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.

Virtual: IIIF Technology Coordinator

11.9.16 – Technology Coordinator
Council on Library and Information Resources (LCIR), North America/Western Europe

Sarah P’s comments: This an another virtual position saying the work area is North America and Western Europe. It is unclear about who is eligible to apply but I would assume US, Canadian, UK, and EU passport holders.

 

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium seeks a dedicated staff member to serve as coordinator for IIIF technology. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will play a key role as the IIIF community expands, by serving as a facilitator, provisioner and maintainer of IIIF-related infrastructure; an expert consultant on IIIF technology issues for adopters and integrators; and a general resource for helping coordinate and support IIIF’s technical components. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will work hand-in-hand with and complement the IIIF Community & Communications Officer, who has a major focus on community and communications management. This may be a 70% to 100% time role.

Reporting Lines: The incumbent will be an employee of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Specifically, week-to-week activities supporting IIIF will be directed by the Chair of the IIIF Coordinating Committee or her/his designate, with high level direction coming from the chairperson of IIIF Executive Group. Administrative support and general working conditions will be provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Duties for the Technology Coordinator include:

Provision and maintain IIIF technical and communications infrastructure.
This includes a combination of hands-on development and system support, as well as technical product and project management for components that may be sourced from the community or outsourced to a commercial firm. The Technology Coordinator will provide leadership in conjunction with the IIIF coordinating committee, editors, and community to assess and recommend improvement or new infrastructure. The IIIF infrastructure includes technologies supporting communications, adopters, and end-users:

  • IIIF.io website publishing platform
  • IIIF Demo / Sandbox environment (to demonstrate IIIF functionality with showcase apps and sites)
  • IIIF validators (to confirm target servers and clients conform to the APIs)
  • IIIF converters and shims (to help existing sites convert their images and/or data to be IIIF-compatible)
  • IIIF registry of adopters and implementers. While the Community & Communications Officer will play a major role in populating the content (along with community input), the registry itself will require technical provisioning and maintenance.
  • Other IIIF discovery components, including:
    • Index of IIIF sites / content
    • Central annotation store

IIIF Technical Expert / Advisor / Consultant to Adopters
With a deep understanding of IIIF APIs, data models, and compliant software, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a consultant and expert liaison on specific projects for those who are engaged with IIIF and may need guidance or expert interpretation on the technology. This includes for:

  • Adopting repositories and technical staff looking to set up API endpoints and/or convert their data
  • Software companies looking to make their products IIIF compatible
  • Search aggregators (e.g., DPLA, Europeana, Flickr, Google, Artstor)
  • Other open source projects with complementary efforts (acting as an integration broker)
  • Other organizations / groups (such as IPTC)
  • Those seeking grants to make their projects IIIF-compatible. It is envisioned this role may both help consult on proposals as well as be written in as an expert external resource.

Community Resource & Contributor to Advancing IIIF
As a dedicated expert focused on IIIF, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a general resource in helping advance the overall framework and community. This includes:

  • Fielding technical queries on the IIIF email lists as able, especially for queries that are not replied to by other community members
  • Helping gather and provide requirements and use cases to feed the technical specification process
  • Helping validate draft specifications through independent implementations
  • Helping test compliance/compatibility of software & implementations
  • Understanding the general technical needs of IIIF adopters, and helping ensure appropriate technical support channels exist in the community
    • This includes paying special attention to the requirements of IIIF-C members, who help support IIIF financially.
  • Participate in IIIF-related grants and projects as a IIIF central resource (e.g., participating in proposal writing, project management, technical consulting, etc.)
  • Working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to:
    • Deliver training (especially the more technical aspects)
    • Conduct marketing and outreach
    • Maintain community content
    • Support the IIIF-C Executive Committee, IIIF Coordinating Committee and community groups in defining objectives, strategies, and policies for IIIF; working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to facilitate community endeavors of these goals.

Required and Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate:

  • will be self-directed and highly organized;
  • will possess well documented, demonstrated, and effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities;
  • will have sufficient and demonstrated technical depth to obtain both a conceptual and detailed understanding of the IIIF specifications and components in interoperable systems;
  • will be facile with current, relevant web technologies and standards for web-based image delivery, and related technologies (search, audio-visual, 3d);
  • will be savvy using GitHub, JSON-LD and linked data;
  • will have demonstrated experience with at least one modern programming language, preferably Python and/or Ruby;
  • will have hands-on experience managing production infrastructure;
  • will have previous, direct experience with information technology in libraries, archives or museums;
  • will be able to work with IIIF community members of all technical abilities;
  • will be comfortable and thrive in an open community; and
  • will be adept in fostering contributions and participation from a growing member and adopter base as well as commercial firms.

Travel required. Location anywhere in North America or Western Europe. Salary dependent upon qualifications; benefits as applicable.

To apply:
send a cover letter and CV to Sheila Rabun, IIIF Communications and Coordination Officer, at srabun@iiif.io. Please direct any questions to srabun@iiif.io.


