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Hiring Fair: ISS Online iFair

10.1.17 –  ISS (International School Services) iFair / Virtual Hiring Fair

Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8am-12pm US Eastern Time

 

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting a first-of-the-season hiring fair. This is an opportunity to gain a break-in position for those without the ‘A list’ attributes, namely international experience, school media certification on top of an MLIS (but you should be able to show you are working to obtain it), and/or being single or part of a teaching team. You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS ASAP because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified.

Please be aware that, while ISS is a recruiting agency they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.

(For more information about international school librarianship please read Chapter 3 of my book.)

 

What is an iFair®?

International Schools Services is proud to be the first to offer this type of event for schools and candidates worldwide! It’s the best part of an IRC from the comfort of your home/office. Connect with schools early in the season and set up interviews. No taking time away from school – just you, your laptop (phone or tablet) and ISS recruiting schools connecting online. Everyone will be online at the same time, so you can instantly schedule your interviews.

With the use of technology, finding a position has never been easier or more convenient.
Schools will create a virtual booth, which candidates will enter when the event is live. Each school can customize its booth with information such as: logo and website; information about the school and country; salary and benefits packages; and open positions. Recruiters will be online and waiting to talk to candidates. Candidates can enter as many booths as they like, queue and communicate with recruiters.

Initial communication will be done via instant messaging, but Skype is now fully integrated, so you can move directly to a follow-up Skype interview.

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Job: Librarian/Cataloguer

9.12.17 –  Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

10.6.17 –  reposted on IFLAjobs…they’re still looking…

 

The newly established Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an Institute of the
Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization.
The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of
civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute
resolution in the financial markets.

In order to support its team of librarians developing its newly established
library, the Institute is currently recruiting a:

Librarian/Cataloguer (m/f)
– Permanent contract
– fulltime, 40 hrs/week

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions

The position:
As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide
effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the
essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data
of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.

Your tasks:

– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and
electronic resources (mostly in English, German and French);

– Create authority records;

– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;

– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph,
according to MARC standards;

– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing
Instructions for the library;

– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity
of the library.

Your profile:

– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you
have at least 5 years of professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;

– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of
Aleph being an asset;

– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;

– You have been working with legal publications and information
before, preferably in a research/academic institution;

– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;

– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;

– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new
skills.

If you have questions about the position please address to Mrs Juja
Chakarova: juja.chakarova@mpi.lu

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions

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Travel: Italian Library Tour

9.9.17 –  Italian Library Tour
Turin and Venice, Northern Italy

 

Sarah P’s comments:  This sounds like a great trip…

 
Trip focus: Historical libraries in Italy: an overview on conservation and management procedures of historical libraries in Turin and Venice.
Dates:  2017: October 15-22; November 5-12  – 2018: March 19-25 ; May  7-13  (upon demand, the tour can be offered on other dates as well)
Appropriate for: librarians, archivists, history professors, MLIS students and calligraphers
Duration: 8 days.here: Turin and Venice, Northern Italy.
Trip focus: Historical libraries in Italy: an overview on conservation and management procedures of historical libraries in Turin and Venice.
Dates:  2017: October 15-22; November 5-12  – 2018: March 19-25 ; May  7-13  (upon demand, the tour can be offered on other dates as well)
Appropriate for: librarians, archivists, history professors, MLIS students and calligraphers
Duration: 8 days.
Purpose of the tour: introduction to the management aspects of historical libraries in Italy through in-depth conservation and visits to the back-stage of some of the best known historical libraries in Turin and Venice.

Guests on the Library Tour will have a unique opportunity to peer into rare volumes tucked away in nooks and crannies of historical libraries. As technology leads towards paperless libraries, guests will delight to re-discover the heft of pergamum and paper in books painstakingly crafted and hand-bound.
One of the many highlights of the program while in Turin, an important center for the spreading of scientific culture, is the visit to the Science Academy, similar to the Royal Society of Science in London. The Academy’s motto, VERITAS and UTILITAS, Truth and Utility best distinguishes the Turin Academy of Science from others.
The library’s patrimony (more than 250,000 books and 5,000 periodicals) grew in large part thanks to donations of scholars and exchanges of periodicals. The Academy’s historic archive is one of the most important in Piedmont, and contains documents produced by the Academy and its members during more than two centuries of activity.
The itinerary will continue with a full-on weekend to Venice, an easy ride by speed train from Turin, where guests will visit, among other treasures, the National Library of St Mark’s a library in a Renaissance building built by the famous architect Jacopo Sansovino between 1537-1553; it is one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories in the country, holding one of the greatest collections of classical texts in the world. The library is named after St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice.


