Job: Law Librarian

4.12.17 –  Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments:  COB positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving.  The last time this position was listed was 10/13/15 and I do not know whether it was a true opening and filled or whether this is a re-posting.

The University  Libraries invites applications for a full time faculty position at the rank   of Librarian II, a Law Librarian with responsibilities for the overall management   of the law collections which supports of the university LLB  programme.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment   to service within a diverse community; experience working within a Voyager   software environment; strong analytical skills; must demonstrate strong   leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and   resources; must have a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the   ability to apply then within the library setting; and the ability to work in   a fluid and technically changing.

The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

  • Complete special projects as assigned;
  • Provide oversight of the smooth operation of the law reference desk services and collections;
  • Training, mentoring and evaluating staff to ensure efficiency of reference desk services and growth in usage of the collection;
  • Evaluate reference desk services and usage of collections and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Formulation of recommended policies and procedures that meet established          standards;
  • Participation in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations;
  • Coordination of collection development activities in keeping with established  policies;
  • Supervision of full time/part time staff and student workers
  • Conducting  bibliographic and information literacy sessions;
  • Preparing  reports; attending professional and general staff meetings;
  • Serving on library and college wide committees;
  • Engagement in research and professional activities;
  • Work evenings and weekends on rotation
  • Providing  legal reference service
  • Assist with selection/acquisition of new legal resources

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of four years post qualification experience in an academic or law Library. A working knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset.
  • Experience in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and
  •  Previous managerial and Supervisory  experience are essential.

Applicants should send the following:

  •   A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (www.ub.edu.bs/hrprofile);
  •   A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  •   An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  •   Teaching philosophy statement;
  •   Evidence of excellence in teaching;
  •   Evidence of research and scholarship;
  •   Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  •   At least three confidential, professional references.

Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

The University of The Bahamas
Human Resources Department
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas
Attention:  Chief Human Resources Officer,
Human Resources
OR

hrapply@ub.edu.bs

2 Jobs: Campus Librarian & Law Librarian

2/2/15 – Campus Librarian II & Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments: These positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving. This means positions appear, on average, every two years. The last time COB listed positions was February 2015 and they were: Campus Special Collections Librarian, Campus Librarian and Law Librarian. Note the long application period: closing date is March 6, 2017.

Summary– Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Application Information:

Campus Librarian, Librarian II – Northern Bahamas

The University Libraries is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at its Northern Bahamas Campus. The incumbent will be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills that engender excellence in librarianship, customer service, collegiality and professionalism. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment, along with a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services within the institution. The duties of the Librarian will include but not be limited to leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with all academic units, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation); and performing other related duties as assigned to support the ongoing development of the University Libraries. Successful candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an accredited university; and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an academic library which includes management and leadership of a library branch/unit.

Law Librarian

The University Libraries invites applications for a full-time Law Librarian to oversee the management of the law collections. The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply them within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Law Librarian has oversight of the law reference desk services and collections; responsibility for training, mentoring and evaluating staff evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations; recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards; participating in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations; coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies; supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers; conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions; preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings; serving on library and college wide committees; engaging in research and professional activities; working evenings and weekends on rotation. Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library; skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience. Knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset. This is a faculty position at the rank of Librarian II.

Submission of Materials:
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at facultyapply@ub.edu.bs by March 6, 2017.

Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabus; 4) official copy of all academic records; 5) representative sample of research, publication or creative work; 6) at least one letter of recommendation; and 7) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.

Job: High School (Grades 7 – 12) Librarian

12/28/15 –  High School (Grades 7 – 12) Librarian
Queen’s College, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s comments:  The Bahamas is one of those places that sounds like paradise but where the reality is somewhat different.  Both school and college reviews state both a high cost of living and crime rate.  Pluses are nice people, a balmy climate, and good beaches.  It could be a good place to go to break into the international market.  Read the reviews on International Schools Review before applying.

