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[InetBib] Offer for a temporary job at the CERN library, Geneva
- Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 09:53:17 +0200
- From: Ingrid Picchioli <Ingrid.Geretschlager@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] Offer for a temporary job at the CERN library, Geneva
CERN is looking for Innovators in Library Science
Conditional to the availability of funding, the CERN Library is looking
for a young, dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated person to join our
group during 2009 for one or two years and play a key role in its
ongoing transformation to meet the challenges of information provision
to the scientists of the XXIst century.
The successful candidate will be involved in, and take some
responsibility for, our efforts to:
- Innovate the procedures for acquisition, presentation and
circulation of library resources in an evolving technological
- Integrate the library resources in the daily workflow of the
laboratory, publicizing novel opportunities.
- Involve and engage the library users in the growth and
development of the library collections, services and facilities.
- Inform the development of collections and services by
identifying and anticipating trends in the use of library resources.
- You are a citizen of one of the CERN Member states: Austria,
Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal,
Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
- You hold a MSc or higher diploma, possibly, but not
necessarily, in Science, and you have less than 10 years professional
experience after the MSc.
- You have work experience or academic qualification in
Who we are:
CERN, the world leading Particle Physics laboratory has its headquarters
in Geneva, Switzerland, and is starting the LHC, the largest scientific
instrument ever designed. The CERN Library serves an international
community of about 10'000 physicists, computer scientists and engineers
from over 80 countries, which are working at the frontiers of knowledge
and cutting-edge technology. The CERN Library supports their work with
its highly-specialized holdings:
books, e-books and scientific journals, mainly in electronic form. In
recent years, with the advent of new web technologies, the CERN Library
has developed a 1-million records digital library including scientific
manuscripts, an archive of CERN documents, educational multimedia
content and much more. The CERN Library is also playing a leading role
in promoting Open Access, through the SCOAP3 project, and
next-generation repositories, through the INSPIRE project.
What we offer:
- Contract duration: One year with a possibility of extension
for a second year.
- Financial conditions: Fellows stipends are calculated
individually - stipends are very competitive and tax-free.
- Leave: Fellows are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month,
plus two weeks at Christmas and a few other local holidays.
- Insurance: Fellows are covered by CERN's comprehensive health
scheme for themselves and their dependents.
- Travel expenses: Fellows are entitled to travel expenses for
themselves and their family.
- Fellows may be entitled to an installation grant, family
allowance and child allowance. We also offer help with finding suitable
How to apply:
Supply a completed electronic application form at
containing your Curriculum Vitae, photocopy of the last (highest)
qualification, a short (half page) description of your motivation for
coming to CERN and three letters of recommendation to give as broad as
possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.
Please indicate "CERN Library" in the field "Miscellaneous
information: Please give details of the work you are interested in doing
The application and ALL supporting documents should reach us *before
September 8th, 2008*
Further information about the application procedure can be found at
Further information about the position can be obtained from:
CERN Head Librarian
+41 22 767 2410
Jens Vigen, CERN
Chief Scientific Information Officer
Phone: + 41 22 767 2410
Postal address: CERN, CH1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
Web: http://library.cern.ch & http://www.scoap3.org
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