About CLIR:
CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information about CLIR, visit our website at www.clir.org.

 

Virtual: Engagement Manager

11.8.16 – Engagement Manager
Altmetric, UK/US

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is a UK-based company advertising for a US-based person.  Therefore, I would assume you will need the right to work in the US but, if interested, I would write and check as they might accept Canadian applicants as well.

 

DescriptionWe’re looking for a US-based Engagement Manager to join our growing team! You’d be responsible for ensuring publishers, institutions and non-academic customers around the world are supported in using Altmetric tools and applying our data. Working closely with customers to assess training and educational requirements, this role involves running webinars, in-person training sessions and interactive workshops.

Skilled at developing and nurturing client relationships, you’ll be responsible for ongoing engagement and collaboration with our customers post-implementation. You’ll be reporting to the Head of Implementations & Support, and liaising with our sales teams to successfully embed Altmetric tools across all of our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with customers post-implementation to provide training, advice and roll-out support, ensuring relevant stakeholders are engaged
  • Run customer training webinars, in-person sessions, workshops and regular refreshers
  • Work closely with the Head of Implementations and Support and sales teams to conduct regular consultative check-in calls with customers, providing advice and support to help embed Altmetric tools across the organisation
  • Create slide decks, multimedia and print training materials and keep up-to-date
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Altmetric products and customer needs
  • Collect and develop customer roll-out plans and identify support gaps
  • Engage with wider scholarly communications community to ensure training and advice remains relevant and useful
  • Work closely with sales teams to develop and nurture existing client relationships
  • Report back to the Product Development Manager on real-life usage scenarios
  • Provide implementation and onboarding support where required
  • Demo or present at conferences where needed 

Key skills

  • Adept at building relationships with stakeholders, understanding customer needs and tailoring approach accordingly
  • Excellent communications skills to engage with customers, the wider scholarly community, and the team
  • Ability to produce and maintain useful training and roll-out materials, ideally with experience using InDesign
  • Confident presenting/demoing to large groups of people
  • A high level of productivity and good prioritisation skills

Experience

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in the scholarly publishing and academic sector or scholarly software
  • Ideally will have worked in an US academic library or a university environment
  • Need to be an excellent communicator using the written and spoken word
  • Passionate about scholarly communication, creativity and building new businesses
  • Efficient and well-organised, but also pragmatic and flexible
  • A “doer” and a team player
  • Ability to demonstrate personal credibility and integrity

About Altmetric

Altmetric LLP is a UK-based data science company dedicated to producing alternative metrics for research outputs ranging from peer-reviewed journal articles to datasets and software. With a global customer base spanning academic institutions, publishers, government agencies, non-profits, research institutes, and corporations, Altmetric is the gold standard in altmetrics data.

If you’d like to apply for this role please email your CV and a covering letter describing your suitability to jobs@altmetric.com.


 

 

 

Internship: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation

10.26.16 – Andrew W. Mellon fellowship in Paper Conservation
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

Sarah P’s comments:  I assume this position is for librarians who have the right to work in North America however you can write to check if interested.

 

Fellowship Summary

Under general supervision by Paper Conservator, the Fellow Conservator will assist all duties related to the performance of preventive conservation treatments, the item-by-item condition reports and the substitution of storage conservation materials of the permanent paper collection. The successful candidate will also assist with the day-to-day conservation tasks, preservation education and exhibition-related projects.

Duration of Fellowship

The Museo de Arte de Ponce offers a two-and-a-half year fellowship, from the 17th of January 2017 to the 14th of June 2019.

Stipend and Allowance

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $32,000 a year (plus Health Care, Social Security and 15-day vacation), with an additional $2,000 allowance for travel.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in science or arts.
  • Master’s Degree in Art Conservation, specialized in Paper Conservation from a recognized institution.
  • Intern experience in paper conservation in museum environment.
  • Good communication skills and willing to work enthusiastically with colleagues.
  • Ability to work in a wide range of conservation activities.
  • Flexibility to adjust to unplanned changes.

Application Process

Applicants must submit a cover letter summarizing their interest, a resume and the three (3) references to: Mariela Vera, Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator, by sending an e-mail to mvera@museoarteponce.org. Please combine the cover letter, resume and references into one document. Deadline to apply is November 20, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.


Job: Head Librarian

3.19.15 –  Head Librarian (K-12 School)
The American School of Tampico, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments:  This advert comes from TIE (The International Educator) and you should pay for a subscription is you are interested in applying as the job is not posted on the school’s website.  This is late in the season to be posting a position, particularly for a Head Librarian.  I would also recommend joining ISR (International School Reviews) and, if you do apply, ask about local safety and percentage of international vs. local students.

