Monthly Archives: March 2015

Job: University Librarian

3/14/15 –  University Librarian
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sarah P’s comments: Here is a generic position (with a job description reading like a Director!?) with an an established university.  Here are links to  more info:
Glassdoor Reviews
IELTS Ranking
Top Universities Ranking
Study Abroad Reviews
 
Review of applications/nominations will begin on 15 April 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

University Librarian
Established in 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly-funded institution with the mission of providing quality higher education for the young people of Hong Kong and the Region, combining broad-based liberal education with academic and professional rigour. The University has a student population of around 11,000 with a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered under its six Faculties/Schools and an Academy of Visual Arts. In addition, there is a School of Continuing Education which offers self-financed programmes leading to the award of certificates/diplomas and associate, undergraduate and higher degrees in collaboration with the University and overseas institutions.The HKBU Library embraces the principle of excellence in advancing the teaching, learning, research and service mission of the University through the provision of quality collections, outstanding services, and a variety of collaborative and partnership programs in the area, region, and the world. The Library houses a comprehensive collection of electronic and printed materials, primarily in Chinese and English. Its physical collection includes more than 1.17 million print volumes, 2,800 active print serials titles, and close to 150,000 multimedia items. In recent years, the Library’s electronic collection has also grown substantially, currently providing access to 255 databases, more than 63,100 e-journals, and over 1.2 million ebook titles. The Library also provides data management services and has developed an Institutional Repository to collect and preserve the research and scholarly output of the University community. For more information on the Library, please visit our website or homepage at [http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/library].
The University is now looking for an experienced, innovative and dynamic leader to assume the position of:
University Librarian (PR259/14-15)
Applications and nominations are invited for suitable candidates who will offer strategic leadership to the Library, including management oversight of all library operations in order to ensure the continued successful planning and implementation of the University’s strategic growth and technological directions. Key operational objectives will be leadership and the effective management of budget, staffing, services, information and physical resources, flexible learning spaces, to optimize the application of information technology in the delivery of services, strategic deployment of IT in library services and to ensure that a high level of services is provided to teaching, research and learning endeavours, to advocate for the Library’s partnership role on campus and in the region, to lead in support of scholarly research including a demonstrated awareness of trends in scholarly communication and the development of print and digital collections, and to build a strong team environment that supports all staff in the Library.
Reporting to the Vice-President (Research and Development), the responsibilities of the University Librarian will include strategic planning, development of the Library with respect to traditional materials and new technology, maintaining inter-library communications and services, ensuring the provision of high-standard services to users, stock, space and financial management. There will be a close collaboration between the Library and other information service providers in the University, e-learning, information technology in forming an end-to-end information services for a quality learning environment for students.
Qualifications and Experience:
The successful candidate should be a self-motivated professional who advocates a high standard of performance, with an emphasis on productivity, efficiency and quality of services. He/She should have at least an MLS or equivalent qualification, and possess extensive experience in academic library services.  In-depth knowledge of information technology and the ability to translate that knowledge into creative and innovative services to support teaching and research are essential. He/She must have a commitment to user-satisfaction and demonstrate excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills and a progressive management style. A successful track record of experience at senior management level with vision, foresight and strategic leadership is essential.
Appointment Terms:
Initial appointment will normally be made on a three-year contract basis. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. The salary offered will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include retirement/gratuity benefits of up to 15% of basic salary, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, cash and relocation allowance as appropriate.
Application/Nomination Procedures:
Applications and nominations of suitable candidates are welcome. Please write in response to the requirements and/or provide an updated curriculum vitae or fill in an application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on the correspondence.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
 

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Job: Associate University Librarian

3/12/15 –  Associate University Librarian
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Sarah P’s comments:  I don’t  normally post Canadian positions as they generally are restricted to Canadian citizens.  However this position is open to all candidates with only a preference for Canadians stated.  So, if you have archival qualifications and/or knowledge or experience with this area, then apply.  Personally, I would apply even without local knowledge as this would be a unique experience as Newfoundland is a country unto itself!  Make sure to read The Shipping News before you apply…
3/18 update:  If anyone knows of some literature about Newfoundland which better represents the culture please share!
 
