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Job: Librarian, User Engagement

9.6.17 –  Librarian, User Engagement
University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados
Sarah P’s comments:  I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  This is the third position they have posted this year.

Posted:
08/29/2017
Application Due:
09/26/2017
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Librarian, User Engagement in the Sidney Martin Library (SML), at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, User Experience (UX) Design,

Instructional Technology, or other relevant area

  • A minimum of three years work experience
  • Experience researching user needs (via surveys, focus groups, usability testing, etc.)
  • A clear understanding of the dynamics of change in libraries

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Experience working directly with students and faculty in an academic environment

(e.g., UX librarian, reference, liaison librarian, faculty member, etc.)

  • Classroom or web-based teaching practice
  • Project management skills
  • Experience managing an institutional website, mobile applications, and/or social media outlets

The successful candidate is also expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties as soon as possible.
Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB11000. Fax (246) 417-0330; Email: humanresources@cavehill.uwi.edu. If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website: www.cavehill.uwi.edu/hr/careers.aspx
The closing date for applications September 26, 2017.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Sandra Grant
Human Resources Section
The University of the West Indies – Cave Hill
Cave Hill Campus
P. O. Box 64
Bridgetown BB11000
Barbados
Phone:
246 417-4064
Fax:
246 417-0330

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Job: Librarian II/III

7.25.17 –  Librarian II/III (Documentalist/Indexer)
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Sarah P’s comments:  I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  They have posted three positions within the past three years.

Application Due:
08/24/2017
Minimum Qualification
Master’s degree in Information Science and/or Library Science from a recognized University.
Experience
Considerable experience in establishing and maintaining educational research information databases. Other desirable experience include:

  • editing and publishing academic documents
  • working in an online environment

Special Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of an educational research information service including bibliographic and numeric databases
  • Indexing and abstracting of documents relevant to educational research
  • Management of the School of Education’s monograph and journal publications
  • Management of the School of Education’s Collections in the University’s institutional repository
  • Compilation and continuous updating of a directory of Research in Progress in education in the Caribbean
  • Compilation and continuous updating of a directory of Caribbean educational researchers
  • Provision of reference and bibliographical services

Personal Attributes
The Department places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills and must be student-centered. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also have:

  • the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • the willingness to develop a research agenda
  • the ability to be a team player
  • the capacity to work autonomously and be self-directed
  • demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively as part of a professional team, in a cooperative collegial environment
  • the ability to coordinate projects
  • enthusiasm for supporting the dissemination and preservation of the research output of the School of Education
  • commitment to the Vision and Mission of the School of Education

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
The University of the West Indies – St. Augustine
The Campus Registrar
St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone:
1 (868) 662-2002
Fax:
1 (868) 663-9684

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Job: School Librarian

7.7.17 –  School Librarian
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education, St. Croix, USVI
Sarah P’s comments:  This opportunity is for those with the right to work in the U.S. It was last listed in 2014. The job and how to apply is listed on ALAJobs but the actual job description is listed on the USVI Department of Education website. Also note:  Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

 
THE POSITION BELOW IS VACANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
POSITION TITLE:             Librarian
LOCATION:                         St. Croix
 