 

Name: The American School of Tampico
Location: Mexico
Address: Hidalgo 100
Tampico, Tams 89320
Mexico
Telephone: 833 2272080
Fax: 833 2272980
Email: egutierrez@ats.edu.mx
Website: http://www.ats.edu.mx
Date Posted/Updated 18 March 2016
Apply By Date 18 April 2016
Job Start Date 08 August 2016
Level K-12
Subject/Area Library
Position Description Head Librarian

 

Description:

Looking for resourceful, flexible teachers who have a genuine interest in student learning and well-being. The American School of Tampico is a co-educational, non-profit, non-sectarian institution founded in 1917. The school facilities are enclosed on a beautiful and modern 13.5 hectare campus. Connecting most of the buildings with upper level balconies and walkways creates a small village-like atmosphere for the 850 students to enjoy.

ATS offers a bilingual and bicultural education which reflect the dynamism and diversity of the area.

Age Limit:  65

 

 

 

 

Internship: Library Science/Archivists

3.15.16 – International Library Science Internship Position
Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  This is an opportunity to have an internship in the USA for a foreign-trained library and/or archival studies student.

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a Library Science or Archival Studies (or equivalent) graduate student or recent graduate to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives.  The program is open to students currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States or a student who has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program begin date.

Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals.

 Position is available:        Sept. 2016 – May 2017

Application Deadline:     May 1, 2016.   Review of applications will begin immediately.

 Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

 Typical Duties and Responsibilities

* Perform basic reference interviews and services. Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using Library, Archives, and Digital Asset Management systems, including EOS International integrated library system (ILS), Cuadra STAR Knowledge Center for Archives, and Asset Bank.

* Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.

* Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.

* Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.

* Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.

* Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier.

* Assist in cataloging materials (including object collections and digital assets).

* Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.

* Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.

* Assist with capturing oral history interviews.

* Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.

* Participate in student activities and field trips as scheduled.

Applicants must be active and ambitious learners and are expected to strive for efficiency and a high level of quality in all tasks performed. The willingness to follow all supervisor instructions and Longwood safety procedures is essential.  Proof of proficiency in English is required from all applicants. A valid driver’s license written in English or an international driver’s license is preferred. Candidates must be independent-natured, able to perform repetitive tasks, and lift 50 lbs.  Some weekend and evening hours might be required.

 

Qualifications

*     Be pursuing or have recently completed a graduate program in Library Sciences or Archival Management studies.

*     Be able and willing to work independently.

*     Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.

*     Have physical ability to push fully-loaded book carts and handle heavy or oversize volumes.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

*     Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens’ policies and procedures.

*     Have a valid driver’s license.

 

The position extends throughout 9 months, full time, 40 hours per week.  This is a paid position with optional free housing provided.  Longwood Gardens offers a mandatory medical insurance plan (does not include dental or eye care) to all International Program participants. All Internationals are required to have health insurance coverage.

 

For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, see http://longwoodgardens.org/education/international-programs/international-internship-training-program .

Send any questions or requests for further information to EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

Completed applications should include:

1. Completed application form accessible here:
http://longwoodgardens.org/education/international-programs/international-internship-program/apply-now/apply
2. An official transcript of all college and university courses (provided in English). Please include an explanation of the grading systems used in your particular school and university so we may accurately interpret your transcripts. We need to understand what symbols represent excellent, good, average, poor, and failing.
3. A reference from your academic advisor or professor regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your advisor’s signature over seal).
4. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably within your field of interest (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your employer’s signature over the seal).
5. Proof of proficiency in English (a letter from your academic advisor or professor regarding your understanding and use of the English language OR results of TOEFL examination).
6. Proof of International Driver’s License.

The selection committee will consider only complete applications.

Mail to:
Domestic & International Studies Coordinator
Longwood Gardens
PO Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA
email: edu-studies@longwoodgardens.org

All application material must be received by May 1, 2016.

Volunteer: Graphic Designer for Libraries

2.11.15 –  Graphic Designer for Libraries
Libros Para Pueblos, Oaxaca, Mexico

Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone with graphic design skills, here is a unique opportunity.  Could not find any reviews.

We are Libros Para Pueblos, a growing NGO based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our mission is to inspire the love of reading in Oaxaca’s children. We create and support libraries in communities and help librarians to improve their job with children.

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join us in Oaxaca, Mexico. If you are interested in supporting our work through volunteering, please contact us.

The Graphic Designer position is an exciting volunteer post that offer a wide range of activities: Help to improve all out communication materials through graphic designer, help to develop a visual identity manual, develop brochures, advocacy materials, editorial design, slide shows, photo edition, web design.. Also, you can offer your time for activities like: reading to children once in the week, help us to set up events and workshops. We offer you support to gain experience as a Graphic Designer and support you to integrate to the cultural and social life of Oaxaca

Duration of program: 3-6-12 months

Age requirements: 25-100

Cost: There are no program fees. Volunteers can expect to spend from 20 dollars in food/accommodation.

Other information: We will support volunteers in finding appropriate accommodation, Spanish courses, etc. Recommendation letter at the end of the project.