For more information on the full itinerary and the costs, please email to Patricia: patricia@turineducational.org

Biblioteca del Collegio San Giuseppe - Torino

 

 

 

 

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Job: Librarian, User Engagement

9.6.17 –  Librarian, User Engagement
University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados

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:  This is the third position they have posted this year.

Posted:
08/29/2017
Application Due:
09/26/2017
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Librarian, User Engagement in the Sidney Martin Library (SML), at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, User Experience (UX) Design,

Instructional Technology, or other relevant area

  • A minimum of three years work experience
  • Experience researching user needs (via surveys, focus groups, usability testing, etc.)
  • A clear understanding of the dynamics of change in libraries

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Experience working directly with students and faculty in an academic environment

(e.g., UX librarian, reference, liaison librarian, faculty member, etc.)

  • Classroom or web-based teaching practice
  • Project management skills
  • Experience managing an institutional website, mobile applications, and/or social media outlets

The successful candidate is also expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties as soon as possible.

Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB11000. Fax (246) 417-0330; Email: humanresources@cavehill.uwi.edu. If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/hr/careers.aspx

The closing date for applications September 26, 2017.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Sandra Grant
Human Resources Section
The University of the West Indies – Cave Hill
Cave Hill Campus
P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown BB11000
Barbados
Phone:
246 417-4064
Fax:
246 417-0330

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Job: Archivist

8.31.17 –  Archivist
Northern Marianas College, Saipan, Mariana Islands

9.9.17 – UPDATE: this position has been filled. Yes, it is sudden but this can happen with international positions. Positions are filled, not filled, look like they will be filled and then aren’t, and so on. It is a vague business at best. Why? Well, that could be a long discussion as there is not a simple answer to this question. Bottom line: be prepared for vagueness…and please share news such as Sam did – who was asked to share this position and only just learned himself that it was filled – and also Samantha who wrote to let readers know it has been filled.

Sarah P’s comments: It’s been the summer of people sharing positions…which is a good development. This one is from librarian, Sam Crawford, who has helpfully included information and a willingness to be contacted. This should be applauded – both by institution administrators as well as librarians – as it helps everyone to find the ‘right’ librarian for the job.

 

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is currently hiring for the position of Archivist.  Located on the island of Saipan — the largest municipality within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) — Northern Marianas College is a land-grant institution accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC).  Among other duties and activities, this full-time, permanent position will oversee the CNMI Archives.  The position entails working with a wide range of people across the campus and island community, helping lead an exciting multi-year project to establish the CNMI Archives as the official ‘state’ archives for this U.S. territory.
Details about the position can be found in the link below:
NOTE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES / APPLICANTS:  Feel free to reach out to me directly for more information (samuel.crawford@marianas.edu); I am currently the Academic Librarian at Northern Marianas College, and I am more than happy to answer questions about the job, the College, and/or the island(s).  Life out here is pretty different from the U.S. mainland, but it is uniquely rewarding.  This is truly an amazing opportunity for any information professional with a taste for adventure and/or a bent towards archival work overseas…

 

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Job: Business Librarian

8/29/17 –  Business Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  Thanks, Librarian Ray Pun, for sharing this opportunity…

 

There is a vacancy for a Business Librarian at the University of Oxford (Bodleian Libraries) to lead and manage information services in the fields of business, management and finance at the highest level. Responsible for the development of innovative, user-focused services, provision of information resources and the management of library staff, the Bodleian Business Librarian is a key member of the Saïd Business School and the Bodleian Libraries, and works to ensure that the Sainsbury Library is widely regarded as a leading library among top and emergent business schools.

The current incumbent is retiring after 9 years in the role during which time the Library has made significant advancements in: expanding access to research resources; the online dissemination of the School’s research outputs; new approaches to instructional support and a number of improvements to the library study environments.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon this work and develop new services to meet current challenges and emerging needs.

Details are at https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=130663 and our Head of Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke: louise.clarke@bodleian.ox.ac.uk can be contacted for an informal discussion about the role.

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4 Jobs: University of the South Pacific

8.21.17 –  University of the South Pacific
Suva and Vanuatu, Fiji

Sarah P’s comments: This is definitely the most positions I have ever seen posted at one time for USP.  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

 

Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) 
OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (REGIONAL CAMPUSES & PROPERTIES & FACILITIES)
USP, Emalus Campus – VV4001

Librarian (3 Positions) 
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
USP Laucala Campus – LLB041

Deadline to apply for all positions:  9/03/17

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