Monthly Archives: March 2015

Job: Library Consultant

3/30/15 –  Library Consultant
Xinzheng, Zhengzhou City, Henan, China
Sarah P’s comments:  China appears to be taking over from the Middle East for offering positions in universities (9 positions listed in the past year).  This opportunity is listed as ‘consultant’ but then says it is a full-time job.  They also are welcoming volunteers.  This seems to be a unique opportunity to help develop a new library however I can’t find much info about it.  Anyone out there know more about this position?
Interviews begin April 20th. Offers go out May 1st. Job begins June 25th with attendence at ALA Conference. Volunteers welcome to join us from May 25th to August 20th.
 
Sias International University (SIAS) is inviting applications for the position of University Library Consultant. The new SIAS Library is currently under construction. The finished product will be a 15-story high iconic building showcasing SIAS Universities’ commitment to pioneering “East Meets West” in higher education.
About Sias International University
SIAS is the first solely American-owned university in Central China. Affiliated with Fort Hays State University of Kansas, it was developed and designed in response to the most current educational demands. It is the first full-time undergraduate university approved by the Degree Committee of the State Council in China to grant both Chinese and American Bachelor’s Degrees. It is fully accredited by the China Ministry of Education. Read more at: http://en.sias.edu.cn/AboutSias/2459/9789.html.
SIAS prides itself on its unique architecture. Please learn more from these video and sites:
http://www.academicsinasia.com/sias-and-xinzheng/ (4 Minute Video Interviewing Auburn Univ. Architect Peter Weiss)
http://youtu.be/dhRbvVgcAeA (15 Minute Intro to SIAS Video)
http://youtu.be/aCfasvgBnlU?t=20s (view of where the new library has been built before the old one was torn down in 2013).
http://lib.sias.edu.cn (SIAS University Chinese Library Department Page)
http://en.sias.edu.cn/contents/2240/49841.html (Article of SIAS Founder’s Vision)
The Library Consultant for Administration and Programs will:
– Join a team of Chinese administrators and student workers as a new University Library opens.
– Communicate through a Full-time Chinese translator in conversations with Chinese speakers on the Library staff.
– Provide insight for the development of transformational learning spaces in support of teaching, research, collaboration, group study and individual work.
– Take part in strategic planning processes related to space, equipment and resources.
– Provide basic training in English customer service skills to Library staff.
– Establish relationships and serve as a liaison between Library administration and foreign faculty at the University.
Qualifications:
– Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; degree in Library Science preferred
– Native English speaker; conversational ability in Mandarin Chinese preferred
– 3 years of experience on a library staff; library administration preferred
– 2 years of teaching experience in any field
– Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills
Hours: 
– This is a full-time position (30-35 hours/week) at SIAS International University.
– Long winter and summer holidays will provide plenty of time to do research and travel.
Remuneration
Remuneration offered will be competitive to the region and commensurate with the successful applicant’s academic qualifications and professional experience. Read more at: http://www.academicsinasia.com/work-at-sias/.
Application Procedure
Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply at www.academicsinasia.com/apply-now/. The University has appointed Aaron Vorbau to assist in the search process for this position. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for interviews within 1 month of applying.

International Recruiter: Aaron Vorbauaaron@academicsinasia.com; 209-877-7427 (SIAS)

 

 

