Monthly Archives: September 2017

Webinar: Teach Overseas

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: How to Take Your Teaching Career Overseas
Sept. 27, 7 PM EST (USA)
Sarah P’s comments:  This webinar is an update of the one ISS offered in August. September is the kickoff of the International Schools recruiting season. This is the area where the most international librarian 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.
 
Join us and learn more about the exciting world of international recruitment! In this webinar we will:
• Introduce you to International Schools Services (ISS) and the Global Recruitment team
• Help you understand the enormous career opportunities for educators in international schools, including specific benefits
• Discuss minimum qualifications
• Discuss the benefits of ISS membership, including the ISS candidate portal technology, recruiting, job fairs & more
• Show you how to get started and more about the process.
Come and learn how you can begin your international adventure! We look forward to seeing you there!

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9.23.17 –  Senior Manager, Research and Learning
Monash University, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Sarah P’s comments:  Monash U. is a branch of  this Australian University with eight campuses: six in Australia, one in Malaysia, one in South Africa, and a centre in Prato, Italy.  They appear to be growing and posted two positions in 2015 and one in 2016 however I recommend reading the Glassdoor Reviews before deciding to apply.
Monash University Malaysia is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced professional for the position of Senior Manager, Research and Learning in the Library and Learning Commons Unit. The incumbent will lead a team of professional librarians, learning skills advisers and technical experts, who work closely with the schools to meet their various teaching and research needs. S/he will provide leadership in all areas of research and learning skills, including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of quality and innovative services, programs and resources to advance the strategic objectives of the Library and Learning Commons. For further information see: http://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/567870/senior-manager-research-and-learning
Key Selection Criteria

  1. Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area, e.g. librarianship, education, instructional design, with relevant professional experience in a university environment.
    Alternatively, an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.

2. University degree in a subject discipline relevant to Monash University’s Malaysia’s Schools will be an asset, though it is not a requirement.
3. Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of quality information literacy, information research and/or learning skills programs.
4. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate diverse staff in the context of a rapidly changing environment,
5. Experience in the design and implementation of blended and e-learning programs and resources.
6. Good understanding of the prevalent and emerging pedagogical methods in higher education.
7. Excellent problem solving, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.
8. Demonstrated organisational and project management skills, including the ability to plan and implement new initiatives.
Application:
Please send your Cover Letter and Resume to recruit@monash.edu
Closing Date:  Sunday, 15th October 2017.

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Job: Chief Information Officer

9.23.17 –  Chief Information Officer & Librarian
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post:
Chief Information Officer and Librarian
Library   / Information Technology Services Centre
(Post   Ref.: 17/167/ALA)
Lingnan University is seeking an accomplished professional who can bring vision and provide effective leadership in information technology and library services.  Reporting to the Vice-President of the University, the appointee will be responsible for the overall strategy and policy administration of the University’s Library and Information Technology Services Centre.  He/She is expected to plan, direct and implement innovative library and information technology initiatives to optimize the use of information technology and resources to serve the teaching, learning, research and administrative needs of the University.


RequirementsRequirements
Applicants should have (i) a master’s degree in library science / information technology or equivalent qualifications with extensive relevant experience; (ii) a track record of directing and managing broad-based information technology operations and/or library services; (iii) extensive knowledge of emerging technologies and an understanding of their impact on the University’s information services and resources; (iv) excellent oral and written communication skills; (v) outstanding interpersonal skills; (vi) strong organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills with an ability to inspire and motivate others to address emerging challenges, and (vii) a proven ability to interact effectively and build positive relationships and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
Salary and Benefits
Commencing salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, housing allowance, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage.
Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R2 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit2@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format).  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.
Review of applications will start from October 2017 and continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

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News: Away for a week…

9.12.17 –  Dear Readers,
Due to the recent hurricane, I need to go to Florida to check on my boat and house. Considering the level of destruction, caused elsewhere by the recent hurricanes, I consider myself really fortunate to have only minor damage reported. However, as I am facing no electricity for an unknown time, I won’t be able to post!
Back next week…Safe travels, Sarah P. 

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Job: Foreign Language Researcher

7.28.17 –  Foreign Language Research – Swedish
LAC Group, UK (remote/virtual work)
LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher – Swedish – (Virtual) for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. Assignments vary in length but, if the first is successful, it will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Swedish as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.
Pay rates for this work are currently limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.​
 
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NB3JJL

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Job: Librarian/Cataloguer

9.12.17 –  Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
10.6.17 –  reposted on IFLAjobs…they’re still looking…
 
