8.14.17 – Acquisition & Description Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Sarah P’s comments: This job was originally listed on 5/29 along with a Research & Instruction position. It is a position with a fairly new university (2013), formed as a partnership between Duke University in the USA and Wuhan University in China. They’re hiring quite a few positions so it would seem they are expanding. Here is more info:
Chronicle of Higher Education article
The Acquisition and Description Librarian’s position at Duke Kunshan University Library has been slightly revised with a new application deadline (Aug. 31). Please feel free to share the following posting link to anyone who is interested in working at a top joint-venture University in China:
Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits, and start-up packages.
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8.14.17 – Acquisition & Description Librarian
7.24.17 – Director Library & Digital Services
British Council, Southeast Asia
Sarah P’s comments: This is the second job this year from the British Council which is rare. (Search British Council to see other earlier posting.)
Are you passionate about the future of libraries? Are you looking for an opportunity to create a global 21st Century Digital Library?
About the Company
The British Council is looking to recruit a Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces, South Asia. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, creating friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. The British Council South Asia region consists of a diverse range of political and economic environments, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Over the last few years, the region has led a revolutionary and innovative approach to re-opening and transforming existing libraries as cultural convening centres. There are now 17 libraries across South Asia (9 in India, 4 in Sri Lanka, 2 in Pakistan and 2 in Bangladesh) which have a total membership of approximately100,000.
What you’ll be doing
The British Council has a far-reaching vision for the future of libraries in South Asia. This ambitious strategy will be to launch a new digital library membership and content proposition across the region. The vision is to provide 5 million South Asians with access to knowledge and cultural resources through a new digital library; this will double membership and increase footfall by 300%. You will be building on the rich, cultural history of libraries in South Asia while developing a keen sense for tomorrow’s needs of the library services.
This is a newly created and exciting opportunity for a Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces. Based in South Asia, you will be creating and implementing the library strategy across the region including leading a team of library specialists who will help deliver key objectives. As well as leadership of the sites you will also be responsible for managing a complex budget for the libraries and key programmes.
One of the key challenges of the role will be to transform the current library offering, breaking out of the current bricks and mortar to operating in a virtual space. You will deliver this transformational change through marketing analysis and insight and working collaboratively with country, regional and global colleagues to ensure insights are embedded in decision-making processes and strategies.
Why you’ll be hired
Applications are invited from individuals with a demonstrable track record in digital transformation change within libraries and information. The successful candidate will have a strong reputation for expertise and knowledge of modern libraries and what makes them successful. You will also have proven leadership abilities and excellent communication skills to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders. A passion for all things digital and the future of libraries is essential.
Why you should apply
This is a unique opportunity to work internationally with a leading cultural organisation to create a 21st Century library and take the lead on an exciting digital transformation change project. You will work autonomously to manage the strategy, engage with stakeholders and develop solutions at this exciting time for the British Council libraries. This role will contribute enormously to the future of libraries globally. If you are passionate about developing libraries and have a vision for how digital library services will operate in the future – this is not an opportunity to be missed.
The Director of Libraries and Digital Spaces role is located in South Asia, ideally in New Delhi but there are options for those based locally to work in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India or Sri Lanka.
The role is pitched as an initial 3 year contract. In return you will receive a competitive salary, plus generous mobility package and attractive benefits offer.
7.12.17 – Research Librarian
Schwarzman College Library, Beijing, China
Sarah P’s comments: Click for info about Schwarzman Scholars , and note they are requesting fluency in both English and Chinese.
Duties and Responsibility
- Responsible for the daily operations of Schwarzman College Library, including book procurement, cataloging, inventory management etc;
- Assist students and researchers with information requests and analyze those requests to determine which materials will best meet researcher’s needs.
- Act as a library information consultant, manage book lending, track overdue book materials, log and process loss of materials;
- Manage the library database;
- Assist in book and materials acquisition for the library
- Assist students and researchers in accessing and using Tsinghua University’s database and online research resources
- Manage a team of student librarians, including overseeing work schedules and supervising workers.
- Master or Bachelor’s degree in library science;
- Full Fluency in both Chinese and English;
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
- An ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time and implement projects independently;
- Adept at using computers, doing online research, and creating and maintaining electronic databases.
- Knowledge of university level online library resource systems preferred
- Previous experience in library operations required;
- Experience working in an academic environment is highly preferred;
- Experience living abroad or interacting with native English speakers in a professional context is highly preferred;
- Candidates should be flexible, detailed oriented, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
6.30.17 – Archives Manager
HSBC Bank, Hong Kong
If you’re looking for further opportunities to develop your career, take the next step in fulfiling your potential right here at HSBC. Global Communications, designs and implements communications strategies which support HSBC’s business objectives, in line with our values, and enhance and protect our reputation among key stakeholders.
We are currently seeking a high caliber professional to join our team as Archives Manager.
Provides strategic and hands on management for the Hong Kong archive collection
Cataloguing of new archives, managing and implementing large scale complex projects to tackle data quality, digitization and preservation issues affecting the Hong Kong collection
Supporting tours, presentations and events at the Hong Kong Archive Centre
Govern historical archives and art collections at a local level to professional standards
Strategically develop the collections in line with HSBC’s strategy, values and brand
Respond to internal and external queries regarding HSBC’s history and art
Provides significant input on strategic collection in Asia, which involves the selection, transfer and custody of historical records, once retention periods have passed
Taking an active role in exhibitions, history books, educational projects, museum partnerships, guest lectures, website and social media content, virtual reality platforms
Drive engagement with clients, employees, shareholders, dignitaries, regulators and other stakeholders.
Postgraduate qualification in Archives Management or related discipline.
Proven track record in managing and implementing complex archive strategies.
Leadership, people management, interpersonal, strategic planning, influencing, negotiation, project management skills.
Research and storytelling skills with some experience of interpreting and curating history topics.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to interact with senior management.
Expert knowledge of archives trends and professional best practice.
Knowledge of the financial service industry and global marketplace.
Written and spoken fluency in English and Cantonese is essential.
6.20.17 – Elementary Teacher Librarian
Australian International School, Singapore
Sarah P’s comments: Overall good reviews and good salary although Singapore, while fascinating, is a very expensive place to live.
6.6.17 – Scholarly Communications Librarian
Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sarah P’s comments: This is a re-post from 5.4.17. Apparently, they did not find a suitable candidate and are now advertising on ALAJobs. This university posts 1-2 positions per year. They are a well-established institution. Here are links for more info:
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Study Abroad Reviews
Closing date: 24 June 2017
The Library now seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian). The successful candidate will:
(i) oversee for the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty publishing, data management, and data curation;
(ii) facilitate the use of qualitative and quantitative research tools, bibliometrics, and altmetrics within campus;
(iii) work collaboratively with a library’s committee in developing, managing, and marketing the library’s IR system;
(iv) coordinate the management of HKBU theses and dissertations;
(v) explore digital technology to support data management and research processes;
(vi) assist in other areas of the section that include digital scholarship; and
(vii) participate in the library’s reference services.
Applicants should have (i) a good university degree with a recognised professional qualification in library and information science (e.g., MLIS or equivalent) OR a Master’s degree relevant to the position; (ii) two years of post-qualification and relevant experience in academic libraries; (iii) sound knowledge and practical experience in training provision, research processes, copyright, IR, PlumX, and major data software (such as SPSS, NVivo, GIS, etc.); (iv) strong written and oral communication skills in English; and (v) collaborative spirit in working with the university community and library colleagues. Shift duties are required.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the 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. The completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.
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6.5.17 – Teacher Librarian
Think International School, Hong Kong
Sarah P’s comments: A late posting from a fairly new school. I could only find one review which was suspiciously positive, by which I mean that when you read an only positive, glowing review you have to wonder who wrote it…So, worth checking out but make sure to read all material and ask questions if interested.
