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Friday, August 30, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Yale University - Professional Opportunity - School of Management Librarian 1-4 (#22706BR)

Please pardon cross-posting – professional opportunity of possible interest

School of Management Librarian

Center for Science & Social Science Information (CSSSI)

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-4

Requisition:  #22706BR


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


Position Focus:

The School of Management (SOM) Librarian serves as liaison to the more than 100 faculty members, approximately 500 graduate students, and administrators at the Yale School of Management, and provides business reference services for the entire Yale community. Reporting to the Director of the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the SOM Librarian is a member of the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. Responsibilities include: providing research support for management and business to students and faculty via consultations, other reference service points, and instruction; outreach to the School of Management community; selecting management and business-related material in all formats; Identifying, recommending, and negotiating agreements for business and finance databases and data; managing a collection budget of over $500,000; web site development and maintenance; and providing general reference service at CSSSI and other campus locations.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.

2.      Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.

3.      Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

4.      Demonstrated experience with electronic information resources.

5.      Strong public service orientation required.


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

1.      Undergraduate or advanced degree in business or finance.

2.      Demonstrated knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats.

3.      Demonstrated instruction and reference service skills.

4.      Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages.


The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in 15 libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and who are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


Center for Science & Social Science Information:

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.


Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.


How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 22706BR.  Please be sure to reference #22706BR in your cover letter.


Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

[LIBJOBS] job: Librarian, Central Arizona College, Aravaipa Campus

Hi all!  My apologies for any duplication, as I’m sending this to several listservs.


We are accepting applications for a professional librarian position at our college’s Aravaipa campus near Winkelman, AZ.  This is at a small community college in Pinal County, Arizona, about 60 miles from downtown Tucson and about 100 miles from downtown Phoenix.  The library/learning center is in a new building opened just a year ago.  The closing date for the posting is Thursday, Sept 12, 2013.  For more information, please see the links below.


Detailed job description, .pdf format


Human resources department, current openings page


A little about the Aravaipa campus


Thank you!


--bonnie simmons

Librarian, Signal Peak Campus, Central Arizona College

Library, room L111A



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Robert E. Eiche Library, Penn State Altoona.  The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services.  Duties of this tenure track position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession.  Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); at least 2 years post-MLS experience with reference and bibliographic instruction in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.  Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America.  A student survey completed in 2010 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category.  Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located across 23 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, and serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

Penn State Altoona is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, one hour from the University Park campus. The region is the largest retail area between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. The 90,000 volume campus library has recently been renovated and serves as a gateway to the resources of the Penn State University Libraries system.  The college offers 20 baccalaureate degree programs and 8 associate degree programs. Penn State Altoona also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system. There are approximately 4,000 students. More details about the Robert E. Eiche Library at Penn State Altoona can be found at  Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box AARL-LIBJ, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802.   Applications may also be sent to  Please reference Box AARL-LIBJ in the email subject line.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received with final considerations for interviews made no later than October 4, 2013.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.

[LIBJOBS] Louisiana USA - Natchitoches - Archives Associate (Non-faculty)

Watson Library, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, is looking for a library associate to work under the supervision of the head of the university archives and research collections. Responsibilities include assisting users with research collections, processing archival collections, supervise and training student workers, and other duties as assigned. Requirements include a master’s degree in history, folk life, public history, or an ALA accredited MLS or MLIS, good communications skills, ability to work with finding aids, experience with online resources such as JSTOR, historical newspapers, WorldCat, knowledge of current Microsoft office programs, experience processing archival collections, service-oriented philosophy, and ability to shift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.  Desirable include experience in archive management, reading knowledge of French or Spanish, experience in speaking to groups, and knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony, MARC, Content DM, or EAD standards.


Salary: 35,000. This is not a tenure-track or faculty position.