The newly established Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is an Institute of the
Max Planck Society, which is Germany’s most successful research organization.
The Institute in Luxembourg conducts research in the areas of European law of
civil procedure, international litigation and arbitration and dispute
resolution in the financial markets.
In order to support its team of librarians developing its newly established
library, the Institute is currently recruiting a:
Librarian/Cataloguer (m/f)
– Permanent contract
– fulltime, 40 hrs/week
If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions
The position:
As a cataloguer, you will work together with the other librarians to provide
effective access to the library collections and resources. You will have the
essential mission of ensuring that users are provided with bibliographic data
of high quality to conduct their research in the most convenient way.
Your tasks:
– Perform copy cataloguing and original cataloguing of print and
electronic resources (mostly in English, German and French);
– Create authority records;
– Be familiar with AACR or similar rules of cataloguing;
– Ensure correct data input into the library integrated system Aleph,
according to MARC standards;
– Assist the compilation and implementation of Cataloguing
Instructions for the library;
– Execute diverse administrative tasks supporting the global activity
of the library.
Your profile:
– You hold a Master degree in Library Science or equivalent and you
have at least 5 years of professional experience, preferably as a cataloguer;
– You have experience with an integrated library system, knowledge of
Aleph being an asset;
– You are fluent in English, German being considered as an advantage;
– You have been working with legal publications and information
before, preferably in a research/academic institution;
– You are flexible, multi-tasking and able to prioritize;
– You are open and enjoy working in an international environment;
– You are open to continuous learning and curious to acquire new
skills.
If you have questions about the position please address to Mrs Juja
Chakarova: juja.chakarova@mpi.lu
If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online until
30th September 2017 via our website: http://www.mpi.lu/available-positions

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Jobs: 2 Liaison Librarians

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian: Undergraduate & First Year Experience
Liaison Librarian: College of Management & Technology
Walden University, USA (remote/online positions)
Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one previously in 2017. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

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Job: Director of Educational Technology

9.11.17 –  Director of Educational Technology
Keystone Academy, Beijing, China
 
Sarah P’s comments: Here we go with the start of the school librarian recruiting season. Reviews are mixed, please join International School Reviews to read the full reviews and to decide whether this is a good position for you.

In the northeastern suburbs of Beijing, a new school is reshaping the educational landscape of both Chinese and world schools.  Founded in 2014, Keystone Academy has reimagined the education of student global leaders.  Already with a growing enrollment of over 1,000 students in Foundation through Grade 12, Keystone integrates the best teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American, and international pedagogies and leans deliberately on the exemplary traditions and practices of the leading boarding schools.
Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics.  Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school.  To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology.  This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development.  The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.
For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:
www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone
IMPORTANT DATES
Application Deadline:           October 9, 2017
On-Site Final Round:             November 20 – 24, 2017
Decision Announced:            December 31, 2017
Start Date:                              July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)
SPECIFIC DUTIES
Technology Integration

  • Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions.  Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.
  • Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes.  Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.
  • Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.

Technology Curriculum

  • Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.
  • Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.
  • Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12.  Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.
  • Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.

Faculty Training and Professional Development

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.
  • Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).

Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision

  • Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.
  • Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.
  • Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.
  • Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.
  • Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.
  • Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.
  • Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
  • Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.
  • Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.
  • Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

RequirementsKeystone Academy is looking for candidates who can demonstrate

  • Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.
  • Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy.  Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.
  • A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.
  • Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.
  • Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.
  • Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.
  • A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.
  • Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.
  • Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.

