8/24/15 — Galapagos Islands Volunteer Librarian
Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Sarah P’s comments: I am glad to see this six-month volunteer position is still active (thank you to Robin Kear for sharing) as it is a rare and wonderful chance to visit an off-the-track place. I included this in the ‘Other Opportunities‘ section of my book as it is one I have watched for many years however last year CDF completed building a new library and were advertising for a full-time (local) librarian so I was concerned they were doing away with this opportunity. It is really a cataloguing opportunity for those who speak Spanish well enough to converse and write and who have KOHA experience. FYI: International volunteers are responsible for paying their own travel costs, living expenses, and medical insurance. Lodging at the Research Station may be available for rental. Valid life & health insurance certification is required.
Blog post from a Canadian Volunteer Librarian
The Charles Darwin Research Station is currently seeking a Volunteer Librarian. The Corley Smith Library at the Charles Darwin Foundation and Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos, is a small, research library that serves scientists, researchers, graduate students, National Park officials and guides, and other visitors. Collections include books, reports, a reprint collection of published articles on Galapagos science and conservation, print and online journals, photographs, slides, and archival document collections.
To find out more, please see the pdf at
Kristin M. Jacobi, Librarian, and past Galapagos Librarian Volunteer, 2008
Head of Cataloging Dept.
Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University