Send a letter of application, resumes, and names with contact information especially phone or email of three references to:


Abbie Landry, Director of Libraries, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches LA 71497


For full job description contact Abbie Landry at the above address or at 318-357-4403 or by email


Gail Stern Kwak


Reference/Government Information Coordinator

Watson Memorial Library

Northwestern State University

Natchitoches LA 71497

318 357-4574/318 228-5150


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Pakistan - Karachi - Head of University Library/University Librarian



I’m writing from Habib University in Karachi and would like to advertise the following job on your list.


Thank you.




Minerva John

Planning Assistant for Faculty Recruitment

University Planning


Habib University Foundation

D-145 |KDA Scheme 1 | Karachi | Pakistan

Telephone: +92 21 34301051-55 ext. 186 | Fax: +92 21 34301056 | Skype: minervajohn | | |



Habib University

Job Title: Head of University Library/ University Librarian


Reports to: Provost and President of Habib University

Scope of the Job: Under the administrative leadership of the Provost and President, the Head of University Library articulates the Library’s mission and goals; provides leadership for the Library’s staff, operations, and services; advances the Library’s reputation on a local, regional, and national scale; collaborates with university administrators in carrying out the University’s academic priorities.

Major Responsibilities:

As Habib University is a new institution, the role of the University Librarian is to:

1.      Articulate a clear vision for the University Library

2.      Develop and implement Library Strategic Plans to meet University’s academic priorities

3.      Manage the University Library’s human, financial, and physical resources

4.      Oversee all departmental operations including but not limited to: budget preparation and oversight, submission of reports, grant acquisition and management.

5.      Define and implement Library Policies and Procedures, applicable to University faculty, students, administrators and the university community at large

6.      Develop and implement the information technology plan for the Library, with a customer-centered approach to serving the digital information needs of the University

7.      Work with the faculty in defining library collections for the first year of classes and develop plans for expansion of collection

8.      Recruit and develop library staff for management of University Library

9.      Develop strategies to align Library services with University curricula and research

10.  Ensure the Library implements new technologies that enhances services

11.  Continually align Library’s services to meet the needs of diverse constituencies within the University Community

12.  Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Library to ensure reasonable access to all library services

13.  Communicate the value of library services to faculty, staff, and students

14.  Maintain knowledge of current issues and trends in academic information services such as instructional technology and design, information literacy, assessment, copyright and fair use

15.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Provost

Qualifications and Experience:

1.      A second Master’s degree or a doctoral degree

2.      Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent

3.      A record of scholarly achievement

4.      Leadership experience in an academic or research library

5.      Experience optimizing the delivery of library services

6.      Experience developing and implementing large-scale strategic or project plans

7.      Experience with library space building, expansion or design projects

8.      Budgetary experience

9.      A record of service in professional library or academic associations

10.  Experience implementing new technologies to enhance library services

11.  Experience developing collaborations regionally, nationally or internationally

12.  Proven ability securing external funding

Skills and competencies:

1.      Knowledge of emerging technologies within the domain of scholarship, scholarly communication, and library services.

2.      Demonstrated ability to work with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and other library constituents.

3.      Commitment to fostering a diverse staff.

4.      Commitment to serving a diverse community.

5.      Proven success as an effective communicator.

6.      Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills.

7.      Evidence of strong management skills.

Applications should include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and the contact information for three references, which should be sent electronically (a single PDF file preferred) and in confidence to Ms. Minerva John, . The deadline for applications is September 30, 2013.

About the Organization:

Habib University is a liberal arts and science institution being established by Habib University Foundation as a world class center of excellence in higher learning in Karachi, Pakistan. Beginning in Fall of 2014, Habib University will offer undergraduate programs, with a unique blend of interdisciplinary education in Science, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences. The University will start classes with 200 students and will continue to grow in numbers in subsequent years. The University is looking to develop and implement a creative and innovative admissions plan and process that addresses the needs of higher education in Pakistan and also represents best practices in admissions internationally.