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Job: e-Librarian

3/26/15 –  e-Librarian
The International Baccalaureate Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands
Sarah P’s commentsThis position was originally posted on 1/16/15 with a proposed start date of 2/1/15 so perhaps they did not find a suitable candidate. Here is an interesting opportunity for a school librarian with IB knowledge and experience.  The IBO is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Switzerland. Founded in 1996, it offers a curriculum which encourages international understanding and responsible citizenship and many international schools as well as American ones are adopting it.  I have worked in an IB Library and been through an IB accreditation.  The good news is that they strongly believe in the importance of the library as central to the school and the librarian to the learning process.  I really liked the High School Diploma Pr0gram which is outside validated, am much less enthusiastic about their younger programs which I find very prescriptive.  Whatever your opinion, there is no doubt that gaining experience and being trained in the IB is going to enhance your job prospects.
Start date: May 1st 2015. Please indicate in your application materials the date from which you would be available to start work.
The International Baccalaureate is a not-for profit foundation, which offers four high quality and challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of schools. For over 40 years, IB programmes have gained a reputation for their high academic standards, for preparing students for life in a globalised 21st century, and for helping to develop the citizens who will create a better, more peaceful world.
This post of e-Librarian is to support the IB Portal Project with the management and the quality assurance of the IB e-Library (all external and internal finished content) and its associated metadata application profile (IBMAP).  The role will involve working within the Hague Global Centre and remotely with the other offices notably in Bethesda, Singapore and Cardiff.
The e-Librarian’s main tasks are to champion the introduction of the new e-Library and to manage and curate the existing IB collections.  This will involve oversight of the quality of the cataloguing and classification of content for retrieval according to the IB metadata application profile (IB MAP); acquisition and description of new collections or resources; communication and support/training for stakeholders using the e-Library and management of the application profile and controlled vocabularies. This includes the first collections (Online Curriculum Centre and Workshop Resource Centre) but in time will include other external collections, free and commercial.  The role does not include entering all the metadata, this has to be done by the content generating departments but it does include being part of the submission workflows to check that the entries are of the right quality.  Bringing on new collections (metadata) will require considerable work with governance processes and technical considerations.  Strong links will exist with many parts of the IB including Academic, IB Publishing, Global PD, Language Services and the OCC/WRC Managers.
The post holder will be responsible for:
• Acquisition and description of new collections
• Management of application profile and controlled vocabularies
• Management and curation of existing collections
• E-Library management and communication with stakeholders
• Ensure quality of the metadata in the e-Library is maintained at the highest level
• Maintain the technical standards of the metadata to ensure external interoperability is not compromised.
The successful post holder must have:
• Masters in Library and Information Science
• 3 years experience in digital content management
• Experience with repository management tools
• Knowledge of metadata standards relevant to the e-learning domain
• Familiar with different aspects of the K-12 sector
• Knowledge of XML
• Strong writing and communication skills in English. An advantage proficiency in English, French and Spanish is a clear advantage.
• Familiarity with IPR and copyright issues (including creative commons licensing) in digital library contexts would be desirable.
Location: The post will be based in the IB Africa, Europe and the Middle East Global Centre, in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Please apply on our website: http://ibo.org/en/jobs-and-careers.

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Job: University Librarian

3/25/15 –  University Librarian
University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Sarah P’s comments: This is a new position with a fairly new (20  ) university – not to be confused with the American University of Central Asia.  This position was posted on ALAjobs. No reviews yet…

Deadline: 05/15/15
Commencement Date: June 2015
Background
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private, secular University whose charger has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic develop­ment of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future.
The Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences will offer five-year Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, including a one year preparatory programme; interdisciplinary core and prerequisite courses; and major and minor programmes of study. Six majors will be offered across the University’s three campuses including Computer Science, Economics, Communications and Media, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Business and Management and Engineering Sciences. Minors will include Development Studies, Central Asian Studies and Globalisation Studies.
Key Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement a clear and concise strategic plan for the library that promotes the mission of the university and library and enhances continuous improvement.
  2. Maintain a strategic outlook in the development of the library within the context of the 3 campus libraries envisaged for UCA.
  3. Work with different librarians across the Aga Khan Development Network network, with a particularly strong affiliation to the Aga Khan University Library in Pakistan and East Africa.
  4. Plan, implement and administer library functions, resources and services for students, faculty and staff based on internationally recognized standards and best practices.
  5. Obtain a good grasp of the curricular offerings and research efforts of the university by developing strong partnerships within the various teaching and research departments and collaborate with faculty to assess, provide and improve library collections and services to meet student and faculty needs.
  6. Obtain feedback, compile statistical data, evaluate and assesse effectiveness and efficiency of library services and inform administration of library’s strengths and weaknesses in meeting the larger needs of the university and of the library’s outcomes and impact.
  7. Set priorities and budgets for the staff, facilities, collections, including print, media and electronic that support the curricular and research efforts of the university.
  8. Supervise and manage the physical library facilities to ensure these are safe, accessible, effective, efficient and inviting.
  9. Exercise line responsibility for supervision, recruitment, retention, and professional development of library personnel.
  10. Work with the IT staff of the university on the library’s information systems and develop procedural guidelines for technical services such as cataloging, periodicals, course reserves, processing, mending and circulation of materials.
  11. Coordinate with IT staff the implementation of and maintenance of digital library services, including databases and websites; administration and updating of electronic services for an integrated network of library system; and coordinate software, hardware and technical support needs with vendors, consortia, etc.
  12. Develop and teach information literacy classes designed to make the faculty and students utilize the library more effectively and to develop best practices for lifelong independent and continuing education efforts.
  13. Perform outreach tasks to the university community and the community at large and promote the library’s resources and services, including securing displays in the library’s multipurpose facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in an academic library setting including supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions; demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of library operations including extensive knowledge of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  3. Knowledge of library automation systems, online resources, and instructional technologies.
  4. Experience using technologies to provide and enhance library services and their changing roles in higher education.
  5. Knowledge of and experience with outcomes and assessment of library services.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to quality and experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  7. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.

Language

  • Advanced English
  • Working knowledge of Russian would be an asset

Relationships: The University Librarian will report to the Dean of Academic Affairs
The position will be based in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and would require regional travel.
Salary and International Package: Salary and package to attract the best candidate.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org by 15 May 2015. As your application e-mail “subject”, please write: “University Librarian”
Full link to the University Librarian TOR is http://www.ucentralasia.org/current_vacancies.asp – University Librarian.

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Volunteer: ALA Delegation to Vietnam & Cambodia

3/23/15 –  Volunteer: ALA Delegation to Vietnam & Cambodia
Sarah P’s comments:  People to People  is a worthy organization and an opportunity to gain some international exposure and meet other traveling professional however please know that the cost for this program is $5,799.00 per person.  Last fall they offered a trip to India which received good reviews.

Delegation leader:

Barbara J. Ford, MLS, M.A.
Past President, American Library Association (ALA); Distinguished Professor Emerita, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois Library
Dates: October 5–15, 2015
 
Are you ready to change your world forever?
Consider a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed library and information services delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia in October 2015.
People to People Citizen Ambassador Delegations are unique. For nearly 50 years, we have specialized in providing what no other professional opportunity can—by taking your career out of the office and into the world.
You can experience Vietnam and Cambodia firsthand with your library and information services peers from Vietnam, Cambodia, and around the world through vibrant professional exchanges, valuable networking, and meaningful discussions tailored to your focus and interests.
On a People to People delegation, you can:

  • Interact with recognized experts in your field—including your delegation leader, Professor Barbara Ford
  • Expand your professional knowledge
  • Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization
  • Make a global impact by gaining an international perspective
This extraordinary opportunity may not come along again. Don’t miss your chance to create lifelong memories in Vietnam and Cambodia. You can contact us at 877.787.2000 (001.509.568.7905 international) or email us at citizens@peopletopeople.com

Can’t join us for the Library and Information Services Delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia in October? Stay informed of future library and information services delegations by requesting information.

 

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Job: Member Support Services

3/20/15 –  Member Support Services  (Virtual)
ORCID (USA) Worldwide
Sarah P’s comments:  This USA-based non-profit is seeking candidates who “live in and can legally work in one of the four regions in which they are hiring: 1) United States, 2) Central/South America, 3) Southeast Asia, and 4) Europe/Middle East/Africa.”  No reviews but here is a Wikipedia link.  Very interesting sounding opportunity if you have the required skill set.
 
ORCID is seeking experienced and enthusiastic professionals for new Regional Member Support Services positions. If you like the excitement of a start-up and the public-service orientation of a non-profit, join us in building our regional engagement programs.

About us

ORCID (http://orcid.org) is a non-profit organization that serves the research community, with an international and interdisciplinary scope. Our core mission is to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.  We address this mission by maintaining a persistent registry of unique identifiers, providing tools and training to the community for integrating these identifiers into research workflows, and by building and sustaining a community of users and adopters. We are seeking Regional Member Support Services team members based in four regions, US, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia/Pacific, and Latin America, to build and support our current and prospective members and users regionally through technical and non-technical member support, training, and engagement with end users. Member support personnel report to the Director of Technology and are coordinated by the Senior Member Support Services team member.  In some tasks they will coordinate activities with the Membership Team.  ORCID has a virtual office and all staff members work from home.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to work@orcid.org by April 5th. In your letter please mention your favorite metadata schema.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

Member Solutions– Support the Membership Team to drive ORCID use and increase membership, providing the “technical lens.”