Teacher Librarian Needed for August 2017- Think International School Job to start mid August 2017 for an initial contract of two years.
We have two libraries, one for lower primary and one for upper primary and secondary.
Candidate must be a trained teacher and a trained Librarian. He/she will supervise two library technicians to maintain the two libraries.He will make plans for the school library, add resources to the library where he sees fit, and organize library sessions for Primary and secondary students.
Interested candidates are to send their resume with expected salary to
5.29.17 – Research & Instruction Librarian
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Sarah P’s comments: This is a position from a fairly new university (2013), formed as a partnership between Duke University in the USA and Wuhan University in China. They’re hiring quite a few positions so it would seem they are expanding. Here is more info:
Chronicle of Higher Education article
Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn). The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages.
The Research and Instruction Librarian engages with the faculty, researchers, staff, and students of Duke Kunshan University (DKU) to identify current and emerging user needs and to deliver responsive and innovative research and instructional services. The Librarian in this position collaborates with other DKU librarians and staff to develop, provide, and promote services in support of research and teaching, informational literacy, scholarly communication, and related activities.
JOB DESCRIPTION PDF
How to apply:
Duke Kunshan University requests from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the name and contact information for three references. The materials should be submitted to DKUrecruitment@dukekunshan.edu.cn. Priority will be given to applications received by June 30, 2017 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
5.22.17 – Learning Centers Director
Wings of Hope, Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia
Sarah P’s comments: Actually, this position is listed as ‘paid volunteer’ but that is an oxymoron. The position does cover expenses plus a small salary which is much better than volunteer positions where you have to pay! On the negative side, it sounds like quite a job, of which overseeing the library is a small part. The deadline was May 20 but if you are interested, shoot of a quick letter and resume. Volunteer and low pay positions are usually not as strict about deadlines as jobs.
The position of Cambodia Director for Wings of Hope/John Givonetti Giving is a multifaceted position managing a program that aims to provide rural Cambodian children (currently 500 to 600 students in three schools) with the skills to pull themselves out of poverty, primarily through instruction in English and computer skills. Teaching is conducted by an organized group of high school students (Student Teachers) that JGG has trained to teach both subjects (currently 60 Student Teachers). The position is based in Bak Chinhchien, Pursat Province, Cambodia with occasional travel outside the area to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Khmer Language skills are not a requirement. We are seeking a minimum one year commitment.
While the JGG Director is responsible for all JGG program activities, the primary allocation of the Director’s time and effort will be the administrative functions specified in General Responsibilities.
1. Effective organizational skills & multi-tasking ability in a developing country context
2. Very strong record keeping and reporting abilities are essential. This is a primary skill requirement.
3. Good written and verbal presentation/reporting
4. The ability to be culturally sensitive while achieving the goals of JGG.
5. Good working knowledge of English including writing/conversation/grammar. No teaching degree is required.
a. Persistent (everything is exponentially more difficult to do in Cambodia) and timely response to tax issues, government NGO operating requirements, insurance maintenance, building maintenance, construction projects, banking and internal accounting requirements.
b. Manage budget and expense journal entry process (development/implementation/periodic reporting) and clearly reporting this information expeditiously to the JGG Chairman.
c. Facility management for the two Learning Centers, the Siem Respite Center, the two Phnom Penh Dormitories and smaller projects.
d. Timely reporting to the Chairman of all JGG activities and prompt response to requests made by the Chairman and to the needs of Wings of Hope, a supporting charity.
e. Maintain with updates and improvements JGG’s Facebook page and website.
f. Implement/manage all other JGG activities and new projects as they develop.
g. Maintain good relationships with all levels of the Cambodian government (National/Provincial/Commune/Village) and school administration leaders.
h. Manage/develop staff and oversee their activities (currently 3 full-time Program Assistants (one position is open), 1 full-time Librarian, 5 part-time Professional teachers, 2 part-time US Peace Corps Volunteers, 2 House Supervisors (at Siam Reap and Phnom Penh dormitories) and 1 full-time House Attendant in Siem Reap.
