Monthly Archives: August 2017

Job: Archivist

8.31.17 –  Archivist
Northern Marianas College, Saipan, Mariana Islands
9.9.17 – UPDATE: this position has been filled. Yes, it is sudden but this can happen with international positions. Positions are filled, not filled, look like they will be filled and then aren’t, and so on. It is a vague business at best. Why? Well, that could be a long discussion as there is not a simple answer to this question. Bottom line: be prepared for vagueness…and please share news such as Sam did – who was asked to share this position and only just learned himself that it was filled – and also Samantha who wrote to let readers know it has been filled.
Sarah P’s comments: It’s been the summer of people sharing positions…which is a good development. This one is from librarian, Sam Crawford, who has helpfully included information and a willingness to be contacted. This should be applauded – both by institution administrators as well as librarians – as it helps everyone to find the ‘right’ librarian for the job.
 

Northern Marianas College (NMC) is currently hiring for the position of Archivist.  Located on the island of Saipan — the largest municipality within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) — Northern Marianas College is a land-grant institution accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC).  Among other duties and activities, this full-time, permanent position will oversee the CNMI Archives.  The position entails working with a wide range of people across the campus and island community, helping lead an exciting multi-year project to establish the CNMI Archives as the official ‘state’ archives for this U.S. territory.
Details about the position can be found in the link below:
NOTE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES / APPLICANTS:  Feel free to reach out to me directly for more information (samuel.crawford@marianas.edu); I am currently the Academic Librarian at Northern Marianas College, and I am more than happy to answer questions about the job, the College, and/or the island(s).  Life out here is pretty different from the U.S. mainland, but it is uniquely rewarding.  This is truly an amazing opportunity for any information professional with a taste for adventure and/or a bent towards archival work overseas…

 

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Job: Business Librarian

8/29/17 –  Business Librarian
Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK
Sarah P’s comments:  Thanks, Librarian Ray Pun, for sharing this opportunity…
 
There is a vacancy for a Business Librarian at the University of Oxford (Bodleian Libraries) to lead and manage information services in the fields of business, management and finance at the highest level. Responsible for the development of innovative, user-focused services, provision of information resources and the management of library staff, the Bodleian Business Librarian is a key member of the Saïd Business School and the Bodleian Libraries, and works to ensure that the Sainsbury Library is widely regarded as a leading library among top and emergent business schools.
The current incumbent is retiring after 9 years in the role during which time the Library has made significant advancements in: expanding access to research resources; the online dissemination of the School’s research outputs; new approaches to instructional support and a number of improvements to the library study environments.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build upon this work and develop new services to meet current challenges and emerging needs.
Details are at https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=130663 and our Head of Social Sciences Libraries, Louise Clarke: louise.clarke@bodleian.ox.ac.uk can be contacted for an informal discussion about the role.

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Job: Interim Head of Records and Archives

8/29/17 – Interim Head of Records and Archives Section
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Records and Archives Section, Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector, Geneva, Switzerland
Grade – P4
Contract Duration – 1 year

Application deadline : 10-Sep-2017, 9:59:00 PM
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE:  please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local date and time.
Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.
 

  1.  Organizational Setting

The position is located in the Records and Archives Section of the Conference and General Services Division, Administration and Management Sector
The Section is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing the creation, management, protection and preservation of WIPO’s organizational records; and for managing the WIPO archive. The Section also administers the daily registration, distribution and tracking of official correspondence (excluding transactions relating to WIPO’s global IP registration systems). The role of the Section is evolving to include wider participation in the development of cross-cutting knowledge management strategies and good practices to support WIPO’s business needs.
Purpose Statement
The Head of Section will lead the Section for up to two years through a transitional period of changing roles and requirements in this area. The Head will work with the Director of the Division to deliver policies and initiatives that strengthen records management as well as wider knowledge management at WIPO, including in the context of the introduction of an integrated Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.
Reporting Lines
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Director of the Conference and General Services Division.

  1.  Duties and responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:
(a)      Review – and develop proposals to improve – internal business-processes, systems, resources, policies and practices in relation to WIPO’s record management objectives.
(b)      Oversee the implementation and use of records management-related digital capabilities in the roll-out of WIPO’s new ECM system, ensuring consistency with business and user needs.  Collaborate with the ECM project teams to support the ongoing integration of the system within WIPO’s wider information management framework.
(c)      Provide expert advice to WIPO managers and staff, leveraging knowledge of records and archive management and technologies to encourage best practice across the Organization.
(d)      Deliver training, capacity-building and awareness-raising activities for WIPO staff to help build a systematic records management culture. Educate staff in the use of the ECM system for records management and wider knowledge management purposes, fostering appropriate changes in working practices. Review and continue to improve guidance and information materials for staff, including on the Intranet.
(e)      Work with internal stakeholders to ensure that records management-related tools are kept up-to-date, comply with relevant policies, and are communicated and used effectively, including Records Retention Schedules, the Records Management Classification scheme and business unit File Plans.
(f)       Assist the Director of the Division in the development and implementation of an Organization-wide strategic roadmap to strengthen knowledge management at WIPO as a means of enhancing organizational performance. Identify and promote examples of existing knowledge management good practices within the Organization. Develop new initiatives to help foster a knowledge-sharing culture.
(g)      Manage the operational work of the Section, determining priorities and allocating resources for the timely and quality delivery of outputs in accordance with the annual work-plans and WIPO’s results-based management framework.
(h)      Manage and supervise the staff of the Section; provide regular feedback on performance, identify training needs and build capacity to meet evolving needs; cultivate good cooperation and teamwork amongst colleagues within and outside the Section.
(i)            Perform other related duties as required.
 