Deadline for applying:            Until Filled
Salary Range:                          $34,000
Union:                                     American Federation of Teachers
DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision from the school principal, the individual in this position is required to have advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills and techniques of library science management for use in a library occupation in government.  An employee in this class may perform highly specialized library functions and may thus require knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practice, terminology and expressions of a discipline or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean, Virgin Islands.  Employee is also responsible for documents, Archives, Danish West Indian History, Danish Gothic Script, Fine Arts, Music, Media, etc. This position may involve the supervision of library personnel in the performance of administrative, technical, and professional tasks. Employee will work under the general supervision of an administrator who assigns duties.  Employee is expected to function independently in executing his/her duties. Duties are complex in nature relative to the techniques and principles involved in library science management.  The purpose of the position is to perform such tasks and functions associated with the provision of user-services in any library service community to which the library has responsibility.  Contacts are primarily with coworkers, children, young adults, adults, and the general public. Work is reviewed through observations and staff conferences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • Performs literature searches, involving the systematic and comprehensive search for information bearing on a specific problem or subject.
  • Catalogs non-processed materials.
  • Collects/builds and develops subject collections, based upon recommendations of service-area personnel as well as personal judgment, maintains want list of books and materials to be ordered.
  • Provides community information and referral service by maintaining community resource guides and information files.
  • Attends community service agency meetings as library service-area representative.
  • Answers in-depth reference questions (i.e. questions requiring research using at least two reference sources.
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and
  • After consultation with staff and library users as appropriate, writes long-range plans and objectives for service area to which assigned;
  • Evaluates gift books and materials and assigns them to the appropriate library collection;
  • Gives orientation training to newly appointed librarians and other staff in various service areas;
  • Assigns, schedules, supervises, and coordinates the activities of lower level professional and non- professional staff;
  • Designs and implements library programs;
  • Develops and writes library long-range plans and objectives;
  • Acquires, select, organize, and disseminate knowledge and information suited to the needs of a library service community;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Ensures that report cards and cumulative records are prepared for all students enrolled;
  • Determines whether or not a possible graduate has met graduate requirements;
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Identifies gifted children and suggests accelerated programs for such children;
  • Prepares case histories and reports outlining diagnostic results of the tests as a basis for planning the type of treatment;
  • Plans and supervises in-service training programs for teachers to meet the needs of students;
  • Provides to school personnel, parents and certain community agencies clinical and diagnostic information regarding children learning and emotional problems;
  • Prepares and submits required reports to the Director;
  • Participates in case conferences and research programs;
  • Participates in the development and administration of programs in the department;
  • Prepares and maintains comprehensive case records on each client in accordance with local and federal standards;
  • Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of library objectives, routines, procedures, techniques, methods, organization and administration;
  • Extensive knowledge of library materials;
  • Comprehensive specialized knowledge of materials and functions of one or more particular library service areas;
  • Advanced  written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain interagency relationships;
  • Ability to determine and satisfy the information needs of library patrons;
  • Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to community groups, public officials, and the general public, and to establish and maintain favorable library public relations;
  • Ability to devise and utilize innovative procedures and methods;
  • Ability to develop and implement new programs and to maintain ongoing programs in order to involve the community in the library;
  • Ability to make sound and independent judgment while performing various tasks and assignments;
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds or more;
  • Ability to walk, bend, stand, or stoop for an extended period of time
  • Ability to exercise patience while dealing with students;
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all those contacted during the course of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  •  Master’s degree in Library Science and three (3) years of progressively strong working experience as a librarian.

Interested persons should apply by visiting our website at www.teachusvi.net and select the appropriate application for submission procedures.
Send your complete application package to careers@sttj.k12.vi for consideration.
Application documents required: (1) Completed Application, (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Official College Transcripts, (5) Certifications, (6) Licensures, (7) Three Letters of Recommendation, (8) Police Background Check and (9) Doctor’s Statement of Good Health.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.  Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected candidate.

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Job: Law Librarian

4.12.17 –  Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Sarah P’s Comments:  COB positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving.  The last time this position was listed was 10/13/15 and I do not know whether it was a true opening and filled or whether this is a re-posting.
The University  Libraries invites applications for a full time faculty position at the rank   of Librarian II, a Law Librarian with responsibilities for the overall management   of the law collections which supports of the university LLB  programme.
The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment   to service within a diverse community; experience working within a Voyager   software environment; strong analytical skills; must demonstrate strong   leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and   resources; must have a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the   ability to apply then within the library setting; and the ability to work in   a fluid and technically changing.
The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.

  • Complete special projects as assigned;
  • Provide oversight of the smooth operation of the law reference desk services and collections;
  • Training, mentoring and evaluating staff to ensure efficiency of reference desk services and growth in usage of the collection;
  • Evaluate reference desk services and usage of collections and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Formulation of recommended policies and procedures that meet established          standards;
  • Participation in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations;
  • Coordination of collection development activities in keeping with established  policies;
  • Supervision of full time/part time staff and student workers
  • Conducting  bibliographic and information literacy sessions;
  • Preparing  reports; attending professional and general staff meetings;
  • Serving on library and college wide committees;
  • Engagement in research and professional activities;
  • Work evenings and weekends on rotation
  • Providing  legal reference service
  • Assist with selection/acquisition of new legal resources

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of four years post qualification experience in an academic or law Library. A working knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset.
  • Experience in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and
  •  Previous managerial and Supervisory  experience are essential.