  • Understand diverse goals and challenges of current and prospective members and map them to ORCID’s solution set
  • Solicit business requirements from prospective members to understand and present how ORCID tools are a solution for connecting data and disambiguating researchers.
  • Design innovative solutions to address challenges through ORCID offerings, and present them to current and prospective members

Education & Training – Collaborate with Membership Team to provide technical coaching, consultation and training on the use and benefits of ORCID to current & prospective members, end users, and Ambassadors.

  • Participate in meetings with prospective members, particularly to explain technical features and implementation
  • Develop & provide webinar and in-person programs about ORCID to API & end users to excite/encourage membership and use of ORCID tools
  • Build and evangelize use cases, best practices and examples for member integrations and communications; contribute to the library of resources for members
  • Nurture and develop local ORCID technical community through coding events, meetups and participation in regional outreach events

Technical & Communications Support Services – Ensure quality member integrations & communications that help contribute to implementation success and ORCID societal benefits.

  • Provide personalized webinars, email support, calls and occasional in-person coaching to support technical integrations by members
  • Troubleshoot & support users on technical questions about the user interface and API
  • Contribute to the very responsive Member Support Services team help desk: end user email help, and Member Support “office hours”
  • Perform user acceptance testing for member integrations
  • Identify and execute additional projects to improve members support

Member & end user “Voice” – Contribute to the continuous improvement of ORCID tools by sharing feedback from current & prospective members and end users.

  • Identify challenges experienced by users, particularly in the region you support, and suggest improvements to the engineering team; follow up with users about solutions.
  • Process suggestions, bugs, disputes and other website and API use information to ensure we are constantly improving the user experience.
  • Advocate for users and engage in an array of activities that drive user experience improvements.
  • Identify and execute additional projects to improve member and user experience

Requirements:

  • You can take complex information and communicate it clearly, concisely and accurately
  • You are persuasive, self-starting, and skilled at solving problems
  • You are tech-savvy, can quickly master our internal and external tools, and deeply understand our membership program and support model.
  • You have work experience with APIs, XML, and scholarly communications
  • Your exceptional communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic help you prioritize effectively and get things done in a dynamic, unstructured environment.
  • You have 2+ years experience extracting actionable recommendations from feedback and data, and communicating it to stakeholders.
  • You have 2+ years experience teaching others about new technology and persuading them to adopt it, ideally through building and presenting prototype solutions.
  • You have experience providing support and training in person and via email.
  • You are fluent in English and other languages relevant in your region.
  • You live in and can legally work in one of the four regions in which we are hiring: 1) United States, 2) Central/South America, 3) Southeast Asia, and 4) Europe/Middle East/Africa

We Provide

  • A committed and awesome team serving a community-driven organization
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Flexible work hours
  • Work from where you want to within your region
  • Occasional travel within your region and worldwide to ORCID outreach meetings
  • Budget to choose your preferred laptop/workstation
  • Knowledgeable and involved Board and community participants

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Job: Access Services Librarian

3/19/15 –  Access Services Librarian
NYU (New York University) Shanghai, China
Sarah P’s comments:  NYU posted four positions in 2014 including the Director position and they appear to be continuing their expansion.  For more information see my Spotlight on Ray Pun, an American librarian currently working for NYU Shanghai. No reviews on working for this campus that I can find.

The New York University Shanghai Library seeks a creative and service-oriented Access Services Librarian.   Reporting to the NYU Shanghai Library Director, the Access Services Librarian will develop and lead access services and initiatives that support research, teaching and learning at NYU Shanghai.  The Access Services Librarian will manage all access services operations including circulation, course reserves, stacks, delivery and paging services and oversee the Academic Commons activities and facility.
Required Experience:
  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Two years experience in access, instruction, and/or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services, including experience with an integrated library management system
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated experience with strong customer service focus and developing creative solutions for library services.
  • Ability to be flexible to the growing demands of the NYU Shanghai Library and NYU Division of Libraries communities.