  1.  Requirements

Education
Advanced university degree in the field of information management, records and archives management, knowledge management or related subject.  A first-level university degree plus another two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience requested below may be taken in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience
At least nine years relevant professional experience, including experience of archives and records management in an international organization.
Experience of promoting and managing change from paper to digital records management processes.
Experience of developing and implementing knowledge management initiatives.
Desirable
Experience and knowledge of the OpenText Content Suite platform.
Languages
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good knowledge of French.
Job-related competencies
Essential
Mastery of digital records management tools and capabilities within an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system.
Strong people and resource management skills.
Strong change management skills, with the proven ability to champion and drive change.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including analysis of requirements, processes and workflows.
Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate and advocate for records management best practices with diverse audiences.
High level of client-orientation.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the ability to quickly adapt to new software and tools.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Desirable
Project management skills.
 Organizational competencies
Communicating effectively.
Respecting individual and cultural differences.
Showing team spirit.
Managing yourself.
Producing results.
Embracing change.
Respecting ethics and values.
 
WIPO Managerial Competencies

  1. Creating a stimulating work environment.
  2. Planning and managing resources.
  3. Promoting change, innovation and learning.
  4. Building and promoting partnerships.
  5. Leading WIPO to the future.

 

  1.  Information

Annual salary:
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment.  The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.  The figures quoted below are based on the August 2017 rate of 78.3%
 

P4
Annual salary       $70,647
Post adjustment       $55,317
Total Salary       $125,964
Currency USD

Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.
Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
Additional Information
Temporary appointments are renewable, subject to continuing needs, availability of budget and satisfactory performance with a maximum cumulative length of two years.
Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.
 

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4 Jobs: University of the South Pacific

8.21.17 –  University of the South Pacific
Suva and Vanuatu, Fiji
Sarah P’s comments: This is definitely the most positions I have ever seen posted at one time for USP.  When I lived in the region (Marshall Islands), USP was touted as the best college to work for. That still may be the case, but be careful to read the reviews and think about whether living and working in this area is for you. That is not to say that the South Pacific is better or worse than any other region in the world, just that every place has its challenges.  I’m a sailor and ocean person, so I enjoyed my time but lack of AC can do a lot of people in…
Fiji Expat Forum Review
USP: About Suva
Daily Living in Suva, Fiji
 
Senior Librarian (Emalus Campus) 
OFFICE OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT (REGIONAL CAMPUSES & PROPERTIES & FACILITIES)
USP, Emalus Campus – VV4001
Librarian (3 Positions) 
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
USP Laucala Campus – LLB041
Deadline to apply for all positions:  9/03/17

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Virtual Job: Editor

8.21.17 –  RFC Series Editor
Internet Architecture Board (IAB), USA
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is seeking an RFC Series Editor (RSE) to provide overall leadership and supervision of the RFC Editor function.
The RSE has overall responsibility for the quality, continuity, and evolution of the Request for Comments (RFC) Series, the Internet’s seminal technical standards and publications series. The position has operational and policy development responsibilities. The RSE is a senior professional who must be skilled in leading, managing and enhancing a critical, multi-vendor, global information service. The position reports to the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC).
The contractual relationship is that of an independent contractor under contract with the Internet Society on behalf of the IAB.
More information about the position, including required qualifications and the RFP, can be found at: https://iaoc.ietf.org/documents/RSE-RFP-4August2017.pdf
Expressions of interest in the position, CV (including relevant experience), contract rate, and references should be sent to the RSOC search committee at rse-search@iab.org.
Questions may also be sent to this address. Applications will be kept confidential. The application period is open until the position is filled.

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Internship: Int'l Criminal Court

8.21.17 –  International Criminal Court
Information Management, The Hague, Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments: I was asked to post this internship. I checked and was assured it is open to ALL nationalities as long as you meet the qualifications.

