Jobs: Academic Librarians

1.23.17 –  Academic Librarian Positions
NYU Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  These open position listings were shared by Ray Pun, a former international librarian and NYU librarian.  Ray is now back in the US but is still very active in the international arena and has written a chapter in the just-published the  Taking Your MLIS Abroad.  It’s a much-needed publication, I am just sorry that it is so pricey. For more about Ray, please read my Spotlight on him and, as always, thanks for sharing!

 

NYU Shanghai aims to attract outstanding candidates who are professional, experienced (or with great potential), highly motivated, interested in higher education, and who thrive on the unique challenges of a multicultural environment.

If you are interested in any of the open positions listed below, please submit your online application via the “Apply” link.

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics

Faculty Technology Specialist

Job: Junior School Librarian

9/22/15 –  Junior School Librarian
Dulwich College Junior School, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was advertised both in January and September of last year (2015) so am not sure if it was ever filled.  This is a well-established, reputable school but please read the reviews on International School Reviews before applying as there have been some administrative changes in recent years.

 

Dulwich College Shanghai seeks an outstanding and inspirational educator to join the Junior School. This is an outstanding opportunity to make a contribution in one of Asia’s most successful and well known international schools. You should be able to offer experience in (I)GCSE and / or IBDP.

Dulwich College Shanghai has 1475 students aged 2 – 18 and offers the English Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the English National Curriculum, International GCSEs and the IB Diploma with outstanding results. In 2015, our students achieved an IB average of 36 and an IGCSE A* / A average of 73%.

Our philosophy draws on 400 years of experience in education from our founding, partner school, Dulwich College in London, which has pioneered the development of British independent education in Asia. Our guiding philosophy is that students come first. We are committed to securing the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and to ensuring that all our students enjoy a rich and varied experience of education.

Dulwich College Shanghai was the first of the Dulwich International Group of schools, which now comprises nine Colleges and High Schools throughout the Asia-Pacific region and continues to grow. The Group is committed to drawing upon its position as a global family of schools to enhance the education of its students and provide its teachers with the opportunity of building enriching and rewarding careers within the Group.

Successful applicants will need to be sympathetic with the ethos and values of the College. Dulwich College Shanghai is a well-resourced school with a motivated and enthusiastic international student body. DCS operates its own competitive salary scale and provides annual flight allowance, domestic bills allowance, fully furnished accommodation within easy reach of the school, medical insurance and family benefits (where applicable).

To apply for this position please go to www.indulwich.com/careers/job-opportunities/ . The closing date for applications is 1 March 2016, but applications will be reviewed on receipt and we reserve the right to make an early appointment. Your application should include a brief cover letter, CV, statement of your educational philosophy and a recent photograph.

Interviews will take place in London, Shanghai and online.

For further information please see our website at www.dulwich-shanghai.cn

 

Job: Associate Director for Research and Instructional Technology

2.5.16 – Associate Director for Research and Instructional Technology
NYU Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments: NYU listed three positions last year, one of which became available due to the departure of international librarian Ray Pun who kindly shared: “This is an exciting opportunity to work in China! You’ll gain tons of great experiences and opportunities supporting a very rich, diverse and intellectual environment.”   However, you should be aware that when I spoke with NYU at an ALA conference several years ago they shared that faculty hired for overseas campuses are not considered regular faculty and thus cannot transfer campuses.  Please check whether this policy has changed.

 

New York University is seeking an Associate Director for Research and Instructional Technology Services at the NYU Shanghai Library.  NYU Shanghai is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China.  A research university with liberal arts and sciences as its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses – New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi – complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents.  Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The Associate Director of RITS at NYU Shanghai leads and coordinates support for academic computing services and research/digital services for faculty and students.  The incumbent manages the delivery, integration, and support of systems, technology, and equipment within the library and its satellite spaces. Working directly with the NYU Shanghai faculty, the Associate Director of RITS coordinates faculty support, training and development for a variety of instructional and research services, including leaning management systems, e-reserves, digital research and scholarship, instructional pedagogy, and digital media production services for audio, visual, and image projects to enhance teaching and research.

The Associate Director for RITS works closely with NYU Shanghai IT who provide the technical infrastructure, network services, desktop and classroom support at NYU Shanghai, NYU ITS and NYU NY Division of Libraries.  The incumbent reports to the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library.

