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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: Elementary Teacher Librarian

6.20.17 –  Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore

Sarah P’s comments:  Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.

Salary S$60,826 – S$75,784 depending on experience level

 

Australian International School has a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of its operation. Our school philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential dimensions of each student’s education.

The position of Teacher Librarian have a dual role as both teachers and information specialists. They have a key role to play in the development of information literacy and in building a culture of reading in the Elementary School. The teacher librarian’s flexibility and positive response to change will directly influence the success of collaboration between the library and classroom teachers.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the needs of primary (Prep-Year 5) education, with a specific focus on either Prep-Year 2 (Lower Elementary) or Year 3-5 (Upper Elementary).  He/she will have the capacity to achieve excellence in the delivery of a high quality education aligned with the School’s Mission, Vision and Values delivered via the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme.

AIS welcomes the right candidate to join our AIS team in the Elementary School commencing in January 2018.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum four year recognised teaching qualification including a Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching Diploma or a Bachelor of Education
  • A Post-Graduate qualification in Librarianship or related field would be an advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years FT teaching experience in a recognised educational institution
  • Experience in working in a school library
  • Experience of working with the IB PYP, or Experience of working in a collaborative teaching and learning environment within an Elementary School
  • Excellent communication skills, multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and an interest in participating in the wider school community

We are offering attractive salary and benefit packages to successful candidates.

Further information about this position is available in the attached job description. Only applications submitted using the school’s application form will be considered. Please submit your completed application form, cover letter and CV by Sunday 9th July 2017, 23 59 (UK Time).

Please provide the following supporting documentation as well as completing our application form:

  • CV or Resume (max 2 side of A4)
  • Cover Letter (max 1 side of A4)

(PDF Job Description available for download on TESjobs)

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Job: Librarian (Content Curator)

6.16.17 –  Librarian (Content Curator)
Department of Public Information, United Nations, New York, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I discuss UN opportunities in my book and also include these links on my Resources page:
United Nations Libraries
UN Competitive Exam
Marcus’ World: UN Librarian Exam (Blog entry)

P4Job Code Title: LIBRARIAN
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period:14 June 2017 – 28 July 2017
Job Opening Number:17-Documentation and Information -DPI-78799-R-New York 

Special Notice

– Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

– The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

– For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 March 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Vietnam.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI). The Dag Hammarskjold Library’s primary function is to enable the delegations, Secretariat and other official groups of the Organization to obtain, with the greatest possible speed, convenience and economy, the information and documentation needed in the execution of their duties. This post reports to the Chief Librarian and performs tasks cutting across the five library Units.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority from the Chief of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL), the Librarian (Content Curator) will be responsible for the following duties:
• Takes the lead and/ or contributes the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Library collection(s) both in-print and online.
• Participates in discussions on the information needs of the Organization and its information clientele and makes recommendations concerning collection development, organizes the acquisition and exchange materials
• Supervises the operation of the consortium of UN entities (UNSEIAC) in the subscription of electronic resources, working with relevant UN Secretariat offices in the negotiation of prices and licenses. Evaluates the performance of vendors and exchange partners and negotiates charges where necessary.
• Formulates and implements projects and provides advice and assistance in setting up, expanding and/or reorganizing libraries or information resource centers.
• Implements new technologies in information management to ensure library staff and other staff throughout the Organization have modern tools for efficient access to information.
• Promotes and develops internal and external bibliographic and other databases as well as additional files to ensure consistency and accuracy.
• Advises other units and departments seeking expertise in information architecture, digital curation, preservation and content organisation using in-depth understanding of institutional intranet, modern information management technologies and knowledge management activities.
• Routinely performs high level research and analyses, applying extensive experience in the integration of information from a wide variety of sources, necessitating not only significant understanding of the Organization’s mandate, but also the ability to assess the relevance of external information to the Organization’s work.
• Develops and coordinates reference and training services and tools to ensure adequate services and to maximize the utilization of collections; participates in the planning and organizing of training for headquarters and mission staff and visitors with respect to utilization of library services.
• Evaluates applications and cost-effectiveness of services in relation to technology options, and prepares metrics, data and recommendations for decision-making; creates a link between libraries and related information networks.
• Provides technical expertise and project management support in the creation and maintenance of digital collections on various platforms, including the United Nations Digital Library; develops, implements and monitors the digital preservation strategy for the Dag Hammarskjold Library
• Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
• Performs other duties as assigned

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of library operations and digital collections management. Knowledge and understanding of technologies relevant to library & digital information services. Experience in managing projects and procurement exercises. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in library science, information science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in library work, information network administration or related area is required. Experience in project management is desirable. Experience in digital curation and preservation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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Job: Bilingual Librarian

6.8.17 –  Bilingual Librarian (Spanish/English)
PROEA, Chiapas, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments: Technically this is a job since there is a salary however it is really low. You must also be bilingual and in one part of the ad they say accepting applicants with library studies yet in another paragraph they state you must be a philosophy major…confusing.  However, if you are seeking international library experience but do not yet have a master’s degree, and speak Spanish, here is an opportunity to gain some experience.

SALARY

Minimum: $500.00
Maximum: $600.00

PUBLISHED:

06/05/2017

START DATE:

08/01/2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

06/16/2017

The school

Our partners are non for profit schools in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, the country’s southernmost state and the one with the largest Indian population. Rich in biological and anthropological diversity, with colonial towns, indian villages and Mayan ruins, the region has the largest tropical rainforest in Mexico. The school is located in the capital, Tuxtla, a growing and thriving city of 500,000 with all typical amenities. The school, which is expanding, aspires to become a leader in high quality education in the region, and has deepening commitments to STEAM+Green, progressive instruction, experiential education and project based learning. An existing and thriving PYP IB program will soon be expanded to the Upper School.

We are recruiting candidates with background in EFL, ELA, Literacy or Library studies to head our small library and assist us in its expansion and growth. IB experience, either as a student or teaching IB, is greatly valued. Classes are small, about 20-25 students, with 50 students per grade level. A 4 acre suburban campus, with ample green spaces, 4 academic buildings, an all purpose auditorium, a sky hydroponic garden, and nice soccer, running and multipurpose fields. Classrooms are large and well equipped, with multimedia capacity and internet access.

Chiapas’ rich geographic, ecological, cultural and artistic heritage provides ample opportunities for experiential learning, for weekend explorations, for eco and cultural tourism. We believe the region is our classroom and actively promote experiential learning and service learning throughout our curriculum.

Candidates must have at least a BA in Philosophy (or closely related field, equivalent coursework). tHIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR PHILOSOPHY MAJORS TO GAIN CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE AND jumpstart a career as an international teacher. We are seeking someone entrepreneurial, a self starter who wants to build a program from scratch using off the shelf activities and cases from the vast repertoire of P4C and Critical Thinking education materials, applied to the local Mexican, developing country context. The position includes annual RT airfare, a local middle class salary starting at 11,000 pesos (roughly 600 USD/month), transportation to/from school, and free housing. Offers are typically a 2 year contract with the possibility of renewal. Teaching couples are most welcome and we provide children with free tuition scholarship.

send cv and letter of interest to executivedirector@proea.org

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

Please send the following materials to executivedirector@proea.org

  1. CV or Resume
  2. statement of Educational Philosophy illustrated with teachig stories
  3. Names and contact information of 3 professional references

BENEFITS

Free housing, lunch, transportation to/from school, RT airfare

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

English, some spanish would be beneficial

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

executivedirector@proea.org

http://www.americanschool.edu.mx

send CV, letter of intent and phones and emails of 3 references

BENEFITS

Free housing, roundtrip airfare, living wage (locally a middle class salary)

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Spanish/English bilingual proficiency or Spanish only proficiency

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Entry level

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

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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: Senior Library Assistant

6.5.17 –  Senior Library AssistantSenior Library Assistant
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw, Poland

Sarah P’s comments: Please note the deadline is tomorrow June 6th. Also, vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.

