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New Service Opportunity: Head Librarian

By: on May 9, 2009

The Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC) situated at 110A Motilal Nehru
Road, Kolkata 700029 is seeking a creative and enthusiastic librarian.

The successful applicant should ideally hold an MLS or B. Lib. Sci or have
on-site experience of information management and be able and willing to
lead a variety of services in the development of the BRC library:

Ӣ collection development
Ӣ marketing
Ӣ proposal writing (fund raising)
Ӣ providing user education to patrons
Ӣ liaison to various ISKCON bodies, the BBT, as well as secular
institutions, libraries, centers of education, academics etc.

The librarian will develop the library in a variety of formats; develop
and manage exhibits and outreach events; research external funding sources,
write proposals, be detail-oriented and have a minimum of several years of
computer experience.

Librarian must have strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal
skills and be able to assess patron information needs to determine
appropriate information resources to meet patron requirements.

Work will include research, serials management, cataloging collection
development, instruction on accessing library services, acquisition of
hard-copy and electronic information resources, website maintenance and
customer service.

Librarian must be fluent in English and a working knowledge of one or
more of Bengali/ Hindi/ Sanskrit is a big plus.

We would like to stress that this represents an ideal opportunity for
devotional service in the academic field and should be seen from that
perspective, rather than as merely a work or job opportunity. Modern
accommodations and a basic stipend will be provided to the successful

Your servants,
BRC committee – Ravindra Svarupa dasa, Pranava dasa, Sraddhadevi dasi,
Acyuta dasa, Hari-sauri dasa

Please respond to

Hari-sauri dasa
General Manager
Bhaktivedanta Research Centre
PH: +91 9830120437
eMail: or

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