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. New York Universitys 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.

 The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghais 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.
Salary/Benefits:  Faculty status and an attractive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.
To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  CVs will be considered starting in April until the position is filled.

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Volunteer: Assistant Librarian for a Community Library & Bookmobile

2/17/15 –  Volunteer Assistant Librarian for a Community Library & Bookmobile
Roatan Volunteers, Roatan, Honduras
Sarah P’s comments:  I received an e-mail at the end of January from Martin Larsen, the Volunteer Coordinator for this organization.  I usually like to verify these opps and replied asking for more info but, to date, have not yet received a reply.  However, I am intrigued enough to share this information as there are still not many volunteer library opps.  I am including in this post Martin’s e-mail as well as a description of the library. Visit the link for further information and if you know anything about this organization or decide to try volunteering there – please share!
3/18 update – Martin replied to me that that this is indeed a legit volunteering opportunity and there is currently a Canadian academic librarian researching going late next fall if anyone is interested.  She knows of other professors who have worked in this location and with this library.  I am going to try and go too if at all possible…
To Sarah Gibson,
My name is Martin Larsen, and I would like for you to consider RoatánVolunteers as a listing on your website for volunteer opportunities. I am a Danish national living on Roatán in Honduras, where I founded RoatánVolunteers, an organization that provides volunteer and research/internship opportunities.
RoatánVolunteers is located on Roatán, the largest of three Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The island is about 50 miles off the coast of Honduras, and is easily accessible via an international airport that flies direct to five US cities.
We have formal agreements with a variety of organizations in need, all of which are dedicated to providing relevant, challenging, and interesting work. We have three areas where volunteers can get involved: Kids, Health Care and Nature. RoatánVolunteers is about personal growth. Our volunteers have opportunities to grow in ways not directly related to their service (e.g. learning to speak Spanish, learning to scuba dive).
We provide pre-travel guidance and planning, airport pickup, safe housing, placement with a local organization, and personal support during their entire stay. I live full-time on the island, and will be there personally to take care of any needs that arise. Living and volunteering in the Caribbean is a unique opportunity, and I hope that we can create opportunities to work together, to improve not only the lives of Hondurans in need, but also the lives of the volunteers.
Saludos / Best regards
Martin Larsen
Volunteer Coordinator
 
SAND CASTLE LIBRARY

Mission: Improve the economic development of the island and quality of life of its people through excellence in education.

Current Programs:

  • Bookmobile visits 14 schools biweekly lending books to students and leading rading activities in the classrooms.

  • Sand Castle Library provides lending library, tutoring, and homework help time; plus board and computer games.

  • Teacher training in Spanish, English, and math.

Possible Volunteer Activities:

  • Join the bookmobile crew

  • Work with our library team as a Librarian Assistant

  • Tutor students

  • Lead science activities

  • Create reading, writing, science, and math activities for use in the schools.

  • Teacher training in areas of science, math, and writing, teaching in a bilingual classroom, classroom management.

  • Assist director with marketing and fundraising strategies

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Job: Managing Editor ACI Blog Index (Virtual)

3/18/15 –  Managing Editor ACI Blog Index (Virtual)
ACI, Newstex LLC, Washington, DC, USA

Type: Part Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level
Description:  Editorial quality, deadlines, and staff assignments are important in digital publishing. Newstex is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented Managing Editor  to join our research team and lead a group of web researchers as they build an authoritative collection of scholarly blogs for a new web-based product, ACI Blog Index, for academic libraries. This is a part-time, paid hourly position, approximately 30-hour/week, managing a virtual team of researchers. The position is ideal for librarians with academic library, scholarly press, or library vendor experience. Travel is minimal.  Three to five years academic library experience required. PhD’s also welcome to apply.
The key aspects of the Managing Editor are managing the research team, determining subject coverage and reviewing Library of Congress Classifications for accuracy, and enforcing editorial and product policies and guidelines ensuring data quality, recruiting new researchers..
The ACI Blog Index is a collection of editorially created abstracts of scholarly and authoritative blogs articles from experts in all fields of science, social sciences, and the humanities. The Index is published by Newstex, LLC, the leading provider of full-text authoritative content (news, blogs, Twitter tweets, videos, etc.) for syndication to the academic, financial, corporate, and government markets.
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage a virtual team of web researchers, many of whom are librarians and subject matter experts, as they select scholarly blogs and add metadata, including LC Class, for inclusion in the ACI Blog Index.
  • Determine subject coverage by LC Classification and focus researchers on growing fields of science, the humanities, and the social sciences. Reassign subject areas for the researchers when they exhaust a topic.
  • Enforce editorial and product policies ensuring editorial policies are being followed and content quality is maintained.
  • Review researcher’s work for accuracy and editorial quality,
  • Train and coach researchers on process and guidelines for building the ACI blog collection.
  • Recruit new researchers based on  subject needs of the project, train and coach.
  • Analyze the collection periodically for pertinent bibliometrics.
  • Schedule regular meetings to keep the researchers informed of schedules, progress, policies, and quality issues.

