Job: Technical Services Librarian

5/29/14 – re-posted on IFLAjobs

4/30/14 – Technical Services Librarian
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

As part of the Technology and Technical Services Department, the successful candidate will manage technical services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library’s mission and goals.  Areas of responsibility include:  day-to-day management of technical services staff and processes, database maintenance, cataloging, technical processing, as well as working with vendors such as OCLC and Backstage.

Established in 1997, the university consists of four Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business and Management, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to 5000 students from 80 different countries

Sarah P’s comments:  AUS is one of the more reputable institutions in the UAE.  Daphne Flanagan was previously a librarian with the Higher Colleges of Technology and had been in the region for quite  a few years.  Interesting to note that this position has only been listed on IFLAjobs and that the university also advertised for a Web Services librarian in March.

Job: Librarian/Documentation Specialist

4/23/14 –  Librarian/Documentation Specialist
ISSN International Centre,  Paris,  France

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant to the Section Head, and in collaboration with her, the librarian/documentation specialist participates in the management of the ISSN Register and in the support provided to the ISSN National Centres. She/he participates in the ROAD project (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources;

Must be fluent in French and have a good command of Mandarin Chinese.



Volunteer: ALA Delegation to India

4/22/14 –  ALA Library Delegation to India

November 211, 2014

Consider a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a custom-designed library and information services delegation to India in November 2014.

ALA has partnered with People to People, whose Citizen Ambassador Delegations have specialized in providing what no other professional opportunity can—by taking your career out of the office and into the world.

You can experience India firsthand with your library and information services peers from India and around the world through vibrant professional exchanges, valuable networking, and meaningful discussions tailored to your focus and interests.

On a Citizen Ambassador delegation, you can:

  • Interact with recognized experts in your field—including your delegation leader, Nancy M. Bolt, Past Chair of ALA’s International Relations Committee
  • Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization
  • Make a global impact by gaining an international perspective


Sarah P’s comments:  This is a worthy organization and an opportunity to gain some international exposure however please know that the cost for this program is $5,599.00 per person.

Internship: Librarian, Rotterdam, Netherlands

4/8/14 – IHS (Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies)

The IHS library has a vacancy for an intern to assist on two information projects. Both of these projects will be initiated during the summer of 2014 and the library intern would be asked to help in providing administrative backstopping to help in the facilitation of their implementation.

The intern must be an international student at a Dutch or foreign university in an undergraduate (Bachelor) study programme that requires a work placement/internship at an international organization such as IHS.

Volunteer: Kpalime, Toga

4/1/14-  Managing a library and promoting reading

The volunteer project will support a community library in Kpalime which was established in the course of the summer 2005.  The volunteers will work together with local teachers in order to create activities which will encourage the population to read and will teach them how to make researches on various subjects.  Volunteers will be trained and will work as librarians in the library or will come in support of local librarians. The volunteers will have to manage the library, the maintenance of books and ensure smooth return of books loaned.

Duration of the project: 1 – 12 months. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the beginning of the month (from 1st to 5th of the month) because of the training week session for each project.

Accommodation: The volunteers will live with a host family which is an opportunity to learn about the local community, culture and language. Volunteers are expected to be sensitive to the local culture and make an effort to integrate into the community. So the most important qualities we are looking for are enthusiasm, flexibility and willingness to experience something completely new.

Age range: 19 and over

Participation fee: $590 CAD

Extra fee: 290 Euro per month

(Posted by Cadip and also on Idealist)

Volunteer: Gaya, State of Bihar, India

4/3/14 – Bodhi Tree Community Library Project

We are resolving to set up twenty Community Libraries by the end of this year. We are selecting villages in the light of their socio-economic background and orientation. Our top priority is to set up community libraries in the most impoverished villages in Bodhgaya region of the state.  Volunteers are needed to help organize and decorate the libraries.

Just send us your CV with a commitment letter to will promptly reach you with our gratitude and appreciation.

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