Applicants should send the following:

  •   A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (www.ub.edu.bs/hrprofile);
  •   A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  •   An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  •   Teaching philosophy statement;
  •   Evidence of excellence in teaching;
  •   Evidence of research and scholarship;
  •   Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  •   At least three confidential, professional references.

Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.
The University of The Bahamas
Human Resources Department
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas
Attention:  Chief Human Resources Officer,
Human Resources
OR
hrapply@ub.edu.bs

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Job: Deputy Librarian

4.10.17 –  Deputy Librarian, Collections, Technical Services and Digital Technologies
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
Sarah P’s comments: I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  They advertised two positions in 2015 but none in 2016.
Application Due:  05/19/2017 (but states 4/30/2017 on their webpage)

The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.
Qualifications

Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position. The applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship and have a leadership style that is consultative and inclusive.
Duties and Responsibilities

The position provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development and delivery of all technical and technology-related services, and the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for all aspects of Library collections to support teaching and research, including acquisition, cataloguing, metadata creation, digital initiatives, scholarly communication, and data management. The successful applicant will provide vision, direction and leadership in matters to redefine collections, technical services, preservation and digital services in the context of emerging trends in these areas, and will:

  • Be responsible for the management, coordination and direction of collection development, technical services, digital initiatives and library systems
  • Formulate library policies and procedures based on current and emerging trends in academic library operations in keeping with the academic priorities of the Mona Campus
  • Work with Heads of Technical Services and Systems to provide vision, and lead in matters to redefine collections, technology use, and preservation
  • Interpret issues with regards to current trends and developments in library technical services and communicate these to the Campus Librarian
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in digital initiatives including the creation and maintenance of a Digital Centre
  • Develop strategic directions and work closely with relevant Library staff including the Deputy Librarian Public and Outreach Services to ensure coordinated handling of all aspects of technical services and library information systems
  • Plan new projects and activities including new initiatives in Technical and Digital Initiatives
  • Work with the Head of Systems for all matters in relation to evaluation and maintenance of the Integrated Library System
  • Work with the Preservation and Conservation Librarian in the management of the Bindery, including income generating activities
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects, regarding disaster and emergency management, and occupational health and safety, and liaise with the safety and security management consultants

Detailed application giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm OR deon.simpson@uwimona.edu.jm) or Fax: (876) 977-1422.Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on – Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm). The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at ( http://www.uwi.edu).
Closing date for receipt of application – May 19, 2017.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Deon Simpson
Office of Administration
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Mona Campus
Kingston 7 WI
Jamaica
Phone:
1876 977-2407
Fax:
1876 977-1422
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

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Job: Deputy Librarian

4.5.17 –  Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
Sarah P’s comments: I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  They advertised two positions in 2015 but none in 2016.
Application Due:  05/12/2017 (but states 4/30/2017 on their webpage)

The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.
Qualifications

Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position. The applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship and have a leadership style that is consultative and inclusive.
Duties and Responsibilities
This role provides strategic and operational leadership in the development, management and delivery of excellent and sustainable services to support the teaching, learning and research of the University community, as well as leadership in the creation and execution of special projects and initiatives. The successful applicant will work with Heads of Branches, the Head of Public Services, and the Coordinator of the Mona Information Literacy Unit (MILU), to provide leadership in areas of public services, teaching/learning and outreach, assessment, and user experience, and will:

  • Provide leadership for all Public Service and Outreach activities of the Mona Library and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence in service
  • Create and lead in the execution of Library policies and procedures based upon current and emerging trends in academic library operations
  • Work with Heads of Branches and the Head of Public Services to create and support the execution of traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and future needs of patrons and advance the strategic objectives of the Library
  • Provide vision and leadership for various outreach activities and coordinate the development of a comprehensive marketing and advocacy programme
  • Have primary responsibility for grant-writing, and developing projects and activities including new initiatives
  • Lead in the development of collaborative Campus partnerships with units, e.g. the Department of Library and Information Studies (DLIS), and Mona Office of Research and Innovation (MORI)
  • Assist with the supervision of professional staff with respect to hiring, deployment, job descriptions, appraisal, and career development
  • Advise and assist the Campus Librarian in the formulation of strategic direction in relation to facilities and space management

Detailed application giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm OR deon.simpson@uwimona.edu.jm) or Fax: (876) 977-1422.
Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on – Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: ( oadmin@uwimona.edu.jm). The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at ( http://www.uwi.edu).

