Hiring Fair: ISS Online iFair

10.1.17 –  ISS (International School Services) iFair / Virtual Hiring Fair
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8am-12pm US Eastern Time
 
Sarah P’s comments:  For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting a first-of-the-season hiring fair. 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. You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS ASAP because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified.
Please be aware that, while ISS is a recruiting agency 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 international school librarianship please read Chapter 3 of my book.)
 

What is an iFair®?

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.
Initial communication will be done via instant messaging, but Skype is now fully integrated, so you can move directly to a follow-up Skype interview.

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Job: Internet Researcher

10.1.17 –  Internet Researcher
LMI, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA
10.14.17 –  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
Sarah P’s comments: I was asked to post this position which is remote and for USA citizens only. I do not know anything about this company however my initial research reveals they are both legit and intriguing:
Puget Sound Business Journal article
Top 20 Seattle Private Investigators
 
Unique opportunity for solid part time employment as a researcher and the potential for long term advancement at LMI, Inc., a premier investigative agency in Seattle, WA.. The position involves in-depth internet research and the hours will vary depending on company case load. Good secondary job that offers professional training, flexible hours, & ability to work remotely at home from anywhere (US citizens only). Initial 90 day training period at $15 an hour and then $18 an hour after training is completed with annual merit raises. Submit resume to Julie@Lmipi.com.

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Job: University Librarian

9.30.17 –  University Librarian
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Monash University is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Globally minded, progressive in culture and enterprising in outlook, we are committed to world-class standards of education and research to benefit communities in Australia and overseas.
One of Australia’s foremost academic libraries, Monash University Library has a long-standing reputation for technological innovation and excellence in supporting learning, teaching and research. Located across multiple sites on our campuses in Melbourne and overseas, the Library is at the heart of the University’s academic enterprise. It plays an essential role in realising Monash’s ambitious strategy to equip the University for a more competitive and globalised future.
Major investment is being made in redevelopment of the Library to enable it to keep pace with the diverse and changing needs of its users and to respond to ever-evolving learning and teaching styles. Major works are providing better access to the Library collection, creating flexible learning spaces and modernising the Library’s services and facilities.
The Opportunity
Monash is seeking to appoint an outstanding University Librarian to help shape and inspire its future. Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice-President, the appointee will provide vision and strategic leadership across the University Library, contributing to the development of the University, and taking accountability for the overall Library experience. Working closely with the Library’s team of Directors, the University Librarian will grow the Library’s collection, with an emphasis on electronic resources. The appointee will lead strategies for furthering research skills and assisting student learning, including the continued development of innovative library services to meet changing needs. The University Librarian will contribute to University agendas on research and education and be an advocate for the Library both within the University and externally.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a record of successful leadership in a large academic and/or research library, including an understanding of information technology applications in library resources and services. Superb communication skills and a demonstrated ability to articulate and implement a compelling vision will be essential.
Enquiries and applications
For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at jackie.radisich@perrettlaver.com, or +61 (0)2 8354 4019.
To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting 3210 before Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

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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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