Internship: Health Library

5.22.17 –  Health Institute Internship
Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed Institute, Dist. Ahmednagar, India

Sarah P’s comments: For people interested in Medical Librarianship, Public Health, and NGO work, this 6-month internship might be useful.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed (CRHP), has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole to bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, CRHP has become an organization that empowers people to eliminate injustices through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP works by mobilizing and building the capacity of communities to achieve access to comprehensive development and freedom from stigma, poverty and disease.

Pioneering a comprehensive approach to primary community-based healthcare, known as the Jamkhed Model, CRHP has been a leader in public health and development in rural communities in India and around the world. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF. In the last 40 years, CRHP has directly worked with over 300 villages primarily within Maharashtra, India.

CRHP established the Jamkhed International Institute in order to systemize the sharing of the Jamkhed experience with others, people from throughout India and the world, students and faculty in various disciplines, professionals and staff of NGOs and government.

Internship Program

The CRHP Internship Program is currently offering an internship in development, communications, programs, and evaluations. Since its introduction, the internship program has become a very competitive and sought after placement for new graduates from around the world.

The intern will assist the International Training Coordinator with international groups that come for courses and individuals in diploma course (usually in role as liaison); perform the role of ‘office manager’; and assist with the library with the Coordinator and librarian.

The intern will learn about CRHP’s work mainly through the courses s/he assists with, as well as will get to know people from all over the world who come to learn from CRHP staff and villagers.

This is a 6-month minimum unpaid internship. Working hours are typically from 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Interns are given one-week holiday during their stay. CRHP provides room and board on its campus in Jamkhed, India to all interns. Internship does not cover flight to and from home country and visa fees.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in public health, development, or NGOs
  • Good writing skills and experience writing promotional materials, editing, producing and revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Competency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Publisher
  • Organizational ability, e.g. files, information, data, timetables
  • Ability to work with a team and alone
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity with high interpersonal skills
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication

Duties May Include:

  • Assist international training coordinator with international groups, including ‘hosting’
  • Be liaison between international groups & Institute/library
  • Assist with various tasks for classes (including supplies, laptop & projector)
  • Assist with responsibility of Institute/library office area, ‘office manager’, including maintaining important documents and resources on the Institute computer
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining Institute resources, including keeping Institute computer updated
  • Assist with developing/revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Assist with design & production of materials – promotion, training, PR materials, etc.
  • Assist with promotion of courses – identify organizations, social media sites, etc.
  • Assist librarian & international training coordinator keeping resources organized
  • Maintain the library computer with relevant documents and resources
  • Assist visitors with resources, being familiar with the resources

HOW TO APPLY

ravi@jamkhed.org

http://www.jamkhed.org

Applications for June 2017 start date are currently accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please email Cover Letter that details why you are fit for this position and CV to Mr. Ravi Arole, Director CRHP, ravi@jamkhed.org

BENEFITS

This is a 6 month, unpaid position. Interns live on CRHP’s campus in Jamkhed and are provided with food and housing.

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Job: Elementary Librarian

2/4/15 — Elementary Librarian
Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu, India

Sarah P’s comments:  This school claims to be rated the #1 international residential school in India. Lasy year they advertised for a Head Librarian (three times). There is only one review on International School Reviews which indicated that the area was beautiful and that the school was nice but in decline.  Here is another review from Glassdoor: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Kodaikanal-International-School-Reviews-E519487.htm).  If you would like a chance to work in India and/or are looking for that first break-in position overseas, I think this would be a position to consider.  Just make sure to ask whether and how the problems of the school are being addressed.

FYI:  For those interested in international school positions you should join TIE (The International Educator), where you can see open positions and also post your resume, as well as become a member of International School Reviews.  See Book Resources, Chapter 3, for related links and I recommend reading my book as well for further information about the hiring process of this segment of international librarianship.

This school also offers a chance to volunteer.  This could be a good way to gain international library experience in an IB school (very advantageous).

Volunteering at KIS: For decades, KIS has encouraged personal and professional philanthropists in an extraordinary and popular volunteer program. People of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds are welcomed into this residential community and spend one or two semesters at KIS helping out with whatever needs doing. Volunteers are housed, provided with all essential services, may eat all meals in the school cafeteria with the students and residential staff and receive an honorarium to acknowledge their contributions. If you have professional skills to offer or time to spare or a sabbatical to take, consider a Volunteer assignment at KIS. To apply, complete the application form (click here) and send and send along with your CV/resume and letter of interest to, Human Resources Officer at recruit@kis.in

Click to read volunteering FAQs

Job Description:

K-8 Teacher Librarian, School library media specialist
Supervisor: Head Librarian; Vice Principal
Department: Library
Purpose: To ensure that library resources support the K-8 academic programs and to teach information and digital literacy

A. Essential Selection Criteria
1 Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
2 Possess a high degree of fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English
3 Able and willing to keep yourself up to date with school library work in the 21th century
4 Highly skilled in computers and use of databases and Internet in general
5 A strong interest and confidence in teaching and learning – for students, teachers and yourself.
6 Enjoy teamwork as well as being independent, self directed and creative.
7 Sufficient experience of working in a school library.
8 Enthusiastic about interactive with grade K-8 students of various nationalities, and have a great sense of service towards the students and the teachers
9 Effective communication and organizational skills

B. Desirable Selection Criteria
1 Information and digital literacy teaching experience
2 Knowledge of and experience with the PYP/MYP programs and resources
3 Leadership skills
4 Cataloging and classifying library resources in DDC
5 Up to date knowledge about age appropriate literature for grade K-8 children

C. Responsibilities
1 Collaborate with K-8 teaching staff and the MYP/PYP coordinators to make sure that the library materials support and enhance the goals of the MYP/PYP program.
2 Collaborate with the Head Librarian to create a well-rounded, accessible, and innovative school Library program.
3 Stay up to date with recent children’s and young adult book publications, and make sure that the library collection supports the interests and reading level of the student body.
4 Encourage and support the K-8 teaching staff to integrate new resources and online digital tools in their classroom curriculum.
5 Teach staff and students how to use and access both the physical and digital library resources.
6 Be an advocate for information and digital literacy to both staff and students; act as the primary resource person on research, citation, and digital resource evaluation for the K-8 campus.
7 Coordinate library activities (for ex. Book-To-Movie nights, book art events, Edible Book Festival) for both the K-8 and HS libraries.
8 Collaborate with the Head Librarian in annual budget preparations and library policies.
9 Contribute to the KIS Library e-newsletter “bookclicks” monthly.
10 Ensure that the library is well-designed, equipped, and maintained to serve and encourage student and staff use.
11 Fulfill other duties as required by the Principal / vice principal

Age Limit: 60

Please send your resume along with your educational and work experience certificates to hr@kis.in. Short listed candidates will be notified via email for a phone or Skype interview.

 

School Description:

Kodaikanal International School, in Tamil Nadu, India, is a leading international school in South India, with a distinguished history of service over 100 years. It is a residential, co-educational school for 500 students from K-12 located in the Palni hills, Tamil Nadu. KIS is accredited by MSA and offers the IB program and US high school diploma

At KIS you will be working in a multicultural environment with a wide range of highly qualified and experienced colleagues. You will find camaraderie, strong friendships, a wealth of experiences and information shared amongst staff and students. Opportunities for new experiences abound in the diversity offered by life at KIS such as:

1. Hiking and camping in world heritage nature conservation areas
2. Unique outdoor education environment – KIS Wilderness Campus at Poondi
3. Annual field trips within South India that provide cultural and service oriented experience
4. Social experience – an opportunity to make a difference to KIS and the community around us

The safety and security of Kodaikanal with little traffic congestion and pollution ensures a quality of life that cannot be underestimated. All amenities are within walking distance of any KIS campus. The hiking program allows easy access to the beauty of the local environment. Friendships with people from other national, cultural, religious and language backgrounds are common and KIS community life provides a busy out of school circle of events

Kodaikanal International School is ranked the No.1 International Residential School in India, in the Education World India Schools Ranking 2014 Survey. Second year in a row.

Job: Head Librarian

2/4/15 — Head Librarian
Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu, India

Sarah P’s comments:  This school claims to be rated the #1 international residential school in India. I have been following this position for awhile since it was first listed in 3/14, re-posted in 11/14, and has now just been re-posted yet again in 2/15 – each time with the advert saying the position is immediately available!  There is only one review on International School Reviews which indicated that the area was beautiful and that the school was nice but in decline.  Here is another review from Glassdoor: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Kodaikanal-International-School-Reviews-E519487.htm).  If you would like a chance to work in India and/or are looking for that first break-in position overseas, I think this would be a position to consider.  Just make sure to ask whether and how the problems of the school are being addressed.

FYI:  For those interested in international school positions you should join TIE (The International Educator), where you can see open positions and also post your resume, as well as become a member of International School Reviews.  See Book Resources, Chapter 3, for related links and I recommend reading my book as well for further information about the hiring process of this segment of international librarianship.

 

Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Description: To ensure that library media resources and educational technology are supporting the 9-12 academic programs, and that they are well communicated to students and staff. Provide resources for using technology in education.

Academic Qualifications:

  • B.A (or equivalent) in Library and Information Science; Masters preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Experience working in a school library, including teaching information and digital literacy; knowledge of IB programs and resources, as well as experience in acquiring library and textbook resources are valued
  • Experienced working with youth ages 10-18
  • Experience working with library systems management, including cataloging and classifying; experience with KOHA is valued.
  • Experience as an effective supervisor

Professional Skills:

  • Possess a high degree of fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English
  • Able and willing to stay up-to-date with IB school library standards and best practices, as well as about age-appropriate literature for grades 9-12
  • Highly skilled in computers, particularly with databases, social media, and internet
  • Possess a strong interest and confidence in teaching and learning
  • Skilled in working with teams, as well as being independent, self-directed and creative
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate and support supervisees
  • Enthusiastic about interacting with grade 9-12 students from diverse backgrounds, and have a strong desire to be of service to students and teachers
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with cross-cultural integration and adjustment
  • Dedicated with plenty of energy
  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach the one semester course, Information and Digital Literacy, to students in grades 9 and 11
  • Head of Department:
    • Supervise all staff in the K-8 and High School Libraries
    • Prepare and maintain library budget
    • Develop and support library policies
  • Maintain the physical and the electronic library collection, as well as the textbook collection, and ensure that they meet the needs of all and is communicated and marketed properly
  • Ensure the library is well-designed, equipped and maintained to serve and encourage student and staff use, in collaboration with students and staff
  • Guide teachers who needs help in the use of technology in the classroom; for example, set up blogs, introduce online collaborative tools etc.
  • Train teachers and students in the use of the physical and digital library resources
  • Keep the library website and Facebook page up-to-date and well-developed
  • Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities and sponsoring clubs
  • Support and promote Design’94 (click here to read)
  • Fulfill any other duties assigned by the Principal

Job: Head Librarian

11/14/14 –  Head Librarian
Kodaikanal International School, India

Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go with the hiring season for international school librarians. This position is a bit unusual because it is advertised as needed immediately.  The job was first posted on 3/21/14 and then re-listed on 5/20/14 so I assume they did not find a suitable candidate.  See my first post for more information.

FYI:  for those interested in international school positions you should join TIE (The International Educator) where you can see open positions and also post your resume as well as International School Reviews.  See Book Resources, Chapter 3, for links and I recommend reading my book as well for further information about the hiring process.

 

Position Start DateImmediately

Position Description: To ensure that library media resources and educational technology are supporting the 9-12 academic programs, and that they are well communicated to students and staff. Provide resources for using technology in education.

Academic Qualifications: B.A (or equivalent) in Library and Information Science; Masters preferred

Professional Experience:

Experience working in a school library, including teaching information and digital literacy; knowledge of IB programs and resources, as well as experience in acquiring library and textbook resources are valued
Experienced working with youth ages 10-18
Experience working with library systems management, including cataloging and classifying; experience with KOHA is valued.
Experience as an effective supervisor

Professional Skills:

Possess a high degree of fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English
Able and willing to stay up-to-date with IB school library standards and best practices, as well as about age-appropriate literature for grades 9-12
Highly skilled in computers, particularly with databases, social media, and internet
Possess a strong interest and confidence in teaching and learning
Skilled in working with teams, as well as being independent, self-directed and creative
Strong leadership skills to motivate and support supervisees
Enthusiastic about interacting with grade 9-12 students from diverse backgrounds, and have a strong desire to be of service to students and teachers
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication and organizational skills
Experience with cross-cultural integration and adjustment
Dedicated with plenty of energy
Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources

Responsibilities:

Develop and teach the one semester course, Information and Digital Literacy, to students in grades 9 and 11
Head of Department:
Supervise all staff in the K-8 and High School Libraries
Prepare and maintain library budget
Develop and support library policies
Maintain the physical and the electronic library collection, as well as the textbook collection, and ensure that they meet the needs of all and is communicated and marketed properly
Ensure the library is well-designed, equipped and maintained to serve and encourage student and staff use, in collaboration with students and staff
Guide teachers who needs help in the use of technology in the classroom; for example, set up blogs, introduce online collaborative tools etc.
Train teachers and students in the use of the physical and digital library resources
Keep the library website and Facebook page up-to-date and well-developed
Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities and sponsoring clubs
Support and promote Design’94 (click here to read)
Fulfill any other duties assigned by the Principal

News: Note from Librarian Ambassador for Upcoming Program to India

5/25/14 – Nancy Bolt recently sent out the following note via ALA inviting librarians to sign up for the upcoming People to People Librarian trip to India:

Dear Friend,

For the last 15 years I’ve been working with international libraries.   If you are getting this, you probably purchased jewelry, scarves, or crafts from Bulgaria, Ecuador, Guatemala , or some other country I’ve visited.   Now I’m honored to be asked by People to People and the American Library Association to lead a tour to India November 2-11, 2014.You can learn more about this trip at www.peopletopeople.com/ALA

I’m excited to lead this tour because it combines visits to cultural sites and interacting with our librarian colleagues in India.   As People to People describes it:   You can experience India firsthand with your library and information services peers from India and around the world through vibrant professional exchanges, valuable networking, and meaningful discussions tailored to your focus and interests.

Professional highlights of the trip include:

  • Local library and information science professionals from various sectors for a mini-symposium in New Delhi.
  • Librarians and information technology specialists at local libraries (public, children’s, and school depending on the interests of tour participants.)
  • Professionals at a local university to learn about the extent of professional development available to Indian librarians and the delivery mechanisms for professional development.

Information about the cultural sites we will visit in New Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra go to www.peopletopeople.com/ALA

I hope you can join me for this trip to India.

Nancy Bolt
Nancy Bolt & Associates
9018 Ute Drive
Golden, CO 80403
303 642 0338 (office)
303 905 9347 (mobile)

Job: Head Librarian

5/20/14 – Job listing updated on TIE – still available

3/21/14 –  Head Librarian
Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu, India

Kodaikanal International School, in Tamil Nadu, India, is a leading international school in South India, with a distinguished history of service over 100 years. It is a residential, co-educational school for 500 students from K-12 located in the Palni hills, Tamil Nadu. KIS is accredited by MSA and offers the IB program and US high school diploma.

Sarah P’s comments:  This school claims to be rated the #1 international residential school in India.  Two factors for concern are: there are many positions for this school posted on TIE and there are no reviews on International School Reviews (though I did find one at Glassdoor: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Kodaikanal-International-School-Reviews-E519487.htm).  Still, for those who want to work in India, a chance to work at a school in a rural location could be an opportunity to see the best of India as the cities are, sadly, dirty and disease-ridden.

Job: Head Librarian

5/20/14 – Job listing updated on TIE – still available

3/21/14 –  Head Librarian
Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu, India

Kodakanal International School, in Tamil Nadu, India, is a leading international school in South India, with a distinguished history of service over 100 years. It is a residential, co-educational school for 500 students from K-12 located in the Palni hills, Tamil Nadu. KIS is accredited by MSA and offers the IB program and US high school diploma.

Sarah P’s comments:  This school claims to be rated the #1 international residential school in India.  Two factors for concern are: there are many positions for this school posted on TIE and there are no reviews on International School Reviews (though I did find one at Glassdoor: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Kodaikanal-International-School-Reviews-E519487.htm).  Still, for those who want to work in India, a chance to work at a school in a rural location could be an opportunity to see the best of India as the cities are, sadly, dirty and disease-ridden.