Memorial University is an inclusive community dedicated to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, as well as public engagement and service. The only university in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial has a complement of 18,300 full and part-time students. While honouring its special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial also welcomes students and scholars from all over the world and shares expertise locally, nationally and internationally, holding principles of collaboration and relationship-building at its core. Memorial’s Archives and Special Collections, including the third largest digital archives in Canada, are integral to making this happen.
Recognizing the importance of archives and special collections, Memorial University Libraries is seeking its first Associate University Librarian (Archives). The AUL (Archives) will lead the development of Archives & Special Collections, the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, and the Digital Archives Initiative, all of which are located in the Queen Elizabeth II Library on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL (Archives) will be responsible for the administration of these units which are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as preserving and providing access to a variety of other unique collections from around the world. Development and application of the methodology and standards of archival best practice for material in all formats will be expected, as will contributions toward personal and institutional research interests. The AUL (Archives) will also strengthen relations with other university archival units and with other archives and special collections, both provincially and nationally.
The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or archival studies (or equivalent), a passion for libraries, archives and cultural heritage, and extensive experience processing multi-media archival collections, preferably in a university environment. Candidates must be fluent in digital technologies and have proven strategic leadership, project management, marketing, and communication skills.
A strong interest in the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador is required, as well as knowledge of Canadian history, culture and current affairs. Formal education in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies would be considered an asset. Preferred candidates will have led successful organizational change, be exceptional relationship-builders, and able to engage and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including the public.
To learn more about this permanent, full-time opportunity with a salary range in accordance with Memorial’s collective agreement, please contact Anna Stuart or Kathryn Morse at 902-424-1103902-424-1103. To submit your application online, visit http://www.kbrs.ca/Careers/10694.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will receive priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including Aboriginal persons, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.
Institution Address: Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Avenue, St John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9

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Job: Academic Support Services Coordinator

3/11/15 –  Academic Support Services Coordinator
Academic Resource Center, American University of Paris, France
Sarah P’s comments:  A rare opportunity, not a library position per se however since they posted this on IFLA they are obviously open to librarians applying.  Speaking French, of course, would be a great advantage.  FYI:  The American University system is one of the first to have offered American education overseas and generally these colleges are well-established and enjoy a favorable reputation.  For a list of these colleges and more Academic Resources visit Chapter 4 of my Book Resources.
 
DEPARTMENT:  Academic Affairs
SUPERVISOR: Director, Academic Resource Center (ARC@AUP)
OVERVIEW: ARC, a merged research, writing, peer-tutoring and digital technology environment, is seeking a service-oriented coordinator with instructional design skills.  This position organizes support for ARC academic and instructional services to both faculty and students, including the online course management system, interactive teaching and learning tools and peer-tutoring programs. 
He/she will assist the ARC and Writing Lab directors in developing services designed to increase retention and student success.  The Coordinator will be integral to daily operations as well as to the ongoing assessment of ARC services in support of the AUP curriculum.  Finally, the Coordinator will assist the ARC Director by participating in collaborative campus initiatives, such as the planning for a future Learning Commons.
DUTIES