Organisational Unit: Information Management Unit, Information Management Services Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 31/12/2017

Required Documents for This Application
Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

Contract Duration
Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.
Organisational Context
The Library, archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry. It is the Library’s mandate to meet the information needs of the constituents of the International Criminal Court, Presidency, Chambers, Office of the Prosecutor and Office of the Registry, and provide comprehensive and relevant information resources (both print and electronic), an accessible collection as well as efficient and timely services to advance legal scholarship and support the investigations and jurisprudence undertaken by the Court exercising its jurisdiction.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Library team with providing a reference and circulation service to members of the Court by:

  • Carrying out circulation tasks (borrowing, renewing and reserving items, registering and checking out users)
  • Answering email, telephone and in person enquiries including processing inter-library loan requests, locating online journal articles and responding to reference queries
  • Helping library patrons conduct print and electronic bibliographic research, including online databases
  • Recording library statistics
  • Shelving, labelling and processing publications as necessary
  • Opening and closing the Library
  • Support cataloguing and classification workflows, including archiving of digital objects
  • Contribute to library projects, for example:
  • Creation of library guides
  • Development and updating of the intranet/internet
  • Delivery of training
  • Assist the Archives and Legacy team as required with the appraisal and description of materials.

Required Qualifications
Education:
All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.
A qualification in library/ information science or the intention to pursue one in the near future is desirable, but not necessary.
Experience:
Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court, in particular prior library, legal or research experience may be considered an asset. Full training will be provided.
The Library particularly welcomes applications from young information professionals, who wish to gain experience in the field of foreign, comparative and international law librarianship.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintains a service-orientated attitude at all times.
  • Has a genuine interest in international law, particularly international criminal law, and legal research.
  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

Knowledge of Languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
Remuneration
Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.

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Webinar: Why Teach Abroad?

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: Why Teach Abroad
August 304-5PM EST (USA)
Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go for the International School Librarian recruiting season. This is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.
ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.
 

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite things:
(Click to watch the promo video!)
On August 304-5PM ESTjoin us as we explore 5 fantastic benefits of teaching overseas. The webinar will feature some of our most experienced (and fun!) ISS international educators and finish with a 30-minute Q&A panel.
Check out the event page and register!
New to ISS? Join the community here  and email your candidate number to edustaffing@iss.edu to register for the webiner. Actively recruiting with ISS already? Just register through your candidate dashboard!
See you then!

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Job: Chief Records Management Officer

8.17.17 –  Chief records management, classification & archives officer
African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Sarah P’s comments: A reader wrote to ask I share this position, however, I have very little information to share about it other than I believe the position would be located at their headquarters in Côte d’Ivoire and here are the Glassdoor reviews.

  • Grade: PL3
  • Position N°: 50078458
  • Reference: ADB/17/377
  • Publication date: 14/08/2017
  • Closing date: 01/09/2017

THE BANK:
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa
THE COMPLEX:
The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:
The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat (PSEG) is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank. PSEG is comprised of:
(i) the Immediate Office of the Secretary General (PSEG0) which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section;
(ii) Board Affairs and Proceedings Division (PSEG1);
(iii) Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division (PSEG2); and
(iv) Conferences and Meetings Division (PSEG3).
THE POSITION:
The key objective of this position is to Coordinate and manage the timely, active and effective provision of information about the Bank Group and its activities, in particular its development operations.
The incumbent will supervise the proper archiving of Board records and documents and make these easily accessible to members of the Boards and users. In addition, the Section coordinates archives and records managements of the Bank Group’s vital records, design record keeping tools and provide regular training to staff.
The job holder will oversee the classification of Bank-wide information in all forms and formats to:

  1. ensure their strategic alignment in support of business objectives before disclosure of such information;
  2. ensure availability, confidentiality, integrity, and audit ability of the Bank’s information;
  3. ensure reduction of adverse impacts on the Bank’s business operations to an acceptable level;
  4. and ensure conformity and full compliance with the Bank’s Information Classification policy;

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Secretary General, the Chief Records Management, Classification & Archives Officer will:

  1. Develop and maintain a strategic and operational framework for the Bank’s records management and archiving and Information Classification System to ensure consistency with applicable Bank rules and regulations and to obtain and maintain quality management system ISO 15489;
  2. Develop and regularly maintain records management and archiving policies, guidelines and procedures as well as the classification guidelines for the Bank in line with the above strategy and operational framework;
  3. Classify all Bank documents in accordance with the DAI policy;
  4. Undertake extensive inventory of information of the Bank and ensure their classification in accordance with the Disclosure and Access to Information Policy (DAIP);
  5. Establish and regularly maintain an efficient system of document searching according to classification of information in accordance with the DAI Policy;
  6. Develop and apply effective security controls to the Bank’s information systems by establishing appropriate information; classification labels in line with the DAIP prescriptions;
  7. Serve as the focal point in the Bank for records management and archiving, information classification and declassification issues in relation to the DAI policy in particular, and for the Bank as a whole, in general;
  8. Design / Update a training content to be part of the DAI training program along with e-learning tool for staff on constant basis;
  9. Design appropriate steps for staff to follow in classification of documents;
  10. To develop key information management controls to ensure that staff members are aware of their responsibilities and that best practice is being followed;
  11. Assist and advise staff in records management and archiving and classification and declassification of Bank’s documents;
  12. Advise on any current and potential security and regulatory issues affecting the Bank’s information and assess their impact on the Bank;
  13. Develop guidelines for document classification, including the networks for sharing information within the Bank;
  14. Provide leadership on expert innovative systems for records management and archiving and classification of information;
  15. Lead the implementation of and provide expert advice and recommendations to Senior Management and staff on the DAI policy as well as on records management and archiving policies, guidelines and procedures;
  16. Supervise the proper archiving of Board records and documents and make these easily accessible to members of the Boards;
  17. Supervise archives and records managements of the Bank Group’s vital records, design record keeping tools and provide regular training to staff.

Selection Criteria

  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Systems, Governance, Social Science, Public Policy and Administration or any other similar discipline;
  2. Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant practical experience in the relevant field;
  3. Good understanding of Records Management, Archiving and Information Classification systems, strategies, policies, principles, procedures, and standards;
  4.  Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  5. Good knowledge of information generation and classification, and up-to-date awareness of latest developments in thinking and practice of other MDBs on information classification requirements;
  6. Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards and guidelines pertaining to all aspects of records management, archiving and information classification;
  7. Experience of working to best practice in Information and Records Management (for example ISO 15489);
  8. High level of organizational and analytical skills;
  9. Knowledge in all aspects of computer security in multi IT areas: database, classification, operating systems specific applications, etc.;
  10. Strong experience in the use of Information technology tools, SAP and the standard Bank MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); databases, with good knowledge of Management Information Systems;
  11. Knowledge of Document Management Systems, Information Request Tracking System (IRTS), taxonomy building and metadata standards; report writing skills etc.;
  12. Relevant practical experience in the field such as the Access to Information (ATI) or Freedom of Information (FOI), preferably with any similar institution such as the International Financial Institution (IFI), Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) or in the public sector environment;
  13. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;
  14. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP (or other integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.
INFORMATION ON THE POSITION:   THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP HAS RETAINED DEVEX TO ASSIST WITH THIS APPOINTMENT. TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK ON “APPLY” AS DISPLAYED ON THE APPLICATION PAGE OR ACCESS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3773150/Chief-Records-Management-Classification-Archives-Officer-PL3

THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG  

 

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Job: Reference & Instruction Librarian

8.17.17 – Reference & Instruction Librarian (Outreach Focus)
Library and Learning Commons, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sarah P’s comments: A follower and librarian at Zayed wrote to tell me this position is open. It was last listed in 2016 however now the title ‘Outreach Focus’ has been added so it might be a new position. Zayed University has been considered one of the better colleges to work for in the UAE however in recent years their reputation has slipped a bit. They have always had sporadic hiring practices; interviewing then no communication, it appearing that a job is likely and then no contract, etc.
Dubai is a new, crazy city with lots of traffic but it is interesting and the Emirates remain a safe to live.  Be prepared for more expats than Arab nationals and watch the low oil prices because this is affecting the economy.

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News: Celebrate Libraries for Peace Day

Celebrate Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day:  9/21/17

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs invites the library and information community to celebrate Libraries for Peace (L4P) Day as the world community observes International Day of Peace on September 21, 2017. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” which is based on the TOGETHER global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

Celebration ideas are found below and more at https://librariesforpeace.org/librariesforpeaceday/.

Act locally, Connect Globally.  Join the LIbraries for Peace (L4P) initiative by celebrating L4P Day on September 21st and adding your event at librariesforpeace.org.  Here, you can also pledge an action to advance peace, share your library’s story of building peace, and tour the L4P map to view ways that  libraries and librarians around the world are advancing peace.  Visit librariesforpeace.org for more information on projects and resources, and to add/map, view and/or search activities. Join the movement to build a peaceful and sustainable world!

Please also share on social media using #librariesforpeace  #peaceday.

3 ways librarians and friends recommend celebrating:

3 ways the UN recommends celebrating:

  • A minute of silence at 12 noon on 9/21 (all timezones)

  • Welcome and help refugees and migrants in your community

  • Global student videoconference on September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET, at United Nations Headquarters

Pledge

Pledge your action(s) to advance peace.  Consider the following 3 actions:

Share Stories

Libraries and friends are making a difference in their local communities and contributing to a peaceful and sustainable world. Your story can be anything, including the following 3 activities:

Discover

Libraries and friends are joining Libraries for Peace around the globe. You can view the global impact of your fellow colleagues celebrations, pledges, and stories on the L4P map: https://librariesforpeace.org/map/.

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