develop the collections in line with HSBC’s strategy, values and brand
  • Respond to internal and external queries regarding HSBC’s history and art
  • Provides significant input on strategic collection in Asia, which involves the selection, transfer and custody of historical records, once retention periods have passed
  • Taking an active role in exhibitions, history books, educational projects, museum partnerships, guest lectures, website and social media content, virtual reality platforms
  • Drive engagement with clients, employees, shareholders, dignitaries, regulators and other stakeholders.

 

Qualifications

 

Requirements
  • Postgraduate qualification in Archives Management or related discipline.
  • Proven track record in managing and implementing complex archive strategies.
  • Leadership, people management, interpersonal, strategic planning, influencing, negotiation, project management skills.
  • Research and storytelling skills with some experience of interpreting and curating history topics.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to interact with senior management.
  • Expert knowledge of archives trends and professional best practice.
  • Knowledge of the financial service industry and global marketplace.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Cantonese is essential.
When applying, please submit a full resume and attach your appraisal reports for the last two years. Your local internal application policy should also be followed. For internal applicants in Hong Kong with less than six months in their current role, Department Head or Manager’s endorsement is required. Please obtain and enclose the endorsement in the application. You can refer to HRDirect with reference number 21350 for further details.
 
You’ll achieve more at HSBC.
 
HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count. We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

 

Job Posting : 23-Jun-2017, 00:42:19 
Unposting Date : 14-Jul-2017, 15:59:00

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Job: Elementary Teacher Librarian

6.20.17 –  Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.

Salary S$60,826 – S$75,784 depending on experience level

 

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.

The position of Teacher Librarian have a dual role as both teachers and information specialists. They have a key role to play in the development of information literacy and in building a culture of reading in the Elementary School. The teacher librarian’s flexibility and positive response to change will directly influence the success of collaboration between the library and classroom teachers.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of primary (Prep-Year 5) education, with a specific focus on either Prep-Year 2 (Lower Elementary) or Year 3-5 (Upper Elementary).  He/she will have the capacity to achieve excellence in the delivery of a high quality education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.

AIS welcomes the right candidate to join our AIS team in the Elementary School commencing in January 2018.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Librarianship or related field would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years FT teaching experience in a recognised educational institution
  • Experience in working in a school library
  • Experience of working with the IB PYP, or Experience of working in a collaborative teaching and learning environment within an Elementary School
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and an interest in participating in the wider school community

We are offering attractive salary and benefit packages to successful candidates.

Further information about this position is available in the attached job description. Only applications submitted using the school’s application form will be considered. Please submit your completed application form, cover letter and CV by Sunday 9th July 2017, 23 59 (UK Time).

Please provide the following supporting documentation as well as completing our application form:

  • CV or Resume (max 2 side of A4)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 side of A4)

(PDF Job Description available for download on TESjobs)

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Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

6.6.17 –  Scholarly Communications Librarian
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments: This is a re-post from 5.4.17.  Apparently, they did not find a suitable candidate and are now advertising on ALAJobs. This university posts 1-2 positions per year. They are a well-established institution. Here are links for more info:
Glassdoor Reviews
IELTS Ranking
Top Universities Ranking
Study Abroad Reviews

Closing date: 24 June 2017

The Library now seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian). The successful candidate will:
(i)   oversee for the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty publishing, data management, and data curation;
(ii)   facilitate the use of qualitative and quantitative research tools, bibliometrics, and altmetrics within campus;
(iii)  work collaboratively with a library’s committee in developing, managing, and marketing the library’s IR system;
(iv)  coordinate the management of HKBU theses and dissertations;
(v)   explore digital technology to support data management and research processes;
(vi)  assist in other areas of the section that include digital scholarship; and
(vii) participate in the library’s reference services.

Applicants should have (i) a good university degree with a recognised professional qualification in library and information science (e.g., MLIS or equivalent) OR a Master’s degree relevant to the position; (ii) two years of post-qualification and relevant experience in academic libraries; (iii) sound knowledge and practical experience in training provision, research processes, copyright, IR, PlumX, and major data software (such as SPSS, NVivo, GIS, etc.); (iv) strong written and oral communication skills in English; and (v) collaborative spirit in working with the university community and library colleagues. Shift duties are required.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. The completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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Job: School Librarian

6.5.17 –  Teacher Librarian
Think International School, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments:  A late posting from a fairly new school.  I could only find one review which was suspiciously positive, by which I mean that when you read an only positive, glowing review you have to wonder who wrote it…So, worth checking out but make sure to read all material and ask questions if interested.

 

Teacher Librarian Needed for August 2017- Think International School Job to start mid August 2017 for an initial contract of two years.

We have two libraries, one for lower primary and one for upper primary and secondary.

Candidate must be a trained teacher and a trained Librarian. He/she will supervise two library technicians to maintain the two libraries.He will make plans for the school library, add resources to the library where he sees fit, and organize library sessions for Primary and secondary students.

Interested candidates are to send their resume with expected salary to

Choylily@yahoo.com

 

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