Principal Duties

  • Provide expert guidance, administrative oversight, and management for library information technology services, in coordination with NYU NY
  • Work closely with faculty to understand the ways that digital materials are used in the classroom and for delivering content and functionality in response.
  • Coordinates with the Director of IT to oversee the specification, installation, management, and support of all technology in library teaching spaces.
  • Manage the work of the RITS staff, foster professional development, collegial relationships and continuing education needs.
  • Work collaboratively on the development and implementation of technology equipment, software profiles, programs, training and other services at the library to support technologically intensive research and teaching as well as the creation and use of media in teaching and course-related activities.
  • Serve as liaison with other IT managers on campus, the Division of Libraries and the GNU to consult on technology-enhanced environments.
  • Partner with academic deans, faculty, and academic service leaders to develop coordinated technology programs and services for faculty and students.
  • Support and facilitate faculty innovation, connecting learning resources, curricula, and scholarly opportunity with appropriate academic technologies.
Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized international equivalent or Master’s degree in Information Technology, Instructional Technology or closely-related academic discipline
  • Minimum of 3 year’s significant and progressively responsible management experience in an academic library in a technical setting or comparable academic computing support service
  • Ability to manage and oversee complex projects in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives across a global network
  • Demonstrated supervisory and management skills
  • Record of developing and managing innovative and effective learning and research technology services for a diverse community of learners and researchers
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and future trends in information technology, specifically related to academic computing, instructional technology, library services, and trends in teaching and learning, including E-learning
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team-building skills and the ability to work well with a wide variety of faculty and academic disciplines
  • Knowledge of a wide range of library and information technology resources, services and trends
  • Experience in planning, designing and delivering technology-enriched learning environments in a university setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a research university or other large academic institutions
  • Experience with learning management systems, products and environments
  • Prior international experience
  • Highly desirable Chinese language skills and some familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of insgtructional design, effective use of academic and web 2.0 technologies, video and web conferencing, video production, and design of learning environments, both physical and virtual

Salary\Benefits: Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package.  Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to libraries.careers@nyu.edu.  CVs will be considered until the position is filled.

Job: Junior School Librarian

9/22/15 –  Junior School Librarian
Dulwich College Junior School, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was advertised last January (2015) so am not sure if it was unfilled and this position is for this year or whether they hired someone for one year (or that person is leaving early) and this position is for next year.  If interested you should inquire about the expected starting date.

 

Dulwich College Shanghai seeks an outstanding and inspirational educator to join Dulwich College. This is an outstanding opportunity to make a contribution in one of Asia’s most successful and well known international schools. You should be able to offer experience in (I)GCSE and/or IBDP.

Dulwich College Shanghai has 1,475 students aged 2-18 and offers the English Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, the English National Curriculum, International GCSEs and the IB Diploma with outstanding results. In 2015, our students achieved an IB average of 36 and an IGCSE A*/A average of 73%. Our philosophy draws on 400 years of experience in education from our founding, partner school, Dulwich College in London, which has pioneered the development of British independent education in Asia. Our guiding philosophy is that students come first. We are committed to securing the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and to ensuring that all our students enjoy a rich and varied experience of education.

Dulwich College Shanghai was the first of the Dulwich International Group of schools, which now comprises nine Colleges and High Schools throughout the Asia-Pacific region and continues to grow. The Group is committed to drawing upon its position as a global family of schools to enhance the education of its students and provide its teachers with the opportunity of building enriching and rewarding careers within the Group.

Successful applicants will need to be sympathetic with the ethos and values of the College. Dulwich College Shanghai is a well-resourced school with a motivated and enthusiastic international student body. DCS operates its own competitive salary scale and provides annual flight allowance, domestic bills allowance, fully furnished accommodation within easy reach of the school, medical insurance and family benefits (where applicable).

To apply for any position please go to www.indulwich.com/careers/job-opportunities/ The closing date for applications is 14 October 2015, but applications will be reviewed on receipt and we reserve the right to make an early appointment. Your application should include a brief cover letter, CV, statement of your educational philosophy and a recent photograph.

The closing date for applications is 14 October 2015
Interviews will take place in London, Shanghai and online.

For further information please see our website at www.dulwich-shanghai.cn

 

 

Jobs: Reference and Research Services Librarians (2)

7/21/15 – Reference and Research Services Librarian + Reference and Research Services Librarian for STEM
New York University, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  One of these positions is available due to the departure of international librarian Ray Pun who kindly shared: “This is an exciting opportunity to work in China! You’ll gain tons of great experiences and opportunities supporting a very rich, diverse and intellectual environment.”   However, you should be aware that when I spoke with NYU at an ALA conference several years ago they shared that faculty hired for overseas campuses are not considered regular faculty and thus cannot transfer campuses.  Please check whether this policy has changed.

(See further down for STEM Librarian position description)

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses – New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi – complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, with responsibilities for delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, instruction, and research services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research university library
  • Second masters degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship and research, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

STEM Librarian

The STEM librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research library
  • Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Job: Librarian

4/16/15 –  Librarian
Ameson Education & Culture Exchange Foundation, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was posted on Teachers-Teachers.com.  I do not know anything about this organization however it is an opportunity for someone who does not have an MLIS which is rare in the international world.  You can submit a resume by joining Teachers-Teachers which is free (but tedious to complete a profile) however they also say to contact the Assistant Director, Rosalind Reischer. (The link takes you to a form you can fill in. I would contact asking how to submit a resume.)

Job Title Librarian in Shanghai
Employer Ameson Education & Culture Exchange Foundation
Location No. 77 Beijing Road Education Scientific Research Building   map
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China 210013
(Suburban, Urban)
# Open Positions 1
Job Type Full-time
Employment Start Date Upcoming School Year
Job Description We are currently looking for librarians to fill positions at one of our partner schools in Shanghai. Responsibilities include monitoring the library program, and using available tools to motivate students to use the library’s resources.Requirements:
1) Strong education background (minimum BA degree, as well as TEFL or CELTA certification)
2) Two years of working experience in access, instruction and/or reference services
3) Native level English
4) Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
5) Strong analytic and problem solving skills
6) Strong customer service skillsPerks:
Assistance in obtaining a Chinese working visa
Take advantage of school breaks to travel
Help with learning Chinese
Free furnished Western-style apartment (or housing allowance) and international airfare allowance
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education
Job Qualifications Bachelors degree, TEFL or CELTA certification preferred
Must be willing to relocate to China
Contact
Rosalind Reischer,
Application Deadline Open Until Filled

 

About the Ameson Foundation:

Mission Statement  – to provide top Chinese high school students with an American quality education using AP courses, while preparing them to attend a top U.S. universities.

Description – founded in 2008, the American High School (+AP) Program (AHSP) was created to offer an internationally competitive alternative to the traditional Chinese curriculum, using an American high school curriculum with AP classes in an all-English environment. The program brings American teaching methods and educational technology into China via niche magnet school programs embedded within some of the most prestigious public high schools in China. The success of AHSP graduates is reflected by their SAT scores and acceptance rates at top universities: 80% of AHSP graduates have been admitted to one of America‘s top 50 universities, and nearly 100% to top 100 universities. AHSP currently offers the Common Core curriculum and 13 AP classes, including Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics C (divided into Electricity & Magnetism and Mechanics), Macroeconomics, Micro-economics, United States History, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Human Geography, and English Language and Composition.

Spotlight: Meet International Librarian Ray Pun

2/3/15 –  Throughout my travels and writing about traveling librarians I have met a number of really interesting people and, as one of the goals of this blog is to connect people as well as share information, I am today introducing an interview feature.  I hope this will prove to be both helpful and interesting.
Sarah P.

Meet International Librarian Ray Pun…

Raymond Pun is currently a reference and research services librarian at New York Ray Pun Photo copyUniversity Shanghai where he provides research, instructional and digital services and support to the NYU Shanghai and NYU global community. Previously he was a librarian at the New York Public Library providing research support in the humanities, social sciences and East Asian studies. His research interests include digital scholarship and G.I.S services, virtual cultures and global librarianship. Along with Scott Collard and Justin Parrott, he is the co-editor of the volume entitled, The Future of U.S. Academic Libraries Abroad: Creating Vision and Strategy For Building Global Campus Libraries to be published by ACRL Publications (Forthcoming, Fall 2015).You can see his blog here for more of his travels: raypun101.tumblr.com

Why and how did you decide to try living and working overseas?
I’ve always wanted to work abroad for various reasons. I grew up in New York City so I have been exposed to many cultures and ideas but wondered what life is/was like for my friends/relatives back in their home countries. When this position opened up, I was encouraged to apply by many people because they knew about my interest to work abroad and my skills and experiences that I can bring to this role. It was also a very hard decision at the same time because I was deeply engaged with the projects at the New York Public Library (my former employer) but I knew that this opportunity was really once in a life time. I took this position knowing that I would be facing incredible challenges that would test my comfort zone and allow me to better understand my profession as a librarian and my life. It has been a very unique and rewarding experience working in a start-up culture abroad and I have so many stories, experiences and adventures to share as a result!