  • Instructional Technology
  • Provides support for faculty and student use of instructional technologies, including the Blackboard system; participates in course-site creation, development and enrollments
  • Provides faculty training in the use of teaching tools such as interactive whiteboards, mobile applications, plagiarism-checking software, et al.  Supports pilot projects when assigned
  • Creates content for ARC/Writing Lab services and events (posters, brochures, “meet the tutors” photos) via digital media, social media and Adobe design software
  • Updates content for ARC/WL Facebook pages and all ARC pages on the AUP Web site.  Creates and maintains interactive tutoring applications
  • Provides technical assistance in the Group Study room and the ARC iSpace for conferences, workshops, thesis defenses and student presentations
  • Peer Tutoring Programs
  • Trains, schedules and mentors academic peer tutors
  • Assists directors by organizing regular meetings with tutors (ARC-Link, Writing Lab, Tech/Media)
  • Coordinates Writing Lab liaison program: visits to EN and FirstBridge classes
  • Updates tutoring guides, handbooks, Web resources
  • Oversees tutors during observation periods and reports to directors on their progress and readiness
  • Coordinates services to graduate students: Graduate Writing Lab, thesis workshops, research guides
  • Acts as liaison for ARC-Link program with faculty (concerning students experiencing difficulties
  • Coordinates support for the Graduate Writing Lab and visits master’s programs
  • Collaboration and Assessment
  • Discusses student writing deficits/English levels with Writing Lab Director in order to address their learning needs and match them with tutors
  • Collaborates with directors on the evaluation of tutoring programs: collates contact sheets for Writing Lab, prepares end-of-year reports, holds focus groups and collects student feedback
  • Coordinates with faculty, library, career development personnel, as necessary, for combined workshops (e.g., résumé writing, cover letters, thesis standards)
  • Liaises with faculty in order to prepare peer tutors for upcoming assignments/exams
  • Partners with ARC Director to promote awareness of plagiarism and cheating issues
  • Notifies ARC Director of academic integrity  issues, or any potential problems with support programs
  • Helps expand science, mathematics/statistics (STEM) ARC-Link tutoring program
  • Administrative Tasks as assigned, including:
  • Processes supply orders, expense reports, equipment inventory and grant recipient records
  • Assists ARC Director in compiling data and statistical reports for Academic Affairs surveys
  • Coordinates ARC orientation, disability services and special events
  • Oversees the maintenance of ARC spaces and equipment, especially the iSpace (interactive teaching/learning and projection system)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree – academic field
  • Native English speaker (bilingual English/French preferred)
  • Administrative experience:  minimum 5 years in an academic, publishing or technology setting
  • Ability to work confidently and effectively in an international environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • An interest in e-Learning, distance learning, mobile applications
  • Highly computer-literate (MS Office); mastery of Adobe Creative Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience tutoring or teaching
  • Knowledge of current tutoring methodologies, active learning principles and assessment models
  • Familiarity with best practices for student retention in colleges and universities
  • Prior experience with film editing  (FinalCutPro)
  • Familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems; Drupal a plus

CONTRACT TYPE: This is a full-time contract (CDI).  Candidates must be in possession of French/EU working papers.  The University cannot obtain working papers for you.  Interested candidates please contact Ms. Ann L. Murphy Borel (MLIS), the ARC Director at arc@aup.edu.
 
 
 

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Jobs: Qatar National Library

3/9/15 –  Qatar National Library Job Fair
Positions: Doha, Qatar
Hiring Fair: Zurich, Switzerland
Sarah P’s comments:  I have never before seen a hiring fair for only one institution so this is an interesting development.  There are a total of five positions listed, all of them needing a level of specialized experience.  If you have the credentials and anything close to the experience requested, I would seriously considering attending.  Yes, it is an expense but for someone trying to expand into an international career, a chance to meet people and interview face-to-face is invaluable.  And, come on, it’s springtime in Zurich…
As for working in Qatar, my comments from earlier posts are that it is a relatively safe and progressive Middle Eastern country.  Negatives are that the cost of living is rising, you must go outside the city for any true cultural experiences, and that lately, the country has tended toward becoming more conservative meaning fewer liquor licenses and more segregation of men and women, etc.  Yes, Qatar is modern but you still need to be willing to accept and respect the religious and social customs of a Muslim country.
3/17 update-  I have received some private comments noting that:

  • salaries are typically lower than average
  • high job turnover (might be related to salary issue)
  • make sure to apply directly to QNL rather than through a headhunter
  • be aware of  ‘Qatarization‘, a policy whereby all jobs are supposed to re eventually filled by nationals

4/4/15 update – there was some question about whether this fair would actually take place however an update has just been posted on IFLAJobs stating that the dates have been altered to: 5-6 May 2015.
 