CLICK HERE for the direct link to the position details found on the UWI site:

Application Information

Postal Address:
Deon Simpson
Office of Administration
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Mona Campus Kingston 7 WI Jamaica
Phone:
1876 977-2407
 Fax:
1876 977-1422
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

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2 Jobs: Campus Librarian & Law Librarian

2/2/15 – Campus Librarian II & Law Librarian
The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
Sarah P’s Comments: These positions are required to be posted whenever they renew which means that the current librarian might or might not be leaving. This means positions appear, on average, every two years. The last time COB listed positions was February 2015 and they were: Campus Special Collections Librarian, Campus Librarian and Law Librarian. Note the long application period: closing date is March 6, 2017.
Summary– Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees.

Application Information:

Campus Librarian, Librarian II – Northern Bahamas

The University Libraries is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at its Northern Bahamas Campus. The incumbent will be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills that engender excellence in librarianship, customer service, collegiality and professionalism. The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment, along with a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services within the institution. The duties of the Librarian will include but not be limited to leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with all academic units, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation); and performing other related duties as assigned to support the ongoing development of the University Libraries. Successful candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an accredited university; and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an academic library which includes management and leadership of a library branch/unit.

Law Librarian

The University Libraries invites applications for a full-time Law Librarian to oversee the management of the law collections. The successful candidate will be dynamic and innovative with a strong commitment to service within a diverse community; have experience working within a Voyager software environment; strong analytical skills; strong leadership capabilities; demonstrated knowledge of legal research and resources; a sound understanding of emerging technologies and the ability to apply them within the library setting; and a strong commitment to developing a cohesive and strong integrated library service within the academy. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Law Librarian has oversight of the law reference desk services and collections; responsibility for training, mentoring and evaluating staff evaluating reference desk services and usage of collections and making appropriate recommendations; recommending policies and procedures that meet established standards; participating in budget analysis and preparation; monitoring expenditure of approved budget allocations; coordinating collection development activities in keeping with established policies; supervising full-time and part-time staff and student workers; conducting bibliographic and information literacy sessions; preparing reports; attending professional and general staff meetings; serving on library and college wide committees; engaging in research and professional activities; working evenings and weekends on rotation. Applicants must possess at least a master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and a minimum of five years post qualification experience, preferably in a Law Library; skills in library automation, manipulation of legal database, online searching, bibliographic and information literacy instruction, and evidence of managerial or supervisory experience. Knowledge of Commonwealth and Caribbean legal systems would be an asset. This is a faculty position at the rank of Librarian II.
Submission of Materials:
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at facultyapply@ub.edu.bs by March 6, 2017.
Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabus; 4) official copy of all academic records; 5) representative sample of research, publication or creative work; 6) at least one letter of recommendation; and 7) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.

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Job: Senior Library Technician

12.8.16 – Senior Library Technician
MWR Fund, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Sarah P’s comments: Here is a rare international opportunity which does not require a MLS. MWR stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation Resources. This job is not listed on USAJobs which is the usual site for government jobs. FYI: USA citizens only.

DescriptionThe incumbent is responsible to train new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Devises and adapts various search strategies within the library’s holdings and utilizes online databases and CD-ROM resources to provide reference services to customers. Performs descriptive cataloging which does not involve extensive searching or long descriptions by modifying existing records to match items on hand. Assists the supervisory librarian in developing the library marketing plan. Develops publicity and marketing materials for review and approval. Administers and produces library programs, including youth services programs and prepares and after-action report and evaluation and to do so in a timely manner. Independently carries out assignments. May be required to oversee daily functions of the library in the absence of the supervisory librarian. The incumbent is responsible for training lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing to prepare, format, modify, edit and print a variety of letters, memos and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Accurately and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
RequirementsSpecific knowledge of library rules, policies and procedures for circulation and technical service. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Must have computer experience or training in computer applications such as Windows, Word, Excel, Access and the Internet. Strong typing skills are required; must be able to type 40 words per minute. Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching; and pushing loaded book trucks; and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a step stool. Must possess skill in working with peers and with the public.
Job Information