 

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with the ODIHR’s political mandate. ODIHR was tasked to serve as a collection point for information and statistics on hate crimes, including on forms of violent manifestations of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance and to report regularly on these issues. The Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS) virtual library and the Hate Crime Reporting website (hatecrime.osce.org) were developed as public websites to disseminate information on these issues.
The Senior Library Assistant reports to the Associate Web Editor. The incumbent is responsible for records and information management; for providing research assistance by retrieving information, conducting research in programmatic areas; and for data input, evaluation and verification on the department’s virtual library. The incumbent supports Tolerance and Non-discrimination Department’s (TND) Web Editor and works with the Information Management Assistant to maintain the department’s web and information management tools. The incumbent also assists TND thematic advisors, programme officers and management to identify new and relevant resources and provides research support.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent performs the following functions:
1. Researching, collecting, summarizing, and disseminating information and resources on tolerance and non-discrimination issues, including:
– Researching, collecting and uploading relevant resources (such as reports and publications by OSCE/ODIHR, international organizations, governments, academics and civil society groups) on tolerance and non-discrimination issues, with an emphasis on hate crime;
– Preparing briefing and background materials summarizing information on tolerance and non-discrimination issues in consultation with TND’s staff and management;
– Maintaining and seeking to develop networks for sharing information and best practices related to documenting tolerance and non-discrimination issues within OSCE/ODIHR and externally.

2. Selecting, maintaining, cataloguing and evaluating documentation for TND’s online platforms, including its virtual library and the Hate Crime Reporting website, including:
– Preparing and publishing relevant documentation and resources on TND’s online platforms;
– Supporting the modernization of TND’s online platforms by participating in the conceptualization of various technical improvements, overseeing the daily maintenance of the virtual library:
– Identifying technical difficulties and supporting the transition to new systems, in collaboration with the web editor, ODIHR IT and external developers.

3. Overseeing TND’s physical and digital collections, including:
– Maintaining, organizing and administering the Department’s digital and physical collections by cataloguing, indexing and curating physical and digital resources;
– Serving as the Department’s focal point for records management, ensuring consistency in the application of OSCE/ODIHR procedures across ODIHR;
– Ensuring the respect of OSCE guidelines and international best practices in the department’s information management.

4. Providing internal training on relevant information management procedures and software as required to internal users.

5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

Completed secondary education supplemented by formal studies in information and library sciences;
• Six years of demonstrated working experience with information, knowledge and library management, including use of library management software and other relational databases;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of other OSCE languages, notably Russian, is desirable;
• Demonstrated experience of working in a library, documentation or information centre, emphasis on human rights, law, international affairs is preferred;
• Demonstrated knowledge of current library standards for cataloguing, indexing and classifying digital and physical resources; familiarity with latest trends in information and knowledge management;
• Experience in providing research support is strongly desired; familiarity with human rights information and content analysis tools is strongly desired;
• Experience with tolerance and non-discrimination issues is an asset;
• Initiative and sound judgment, strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team;
• Excellent communication and analytical skills;
• Ability to work under pressure;
• Attention to detail and accuracy in keeping databases, managing records and collections is essential.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multinational environment, showing cultural and gender awareness throughout their work.

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 8,400. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 45 Euro) and OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee’s salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System for general services employees.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.
Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.

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Job: School Librarian

6.5.17 –  Teacher Librarian
Think International School, Hong Kong

Sarah P’s comments:  A late posting from a fairly new school.  I could only find one review which was suspiciously positive, by which I mean that when you read an only positive, glowing review you have to wonder who wrote it…So, worth checking out but make sure to read all material and ask questions if interested.

 

Teacher Librarian Needed for August 2017- Think International School Job to start mid August 2017 for an initial contract of two years.

We have two libraries, one for lower primary and one for upper primary and secondary.

Candidate must be a trained teacher and a trained Librarian. He/she will supervise two library technicians to maintain the two libraries.He will make plans for the school library, add resources to the library where he sees fit, and organize library sessions for Primary and secondary students.

Interested candidates are to send their resume with expected salary to

Choylily@yahoo.com

 

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