Qatar National Library Job Fair   4-6 May 2015, 10:00-4:00 pm      Zurich Marriott Hotel

Qatar National Library is recruiting for the following job opportunities:

Information Services Librarian Senior Writing Specialist Access Officer
Copyrights and Licensing Librarian Senior Program Education Specialist Head of Digitization
Senior Middle Eastern Studies Librarian Head of Community Learning and Engagement Digitization Support Technician
Cataloging Librarian Head of Collections Unix System Engineer
Cataloging Officer Acquisitions Officer Digital Preservation Specialist

Click for full list of opportunities and job descriptions.
A unique library with breadth in its functions, bridging with knowledge Qatar’s Heritage and Future
Qatar National Library (QNL) is supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy by providing free information resources to students, researchers and the entire community in Qatar. Resources include a vast collection of exceptional online databases including the latest bestsellers, classical works, concerts, top academic journals and documentaries.
QNL is one of the biggest knowledge hubs under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). Qatar Nation Library is a non-profit organization that carries out its mission through three functions: National Library, University and Research Library, and a Metropolitan Public Library of the digital age.
When finished, QNL’s state-of-the-art landmark building will be a major physical center for the people in Qatar who share a thirst for knowledge. QNL’s architectural building design symbolizes the library’s vision of bridging with knowledge Qatar’s heritage and future. The library will provide, when it opens its doors, 1.2 million books, 500,000 ebooks, periodicals and newspapers, and special collections.
Qatar National Library plays a key role in supporting Open Access in Qatar and the world, through various information services, including the recent launch of Qatar Digital Library Portal (www.qdl.qa) which presents over half a million pages of precious historical archives and manuscript material.
 
Qatar National Library (QNL) is pleased to invite you to participate in its Librarian Job Fair to be held from 4 to 6 May 2015 in Zurich. The purpose of this Job Fair is to promote Qatar National Library current job opportunities and meet with interested applicants. Potential employees will have the opportunity to learn more about QNL and its current vacancies and attend a face-to-face interview directly with the management team.
To register for the Job Fair:
Send your CV to recruitment@qf.org.qa mentioning “Zurich Job Fair” in the subject of the email. Upon registration, job seekers will be contacted to schedule a date/time for their interview.
We look forward to seeing you in Zurich!
Learn more about Qatar Digital Library online at www.qnl.qa and www.qf.org.qa
Twitter: @QNLib
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheQatarNationalLibrary

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Job: PYP School Librarian

3/8/15 –  PYP School Librarian
Terakki Foundation Schools, Istanbul, Turkey
Sarah P’s comments:  Is it always interesting to note when an international school advertises a position on the regular job sites for librarians.  The question is why are they going outside/around the established hiring practices and agencies?  In my years of experience I believe there are two reasons:  the school wants an outstanding candidate with experience beyond the average school librarian for purposes of building a new program, etc.  Or they have been unable to find a librarian through the normal channels usually because they have an unsavory reputation or are not offering standard salary and compensation and/or want to save on agency fees.
The Terraki Foundation Schools are listed on the Search Associates database yet are advertising this position on ALAjobs.  It is past the height of the hiring season so either they just discovered they need a librarian or they weren’t able to find one (and there is sometimes a shortage).  There are no reviews on International School Reviews but, as they also hire TESOL teachers, there is an interesting review thread on Dave’s ESL Cafe.
 

PYP School Librarian
Terakki Foundation Schools in Istanbul, Turkey, seeks a qualified, English native-speaking Primary Years Programme (PYP) librarian for a position on its staff in the 2015-2016 school year. The position will generally focus on maintaining and building the Terakki Primary School’s English collection, assisting our Turkish-speaking librarians in the day-to-day operation of the library, and supporting PYP and Foreign Languages Department staff members with library-related tasks and programming.Prior experience as a public or school librarian, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and experience with children is highly desirable.  Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Studies, Library Science, or a related field, while a MLIS degree in Library and Information Science is highly preferred. We also prefer candidates who have previously received official IB-PYP training.To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to humanresources@terakki.org.tr. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Email humanresources@terakki.org.tr to apply for this job.