For more information please visit our website



[LIBJOBS] Lawrenceville, United States, Executive Director

Executive Director Position-Gwinnett County Public Library (GA)


Gwinnett County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director to develop a new model of library service delivery while building on the Library’s award-winning traditions. The new Executive Director will work with the Library Board, staff and stakeholders to develop a new strategic direction and focus for the Library; serve as the face of the Library in the community it serves; develop and implement innovative and creative plans to position the Library for the future; advise and work with the Friends of the Gwinnett County Public Library; and explore alternative revenue sources. The successful candidate will find a library system with significant challenges and outstanding opportunities!


Governed by a five-member, appointed Board of Trustees, GCPL is a dynamic library system serving the 842,000 residents of Gwinnett County in northeast metro Atlanta, Georgia.  With an $18 million budget, Library staff (214 FTEs) operate 15 branch locations and one administrative center in what is one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation. As the busiest library system in Georgia, GCPL circulated 7.1 million items in 2012 to its 310,000+ card holders with volunteers donating 34,472 hours of service. Significant library programs include the “AskGCPL” remote access program, the 2011 Teen Summit, and a variety of offerings related to early childhood development, literacy and life-long learning.


Gwinnett County—the second largest county in Georgia—is an economic powerhouse standing as metro Atlanta’s hub for technology, bioscience, entrepreneurship and innovation.  The County is also renowned for its educational, cultural and recreational amenities, which together have created an excellent quality of life for all ages.  Its public school system—the school system of choice for people relocating to metro Atlanta—continues to garner accolades for excellence, including the 2010 Broad Prize (designating it as one of the nation’s top urban school districts). Other notable Gwinnett County amenities include its outstanding parks system, the Hudgens Center for the Arts, and the Gwinnett Environmental and Cultural Center.  For additional information, visit Gwinnett County Links.

Minimum qualifications. An MLS from an ALA-accredited program; five years of progressively responsible library administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and the ability to hold a State of Georgia Grade 5-B Librarian's Professional Graduate Certificate.  Essential skills include: excellent internal and external communication skills that inspire and motivate; the ability to develop and implement a shared vision of innovative library service; skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff, Friends and volunteers, local officials, and community leaders; experience in strategic visioning and planning; sound fiscal management; and successful experience implementing services and programs.  Advanced management training (MPA, MBA or similar degree), proven experience reporting to a policy-making board, and success in collaborating with county or municipal officials are highly desirable. Please see GCPL Executive Director job description for additional details.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $115,000 – 135,000 with a competitive benefits package. 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date—October 27, 2013.


Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates

4545 Wornall Road, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111


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Friday, August 23, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Head of Acquisitions and Description, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Head of Acquisitions and Description

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks an exceptional librarian to manage the daily activities necessary to expeditiously acquire, catalog and provide access to all formats of non-serial library resources.  The successful candidate will bring acquisitions expertise and excellent supervisory skills to oversee the work of two librarians and four staff who perform ordering, cataloging, data management, and maintenance. The librarian oversees workflow development; training; support for external and internal users; vendor negotiations; platform and content review; monitoring of expenditures and stewardship of funds. The librarian may also serve as liaison to one or more academic departments.

Selection preference will be given to candidates with: significant work experience in the acquisition of books and media in print and electronic formats; demonstrated ability to work with library vendors; knowledge of MARC format and a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC; an understanding of cataloging standards including AACR2, RDA, LCSH, ISBD, and FRBR; proficiency in utilizing an integrated library system and advanced functions of Microsoft Office; ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment; ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both welcome and constant; excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.

This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Resource Services.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program with two to five years of post-Master's degree professional experience in an academic setting or research library. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with licensing for DVDs and streaming media; knowledge of public performance rights and copyright; experience with bulk processing of MARC records from OCLC, MARCIVE and other vendors. Knowledge of and/or experience with multiple aspects of librarianship including electronic resource management; budgeting; and collaboration with vendors, librarians, faculty, staff, students and the larger community.
Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. 

Review of applications begins August 30, and continues until the position is filled.   Interested applicants should go to and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system. 

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $4 million, and an operating budget of over $8 million, serves over 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School.  Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country's finest liberal arts institutions.  Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "Pro Humanitate."  The university is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Lauren Corbett
Director of Resource Services, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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A new job has been posted on the Linux Australia website.

This is as close as you will get working to working in a Silicon Valley tech
company. There's no other opportunity like this in Australia!

As a member of the infrastructure team, you'll be working
side-by-side with software engineers to design and deliver mission critical
services and systems.You'll be working with MySQL and Nginx at scale, as well
as a wide variety of cutting edge technology used to support our web-scale,
real-time marketplace including Python, Go, Thrift, RabbitMQ, Redis, and

Fully deployed in Amazon's EC2 cloud, it's our mission to build highly
resilient, self healing systems by automating and monitoring EVERYTHING using
Puppet, ZooKeeper, Graphite, Kibana, and Jenkins.

Over 8.4 million users have joined to work and get work done.
With over 4.8 million projects posted to date, with a total value of over 1.1
billion dollars, is the world's largest online outsourcing &
crowdsourcing site.

You will have:
* Strong experience working with Linux at scale
* Strong experience working with MySQL
* Experience working with automation tools such as Puppet, or Chef
* Strong understanding of networking and systems architecture
* Tertiary Degree in Computer Science/Engineering (or Related)
* Language experience with any of: PHP, Python, Go, Node.js, Ruby
* Experience working in high-performance or web-scale environment will be
highly regarded. DevOps Engineers have a strong understanding of core computer
science and systems architecture, are intelligent, highly motivated, welcome
responsibility, and love to tackle difficult problems. This won't be your
typical cog-in-the-machine type of job. You will be exposed to the fast pace
of a startup at the grass roots by a team who have built global technology
companies before, designing and developing the software and systems that
drive our platform of over 8.4 million users. has a vibrant and fun team atmosphere where you can enjoy many
perks such as our huge balcony overlooking the harbour, social events,
hackathons, poker tournaments, well-stocked kitchens, Friday BBQs, an outdoor
pool table, and free gym membership! We also provide our staff with spacious
desks, huge LCD monitors, and your choice of development platform (Linux,
Mac, Windows). This won't be your typical cog-in-the-machine type of job.

If you're a high achiever with talent, looking for something more than a
boring job in corporate, want to work with the best and brightest, don't need
to be hand held, and want to be in at ground zero with a company that has a
shot at being one of the biggest sites on the Internet then contact us.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

[LIBJOBS] Republic of Moldova - Chisinau - Library Curriculum Specialist- Deadline has been extended

Deadline for application to announced position has been extended to August 22, 2013.


From: Violeta Bunescu []
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:59 PM
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Subject: Republic of Moldova - Chisinau - Library Curriculum Specialist


Consultant Description

International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)



Position Title:

Librarian Curriculum Specialist


Novateca Program

Reports To:          

Program Director

Position Location:

Chisinau, Moldova






The purpose of this request for proposals is to identify a consultant to develop a new training curriculum on new modern library concepts for Moldovan public librarians.


The consultant will be tasked to research, conduct focus groups and interviews, and develop a high-quality training curriculum and TOT for public librarians in Moldova. The training curricula will be used as an introductory library course for the library development program, Novateca. The consultant will develop the training with the guidance of Novateca, input from Moldovan librarians and support from other local experts. The consultant will create an effective, culturally appropriate training focusing on concepts of a modern library, which includes that libraries:

·   help users access information and promote new engagement with knowledge and information

·   are community centers reflecting the needs and diversity of the communities they serve

·   help shape the lives of the community members they serve

The consultant must conduct focus groups with experts in Moldova and at IREX to further define the scope and content of the training. The training packet will be complete with ToT and all materials (listed below). The consultant will pilot the training in Chisinau with librarians and Novateca participants, then adapt the training based on feedback.


A total of amount available for the consultant's fees and expenses is dependent upon proposed activities.


The project will be managed by the Program Director from within the Novateca program at IREX/Moldova.


The training should be written in English, but will ultimately be delivered in both Romanian and Russian.




About IREX

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.


Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $60 million and a staff of 500 professionals worldwide.  IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 100 countries.


Summary of the Novateca Program

The Novateca program is administered by IREX in the Republic of Moldova. The program is a designed to gain an in-depth understanding of the strengths and opportunities for providing wide scale public access to the internet through the existing public library network. This will occur through networking with a wide range of stakeholders, providing training to librarians, and piloting public access to the internet in a number of libraries.


Novateca selected 68 libraries participate in the pilot network in 2013. The program engaged more than 200 librarians in trainings over the course of the year. More information on the Novateca pilot program can be found at




The training on modern library services will eventually be part of a series of three trainings for Moldovan librarians. Two trainings currently offered by Novateca are: "IT and Computer Management" and "New Library Services." The requested training course will serve as a precursor to these trainings, to better familiarize librarians with modern library concepts before they step into more technical trainings. Novateca is requesting a proposal for the development of (up to) a 3-day training covering key modern library concepts, identified by the consultant and with support of Novateca and other Moldovan partners.


Audience:  Librarians in Moldova

General Theme:   The workshop should focus on the concept of a modern library, including the following overall themes on modern libraries and how they:

·   help users access information and promote new engagement with knowledge and information.

·   are community centers reflecting the needs and diversity of the communities they serve.

·   help shape the lives of the community members they serve.


The training will be focus on the philosophy of a "modern library", but this concept needs to be constructed with input from Novateca and key library leaders in Moldova. The training should bring in globally recognized concepts, while at the same time be applicable to the Moldovan environment.

This consultancy requires travel to Moldova, both to Chisinau and also to visit and meet representatives from the library outside the capital.




1)  Scope of Services and Deliverables



1.    Conduct interviews and focus groups on appropriate topics, methods, and training practices for a modern library training for Moldovan public libraries

2.    Work with Novateca to define key areas and concepts for the training; on the first trip to Moldova

3.    Develop an up to 3-day training curriculum on modern library concepts for Moldovan public librarians, including ToT (components listed below); can be done remotely

4.    Pilot the training for Novateca and librarians and make necessary adaptations to the training, on a second trip to Moldova

5.    Submit a final training packet that can be easily used for the Novateca program; can be done remotely


The selected company will: 

·      Consult with IREX on training needs, themes, concepts, and purpose so that the training can most appropriately fit within the context of the program

·      Conduct interviews and focus groups with Moldovan librarians and research on appropriate topics, adult-learning methods, and training practices for a modern library training for Moldovan public libraries

·      Compile information and make a framework for the training to be submitted for review to Novateca prior to development of the full training and TOT

·            Develop the training, including:

    • Training manual
    • Session plans
    • A sample 3-day agenda
    • pre- and post-evaluations
    • relevant support materials/handouts/PPTs

·            Develop ToT so that Moldovan librarians can easily train their counterparts, including:

    • Training methods and procedures (methods of instruction must be based on interactive techniques)
    • ToT materials
    • relevant support materials/handouts/PPTs
    • ToT evaluation forms

·            Pilot the training for Moldovan librarians and IREX

·            Adapt the training based on the evaluations and feedback from the pilot delivery of the training

·            Submit a final training and TOT materials to IREX within 3 weeks after pilot delivery


Novateca/IREX will:

·            Offer feedback and support on the development of training areas and content, agenda, training methods, materials, etc.

·            Organize meetings and focus groups with appropriate Moldovan library leaders

·            Provide the meeting/training location and facilities

·            Review and offer suggestion on the content of the training, ToT, and overall process

·            Provide a Novateca staff member to support the consultancy and training development process


2) Key deliverables and timeframe – The time/days allotted below does not indicated exactly the timeline or deadline for submission of deliverable. (They days allotted to not imply consecutive days.)


Research/meetings with Novateca prior to visit– 2 days

In-Moldova Interviews/focus groups and Research – 5 days

Training development – 10 days (not required to be consecutive days)

Training pilot delivery – 5 days (3 days delivery + two days prep)

Adaptation of the training – 3 days

Final submission of training within 3 weeks of the pilot training

*Novateca would like the consultancy to start as early as September 1, 2013.


3)  Proposal Content

Proposals should provide the following information:

1.     Description of the individual or company proposing the training development and delivery: Provide a brief description of the company's business, client base, and specific knowledge the firm has, and any specific project experience related to libraries or librarian training development.


2.     Examples of Developed Curricula: Provide a list of trainings developed for other organizations, and any specific trainings developed for library-related projects. 


3.     Description of the Proposed Training Development Plan: Provide a description of the overall approach and process to be used in carrying out in the training preparation and development. Provide a proposed outline and agenda for the process that includes:

a.     a description of the preparation process, including research, focus group meetings, interviews, etc.

b.       suggested framework and themes for the training based on  appropriate global library concepts and the company's philosophy on new modern library services

c.        sample materials and training techniques illustrating the use of exercises and discussions during the trainings.


4.     Project Expert: The proposal must describe the person who will work on training development and must include a resume. Include information on:

a.     Familiarity with the topic: Include information about the expert's relevant experience and background applicable to libraries and librarian training.

b.       Training planning and development: Describe any relevant experience in planning and developing trainings for relevant-scale projects. Plus describe experience conducting interviews and focus groups.

c.        Training facilitation and training evaluation: Describe experience in training delivery and evaluation.


  1. Budget: The consultant must provide a complete and accurate itemized budget for the proposed workshop that includes the following:

a.        Total cost of consultant time, with a breakdown of the time to be dedicated to the project by each person as well as the time for each set of tasks and the cost of that time.

b.       Any other costs to be incurred by the consultant in carrying out the project.

*The budget should show the total cost in each category of expenditure and the total proposed expenditures.

**Expenses for the in-country meetings (space, meals) and the training pilot will be covered directly by Novateca.

***Cost of travel to Moldova will be covered directly by IREX.


6.     References: Provide documentation of past performance. Such documentation is to include a list of projects with similar requirements (curriculum development, preparation of written materials, knowledge of issues in library development, adult-learning training approaches and meeting/focus group facilitation). For each reference, provide a contact person, address, telephone number, and a brief description of the project. A minimum of two (2) references must be provided.


4)  Proposal Format: The proposal must follow these format guidelines.

·         Proposal text should not exceed 10 pages in length (single-spaced, 12 pt. font).

·         Supporting materials (collateral materials, resumes) are not included in this page limit but should be summarized in the proposal text. All personnel and subcontractors proposed for the completion of the scope of work must be named within the proposal text.

·         The total bid must be on a lump sum basis, including the bidder's cost for services, materials, postage, etc.




Proposal Submission

1.     Proposals to undertake this work should be submitted electronically to Gina Grotelueschen at  by 5:00 PM, August 22, 2013

2.     Questions must be submitted in writing to the contact person, Gina Grotelueschen at  no later than 5 p.m., July 26, 2013. All questions will be answered via email and posted on the Novateca website at

3.     IREX reserves the right to cancel this solicitation without cause prior to award.


Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Proposals received prior to the submission deadline will be rated according to best value on the basis of:

  • Proposal content
  • Creativity and appropriateness of proposed training preparation, development methods, and process
  • Qualifications and expertise of company in areas of library development and librarian training
  • Quality, relevant experience, and availability of appropriate personnel in the needed timeframe
  • Appropriateness of the budget for this project's purpose and scope