Summary: Interested in hearing about Cuba and its library services? Join us for this presentation to hear from a few librarians who went to Cuba recently to participate in ALA’s Exchange program and visited national, public and school libraries and Cuba’s International Book Fair in February 2017! If you are planning to go to Cuba in the future, you may find this webinar to be helpful! Webinar will also be recorded.
12.8.16 – Senior Library Technician
MWR Fund, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Sarah P’s comments: Here is a rare international opportunity which does not require a MLS. MWR stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation Resources. This job is not listed on USAJobs which is the usual site for government jobs. FYI: USA citizens only.
- Location: Guantanamo Bay, Guantanamo Bay, 09593, Cuba
- Job ID: 31587743
- Posted: November 30, 2016
- Position Title:Senior Library Technician
- Company Name:MWR Fund
- Library Type:Government (Federal/State) Library
- Job Category:Technical Services
- Job Type:Full-Time
- Job Duration: 1-2 Years
- Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
- Min Experience: 1-2 Years
- Required Travel: 0-10%
- Salary: $25,000.00 – $34,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
3.29.16 – Librarian Intern
HELP Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Sarah P’s comments: They list this as an internship but it could also come under the category of volunteer. Nice that travel, housing and living expenses are provided. I would love to do this opp however note that both English and French (or Creole) are required. I think this will be a popular posting but you might try applying anyway (and quickly studying French) if you have the required KOHA experience because they need someone fairly quickly.
Position: Librarian (Volunteer – travel, housing and living stipend provided)
Location: HELP Center, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Department: Student Affairs
Supervisor: Deputy Country Director
Duration: Eight weeks during the summer of 2016
Overview of the Position : HELP is seeking a French or Haitian-Creole speaking Library Science student or graduate who would supervise the overall classification of the HELP library. The focus is on migrating the entire library (approximately 3000 books) from an Excel spreadsheet to a Koha Integrated Library System (ILS). The HELP Library is a major service provided to students that allows them to have the necessary materials they need for their university classes and related research. By establishing a professional ILS (Koha), HELP staff and students will be able to more efficiently use the library resources.
Summary of Responsibilities : Below are the major responsibilities and tasks, in order of priority, related to this position. Please note that this summary is not exhaustive.
A- Establish a systematic process for cataloguing all the books in the HELP library and those used by the HELP Academic Department into Koha
B- Train and supervise HELP student interns focusing on ILS data entry.
C- Provide general library management training to select HELP staff and students.
D- Provide recommendations to HELP for other library resources that would be useful for our students and staff and ideas on how those might be integrated into HELPs existing systems.
Minimum Qualifications :
– Education: Current MLS/MLIS/MSIS student or graduate..
– Work experience: Experience with data entry for Cataloging with an Integrated Library Systems (Koha experience preferred). You should be familiar with copy of records from other systems as well as creating new ones where no other accessible system has the book. Note: this library will be organized using Dewey Decimal.
– Essential skills: Ability to teach and supervise others. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to stay focused on task with many interesting distractions in close proximity.
– Language(s): English and either French or Haitian Creole are required.
Duration: The maximum length of this assignment is 2 months (preferably June and July 2016), however for the right candidate it is possible this could be a shorter commitment. The intern can end at either the end of two month or after the key goals have been met and the staff feels able to take over.
Benefits: HELP will provide airfare to and from Haiti, housing near its office in Pacot, Port-au-Prince, and a $600/mo stipend to help cover other expenses.
How to apply:
Email CV and Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
8/18/15 – ALA-Havana Book Fair Tour
Sarah P’s comments: Everyone is jumping on board to visit Cuba these days…
Vamos a Cuba! Join the American Library Association on a tour of Cuba during the 25th International Havana Book Fair.
Each February, Havana’s International Book Fair transforms the old Spanish fortification San Carlos de La Cabana that overlooks the Havana harbour into one of the biggest book parties in the world. It takes place in Havana City for 10 days before continuing on to the other cities for two more weeks. The book fair ends in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.
The festival consists of book vendors, poetry readings, children’s activities, art exhibitions, and concerts in the evenings. It is considered Cuba’s premier cultural event, as well as the event with the highest attendance in Cuba: the XX International Book Fair drew over 2.3 million people to the Capital City!
Authentic Cuba Travel is able to offer U.S. librarians this eight day study tour to Cuba because of a rare political opening in U.S. policy that allows professionals and educational groups to go to Cuba legally as part of Cuba study tours. Do not miss this unique chance! Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis . This trip will be limited to a maximum of 30 people.
View itinerary – Itinerary is subject to change. Please click on the “BOOK” button to make a reservation.
A $300 non-refundable per person deposit would be required to secure hotels and flights. Balance would be due 60 days prior to departure.
Ground tour cost per person in a group of 20 to 30 paying: $1,959 USD**
Prices are per person based on double room occupancy. All taxes included.
Single Room Supplement (optional): $389 USD
(**Flights from your state to Miami are not included)
5 nights at Hotel Nacional or similar with breakfast included.
2 nights at Jagua Hotel with breakfast and dinner included.
16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners included.
Havana International Book Fair Pass.
Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation and professional driver.
All activities, speakers, meetings and meals as described in itinerary except those noted as “optional” or “not included in cost.”
An expert Cuban English speaking guide and translator throughout the program, together with ongoing support from Authentic Cuba Travel’ staff in Cuba and Canada.
Official Asistur Cuban health insurance coverage.
Services NOT Included:
Activities listed as “optional” or “not included in cost” in itinerary.
International airfare to and from Cuba. Flights from your home state to Miami are not included.
Gratuities for Cuban tour guide, bus driver, chambermaids, restaurant staff, porters, etc.
Cuban airport departure tax of 25.00 Cuban convertible pesos.
Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Go to reservation website.
Step 2: Create an account. Click on ‘Create New’.
Step 3: Log into the account you just created to start a booking form (it is a button you push once you’ve logged into your account)
Deadline: September 15, 2015
11/21/14 – Library Technician (Senior)
US Naval Station, MWR Library, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Sarah P’s comments: OK, here is one I have never seen before. I suspect it is for US citizens only (thought the ad did not specify) and single status but interesting to say the least.
Library Technician Senior, NF-1411-03
- Announcement Number:
- Position Status:
- Regular, Full Time
- $25,000.00 – $36,000.00 Yearly
- Areas of Consideration:
- Relocation Expenses:
- Opening Date:
- Closing Date: