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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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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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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: Librarian/Cataloguer

8.5.16 – Librarian/Cataloguer
Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg
Sarah P’s comments:  A rare opp for a law librarian…however they do not say whether you have to be EU resident. They did advertise this position on IFLA which suggests they are open to applications from elsewhere but check before you apply.

Job description

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.

Joining us

If you are interested in joining our Institute, please apply online and follow our usual application process.

Contact

Diana Castellaneta

Apply online

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Internship: United Nations and UNCITRAL

3.10.16 –  Library Internships
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria
 
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx).

The UNOV Library provides full library and information services to the staff of the United Nations units and Permanent Missions in Vienna.  The collection focuses on issues related to drugs and crime, outer space affairs, as well as translation and interpretation. We also house an extensive collection of UN official documents and publications. More information is available at: http://www.unvienna.org/unov/library.html
The UNCITRAL Law Library serves the Secretariat and delegates of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. It houses one of the largest multi-lingual trade law collections in Europe. More information is available at: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/publications/library.html
For both libraries, intern duties include assisting with reference and client services, collections maintenance, cataloguing and digitization projects.  Interns are required to have an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Working knowledge of other UN languages would be considered an asset.  In addition, experience or course work related to reference, cataloguing and/or special libraries is desirable. For the UNCITRAL Law Library, experience with legal materials or course work in law would be considered an asset.
Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.
Interested candidates can find the internship opportunity posted on the UN Careers website at:
https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=56847
The deadline for applying is April 9, 2016.

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Job: Law Librarian

12/2/15 –  Law Librarian
University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Fiji
Sarah P’s comments: This position is a re-advertisement from August. If you want to go to the South Pacific, British-based USP is considered the best place to work for. They obviously did not find a qualified candidate in the first round so if you have some law experience go ahead and apply.
 

The Opportunity
The appointee will be responsible for the provision of library information services to meet the needs of on-campus and distance education students, staff and general users in the area of law at The University of the South Pacific. She/he will be based at the Emalus Campus Library, Port Vila, Vanuatu and will also be required to assist in the provision of library information services in other subject areas at the Emalus Campus Library.
The Person We SeekApplicants must have a professional qualification in Library Information Studies recognized by an accrediting body such as the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). They must have proven experience in the provision of library services to legal practitioners or students and faculty ; knowledge and familiarity with library information technology; working knowledge and experience in the international library standards AACR2/RDA, the Moys Classification Scheme, LC Subject Headings, LCRI and MARC 21 ; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
In addition, applicants must have a minimum of 6 years professional law library experience; be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of interpersonal, comparative and foreign law resources with particular experience in the use of online law databases; knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques; experience in conducting training in legal research; and be able to manage and motivate a small team of staff, and to work evening and weekend duties
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in training library personnel at the paraprofessional level; dealing with library users in a multi-cultural environment; and working in a developing country.
Remuneration
The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.
Salary Range: Band 3 VT 3,972,317 to VT 5,226,733 per annum
(Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)
Closing date for applications: 15 January 2016
How To Apply
Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj Manual applications are no longer accepted.
Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

Application Information

Yee, Sin Joan, tel.: (679) 32 32282; email: sjoan.yee@usp.ac.fj
Human Resources
The University of the South Pacific

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Job: Information Services Librarian: Law

8/18/15 –  Information Services Librarian: Law
Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar
Sarah P’s comments:  For comments and information about Qatar National Library and life in Doha please search ‘Qatar’ on the blog for earlier posts.
 
Qatar National Library has a new opening for an Information Services Librarian – Law position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos smontesinos@qf.org.qa
Job Purpose:
To deliver interdisciplinary research, reference, instructional services and public programs for Law, in both Arabic and English, as well as develop and manage the collection. To act as the primary Law Librarian for the Hamad bin Khalifa University Juris Doctor program in partnership with the Northwestern University School of Law.
 Key Result Areas:

  • Participate in the activities of the assigned Information Services team led by a Senior Information Services Librarian in order to effectively provide reference and reader’s advisory, collection management, literacy and learning opportunities in the assigned subject area
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services in the Qatar Reference Service through regular shifts in the Learning Commons, by eReference, and through individual office consultations
  • Provide information literacy and learning opportunities to researchers, educators and the general public
  • Develop the library collection in assigned subject areas by searching for, identifying, evaluating and selecting relevant resources in all formats through the application of standard library collection development methodologies in conjunction with the Collection Development policy and library procedures
  • Provide information literacy and learning opportunities through the development of innovative content and promotional activities for researchers, the education community (advanced education and K-12) and the general public
  • Develop print and virtual resources to support teaching and learning activities and for self-directed learning opportunities
  • Maintain regular interaction with faculty, researchers, students and the general public to determine user needs
  • Develop displays in order to highlight and interpret the library’s collections and services
  • Continuously explore new applications of pedagogy and technology in order to design and deliver active learning, critical thinking and learner collaboration
  • Assist on designated committees throughout the library
  • Participate in outreach programs to support research, education and community needs
  • Contribute to professional development initiatives by publishing, presenting and / or participating in professional organizations
  • Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in all areas of responsibility
  • Other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent
  • Legal expertise gained through an internationally recognized Law degree (American Bar Association or equivalent) is required
  • 2 years of professional library experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both oral and written English and Arabic (Native speakers of Arabic are required to have high IELTS or TOFEL scores)
  • Good interpersonal and people skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

For more information about Qatar National Library or Qatar Foundation, please feel free to visit www.qnl.qa or www.qf.org.qa
 

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Internship: UN Library / UNCITRAL Law Library

5/12/14 –  Intern Librarian 
UN Library & UNICITRAL Law Library, Vienna, Austria
The United Nations Library in Vienna and the UNCITRAL Law Library would like to invite students and recent graduates of Library and Information Science programs to submit an application through the UN Careers website (https://careers.un.org/lbw/Home.aspx).
Please note that the United Nations does not remunerate interns in any way. Costs and arrangements for travel, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or their sponsoring institutions. The minimum duration of an internship is 2 months.

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