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Job: Librarian II/III

7.25.17 –  Librarian II/III (Documentalist/Indexer)
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Sarah P’s comments:  I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  They have posted three positions within the past three years.

Application Due:
08/24/2017
Minimum Qualification
Master’s degree in Information Science and/or Library Science from a recognized University.

Experience
Considerable experience in establishing and maintaining educational research information databases. Other desirable experience include:

  • editing and publishing academic documents
  • working in an online environment

Special Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of an educational research information service including bibliographic and numeric databases
  • Indexing and abstracting of documents relevant to educational research
  • Management of the School of Education’s monograph and journal publications
  • Management of the School of Education’s Collections in the University’s institutional repository
  • Compilation and continuous updating of a directory of Research in Progress in education in the Caribbean
  • Compilation and continuous updating of a directory of Caribbean educational researchers
  • Provision of reference and bibliographical services

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills and must be student-centered. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also have:

  • the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • the willingness to develop a research agenda
  • the ability to be a team player
  • the capacity to work autonomously and be self-directed
  • demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively as part of a professional team, in a cooperative collegial environment
  • the ability to coordinate projects
  • enthusiasm for supporting the dissemination and preservation of the research output of the School of Education
  • commitment to the Vision and Mission of the School of Education

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
The University of the West Indies – St. Augustine
The Campus Registrar
St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone:
1 (868) 662-2002
Fax:
1 (868) 663-9684

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Job: Library Systems Manager

7.22.17 –  Library Systems Manager
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments:  This job was last open in 2016 and 2015. When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…

Fiji Expat Forum Review

USP: About Suva

Daily Living in Suva, Fiji

Closing Date: 5th August, 2017

Library Systems Manager

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is a regional university, supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries, and is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs. USP is seeking to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, and dynamic individual to join their management team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with other library networks where s/he will constantly be challenged and developed in this critical role.

The Library Systems Manager will be based with the Main Library in Fiji and will be responsible for the Systems section of the network of libraries at USP. S/he will provide excellent leadership, support, and advice in all areas relating to the utilization and implementation of ICT in a regional and global context, in consultation with the USP Librarian and professional library staff. This is a unique opportunity to provide successful organisational results in line with the USP’s strategic goals. The Library Systems Manager will be responsible to:

  • Plan, implement and manage an Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and software programs associated with library functions
  • Manage wide area and local area networks
  • Manage electronic office and relational databases
  • Manage and provide oversight of digitized projects
  • Program, design, digitize and manage websites, software and specific projects
  • Develop and implement strategies and policies that are aligned to the Library and USP’s Strategic Plan. The person we seek will have a Master’s Degree or higher qualification in Library Information Science from a recognized accrediting body or a Master’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science with preferably 8 years’ experience in a Library, post-qualification

Preference will be given to applicants with a combination of the stated qualifications.  The successful applicant will also demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to analyse and resolve complex problems, set priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Spydus and other commercial and open-source integrated library systems and software
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital management systems e.g. Greenstone
  • Knowledge of LINUX, Javascript, Perl, HTML, XML, MS Office OS
  • Knowledge and experience with e-resource access and management services and Web Scale Discovery Service
  • Involvement with the local library associations and/or regional and international professional associations.

Salary Scale: FJ$81,145 to FJ$93,629 per annum (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity).

USP also contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, and provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate. The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

 

Further Details:

Role descriptions and further details are available on the Maxumise Facebook page or www.maxumise.com/jobs

Contact: Sharlyn Singh +679 330 3137; info@maxumisefiji.com

How to Apply: For online submission, click on, or paste into your browser, the following URL: http://app.hrmonise.com/job/usp/LSManager or, Email applications with the subject “Library Systems Manager” to uspjobs@maxumisefiji.com

 

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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: 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: Research and Instruction Librarian

5.29.17 –  Research & Instruction Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a position from 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

 

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.

Position Overview:

The Research and Instruction Librarian engages with the faculty, researchers, staff, and students of Duke Kunshan University (DKU) to identify current and emerging user needs and to deliver responsive and innovative research and instructional services.  The Librarian in this position collaborates with other DKU librarians and staff to develop, provide, and promote services in support of research and teaching, informational literacy, scholarly communication, and related activities.

JOB DESCRIPTION PDF

How to apply:

Duke Kunshan University requests from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the name and contact information for three references. The materials should be submitted to DKUrecruitment@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Priority will be given to applications received by June 30, 2017 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Job: Reference & Outreach Archivist

5.12.17 –  Reference & Outreach Archivist
University of Hong Kong, China

Applications are invited for appointment as Administrative Assistant I (holding the functional title of Reference and Outreach Archivist) in the University Archives, to commence in September 2017, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to: (a) provide guidance, access and research support to faculty, students and scholars in the use of archival collections; (b) provide expert and in-depth assistance in the use of collections when processed; (c) work with faculty to incorporate University Archives materials into their teaching and scholarship; (d) create and support teaching and research content for the University Archives’ web interfaces and seek out other forms (particularly digital) for promoting the collections to users and increasing access; (e) lead in providing reference services personally and coordinate all reference desk services for other staff; (f) lead in researching and preparing exhibitions when asked and to participate actively in teaching and outreach in the larger Hong Kong community; and (g) to promote the archives profession and professional standards of work.

In addition, the appointee will participate actively in the shared decision making for University Archives, resource management, and program and policy development; participate in identifying opportunities for grants and development funds and any subsequent application process; participate actively in the archival profession as part of professional development; and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Applicants should possess a Master’s degree from an accredited program with a major in archival administration; this degree may be directly in an Archives and Records Management program or in a related field with a concentration in archival work; these related fields may be Public History, Information or Library Science, or Museum Studies; at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working in archives and manuscripts.  Applicants must be fluent in Cantonese and English and have solid translation skills.

Certifications:

Applicants should have Academy of Certified Archivists and Digital Archives Specialist certifications; if not attained yet then the applicants should be in pursuit of at least one of these certifications and the other may be acquired within the first three years of employment.

Skills:

Applicants should have the ability to speak well and in a professional and engaging manner to researchers, students, faculty and outside interest or professional groups; and the ability to articulate and advocate for the use of the University Archives collections and to promote information technology and other solutions to archival challenges as needed.  This will require thorough knowledge of archival principles and best practices of archival processing, description, access, archival technologies, preservation, digital curation, and reference. They should have knowledge of relevant archival and bibliographic standards and frameworks (DACS, ISAD(G), MARC, OAIS modeling, PREMIS, MODS, and METS use) and archival processing standards and techniques; and fluency with relevant software for managing archives information and assets, particularly ArchivesSpace.  Applicants will need strong research, verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to work in a team-based environment as well as to be self-motivated.  Supervisory experience and strong leadership skill will be a plus. Ability to adapt to, and thrive in, a quickly-changing work environment as well as strong EQ abilities are preferred.  Excellent demonstrated customer service skills and a commitment to maintaining quality service will be an advantage.  Demonstrated general computer skills, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, are required.

Duties will include:

The appointee will be collecting, aggregating, and reporting statistics relating to Archives operations and events and performing other related duties to support the goals and priorities of the University Archives.  He/She should be able to perform the physical activities associated with the position including lifting, carrying, and climbing four foot ladders with boxes of up to 20 kilograms (or about 45 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have: public service experience in an archival/special collections or museum setting; knowledge of Hong Kong history; familiarity with East Asian history; experience working with rare or fragile materials; demonstrated familiarity with archival processes, procedures, and resources; training in conservation work with paper, photographs, or rare books; demonstrated experience with digital archival management programs, digital repository software, and/or a digital, archival preservation management program(s); and possession of other appropriately related, graduate degrees and other languages

A highly competitive salary (min. HK$48,345 per month) commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form (inclusive of the contact information for three professional references) together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V. and a small sample (two paragraphs) of translated work (classical Chinese to English) to hkua@hku.hk.  Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes June 30, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

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Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

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

Sarah P’s comments: 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: 13 May 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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