Tag Archives: librarians

NTU libraries hiring librarians

Librarian/Senior Librarian – Digital Portal & Initiatives (NTU Libraries) ‎Key responsibilities: Evaluate and promote educational IT tools and portal platforms Provide training and technical support to students and staff implementing digital projects effectively using WordPress and other suitable platforms Provide expertise for the creation of information and knowledge portals to curate content and to provide […]


Read More...


Are librarians paid fairly?

13 September 2017)  The LIANZA blog writes that in general the answer is no – librarians are not paid fairly.   Based on Strategic Pay data purchased by LIANZA at a national level, we see librarians in entry level roles being paid 1.5% less than other local government and 6.7% less than the general market.  This […]


Read More...


The unique role and value of information professionals in special libraries

New research highlights the need to clarify the difference between IT and IM (17 August 2017, Canberra)  A new report from the Australian Library and Information Association suggests that there is confusion in management circles about the degree of overlap between the work of ICT and library and information professionals. The report, The unique role […]


Read More...


SkillsVision Forum for Librarians

Library Leadership from Resources to Strategies (12 July 2017) The Forum is an opportunity to learn from the library success stories of University of Melbourne, a top ranked university in Australia, in strategical support and leadership. This is a programme designed for library leadership roles supporting fast changing academic workflows ranging from research to innovation […]


Read More...


Artstor’s K-12 LibGuides announced

(25 August 2016) Artstor has announced its new K-12 LibGuides. These guides will help students, faculty, and school librarians get started–or become experts–using the Artstor Digital Library. Find them side by side with the higher education LibGuides at artstor.libguides.com. As with all Artstor guides you are encouraged to reuse them! The K-12 faculty guide covers […]


Read More...


UK libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close

(29 March 2016) Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession. Children’s author Alan […]


Read More...


Workshop on PCE for the LIS professionals in Sri Lanka

(24 March 2016)  The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) with the support of IFLA/BSLA has initiated a programme to promote and propagate Professional Conduct and Ethical (PCE) culture among library and information professionals in Sri Lanka. As initial phase, a three day workshop to train the trainers on PCE was organized and ceremonially inaugurated at […]


Read More...


Introduce manga to your users and staff with this simple purchasing guide

(9 February 2016) Manga is a one of the fastest growing genres available for digital library users. These Japanese comics continue to grow in popularity and are a perfect way to get teens excited about reading. Manga can be intimidating to purchase as there are a number of genres and the serialized format in which […]


Read More...


Global education for librarians and information professionals

(4 February 2016) The Traveling Librarian blog reports that the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, part of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce its continuing Global Education for Librarians and Information Professionals Program. GSLIS will offer again Global Information Services (LSC 518) […]


Read More...


Workforce Development Working Group – Future of Libraries Call for Expressions of Interest

(6 February 2016) LIANZA’s The Future of Libraries has resulted in four workstreams – looking at workforce development from a whole of sector strategic perspective is one of these.  A copy of Future of Libraries work is here. LIANZA is seeking individuals who are interested in the problem of workforce development within the profession. Closing […]


Read More...


The Wikipedia Library – #1Lib1Ref

#1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference) – January 15–23, 2016. Imagine a world where every librarian added one more reference to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a first stop for researchers: let’s make it better! Your goal today is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. […]


Read More...


Cross border mobility of librarians in the ASEAN region

(2 October 2015) On 9 June 2015 the Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI) and the Thailand Library Association (TLA) organized a convening prior to the CONSAL conference in Bangkok. The convening on ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians aimed to create a platform for common understanding of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Economic […]


Read More...


Li Ka Shing Library hiring librarians

(31 March 2015) Applications are invited for the appointment of Librarian, in the Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University. The position is intended for a new MLIS (Master in Library and Information Science) graduate. The position holder will work half-time in either Information Access & Resources or Learning & Information Services in order to […]


Read More...


Cultivating global library leadership

(February 2015) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation decided to exit the field of global library leadership, but wanted to leave the sector strong. It hired Arabella Advisors to research library leadership training programs around the world to provide the training providers, participants, supporters, and other stakeholders with a comprehensive assessment of the field. Cultivating Global […]


Read More...


Hong Kong library workers seek government help after mass sacking of casual staff

(13 March 2015)  More than 100 casual library workers have sought help from the Labour Department after their employer allegedly ceased operations and put them out of work, the Federation of Trade Unions said. They are among 500 full-time and part-time employees of outsourced service provider Top Link Asia who have neither been paid last […]


Read More...