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Job: Project Archivist

9.11.17 –  Project Archivist
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan
Application Deadline: 15 January 2018
Link to job posting: https://www.acorjordan.org/photo-archive-internship/
Years of experience required: 2+
Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Hello. This job is already posted however we have UPDATED the description and we are now specifically looking for someone to start Spring 2018.
Project Archivist Opportunity
International professional opportunity for a graduate student or recent graduate in Library and/or Archival Science
About ACOR
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) is an American non-profit overseas research center in Amman, Jordan. Our mission is to promote the study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and modern area studies in Jordan and the surrounding region, particularly related to archaeology and cultural heritage. See www.acorjordan.orgfor complete details about ACOR and the Amman facility, which includes a library, a hostel for scholars, and research facilities.
About the Opportunity
ACOR was recently awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Education to digitize and make available to the public a substantial collection of historical photographs of Jordan and the Middle East. Read more about the ACOR Photographic Archive Project or view a lecture about ACOR’s archival digitization efforts here.
We are currently seeking a project archivist with an interest in photographic archives to join us for the Spring 2018 semester (5 months) in a full-time (35 hours per week), paid internship. Round trip international airfare, accommodation (room and half-board at the ACOR facility in Amman), and a stipend of approximately $280 per week are provided to the qualified candidate. The successful candidate must secure their own health and emergency evacuation insurance. Placement date is negotiable, but will preferably be March–July 2018.
This internship is appropriate for advanced students or recent graduates in library and information science, with a preference for those specializing in archives, museums, or cultural resource management.
ACOR anticipates continuing to offer this internship to one archivist per semester for the duration of the project funding, so we are also open to applications for future semesters. This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to travel and live in a safe environment in the Middle East.
About the Work
Working directly with the project coordinator, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the processing (i.e. describing, cataloging, numbering/filing, digitizing, and physical care and maintenance) of the ACOR photographic collections. The Project Archivist will also oversee the work of one or more archival technicians to ensure appropriate photographic digitization standards are met, and consult regularly with project staff for assistance in describing and cataloging archival material.
Key Responsibilities:
• Process and arrange new and existing photo collections according to established project guidelines to prepare them for digitization.
• Weed and curate photographic collections according to established project guidelines.
• Scan, upload, and process images with appropriate metadata in ACOR’s digital collection management system (Starchive by Digital ReLabs). Monitor digitized items for quality control and adherence to digitization standards.
• Administrate Starchive collection management platform, adding new data fields and platform features as necessary, monitoring newly entered data for consistency, and acting as liaison with Digital ReLabs for resolving technical issues with the platform.
• Maintain order and arrangement of the physical collections, ensuring they are properly stored in archival-safe storage boxes, folders, etc. Monitor the condition of the photo archives collections and make recommendations for their preservation.
• Maintain and update the archive’s Instagram feed and contribute photos from the archive to ACOR’s Facebook and other social media sites.
• Each Project Archivist will select one of ACOR’s smaller collections to digitize, process, and research for the creation of a digital photo exhibit.
• Work with ACOR staff members in identifying archival materials for use in public exhibitions, lectures, presentations, and other programs.
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field
• A recent or current graduate student in Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Digital Humanities, Public History or another related degree program
• Coursework in metadata standards, archives and records management, digital curation, digital preservation, and/or digital libraries
• Working knowledge of archival standards and practices, including metadata and digital imaging standards
• Working knowledge of proper care and handling of photos, slides, negatives, and other paper-based materials
Desired Skills
• High level of computer/technical skills, including MS office (particularly Excel), working with collaborative/shared document environments like Google Docs, digital photography apps (Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom), and a basic understanding of database administration
• Self-directed and independent, with the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual team environment (English is the primary language at ACOR).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills with a high attention to detail
• Knowledge of the geography and history of Jordan and the Middle East is helpful but not required
• Knowledge of Arabic language helpful but not required
To Apply:
Please send a current CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director, to opportunity@acorjordan.org.
Questions concerning this position or the application process may be directed to Sarah Harpending, ACOR Assistant Director, at sharpend@acorjordan.org.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Travel: Italian Library Tour

9.9.17 –  Italian Library Tour
Turin and Venice, Northern Italy
 
Sarah P’s comments:  This sounds like a great trip…
 
Trip focus: Historical libraries in Italy: an overview on conservation and management procedures of historical libraries in Turin and Venice.
Dates:  2017: October 15-22; November 5-12  – 2018: March 19-25 ; May  7-13  (upon demand, the tour can be offered on other dates as well)
Appropriate for: librarians, archivists, history professors, MLIS students and calligraphers
Duration: 8 days.here: Turin and Venice, Northern Italy.
Trip focus: Historical libraries in Italy: an overview on conservation and management procedures of historical libraries in Turin and Venice.
Dates:  2017: October 15-22; November 5-12  – 2018: March 19-25 ; May  7-13  (upon demand, the tour can be offered on other dates as well)
Appropriate for: librarians, archivists, history professors, MLIS students and calligraphers
Duration: 8 days.
Purpose of the tour: introduction to the management aspects of historical libraries in Italy through in-depth conservation and visits to the back-stage of some of the best known historical libraries in Turin and Venice.
Guests on the Library Tour will have a unique opportunity to peer into rare volumes tucked away in nooks and crannies of historical libraries. As technology leads towards paperless libraries, guests will delight to re-discover the heft of pergamum and paper in books painstakingly crafted and hand-bound.
One of the many highlights of the program while in Turin, an important center for the spreading of scientific culture, is the visit to the Science Academy, similar to the Royal Society of Science in London. The Academy’s motto, VERITAS and UTILITAS, Truth and Utility best distinguishes the Turin Academy of Science from others.
The library’s patrimony (more than 250,000 books and 5,000 periodicals) grew in large part thanks to donations of scholars and exchanges of periodicals. The Academy’s historic archive is one of the most important in Piedmont, and contains documents produced by the Academy and its members during more than two centuries of activity.
The itinerary will continue with a full-on weekend to Venice, an easy ride by speed train from Turin, where guests will visit, among other treasures, the National Library of St Mark’s a library in a Renaissance building built by the famous architect Jacopo Sansovino between 1537-1553; it is one of the earliest surviving public manuscript depositories in the country, holding one of the greatest collections of classical texts in the world. The library is named after St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice.

For more information on the full itinerary and the costs, please email to Patricia: patricia@turineducational.org
Biblioteca del Collegio San Giuseppe - Torino
 
 
 
 

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