Digital Librarian

Closing Date: 17 March 2021

Location: Cook Islands

Category: Education & Training

About the Organisation
Established in 1968, the University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of only two universities of its type in the world and is jointly owned by 12 pacific countries. An internationally acclaimed institution with a distinctly Pacific character that promotes academic excellence, innovation and research, responsible leadership, and community service, the Cook Islands Campus was officially established in 1975. With a strong academic record, the USP prides itself on 
preparing students for lifelong success.

About the Assignment
USP is looking for a volunteer to provide much needed Digital Library support for the University of South Pacific, Cook Islands campus. The main focus of the assignment will be supporting the digitising of content from the USP Archives, Library and Museum, and external sources; and supporting the preservation and organisation of these materials in a manner which supports ease of access. 

About the Volunteer
We are looking for a Digital Librarian with extensive experience in information management and strong research support skills.  Additionally, the volunteer will also have a comprehensive understanding of digital research and practice. A working knowledge of Cook Islands Maori will be highly desirable. 

Why you'll love it
As the pacific bubble begins to materialise, you'll be one of the first people to travel overseas, sharing your skills with the Cook Islands community and  supporting their recovery. Based in Rarotonga, you'll appreciate the warm climate, cosmopolitan environment, the beautiful coastline and the affectionate hospitality of the locals. 

Apply Now!
If you are an experienced librarian with an interest in the Cook Islands, we strongly encourage you read the Assignment Description and apply today. Please contact volunteer@vsa.org.nz if you have any further questions. 

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.