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Job: Associate Director fro Scholarly Resources

12.12.16 – Associate Director for Scholarly Resources
Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Sarah P’s comments:  In keeping with the season, this is a sugar plum of a job…and because it is posted on ALAJobs, it seems they are open to receiving applications from international applicants.

 
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. We are looking to recruit an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, to lead two key departments within the Bodleian Libraries: Collections Management and Bodleian Digital Library Services and Systems (BDLSS). These departments provide high quality services and operations of critical importance to the University and wider world of scholarship.
This portfolio of staff, services and operations is a new one and you will play a key role in leading a process of organisational change designed to ensure that the two departments operate seamlessly across their range of services, develop a clear and shared approach to new ways of working together where appropriate, and develop and maintain a harmonious working atmosphere that enables staff to flourish in their roles.
You will be responsible for helping to shape strategy within and across these departments and for its smooth and efficient implementation, always focussing on the needs of users.
You will also lead digital information services in developing content and tools that support digital scholarship, and will develop strong partnerships with others inside the University and externally in the creation of world-leading digital library collections and services.
As Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, you will be a member of the Bodleian Libraries Senior Management Team. You will manage a staff of 150 and an annual budget in excess of £3.5m, as well as shared oversight of the £7m materials budget with the Deputy Librarian, and significant funding in support of special projects.
Due to the nature of this post, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
As part of your online application, you will be required to upload a supporting statement outlining how you meet each of the essential and desirable selection criteria listed in the job description and a CV. CV’s alone will not be accepted. Further information about the role and how to apply along with a copy of the job description can be found on the University of Oxford jobs and vacancies page at the following link:
https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=126022
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian at: pa.librarian@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Only applications received online before 12.00pm (GMT) on Monday 9 January 2017 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held during week commencing 6 February 2017.
 
RequirementsTo meet the challenges of this role you will have a degree and a relevant post graduate qualification (or equivalent), the ability to manage large and complex operations effectively including highly developed planning and decision making skills and a strong record of innovative and creative leadership. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrable skills in management, supervision and team-building.
Accomplishment in the management of digital activities and significant project management experience is also essential, as is the ability to represent the Bodleian Libraries locally, nationally, and internationally through committees, papers and presentations and a demonstrable record of dealing successfully with organisational change. Individuals with an interest in, and experience of, data science and its applications are encouraged to apply.

B23/ALC6: Salary from £70,000 p.a.

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Job: Information Scientist

8/15/15 –  Information Scientist
Freshwater Biological Association, Windermere, Cumbria, UK
 
The FBA is a charity dedicated to the understanding and the sustainable management of fresh waters around the globe. Founded in 1929, we are a membership organisation with a rich history and we pride ourselves on being one of the finest sources of freshwater information in the world.
The work that we do together with the resources and facilities that we provide are incredibly important. This is increasingly so as along with others we seek to understand and promote the effective management of our rivers and lakes to ensure the sustainable use of freshwaters.
Like the ecosystems we seek to protect and nourish, the FBA is an organisation that is not immune to external threats and changes in the environment in which it operates. We, like many other charitable organisations, have seen our role change over the last few years and have a new strategy in response to these changes.
This is a new role offering you the scope not only to make your mark, but also to contribute to making a genuinely lasting legacy for generations to come. In this role you will lead on the maintenance, development and promotion of the FBA’s collections and information sources to all of our audiences.
Salary: £27,500 – £30,000
How to apply:
NFP Consulting is our recruiting partner for this vacancy.  A full candidate information pack can be downloaded via the NFP Consulting website: www.nfpconsulting.co.uk
Closing date: 10.00 a.m. Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Travel: Join ASCLA in Scotland in October

5/20/15 –  Tour Scotland with ASCLA: October 28 – November 5, 2015
(Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies)
ASCLA’s next adventure abroad–a trip to Scotland October 28-November 5th! Seven Nights in Scotland on an author themed tour! From the magical city of Edinburgh, to the capital of the Highlands, the west coast, islands and back to Glasgow, this is Scotland at its most intriguing and fascinating. History, world famous writers, music, and epic scenery will be taken in each day to delight and wonder you to this ancient and wildly beautiful country.
Inclusions:

  • 2 Nights in Edinburgh at the Holyrood Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Inverness at the Glen Mhor Hotel
  • 1 Night in Oban at the Royal Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Glasgow at the Indigo Hotel
  • Evening Meal at Hotel on Four Nights
  • Traditional Scottish Pub Lunch on Two days
  • Final Night Scottish Ceili & Dinner in Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Old Town Historic Walk
  • Entrance to Roselyn Chapel
  • Tour of Abbottsford, Sir Walter Scotts Home
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Castle Tour
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glencoe Valley Tour
  • Oban Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

Participants are responsible for their own airfare.
Check out the itinerary below, then reserve your spot by contacting Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or deb.gisby@frosch.com.
Trip Information:
October 28 – November 5, 2015
7 Nights for $2495 Double Occupancy plus airfare (Single supplement for people traveling solo is an additional $395).
We can attempt pair you with another solo traveler if you are interested.
Deposits of $500 for the trip are due June 1, 2015. Remaining balance due September 1, 2015.
A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. Click here for an informational brochure.
Questions about the trip or to reserve your spot:
Contact Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or email her at: deb.gisby@frosch.com.
 
 
 
 

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News: ASCLA Scotland Tour

4/20/15 –  Tour Scotland October 28 – November 5, 2015
ASCLA’s next adventure abroad–a trip to Scotland this October! Seven Nights in Scotland on an author themed tour! From the magical city of Edinburgh, to the capital of the Highlands, the west coast, islands and back to Glasgow, this is Scotland at its most intriguing and fascinating. History, world famous writers, music, and epic scenery will be taken in each day to delight and wonder you to this ancient and wildly beautiful country.
Inclusions:

  • 2 Nights in Edinburgh at the Holyrood Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Inverness at the Glen Mhor Hotel
  • 1 Night in Oban at the Royal Hotel
  • 2 Nights in Glasgow at the Indigo Hotel
  • Evening Meal at Hotel on Four Nights
  • Traditional Scottish Pub Lunch on Two days
  • Final Night Scottish Ceili & Dinner in Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Old Town Historic Walk
  • Entrance to Roselyn Chapel
  • Tour of Abbottsford, Sir Walter Scotts Home
  • Loch Ness Cruise & Castle Tour
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glencoe Valley Tour
  • Oban Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

Participants are responsible for their own airfare.
Check out the itinerary below, then reserve your spot by contacting Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or deb.gisby@frosch.com.
Trip Information:
October 28 – November 5, 2015
7 Nights for $2495 Double Occupancy plus airfare (Single supplement for people traveling solo is an additional $395).
We can attempt pair you with another solo traveler if you are interested.
Deposits of $500 for the trip are due June 1, 2015. Remaining balance due September 1, 2015.
A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA, a division of ALA. All those interested in coming along on this exciting trip are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. Click here for an informational brochure.
Questions about the trip or to reserve your spot:
Contact Debra Burman Gisby, with Frosch at 847.579.9898 or email her at: deb.gisby@frosch.com.
Deposit of $500 due by June 1, 2015. Remaining balance payment due by Septmber 1, 2015.
ASCLA, a small and mighty division of ALA, represents a diverse group of librarians that includes consultants and independent librarians; state libraries and the librarians, consultants and staff who work there; library networks, cooperatives, consortia and other libraries and librarians involved in collaboration; and librarians serving special populations such as incarcerated youth and adults and people with all types of disabilities. Check out our interest groupsbecome a member, and make sure to explore our Annual Conference programming and events!

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