Requirements:

  • Strong academic background and subject expertise.
  • Subject expertise and demonstrated understanding of the academic market and  the professional motivations and concerns of faculty and authors in academia.
  • Strong editorial skills; knowledgeable about grammar, editorial consistency, experience assigning subject categories and Library of Congress Classifications to scholarly blogs.
  • Knowledgeable about the Internet and scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library discovery services and systems, and their value and role within an academic library.
  • Library degree from an ALA-accredited library school if a librarian; PhD from an accreditated institution..
  • Management experience. Experience managing remote teams a plus.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Applicants must use their own hardware (computer, telephone, Internet connection, etc.) Internal and external communications are through Newstex proprietary systems and Google productivity tools, which will be provided.
  • Independent worker who requires minimum daily supervision.

Who is Newstex?
Newstex LLC editorially selects Authoritative Content producers from offline and online sources (including thousands of top newspapers, publications, experts, professionals, government officials, companies, and more), enhances that content to make it easier to find relevant information, and delivers that content through respected content distributors and mobile applications to end-users in professional fields such as academia, journalism, business, law, and government. Newstex provides content from leading news organizations, top bogs, respected video productions, and popular Twitter publishers.
 

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Job: Director, Library Services

3/17/15 –  Director, Library Services
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), St. Kitts, Caribbean
Sarah P’s comments: If you search my blog with the keyword ‘veterinary’ you will see see this position has been previously advertised in Feb, March, September & November of 2014.  I am not sure whether the position has not been filled or whether someone changed their mind about coming which does happen.  Of the Caribbean medical schools, Ross is one of the oldest (1982) and, though student reviews are mixed, seems to enjoy a fairly good reputation.  If you have health sciences or medical library experience, here is a chance to become a Director in a unique location.  Note: in 2014 there were seven  medical library positions advertised in the Caribbean.  While there is turnover due to salaries not being the highest I believe this also points to a shortage of traveling qualified medical librarians (which I know to be true in the Middle East). Here is some more info if you are interested:
High Debt and Falling Demand Traps New Vets – 2013 article which includes information about Ross.
Ross Student Life YouTube Video
Glassdoor Reviews – (unclear whether these were for positions at HQ in NJ or on St. Kitts)
Ross Receives US Accreditation – 2011 article
 

Overview:
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at the St Kitts campus followed by one year of clinical training at one of our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Technology, the person is responsible for operations of the 6 person library at the Veterinary School in St. Kitts. The Director will be responsible for establishing and meeting goals and objectives for the future of the library as an information center, making sure that these goals are coordinated with the goals of the institution. Broadly, this includes determining what services are needed, how to provide them, and how to support them. Specifically the Director will oversee planning and organization, policy creation and implementation, provision and updating of information resources, instruction in the use of library resources, and library staff training and development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director will manage the affairs of the library with service to students, faculty, and staff as the top priority. The director will be responsible for making sure that the library runs smoothly, all necessary resources are available and properly organized, and that users know how to use the resources, and to ensure that all library policies reflect the best interests of the users, and that the physical facility is clean, comfortable and conducive to research and study.
In addition, the director of library services will:

  • Align the library mission and goals with those of the institution and provide the leadership, planning, development and evaluation of library services in support of those goals.
  • Support research at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Develop the library’s collection of books, journals and online resources to meet the academic and research needs of both students and faculty.
  • Administrate the library’s annual budget and monitor expenditures.
  • Manage library services, resources, and personnel.
  • Mange library journal and online database subscriptions, including renewals, inventories and vendors.
  • Participate in strategic planning, developing new initiatives and setting priorities.
  • Serve as an advocate and subject matter expert for the library and health sciences librarianship and advance the profession through engagement with appropriate organizations and societies, including other Ross University and DeVry Inc. libraries.
  • Facilitate an increasing adoption of electronic resources.
  • Provision of library instruction: Instruct faculty and students in research and evidence based medicine, the hierarchy of research and how to use and evaluate information.
  • Work with academic deans to design library research assignments in support of the curriculum
  • Must have thorough knowledge of library practices and procedures

Qualifications:
Required knowledge, skills and education include Master’s Degree / MLS from ALA accredited school, thorough knowledge and experience with library practices and procedures and excellent prioritization skills. Qualified candidates will possess strong service orientation and excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to plan and evaluate library services and knowledge of emerging trends in library and information fields. The selected candidate will have the ability and experience to manage support services for academic and research environment with customers that include students, faculty and researchers and preferred candidates will bring senior administrative experience in an academic medical library, including supervisory experience.
Relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits and competitive salary await the right candidate. Apply online by submitting CV and letter of intent www.rossu.edu/careers and search for Director, Library Services in St. Kitts.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
Ross University
Online App. Form: https://rossvet-devry.icims.com/jobs/60310/job?in_iframe=1?mode=apply&iis=J ob+Posting:+HigherEdJobs&iisn=

 
 

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Job: Teacher Librarian Manager

3/16/15 –  Teacher Librarian Manager
Nexus International School, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Sarah P’s comments:  A British-curriculum & IB school.  Could not find a review except a few comments that discussed it being a top end school (fee-wise) located ‘out in the sticks’.  Note the quick application deadline if you would like to apply.
 

The School

Nexus International School, Malaysia is a rapidly developing and innovative 1to1 Laptop and iPad school, a 30-minute drive from the city center of Kuala Lumpur. Established in 2008, we currently have more than 700 learners from Early Years to Year 13 from 41 different countries. Housed in a very pleasant area of Putrajaya, our new, spacious, state-of-the-art campus, includes extensive arts and sports provision and also offers excellent boarding facilities for some of our learners. We offer successful candidates the opportunity to work in a very well resourced school and outstanding working environment with all of the benefits associated with living in a modern Asian city, which is seen as a major hub enroute to wider Asia. Nexus International School is a part of the respected Taylor’s Education Group that provides world-class education for over 6000 learners throughout Malaysia & Singapore.

The Post

Due to continuing roll growth, we are looking for a creative, passionate and learner focused Teacher Librarian Manager. You will be an experienced library manager who can successfully manage a large library across both the Primary and Secondary schools, establishing goals and expectations with both staff and learners to ensure that the library is used to its maximum potential. A sound knowledge of resourcing a library to meet the teaching curriculum goals, including (I)GCSE and IB Diploma and experience of working with the TOK and EE coordinators (knowledge of the IPC would be advantageous). In addition, there is a requirement to provide staff training and development in the function of the library to staff and learners. The librarian will also be expected to teach classes as required, ensuring high standards of learning that meet with the school goals and ethos. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional who is committed to personalising learning, demonstrates excellent knowledge related to library structures and research and is a life long learner. The induction and start date for this role will be the first week of August 2015.

Experience

This post will be a rewarding experience and an opportunity to really make a difference in a high performing school that is focused upon enabling all learners to achieve their potential. The knowledge of using Oliver library database system would be an advantage. As an Apple 1:1 laptop school, committed to personalised learning, the ideal candidate must be able to creatively utilise technology to meet the needs of our diverse group of learners. Additionally, experience of teaching learners whose first language is not English is highly desirable.

Application Process

Closing date: 23rd March 2015, early applications are encouraged.

For details and Job Descriptions please refer to our website www.nexus.edu.my
To apply for this position, please follow this link http://goo.gl/Qhyff0 all applications must be made through this process. Please note that you will be expected to provide your CV, a covering letter and a photo taken in the last 6 months and the names and contact information of 3 references, one being your current Head of School. Interviews will be held using Skype.
 

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