Job: School Librarian

7.7.17 –  School Librarian
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix, USVI

Sarah P’s comments:  This opportunity is for those with the right to work in the U.S. It was last listed in 2014. The job and how to apply is listed on ALAJobs but the actual job description is listed on the USVI Department of Education website. Also note:  Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.



POSITION TITLE:             Librarian

LOCATION:                         St. Croix


Deadline for applying:            Until Filled

Salary Range:                          $34,000

Union:                                     American Federation of Teachers


Under general supervision from the school principal, the individual in this position is required to have advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills and techniques of library science management for use in a library occupation in government.  An employee in this class may perform highly specialized library functions and may thus require knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practice, terminology and expressions of a discipline or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean, Virgin Islands.  Employee is also responsible for documents, Archives, Danish West Indian History, Danish Gothic Script, Fine Arts, Music, Media, etc. This position may involve the supervision of library personnel in the performance of administrative, technical, and professional tasks. Employee will work under the general supervision of an administrator who assigns duties.  Employee is expected to function independently in executing his/her duties. Duties are complex in nature relative to the techniques and principles involved in library science management.  The purpose of the position is to perform such tasks and functions associated with the provision of user-services in any library service community to which the library has responsibility.  Contacts are primarily with coworkers, children, young adults, adults, and the general public. Work is reviewed through observations and staff conferences.


  • Performs literature searches, involving the systematic and comprehensive search for information bearing on a specific problem or subject.
  • Catalogs non-processed materials.
  • Collects/builds and develops subject collections, based upon recommendations of service-area personnel as well as personal judgment, maintains want list of books and materials to be ordered.
  • Provides community information and referral service by maintaining community resource guides and information files.
  • Attends community service agency meetings as library service-area representative.
  • Answers in-depth reference questions (i.e. questions requiring research using at least two reference sources.
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and objectives for service area to which assigned;
  • Evaluates gift books and materials and assigns them to the appropriate library collection;
  • Gives orientation training to newly appointed librarians and other staff in various service areas;
  • Assigns, schedules, supervises, and coordinates the activities of lower level professional and non- professional staff;
  • Designs and implements library programs;
  • Develops and writes library long-range plans and objectives;
  • Acquires, select, organize, and disseminate knowledge and information suited to the needs of a library service community;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Ensures that report cards and cumulative records are prepared for all students enrolled;
  • Determines whether or not a possible graduate has met graduate requirements;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Identifies gifted children and suggests accelerated programs for such children;
  • Prepares case histories and reports outlining diagnostic results of the tests as a basis for planning the type of treatment;
  • Plans and supervises in-service training programs for teachers to meet the needs of students;
  • Provides to school personnel, parents and certain community agencies clinical and diagnostic information regarding children learning and emotional problems;
  • Prepares and submits required reports to the Director;
  • Participates in case conferences and research programs;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive case records on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Extensive knowledge of library objectives, routines, procedures, techniques, methods, organization and administration;
  • Extensive knowledge of library materials;
  • Comprehensive specialized knowledge of materials and functions of one or more particular library service areas;
  • Advanced  written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
  • Ability to determine and satisfy the information needs of library patrons;
  • Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to community groups, public officials, and the general public, and to establish and maintain favorable library public relations;
  • Ability to devise and utilize innovative procedures and methods;
  • Ability to develop and implement new programs and to maintain ongoing programs in order to involve the community in the library;
  • Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds or more;
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, or stoop for an extended period of time
  • Ability to exercise patience while dealing with students;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all those contacted during the course of work.


  •  Master’s degree in Library Science and three (3) years of progressively strong working experience as a librarian.

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.

Send your complete application package to for consideration.

Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

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Job: Media/Video Archivist

3.25.16 –  Media/Video Archivist
Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Sarah P’s comments:  An interesting and never-before seen opportunity, at least since I have been looking.  However, I don’t know what the salary range would be as an MLIS is not required. Also, they do not say which nationalities can apply but here is some general information:

Americans: If you are an American citizen you do not need any new documents in terms of work visas or papers. American citizens can freely travel and work in the U.S.V.I. Social Security cards are needed, passports are a good idea, other identification papers like drivers license and a birth certificate should be carried.

Not American: If you are not an American then you will be required to secure a resident alien status, work visa, student visa and/or temporary visa – as you would have to do in order to live and work in the United States mainland. The same federal immigration regulations that exist in the US mainland are in use in the Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System has an opening for a Media/Video Archivist on St. Thomas. The successful candidate will be responsible for the physical media and the digital assets of the station.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Collect, record, and maintain files, documents and photographs;
* Maintain and enhance current storage practices for physical media;
* Evaluate media/video content for preservation and retention;
* Ingest, record, and evaluate analog video content of historical importance; identify    content that will provide long-term value to WTJX and transcode the content into digital format;
* Perform cataloging, retrieving, tracking and distributing of digital/ physical inventory;
*Respond to telephonic, email and written inquiries regarding media collection;
*Make duplicates of media content for sale and/or distribution among internal and external clients;
*Maintain knowledge and information on current trends and changes in the industry;
*Assist with developing and updating the online catalog of WTJX’s media collection; and
*Assist with developing long-term conservation, preservation and restoration strategies for WTJX’s media/video library.

*High school diploma or its equivalent;
* Three (3) years of experience in managing video assets and written records; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job;
* Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of cataloging, librarian technology, standardize cataloging maintenance, archival practices and procedures;
* Familiar with organized video library, conservation and preservation of media and documents;
* Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of basic operational use of video recorders, DVD duplicator/recorder and video playback servers;
* Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; and
* Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and word processing.

Other Requirements:
*Ability to work flexible hours;
*Ability to drive with a valid VI Driver’s License;
*Ability to lift 30 pounds; and
*Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) current professional letters of recommendation by April 6, 2016, to:

Diane C. Richardson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System
P.O. Box 7879
St. Thomas, VI 00801

Job: Librarian III, Head of Public Services

2/25/15 –  Librarian III, Head of Public Services
Learning Resources and Faculty Technology Services, St. Thomas campus, University of the Virgin Islands

Sarah P’s comments:  I have only once before seen a library position available at this University.  The question with the Caribbean is always about whether the salary covers the cost of living and what, if any, housing benefits are offered.  Glassdoor has fairly good ratings as does the student review sites.  If interested I would apply ASAP as this position was posted in the beginning of February (and advertised in the Chronicle of Higher Education on 2/12/15.)  Sorry, I missed this one!

Posted: 2-09-2015, open until Filled

Salary Range:  $49,994-$53,062


The successful candidate will manage all library public service operations for St. Thomas library ensuring that customer service focus is visible in functions and service areas; will provide supporting leadership for technology customer service and instruction services, to include leadership of staff for effective library and technology customer interactions; will provide support for developing and implementing the libraries’ information literacy plan and reference services program; will also provide support for developing and coordinating library public service policies and operations and training and directing support staff. The successful candidate will provide supporting leadership for development of policy and plan for storage and development of university documents, functioning as part of leadership team interacting with teaching faculty for development and promotion of library programs. The successful candidate will also provide back-up support for St. John Academic Center and will perform all other related duties as assigned.


Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
Eight (8) years of library leadership experience, preferably in a college university setting.
Additional education or degrees may be accepted in lieu of years of experience.
Knowledge of academic information literacy instruction, project planning and assessment for academic programs, records management database and digital archives development, integrated library systems and online databases for research classroom technology library best practices.
Highly developed computer literacy skills
Proven effective leadership and strong organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and customer orientation as well as demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.                                                                                                                         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.