What have been your biggest challenges so far, both personally and professionally?
There are so many challenges when you work abroad. Initially, I thought I would have a very difficult time gaining professional development opportunities but in fact it has been quite the opposite. Working in Shanghai has allowed me to attend conferences in Asia and also be more proactive in building those networks. I have also taken advantage of the various library-related webinars and free MOOC programs such as Coursera offered in various disciplines from GIS to Intro to Psychology and this has allowed me to stay on top of my PD. But for those who aren’t familiar with these tools, it can be difficult to develop professionally. I recommend people to plan on building their skill sets carefully because that can make your work abroad much more meaningful and for your next transition, much more helpful! Personally, it has been difficult to not be able to see my friends and family members and to be missing important weddings, engagements, and celebrations but that’s the challenge when you live/work on the other side of the world.

What advice would you offer a librarian who wished to try working overseas?
Most of the libraries in other countries are still developing their digital programs: they might have a lot of “books” or “technology equipment” but these resources aren’t updated, sophisticated or heavily used as I’ve noticed. I think for someone from the U.S. who is interested in working abroad, it’s important to stay top of the trend, scholarship and technology. You might want to read articles from the Library Journal, INALJ, METRO or ACRL sites to stay on top of that. It also depends on what kind of library you are interested in working in: school media, academic, public or special? Those positions are all very different and adding the foreign culture layer to it makes it more challenging. I would say someone with a strong background in teaching, in emerging technology and in organizational management may find these opportunities to be interesting and rewarding. You just have to really stay connected with your networks because it might be difficult later to transition back home. I would take advantage of your new culture and learn and see as many things as you can!

Can you share an anecdote or lesson learned through travel and/or working overseas?I never realized so many librarians from abroad attend the ALA Annual conference. It’s a nice way to meet them there and in their hometowns. I would take advantage of the International Relations Round Table programs and sessions offered in the conferences where you can network and meet with other librarians from elsewhere. One of the great thing is that once you visit their countries, they can invite you personally to see their libraries or invite you to speak as well. It has worked out for me and I really enjoy having a larger network outside of the U.S.!

Do you ever have any fear or worry about working and traveling overseas?  That’s a good question. I think it depends on where you are going for work and for leisure. For work, China (particularly Shanghai) is a safe city all around, and there might be some occasionally theft if you aren’t careful but that’s everywhere in the world. I would strong recommend people to register with the U.S. State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (if you are from the U.S.) – you’ll get updates and alerts on what’s going on in where. It’s also a good idea to find out where your embassy is located and so you can easily get assistance from there if needed. For personal purposes, I think a lot about where I am going and whether it is a good idea or not, but I am pretty conservative in my travels: only major cities or areas where I have contacts living in. I wouldn’t venture off to areas that I know no one and it isn’t a big city. But I know people who often do that kind of travel and they have no problem at all!

Where would you like to go next?  Do you see this as a career or just an experience?
Great question! I’m not sure but I am ready to take on new challenges and opportunities. At the moment I am enjoying my position and really learning on how to develop new services, projects and programs in our university. I find the experience enriching and helpful if I decide to pursue other opportunities in the future but somewhere between U.S. or China would be nice!

How important, in your opinion, are libraries and librarians in the worldwide arena?  Are we the new diplomats or still considered on the edge of what is important?
Librarians in the worldwide arena are important! It’s important to educate people into thinking differently about society, culture and life. Libraries play a big role in literacy, programming and human development; when there are more libraries around, people will read more and be exposed to other ideas, cultures and values. We help bridge the digital divide, and allow others to gain equal access to resources through digital or technological means; I also believe in a global context, libraries can really shape the future generation of leaders into making better and sensible decisions for global  society.