 

QUEEN’S COLLEGE…

  • Is the oldest private school in The Bahamas
  • Ensures a seamless continuity of education and a strong sense of community
  • Offers a rich curriculum
  • Is staffed by a talented and dedicated teaching staff
  • Is a place where excellence is respected and pursued, where teaching and learning are innovative and where caring for others is intrinsic
  • Offers a competitive benefits package, including gratuity, pension, health insurance, discount on children’s tuition.

Queen’s College was established in Nassau in 1890 by The Methodist Church and is a member of The International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU).

CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university confirmed by a certified copy of certificate
  • A post graduate certificate in education or a teaching certificate confirmed by a certified copy of certificate
  • Willingness to support the school’s Accelerated Programme, including teaching advanced courses such as Advanced Placement. Experience in teaching advanced courses is preferred
  • Two professional references
  • Willingness to support after school activities.

Successful applicants will be expected to make a commitment to work in harmony with Christian principles and to support the emphases of the Bahamas Conference of The Methodist Church of which the school is a part.

Application forms are available from the Human Resources Office at the school or may be downloaded from our website at www.qchenceforth.com
The completed application, together with a covering letter, verification of qualifications, a statement of educational philosophy and a recent photograph must be sent to:

The Principal Queen’s College P.O. Box N7127 Nassau, Bahamas, or faxed to: 242-393-3248, or emailed to hr@qchenceforth.com so as to arrive on or before January 8, 2016. Only candidates short-listed will be contacted by telephone, fax or e-mail for an interview. Candidates may be asked to provide a video sample of their classroom teaching. Due to the high volume of interest, incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

 

Job: Law Librarian

10/13/15 – Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments:  COB positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving.  The last time this position was listed was 2/2/15 and I do not know whether it was a true opening and filled or whether this is a re-posting.

 

Summary: Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Position: The Department of Libraries and Instructional Media Services invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Librarian II, Law Librarian, with responsibility for the overall management of the law collections which supports the Bachelor of Laws degree programme.

The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; will have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply then within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy.

The position reports to the Deputy Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the smooth operation of the law reference desk services and collections;
  • Training, mentoring and evaluating staff to ensure efficiency of reference desk services and growth in usage of the collection;
  • Evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations;
  • Recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards;
  • Participating in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations;
  • Coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies;
  • Supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers
  • Conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions;
  • Preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings;
  • Serving on library and college wide committees;
  • Engaging in research and professional activities;
  • Working evenings and weekends on rotation

Qualifications

  • Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library;
  • Skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience.
  • A Law degree and knowledge of the Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems are desirable.

Applicants should send the following:

  • A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form ( www.cob.edu.bs/hrprofile);
  • A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Librarianship philosophy statement;
  • Evidence of excellence in librarianship;
  • Evidence of research and scholarship;
  • Evidence of service to the profession;
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  • At least three confidential, professional references.

Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

Application Information

The Assistant Vice President
Human Resources
The College of the Bahamas
Thompson Boulevard & Poincianna Drive
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau 0000  Bahamas
 Fax: (242) 302-4539
 Email Address:  facultyapply@cob.edu.bs

3 Jobs: Campus Librarian, Special Collections Librarians, Law Librarian

2/2/15 – Campus Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

Sarah P’s Comments:  These positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving.  The last time positions were listed was November of 2013 and were for Reference and Public Service librarians.

Summary– Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Campus Librarian – The Libraries and Instructional Media Services Department is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at the Northern Bahamas Campus. The successful candidate should be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence in librarianship and customer service. The successful candidate should demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment and a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services.  The duties of the Librarian will include leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing of library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with faculty/Schools, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation).

Special Collections Librarian – The Libraries and Instructional Media Services (LIMS) Department invites applications for a full time faculty position at the rank of Librarian II, Special Collections. This position has curatorial, instruction and outreach responsibility for special collections and supports a broad range of departmental initiatives. The Special Collections Librarian assists with managing daily operations and workflow; digitizes materials as required; supervises student workers; and coordinates the work of other staff within the unit. The position reports to the Deputy Librarian.

Law Librarian II – The Department of Libraries and Instructional Media Services invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Librarian II, Law Librarian, with responsibility for the overall management of the law collections which supports the Bachelor of Laws degree programme. The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; will have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply then within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy.