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FT Libn. @ Darwin Research Sta., Galapagos Islands

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Topic: FT Libn. @ Darwin Research Sta., Galapagos Islands
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Subject: FT Libn. @ Darwin Research Sta., Galapagos Islands
Date Posted: 20/Mar/2014 at 5:06pm
FULLTIME LIBRARIAN opening, Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands (due March 30, 2014):

At the Charles Darwin Research Station
in the Galapagos Islands (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

At the Charles Darwin Research Station
in the Galapagos Islands (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Job type: Full-time position
Job Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Process closing date:
March 30th
G.T. Corley Smith is a small library, which serves research scientists, researchers
and local and international visitors. Contains ~ 6000 monographs, and hundreds of
theses, reports and magazines print titles, ~ 20,000 reprints and an arc
hive collection of documents, photographs, slides and CDF Publications. The library catalog has
recently migrated to Koha Open Source ILS.
The librarian will be considered a senior staff position within the institution and will
have administrative responsibilities including regular staff meetings, budgeting and
project management, and attracting resources on a regular basis to ensure that the
library work and the larger “knowledge management” work is successful throughout
the CDF.
Main responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the library including cataloging, circulation, collection
development, reference and access, planning, promotion, budget and staff.
2. Lead the implementation of the plan for the protection of the collections and
archives of the CDF,
proactively seeking financial support through grants and collaborations.
3. Coordinate efforts to collect digitize and preserve CDF publications, photographs
and other unique content.
4. Mentor a local scholarship student and will attending a graduate
program / certificate of library and information science in the continent, in the operation and
implementation of all aspects of the library.
5. Supervise a library assistant and volunteers. 6. Manage the CDF information and
foster cross communication between departments.
7. Maintain and improve the library catalog, completing the implementation of some
features of Koha not yet fully operational. Develop and implement policies and
procedures for cataloging, including the de-duplication of records and other
8. Collaborate with CDF staff, researchers and volunteers in integrating the library
catalog and CDF content of the publication of information with other platforms
including CDF Datazone.
9. Oversee the maintenance and improvements of the physical facilities, equipment
and conditions of the library environment to ensure adequate long-term materials
conservation and enjoyable visitor experience.
10. Provide professional reference services for researchers, graduate students, and
other users.
Update and improve the online catalog of the library.
12. Identify financial resources for continued library maintenance, collections
enhancement, archiving, and storage.
Required profile:
Fluency in English and Spanish Degree in Library Science or related.
Certification in librarianship and documentation recognized by the international library
community program.
At least two years of full-time experience as a professional librarian with tasks such
as cataloging, reference, acquisitions, circulation,
planning, management and supervision of staff.
At least one year experience working with an automated library (modules catalog and
Working knowledge of standards such as AACR2, MARC and DDC (Dewey Decimal
Experience in project management.
Knowledge or experience in the preservation of library collections in Ecuadorian and
Latin American environments.
Working knowledge of basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Access.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Resourceful, detail oriented and proactive.
Demonstrate leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to learn new things, solve problems and initiative in
Preferred Qualifications:
• Post-graduate or Masters in library and information science
• With academic background in biological, environmental and marine sciences.
• Project management of digitization and implementation experience.
• Experience overseeing a renovation or expansion of the library.
• Experience or background to manage and
describe archival collections.
• Experience of database management.
• Experience with HTML and web editing.
• Affiliations with relevant professional organizations in librarianship.
They shall be fixed according to
the candidate's qualifications
. Benefits include health
insurance and 30 days of vacation per year.
How to apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents via e-mail to:
Letter of interest describing their qualifications in accordance with the minimum
requirements for this position (ha
lf a page for each requirement)
Curriculum Vitae
Three professional references (names and email addresses)

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