2. English Outreach and Computer Training Programs
a. Train new and existing Student Teachers in teaching, English and computer skills including conducting weekend instruction classes.
b. Manage/train the professional part-time English teacher.
c. Conduct weekly review meeting with JGG staff and Student Teachers.
d. Monitor classroom activities with Student Teachers to insure the quality of the English training.
e. Develop/manage computer training for Student Teachers and selected other students.
f. Manage the four part-time math, science and English teachers preparing Student Teachers in their final high school year for the 12<sup>th</sup> grade exam.
g. Coordinate JGG activities between Bak Chinhchien, Romlech, and Koh Svey schools.
3. John Givonetti Learning Centers (2 buildings)
a. Train/manage Librarian.
b. Develop program for Student Teachers to assist in Library.
c. Create/implement development plans for both facilities including implementing computer training, and the acquisition of new books, video material and related programs.
4. John Givonetti Respite Center & Dormitories – Siem Riep & Phnom Penh (3 buildings)
a. Utilize the House Supervisor to oversee all Respite Center activities including the housing of former Student Teachers now attending university and JGG guests.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica Watson at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20.
LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
5.22.17 – Health Institute Internship
Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed Institute, Dist. Ahmednagar, India
Sarah P’s comments: For people interested in Medical Librarianship, Public Health, and NGO work, this 6-month internship might be useful.
The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed (CRHP), has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole to bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, CRHP has become an organization that empowers people to eliminate injustices through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP works by mobilizing and building the capacity of communities to achieve access to comprehensive development and freedom from stigma, poverty and disease.
Pioneering a comprehensive approach to primary community-based healthcare, known as the Jamkhed Model, CRHP has been a leader in public health and development in rural communities in India and around the world. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF. In the last 40 years, CRHP has directly worked with over 300 villages primarily within Maharashtra, India.
CRHP established the Jamkhed International Institute in order to systemize the sharing of the Jamkhed experience with others, people from throughout India and the world, students and faculty in various disciplines, professionals and staff of NGOs and government.
The CRHP Internship Program is currently offering an internship in development, communications, programs, and evaluations. Since its introduction, the internship program has become a very competitive and sought after placement for new graduates from around the world.
The intern will assist the International Training Coordinator with international groups that come for courses and individuals in diploma course (usually in role as liaison); perform the role of ‘office manager’; and assist with the library with the Coordinator and librarian.
The intern will learn about CRHP’s work mainly through the courses s/he assists with, as well as will get to know people from all over the world who come to learn from CRHP staff and villagers.
This is a 6-month minimum unpaid internship. Working hours are typically from 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Interns are given one-week holiday during their stay. CRHP provides room and board on its campus in Jamkhed, India to all interns. Internship does not cover flight to and from home country and visa fees.
What we are looking for:
- Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
- Experience or demonstrated interest in public health, development, or NGOs
- Good writing skills and experience writing promotional materials, editing, producing and revising training resources (print, ppt)
- Competency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Publisher
- Organizational ability, e.g. files, information, data, timetables
- Ability to work with a team and alone
- Willingness to take initiative
- Flexibility and cultural sensitivity with high interpersonal skills
- Good interpersonal relations and communication
Duties May Include:
- Assist international training coordinator with international groups, including ‘hosting’
- Be liaison between international groups & Institute/library
- Assist with various tasks for classes (including supplies, laptop & projector)
- Assist with responsibility of Institute/library office area, ‘office manager’, including maintaining important documents and resources on the Institute computer
- Assist with organizing and maintaining Institute resources, including keeping Institute computer updated
- Assist with developing/revising training resources (print, ppt)
- Assist with design & production of materials – promotion, training, PR materials, etc.
- Assist with promotion of courses – identify organizations, social media sites, etc.
- Assist librarian & international training coordinator keeping resources organized
- Maintain the library computer with relevant documents and resources
- Assist visitors with resources, being familiar with the resources
HOW TO APPLY