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News: The Second ISS Hiring iFair

3/6/15 –  ISS (International School Services) Hosts Second Virtual Hiring Fair
Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting another hiring fair, this one after the height of the hiring season has concluded.  This is an opportunity to gain a break-in position for those without the ‘A list’ attributes, namely international experience, school media certification on top of an MLIS (but you should be able to show you are working to obtain it), and/or being single or part of a teaching team.  ISS held the first fair of this kind last November before the season started and claims to ‘have created over 2,300 connections between schools and candidates’ whatever that means!  You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS very soon because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified. And please join ISR, International Schools Review, to read reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
 

ISS iFair 2015
April 23, 2015 – April 23, 2015

Join ISS at a virtual interview sign-up session!


ISS is pleased to present a virtual interview sign-up event. Log on, connect with recruiting schools and set up interviews to take your career to the next level. We’ve combined interview sign-up with exciting new technology platforms to bring interviewing directly to your phone or laptop.
International Schools Services is proud to be the first to offer this type of event for schools and candidates worldwide! It’s the best part of an IRC from the comfort of your home/office. Connect with schools early in the season and set up interviews. No taking time away from school – just you, your laptop (phone or tablet) and ISS recruiting schools connecting online. Everyone will be online at the same time, so you can instantly schedule your interviews.
With the use of technology, finding a position has never been easier or more convenient.
Schools will create a virtual booth, which candidates will enter when the event is live. Each school can customize its booth with information such as: logo and website; information about the school and country; salary and benefits packages; and open positions. Recruiters will be online and waiting to talk to candidates. Candidates can enter as many booths as they like, queue and communicate with recruiters.
All communication will be done via instant messaging so that attending this event is truly hassle-free; there’s no pressure to check the lighting of your webcam or background noise. After this initial meeting, follow-up Skype interviews can be arranged.
Video: http://vzaar.com/videos/1978561

Schools Attending

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News: Are You Globally Mobile?

3/6/15 –  Article: Are You Globally Mobile? by Professor Maury Peiperl
Sarah P’s comments:  My contention has always been that some time spent working and living overseas is good for someone both personally and professionally.  Here’s an enlightening article as to what the future of international work might look like.  Though a bit dated (2007) I think Professor Peiperl’s observations are worth noting.
 
 
Today it is easier than ever for companies to operate globally. So why are so many struggling to staff their cross-border operations with the right executives? And how would a global career benefit you? Here are Professor Maury Peiperl’s views on what is becoming a hot HR topic, global mobility.
It is only in the last twenty years or so that many companies have started to operate on a global basis. For at least that long, we have had the ability to move goods, money, and information anywhere in the world. But the last piece of the puzzle – people – is more difficult to put in place. Moving people across borders is still problematic.
Clearly there are legal restrictions and visa requirements. But there is also the human element. People are not always ready to pick up and move at the drop of a hat, and why should they be?
What makes a manager globally mobile?
Your attitude to global mobility depends partly on your background. If you are from a country such as Belgium, or the Netherlands – countries with a history of trading with the outside world and with multiple languages – you are probably more predisposed to such a move. You have, according to the research, a cosmopolitan outlook, “an awareness of the world and a positive attitude toward it.”
If you come from a much larger country where traditionally there is less daily contact with the rest of the world, then that attitude is harder to develop. Mindsets are formed where and when the person grows up, and are hard to change.
Personality traits play a big part too. Are you inquisitive? Do you have a natural desire to find out more about the things, people and places you don’t know? Then you are more likely to be willing to make the effort to experience other cultures.
Hardiness, or stress coping can also effect mobility and particularly one’s ability to live in unfamiliar surroundings for an extended period. Are you good at communicating across cultures? Are you good at sensing what other people are feeling even though they may not express it to you? These skills are essential if you are to work effectively across cultures.
A sea change in expatriation
According to my investigations, about two-thirds of the HR managers in IMD’s partner companies claim that the number of expatriates is still growing. But a third says they are reducing the number of people they send to other countries.
In my view, the overall number of company-sponsored expatriates in the world will start to decline within ten years. Cost is one reason for this trend. Some companies are trimming packages, and others are limiting expat assignments to a set number of years. Individuals who want to stay on in another country can do so, but only on local terms.
Another reason is pure demographics. Today there are fewer executives in the primary managerial age bracket of 35 to 45. Companies need to consider other sources of supply. So they are looking elsewhere for “global professionals” outside the company, including those already present in the target overseas markets, to fill these positions.
By global professionals, I mean people who are good at working across borders and integrating a global network within a company. The demand for those fitting these criteria looks set to go up for at least the next 40 years.
Local executives with a global outlook
If you look at the two big new markets, India and China, there has been a huge push in these countries in recent years to improve education and skill sets. What’s more, the local young people are aware of the world and good at global networking as this is how their economies are growing. It’s no surprise then that global companies are looking to hire local people in those markets.
Then there are the “self-propelled globally mobile professionals” or “global citizens” – people who don’t necessarily come from the markets in question, but have gone there of their own accord and are on the ground where you may need them.
This group is growing as fast as the local talent pool, but the challenge is finding them. Many companies with a long-term projected need for global people at many levels are already present working with educational establishments. But it is also important to network among your employee and “alumni” base. Are you able to tap into that network to find people?
The mobility principle
Simply put, the mobility principle says that you cannot learn as much by staying in one place as you can by moving around. In many companies it is almost becoming a prerequisite to have global experience in order to reach a senior position.
So my advice is “make yourself a generalist and a global citizen, look for opportunities and move as appropriate.”
When measuring the impact such a move has had on your career, there are objective and subjective outcomes. The objective measures are obvious – tangible rewards, how much money you make, how you are promoted and whether you get the kind of jobs or responsibility and recognition that you are looking for.
On the other hand, there are subjective outcomes that determine how people view their careers and what they will do next. Foremost among these is satisfaction – how satisfied was I with this move? Do I have a sense of having accomplished something? Do I feel an increased sense of self-worth? Some people who have challenged themselves to live and work in a different environment feel a strong sense of pride for having done it.
You also build up career capital. You may have global knowledge that you didn’t have before; more cultural breadth; better language skills. Interpersonal skills reach new levels. System skills improve, as does your global track record and your network.
As your career capital increases, you become a more valuable and, I have no doubt, a more sought-after employee.
 
 

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Volunteer: Community Library

3/4/15 –  Volunteers Needed for a Community Library
Amani Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
Sarah P’s comments:  This is an interesting organisation with lots of information available about them which is always a good sign.  I was not able to find any specific reviews but checking out the following links gives a good picture of what sort of experience you are likely to have.  There is also an informative article about how to have a good volunteer experience in Africa in which someone from Amani Kibra Centre talks about what they are seeking in volunteers.
About Amani Kibera Resource Centre
Information about a Librarian at the Centre
Amani Kibera Library Youtube Video (2014)
 

Volunteer Opportunity description:

Amani Kibera is looking for volunteer librarians who will help with the work at its community library.

How to apply:

contact us with your CV (resume) through the email to amanikibera@gmail.com

 
 

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Job: Remote Content Curator

3/3/15  –  Remote Content Curator
Virtual Vocations listing, USA based job)
 
A legal association is filling a position for a Remote Content Curator.
Individual must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Providing valuable services to the legal sector
  • Working on publications, blogs, peer information exchanges and other resources
  • Working to assimilate, refine, target and disseminate resources to improve the collective knowledge share

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in library science or a related field
  • Experience in research, library and/or knowledge management services in the legal sector
  • Communication and interpersonal competency
  • Content curation and preservation competency
  • Curation technologies competency
  • Environmental scanning competency (awareness of current and future trends)
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – This job expires March 20, 2015

 

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Job: Librarian I

3/2/15 –  Librarian I
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Sarah P’s comments:  For bilingual Spanish/English speakers here is an opportunity in Puerto Rico.
The General Library of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and technology-savvy librarian with knowledge and experience in emerging technologies. This tenure-track faculty position identifies, analyzes, develops and promotes the implementation of emerging technologies in a library. The successful candidate will participate in the information literacy program providing consultations and collaborating with professors and researchers from various faculties. The successful candidate should be bilingual in Spanish and English. In addition, the successful candidate selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution.
To view the full job announcement, please visit: http://home.uprm.edu/hrjobs/showjob.php?id=563
Closing date: April 6, 2015
 
 

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