Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
50000.00 Per Year
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, All
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Master's Degree
Avenida Charles Darwin
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
Job Title:
(593) 2526146


Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) Library, Galapagos Islands, EC
Deadline September 15, 2017

The Charles Darwin Research Station is currently seeking a librarian. The Corley Smith Library at the CDF's Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, is a small research library that serves scientists, researchers, graduate students, National Park officials and guides, and other visitors. Collections include books, reports, a reprint collection of published articles on Galapagos science and conservation, print and online journals, photographs, slides, and archival document collections. Two local staff members provide library services.

The librarian will be considered a senior staff position within the institution and will have administrative responsibilities including library and archives management, staff meetings, budgeting, project oversight, and attracting resources, all to ensure smooth implementation of library activities. Responsibilities include preserving physical and electronic collections as well as providing storage, reliable access and content planning for collections. In order to improve access to materials for library users, will participate in a number of projects are being instigated to protect and preserve materials, create electronic access to library information, and manage the inventory of items.  To library staff, the librarian will provide expertise on digital publishing, preservation and access, intellectual property rights, and open access. This position will oversee training on general practices and procedures.

- Manage all aspects of the library including cataloging, circulation, collection development, reference, access, planning, promotion, budget and staff.
- Lead implementation of the plan for the protection and development of the collections. including CDF publications, photographs and other unique content.
- Mentor junior librarian, library assistant, and volunteers.
- Foster communication between departments.
- Administration of ILS (Koha 3.22) including maintenance and upgrades, and improving the library catalog information.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures.
- Oversee the maintenance and improvements of the physical facilities, computer equipment and the library environment to ensure adequate long-term conservation of materials.
- Manage the archival collections.
- Initiate and support fundraising activities for the library.
- Provide professional reference services for researchers, graduate students, and other users.
- Create enjoyable researcher, scientist, student, and visitor experiences.

Required profile    
- Degree in Library Science or related certification in librarianship and documentation recognized by the international library community.
- Leadership skills.
- Project management experience.
- Minimum one year experience working with an ILS, databases and Microsoft Office.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Minimum of two years full-time experience as a professional librarian with tasks such as cataloging, reference, acquisitions, circulation, planning, management and staff supervision.
- Working knowledge of standards such as AACR2, MARC and DDC (Dewey Decimal System).
- Experience copy cataloging and original cataloging of materials.

Preferred Qualifications
- Background in biological, environmental and marine sciences.
- Digitization experience.
- Experience overseeing a renovation or expansion of a library.
- Ability to manage and describe archival collections.

The full-time position will be based at the CDRS on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Salary: $50,000 USD. Benefits include health insurance and up to 30 calendar days of vacation per year.

How to Apply
Those interested should send a letter of interest describing qualifications addressing the minimum requirements for this position and a supporting resume by e-mail (
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