  • Location: Guantanamo Bay, Guantanamo Bay, 09593, Cuba
  • Job ID: 31587743
  • Posted: November 30, 2016
  • Position Title:Senior Library Technician
  • Company Name:MWR Fund
  • Library Type:Government (Federal/State) Library
  • Job Category:Technical Services
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $25,000.00 – $34,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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Job: Library Director

10.31.16 – Library Director
St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Sarah P’s comments:  Here is another Caribbean medical librarian position.  For those interested in these kind of positions please read yesterday’s post for general information. Specific to this position, according to my notes as well as e-mails from other librarians,  this position was originally advertised in the spring as a tenure-track position, then removed and re-posted in June as a non-tenure track position (maybe the original was an error?).  They did interview but apparently were unsuccessful and have now just re-listed the position.  St. Matthew’s is not one of the top-tier medical schools however there is some talk of working with or merging with the other schools which might improve their position. St. Matthew’s is owned by R3 Education who also owns Saba University School of Medicine and the Medical University of the Americas.
This could be a good break-in experience for someone who has some health sciences experience who wishes to go international and gain more experience, however it could be a challenging position as budget is usually an issue with for-profit schools.  Also, the Caymans Islands is an undeniably beautiful location but also a very expensive place to live so make sure to check cost-of-living before accepting.
 
Position Description:
St. Matthew’s University (SMU) seeks applications for the position of Library Director.
The St. Matthew’s University Library houses computer terminals, individual study carrels, a copy/print room, and small group study areas. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals.
The mission of SMU is to provide an outstanding medical and veterinary education curriculum to a dedicated group of students from the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and many other countries around the world.  The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning and promote academic excellence.   More information about SMU can be found at www.stmatthews.edu.
Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and manage library staff;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Participate in the Principles of Research and Evidence Based Medicine course;
  • Ensure compliance with library policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science.
  • At least one year’s experience as a professional librarian in a medical library setting.
  • Good communication and oral skills with preference for a candidate that can also teach a short course regarding research and/or informatics.
  • Supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.
Application Details and Deadline:
The position of Library Director will be open soon and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.   Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to hr@stmatthews.edu or send via mail to:
St. Matthew’s University, Search Committee, P.O. Box 30992, Grand Cayman, KY1-1204

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Job: Library Director

10.30.16 – Library Director
Confidential, Caribbean Netherlands
Sarah P’s comments: Name withheld – why the secrecy?  I believe this position is with one of two medical schools located in the Caribbean Netherlands.  One is Saba University School of Medicine, a top-tier choice.  Or it could be St. James School of Medicine, who just consolidated their Bonaire campus into their St. Vincent campus.
Caribbean medical library positions are posted quite regularly if anyone has any interest in medical library positions in nice places.  The question is about reputation.  Here’s an article discusses the ranking of the Caribbean medical schools. For more information and reviews visit the Caribbean Medical Schools section of ValueMD (also listed in my Book Resources section).
 
Position Description:
Accredited International Medical School seeks applications for the position of Library Director.
The Medical Library is a 7,000 sq. ft., facility which houses computer terminals, individual study carrels with monitors and video players. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals through OVID and MD Consult.
The mission of the medical school is to provide students of diverse backgrounds who exhibit a passion for the field of medicine with the opportunity to acquire the medical and clinical expertise needed for a successful career as a practicing clinician, along with the skills and confidence needed to critically evaluate and apply new information. The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning, develop essential research skills, and promote academic excellence.
Responsibilities:

  • Supervise library operations and staff;
  • Prepare management reports and develop yearly objectives;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Assist students and faculty pursuing course and extracurricular research;
  • Participate in the research and informatics education programs;
  • Update policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Minimum Requirements of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least one year of experience as a professional librarian in an academic or medical school library setting.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with preference for a candidate that can contribute to course development and assessment where appropriate.
  • Experience living and/or working overseas is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.
Application Details and Deadline:
The position of Library Director is open immediately and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to: administrative_positions@intl-gmed.com
 

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