Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ACURIL - Call for Papers


ACURIL 2017

Conference Information

CONFERENCE THEME

Multidisciplinary Research in the Caribbean:  A Collaborative Approach

Conference website: https://acuril2017puertorico.com/welcometoacuril2017pr/ 

The goal of this conference is to bring together the community of researchers and practitioners who are interested in studying the diverse issues of the region. The intention is both to assemble the existing community as well as to invite those with emerging interests in this area. A secondary goal is to focus the attention of the Caribbean community on the tremendous collaborative opportunities for research in the region.

Research in the Caribbean region disciplines depends on the availability of representative samples. These samples serve as fundamental references for generating new knowledge on the region, contribute to its growth and bring to forth a deeper understanding of the processes that created and shaped it, and to assess the availability of resources.

The program, therefore, aims to bring together multidisciplinary research being conducted in the region, offering opportunities to present a wide range of topics from diverse research areas, particularly to:

  • strengthen the scientific knowledge base on and about the Caribbean;

  • encourage collaboration and partnerships between Caribbean colleagues, research institutions and Caribbean partner organizations;

  • foster sustainable development and innovation in the Caribbean region;

  • contribute to the regional capacity development by engaging regional colleagues (e.g., students, professionals) and organizations in joint research projects.

Request is made for the participation from all disciplinary areas to make this conference a complete success.

Sub- Theme I:  Multidisciplinary Research in the Caribbean.

Sub- Theme II: Innovative Research in Caribbean Libraries, Archives and Museums

Sub- Theme III: Research in the Caribbean Sociology, Economics and Politics

Sub – Theme IV: Radical Change in Research with Digital Information Technologies and Knowledge Management.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Vacancy - Campus Librarian - University of Bahamas



CAMPUS LIBRARIAN - LIBRARIAN II - NORTHERN BAHAMAS

Location: 
Nassau, Bahamas

Category: 
Admin - Libraries

Application Due: 
03/06/2017

Type: 
Full Time

The University Libraries is seeking a full-time Librarian to lead the strategic development of library services at its Northern Bahamas Campus.
 The incumbent will be a dynamic, innovative individual with strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills that engender excellence in librarianship, customer service, collegiality and professionalism.

The successful candidate will demonstrate sound understanding of emerging technologies and trends in library and information science and their application in an academic library environment, along with a strong commitment to developing excellent and innovative integrated library services within the institution. The duties of the Librarian will include but not be limited to leadership in planning, budgeting, monitoring and assessing library services delivery; policy development and facilities management; supervision and training of library staff; engagement in library related research; liaising with all academic units, and performing evening and weekend reference desk assignments (on rotation); and performing other related duties as assigned to support the ongoing development of the University Libraries. Successful candidates must have an earned Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an accredited university; and a minimum of five (5) years' experience in an academic library which includes management and leadership of a library branch/unit. 
Submission of Materials: 
Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at facultyapply@ub.edu.bs by March 6, 2017. Send all documents together, including: 1) cover letter describing academic philosophy and vision, research and publications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabus; 4) official copy of all academic records; 5) representative sample of research, publication or creative work; 6) at least one letter of recommendation; and 7) a UB application form. Note the position in the subject field of the email. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Incomplete files will not be considered.
Application Information
Contact: Provost, Office of the Provost, University of The Bahamas

Online application form: http://www.ub.edu.bs/about-us/career-opportunities/faculty

Email Address: facultyapply@ub.edu.bs