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Job: Teacher Librarian

10.16.17 –  Teacher Librarian
United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
SarahP’s comments:  A school with a great reputation however reviews warn that you will work very hard at this school.  This position is offered through Teacher Horizons, a free recruiting agency I have written about before: my blog post.
UWC SEA is a unique international school for gifted students of over sixty nationalities. The College is an IB World School and is a member of the Round Square Schools. UWC is an education movement comprised of 12 schools, colleges and national committees worldwide that offer scholarships and bursary schemes as well as accepting fee-paying students. Candidates must be able to engage with the Mission and Vision of the College particularly in terms of Service, Activities and Outdoor Education. Additionally, candidates should be able to adopt a pedagogy which aligns with that of the College – constructive and inquiry-based.
Singapore is one of Asia’s great cities offering an intriguing blend of Asian and Western cultures. With a wide-range of markets, restaurants, shopping, nightlife areas, outdoor sports facilities and family activities on offer, Singapore has appeal both for singles teachers and families. It is also one of Asia’s best travel hubs with Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka all a short and low-cost flight away.
To apply:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please refer to the school’s website. Please ensure you select ‘Teacherhorizons’ on the “Where did you hear about this vacancy?” drop-down menu.
If you wish, you can also include a link to your Teacherhorizons profile in your application so the school can access your references and documentation.
Click here to apply

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Conference: Sharjah Library Conference

 10.11.17:

The two-day main conference is November 8-9
Register now! – you can pay now, or pay on-site! Join the hundreds of other librarians for great programs and great presenters! Your registration includes an invitation letter after you register; access to allconference programs in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation), posters, the Librarian’s Lounge, library exhibits, and the Sharjah International Book Fair; session recordings after the conference; certificate of participation after in-person attendance; lunches and coffee breaks.
 Attend the Optional full-day Workshop, November 7
You can also register for the ACRL Workshop – “Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.” In this daylong workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This workshop is based on the highly successful Association of College and Research Libraries Assessment in Action program curriculum.
And Make Sure to Join Facebook Event
We invite you to join the 2017 SIBF-ALA Library Conference Facebook Event page or track the tag #SIBFALA17 on social media for updates.

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Job: Associate Research Officer

10.9.17 –  Associate Research Officer
Archives and Records Section, United Nations, Arusha, Tanzania
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS :   17 October  2017 
This position is located in the Archives and Records Section, Arusha Branch, Registry. Under the supervision of the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha, the incumbent will be responsible for administering the  information security and access regime, and for providing research and reference services to users of the records of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) and the  Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
Responsibilities:  In close coordination with the relevant legal officer, act as the focal point for the administration of the  Mechanism information security and access regime.   o Assist in the development of procedures for information security classification reviews and for implementation of decisions on reclassification. o Implement procedures for information security classification reviews, and for implementation of decisions, liaising with classification authorities, information owners and custodians.  o Ensure complete and accurate implementation of decisions on (re)classification.   Ensure correct marking of materials containing classified information.  Ensure correct redaction of classified information.
Through the Offices of the President, Registrar and Prosecutor, act as the focal point for requests for access to Mechanism records and archives.   o Receive and respond to requests for access.  Includes registering requests and tracking the process of considering and determining requests.  o Advise requesters and researchers on holdings and accessibility. o Provide other information and assistance to requesters and researchers.
Participate in the creation of finding aids, and other research and reference tools for Mechanism records and archives, in collaboration with the Archivist, the Audiovisual Archivist and the Electronic Records Manager.  Participate in the evaluation of existing research and reference tools and assist in the implementation of new tools to facilitate access to records and archives.
Monitor and analyse trends in requests for access and areas of research.
Advise the Archivist and the Deputy Chief, MARS Arusha on responses to trends, to enhance accessibility of records and archives.
Manage the content of the Mechanism website relating to records and archives.
Manage the Section’s collections of published and open-access research and reference material.  Select material for the development of collections.  Organise, classify and catalogue print and digital resources.
Participate in the development and implementation of advocacy and outreach programmes. Perform other duties as required.
Core Competencies:
Professionalism – Knowledge of records, archives or library operations and electronic data management. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop reference and research resources. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
QUALIFICATIONS 
Education: Advanced university degree in archival science, records management, library science, information science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience: Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management, library services, information management or related area.  Experience of providing reference services is required.  Experience of strict information security regimes is required.  Experience in international tribunals or national courts is desirable.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism.  For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.  Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
Assessment Method: There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice: Current UN staff at the GS and FS level who meet the eligibility requirements are exceptionally permitted to apply.  If selected, certain conditions will apply.  All offers of appointment are subject to budgetary approval. The appointment is limited to the Mechanism.  Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated in the Secretariat, UN Staff Members serve on assignment or secondment from their parent department/office if selected.  Appointments of staff members in the United Nations are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General. Staff Members are expected to move periodically to new functions in accordance with established rules and procedures, and may in this context be reassigned by the Secretary-General throughout the Organization based on the changing needs and mandates.
No Fee: THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
United Nations Considerations The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through the UN Inspira portal. The Mechanism is not able to accept applications for this vacancy via email. Internal applicants may go to https://inspira.un.orgExternal applicants may go to http://careers.un.org

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Job: Metadata/Systems Librarian

10.6.17 –  Technical Officer
World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
 

Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment
Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: Sep 29, 2017, 4:06:59 PM

Closing Date

: Oct 27, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva

Organization

: HQ/SPI Strategy, Policy and Information

Schedule

: Full-time  

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Library and Information Networks for Knowledge (LNK) is located in the department of Strategy, Policy and Information (SPI) within the cluster of Director General’s Office (DGO). LNK provides access to knowledge from WHO as well as to other sources of scientific literature produced around the world. WHO Library resources and expertise also provide scientific evidence and knowledge to low- and middle- income countries through Hinari and IRIS. The WHO Library networks and partnerships are an essential component in ensuring that its global initiatives reach a world-wide audience. The unit provides WHO staff with a range of tools and services needed for the organization to remain a leading norm and standard setting institution.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager and in close collaboration with LNK colleagues, Research4Life partners and WHO/IMT, the incumbent:
 
– Performs analysis, remediation, and normalization of metadata in the Research4Life content management system and discovery layer and applies basic programming and scripting skills in support of the technical requirements and production needs for metadata creation, conversion, enhancement, and maintenance including crosswalks; develops and/or customizes applications and tools for automation and innovation. (25%)
 
– Coordinates and assists in the creation of specifications for new programs and system enhancements related to core content applications; establishes and administers project plans and schedules and transitions newly implemented environments to production status by coordinating, testing, documentation creation and training; manages related communication. (20%)
 
– Oversees technology systems and services of the Research4Life and WHO Library applications; manages and coordinates upgrades, enhancements, new release installations, and special projects; coordinates and monitors environment and applications to ensure reliable performance, data integrity, and timely and accurate completion of processes which include, but are not limited to: application configuration, database loads, data extracts and transfers, the creation of database statistical reports. (20%)
 
– Develops strategies, service goals and functional requirement plans for Research4Life and WHO Library applications; investigates new products and technologies and conducts evaluation and/or proof of concept work to better understand requirements and solution design; implements solutions to best serve the community in line with needs; develops documentation and procedures; develops training materials and provides training. (16%)
 
– Consults with application users and product support to diagnose and resolve complex problems; provides operational support for investigating and resolving both application and user issues; develops troubleshooting and problem resolution processes to ensure a high level of service and efficiency; influences and collaborates with application users and product support to maximize the delivery of service and efficiency. (12%)
 
– Performing other duties, including in the larger unit or department as required or instructed. (7%).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: A first level university degree in the field of library or information science or in a substantively related field, ideally supplemented by an advanced degree in library science.
Desirable: Continuing education in functional and domain knowledge pertaining to related technologies and services, ensuring fresh knowledge of industry trends.

Experience

Essential: – Professional experience in library work for a minimum of 5 years at the national level with some international experience. A minimum of 3 years of intensive experience with automated library systems. Experience in cataloguing or building metadata for scientific publications. Experience applying the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience managing library based systems and services. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Experience drafting and writing training materials and promotional content in English. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
Desirable: Previous professional experience in WHO or other UN agency, preferably at a different duty station. Experience training operators in new software applications.

Skills

– Knowledge of automated information systems as applied in libraries and/or information networks.
– Familiarity with version control software.
– Familiarity with conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources including best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
– Deep understanding of the technologies and processes of online information provision and access as well as excellent knowledge of database and internet related tools.
– Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills and ability to make sound judgements and take decisions.
– Demonstrated capacity for both working independently and as part of a team; relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds; good interpersonal skills.
– Good capacity to work under pressure with ability to face unexpected and urgent issues.
– Excellent knowledge of a database software supporting information references.
– Excellent knowledge of SQL.
– Excellent knowledge of XML.
– Excellent knowledge of the internet and internet related tools.
– Knowledge of WHO corporate information systems, web content management tool and communications networks an asset.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of French. Expert knowledge of Spanish.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 58,583 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4384 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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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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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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Travel: Italian Library Tour

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

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

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