Job: Librarian

4/16/15 –  Librarian
Ameson Education & Culture Exchange Foundation, Shanghai, China

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was posted on  I do not know anything about this organization however it is an opportunity for someone who does not have an MLIS which is rare in the international world.  You can submit a resume by joining Teachers-Teachers which is free (but tedious to complete a profile) however they also say to contact the Assistant Director, Rosalind Reischer. (The link takes you to a form you can fill in. I would contact asking how to submit a resume.)

Job Title Librarian in Shanghai
Employer Ameson Education & Culture Exchange Foundation
Location No. 77 Beijing Road Education Scientific Research Building   map
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China 210013
(Suburban, Urban)
# Open Positions 1
Job Type Full-time
Employment Start Date Upcoming School Year
Job Description We are currently looking for librarians to fill positions at one of our partner schools in Shanghai. Responsibilities include monitoring the library program, and using available tools to motivate students to use the library’s resources.Requirements:
1) Strong education background (minimum BA degree, as well as TEFL or CELTA certification)
2) Two years of working experience in access, instruction and/or reference services
3) Native level English
4) Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
5) Strong analytic and problem solving skills
6) Strong customer service skillsPerks:
Assistance in obtaining a Chinese working visa
Take advantage of school breaks to travel
Help with learning Chinese
Free furnished Western-style apartment (or housing allowance) and international airfare allowance
Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education
Job Qualifications Bachelors degree, TEFL or CELTA certification preferred
Must be willing to relocate to China
Rosalind Reischer,
Application Deadline Open Until Filled


About the Ameson Foundation:

Mission Statement  – to provide top Chinese high school students with an American quality education using AP courses, while preparing them to attend a top U.S. universities.

Description – founded in 2008, the American High School (+AP) Program (AHSP) was created to offer an internationally competitive alternative to the traditional Chinese curriculum, using an American high school curriculum with AP classes in an all-English environment. The program brings American teaching methods and educational technology into China via niche magnet school programs embedded within some of the most prestigious public high schools in China. The success of AHSP graduates is reflected by their SAT scores and acceptance rates at top universities: 80% of AHSP graduates have been admitted to one of America‘s top 50 universities, and nearly 100% to top 100 universities. AHSP currently offers the Common Core curriculum and 13 AP classes, including Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics C (divided into Electricity & Magnetism and Mechanics), Macroeconomics, Micro-economics, United States History, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Human Geography, and English Language and Composition.

Job: South Pole Opportunities

4/14/15 – South Pole Job Opportunities

Sarah P’s comments:  In my Traveling Librarian book I wrote the following…

AntarcticaI know, not likely…however if you are interested, GSC (Gana-Yoo Service Corporation) has taken over the hiring of employees for the US Antarctic program and they hire Administrative Coordinators for both the McMurdo and Palmer Stations. Come on…be the first librarian to work on ‘the ice’ as it is known…and then write and tell me about it…

Well, yesterday I noticed that the SouthPole Librarian (name of blog) joined my blog.  Yay! someone has done it and so, if you are seeking adventure GSC is now hiring for the 2015/2016 season and there are several positions where ‘librarian’ skills can be used.  See GSC’s site and the SouthPole Librarian blog posts from 2012 for more information.


GSC Antarctica

A multi-tasker’s dream can be found with employment at the South Pole. GSC, partnering with ESS Services, provides food, housing, recreational, retail, janitorial, and postal assistance for the Antarctica Support Contract [ASC].   We are part of the Lockheed Martin ASC Team supporting the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program.  This is an exciting project with a lot of opportunity if you are a flexible multi-tasker who thrives in remote sites and who can pass a Homeland Security background review.

We are now accepting applications for the 2015/2016 season in Antarctica. For a full list of positions and to submit your application, please click on the link below.

You must apply for each position separately in order to be considered for that specific position. If you have any questions, please email:


Job: Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger

4/13/15 –  Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger
Technical Services Department, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  If you are fluent in Arabic this is an interesting position however the application window is very short which  makes me wonder why.  The position was shared on IFLAJobs by the CEO of Cybrarians, The Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information, a useful organization helping to collect and share information relevant to the area.


Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger – Technical Services Department- Library Sector

  • Deadline: 15 April 2015

Basic Functions:

This job aims to performing a variety of complex technical and specialized library functions in relations to the preparation of bibliographic and item records for monographs and other library materials. Perform original and copy cataloging and adapts online records according to guidelines in all subject areas and in dozens of languages.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials in a variety of languages and subject fields; determine appropriate guidelines in applying rules of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject heading policies, Dewey Decimal Classification, Arabic subject headings, MARC21 and catalog materials in categories of advanced specialized backgrounds.
  • Conduct complex searching and researching in English and several foreign languages to establish appropriate form of main entries, added entries and place names; assign main entries and subject headings; determine edition statements, imprints, collations and series notes.
  • Perform copy cataloging in several subjects and Roman languages in all subject areas from OCLC or LC and compare piece in hand to OCLC-derived MARC record
  • Create item record, assign cutter and print spine label for each physical item
  • Carry the primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of those parts of the catalog that pertain to collections under their jurisdiction. This means that all functions necessary for the creation and maintenance of the catalog that are not assigned to copy cataloging or authority control personnel or other support staff are part of the cataloger’s responsibilities.
  • Lead the way in researching new techniques and technologies for cataloging, share findings with colleagues, and make recommendations for implementation in department processes as appropriate.
  • Determine appropriate treatments for series or multipart items, except in cases where the default treatment (fully analyzed, traced, and classified separately) has already been established in the authority file
  • Provide assistance to other catalogers in resolving difficult cataloging problems in specialty areas of language and subject competence.
  • Work closely with subject specialists and reference librarians to provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a timely manner.
  • Serve on various library committees and provide recommendations for the improvement and streamlining of library services
  • Other duties as assigned.
General Requirements:
  • Obtaining a high university degree in an appropriate field.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English. A TOEFL certificate is required (500 paper based degree/173 degree computer based/60 degrees internet based or IELTS (5 points) or equivalent and recognized by the Library of Alexandria. For those who do not possess one of these certificates when applying for this job, he/she will verify (if selected) by providing the required certificate within a period not exceeding three months, otherwise his/her acceptance for the job shall be cancelled.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs and applications.  ICDL certificate is required, For those who do not possess this certificate when applying for this job, s/he (if selected) must submit the required certificate within a period not exceeding three months, otherwise his/her acceptance for the job shall be cancelled.
  • Full-time Job.
  • General knowledge – initiative – teamwork – follow-up – communication – presentable appearance – time management – accuracy – dedication to continuous learning and acquisition of new skills.
  • knowledge of cataloging practices and procedures and knowledge of library automated systems is preferably.



Job: Reference and Instruction Librarians (2)

2/10/15 –  Reference and Instruction Librarians (2)
University of Guam, Micronesia Area Research Center, Mangilao, Guam

Sarah P’s comments:  I have two friends who have worked and lived on Guam and enjoyed the location in part in part because it is a jumping off place for traveling the South Pacific and Asia.  This is the third position listed within the year, in February they listed a Cataloguing Librarian position and last October a job for a Systems & Network Librarian.


Salary: $50,308 to $97,793
Status: Full-time
Posted: 04/09/15
Deadline: 04/30/15
Reference and Instruction Librarians
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library at the University of Guam invites applications for two Reference and Instruction Librarians that will be responsible for reference services and the development of an information literacy program.  The selected candidates will also take a leadership role in the coordination with other faculty concerning library instruction, management of print/digital/media collections, assessment of current programs, and other related activities. Candidates must also meet academic promotion and tenure requirements.

Please see the full job description and how to apply at

This is a tenure-track faculty position.


Assistant Professor: $50,308 – $86,968 Per Annum

Associate Professor: $55,148 – $97,793 Per Annum

Job: Teacher Librarian

4/13/15 –  Teacher Librarian
International School of Brunei, Darussalam


Would you like to teach amid the tropical climes of beautiful and peaceful Brunei, perched between the jungles of Borneo and the waters of the South China Sea?

Are you able to provide a personalised, exciting, challenging and enjoyable education for international student body unique in their motivation and enthusiasm for learning?

International School Brunei is looking for talented, enthusiastic and dynamic Teacher Librarian to join our teaching staff from August 2015.

Educators in Brunei enjoy an excellent, family-friendly lifestyle, as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield. All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including: a tax free salary; individual furnished accommodation; free schooling for up to three children; comprehensive medical insurance; family return flights every two years; and personalised relocation assistance.

Please e-mail for further details or look on school website details



Volunteering: IRRT International Leads Editor

4/10/15 –  IRRT International Leads Editor
ALA, USA (online/remote)

Sarah P’s comments:  Join ALA and IRRT (International Relations Round Table) and apply to be the editor.  Could gain valuable experience in international librarianship as well as contacts with like-minded librarians…


Applications are due by May 31, 2015.

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) International Leads Editor Volunteer. Position available beginning after the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Do you want to play a significant role in promoting international librarianship and the activities of the International Relations Round Table?  You can do so by volunteering to serve a two-year term as the editor of IRRT’s official publication International Leads (IL).

IL Editor Description: 

The Editor of International Leads is responsible for the official organ of the International Relations Round Table, in conjunction with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.

The purpose of IL is to disseminate information about international librarianship and the activities of the Round Table. IL seeks to support Round Table and Association objectives by bringing IRRT’s member news and articles that help them understand and react to recent developments in international librarianship.

Because IL is the official publication of the IRRT, the editor has a particular responsibility to convey to IRRT members and other readers full and accurate information on the activities, purpose and goals of the Round Table. Previous issues are available on the IRRT website at:

IL is published quarterly, edited by a member volunteer and uploaded to the IRRT website by the IRRT Webmaster.

The IL Editor will serve a two-year term, renewable once.  The term begins at the end of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in and runs for two calendar (volume) years.


  • Coordinate International Leads working with the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.
  • Have responsibility for the content, form and design of IL within the parameters of ALA and IRRT policies and in consultation with the IRRT Publications Committee, the IRRT Executive Board, the ALA International Relations Office (IRO).
  • Seek manuscripts and encourage the submission of high-quality articles.
  • Review all submitted manuscripts in light of the philosophy, purpose, and general style of the publication.  Correspond with authors regarding acceptable, rewriting and resubmission, or rejection of articles.
  • Edit and proof manuscript copy.
  • Assume final authority for all content in each issue of IL.
  • Serve as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the IRRT Publications Committee and the IRRT Executive Board.


  • Experience in publishing and/or journalism, either in editing or writing, sufficient to be able to produce a high-quality publication that addresses interests of the readership.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Experience in or demonstrated knowledge of international librarianship.
  • Membership in the International Relations Round Table.
  • Attendance at both the ALA Midwinter Conference and the ALA Annual Conference is required.

Reports to:

IRRT Publications Committee
IRRT Executive Board

To make inquiries or to apply for the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Cramer,  Applications should include a brief statement about your interest in the position and a description of your skills and background relevant to the position.  Please include a current resume or CV.  Applications are due by May 31, 2015 for review. Applications in electronic format by email are preferable.


4/10/15 –  International and Area Studies Workshop for Librarians
ALA Conference, San Francisco, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  If you are attending ALA here is an opportunity to consider if you are interested in gaining more knowledge about collection development and publishing trends in Western Europe and Latin America (i.e. would look good on the resume if you are interested in applying for international positions in these two locations.) Thank you Librarian Ray Pun for sharing this opportunity!


The Center for Research Libraries, along with the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) and the Western European Studies Section (WESS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is co-sponsoring an “International and Area Studies Workshop for Librarians” on Friday, June 26, 2015. The workshop is timed to coincide with the ALA Annual meeting in San Francisco.

The full-day workshop is designed to assist librarians who are newly responsible for Western European and Latin American humanities and social sciences collecting.  It will cover publishing trends in Western Europe and Latin America, providing reference services, and tips for getting up to speed quickly as a librarian newly assigned to cover these world areas.


Area and international studies librarians require a variety of skills, combining deep subject background with knowledge of library processes/workflows, an awareness of research trends, and digital developments in their respective fields. Increasingly, librarians are being asked to combine subject expertise or add new world areas to their workload. As discussed at recent events on the state of area studies in libraries (for example, in Durham, NC and Bloomington, IN), recruitment and continuing professional development of area studies information professionals is crucial for shaping collections and being partners in the research and teaching mission of our institutions.

This hands-on workshop will provide expert guidance for new—or newly-assigned—librarians in Latin American, Iberian, and Western European subject areas. It will also explore synergies among the areas of collecting and provide an opportunity to network with colleagues beyond our traditional area conferences.


9:00 – 11:30 am Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
Anne Barnhart (University of West Georgia)
Roberto Delgadillo (University of California, Davis)
Adan Griego (Stanford University)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be provided onsite at the Book Club of California.

1:00 – 3:00 pm Francophone and Italian Studies
Elizabeth Chenault (University of North Carolina)
Claude Potts (Univerity of California, Berkeley)
Deborah Raftus (University of Washington)
Sarah Sussman (Stanford University)

3:00 – 4:30 pm Germanic Collections
Richard Hacken (Brigham Young University)
Heidi Madden (Duke University)
Brian Vetruba (Washington University)

The Book Club of California (Location Details)
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA