Volunteer: Galapagos Islands Librarian

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.

Application due date:  15.09.2015
Expected starting date:  15.11.2015

To find out more, please see the pdf at

http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/get-involved/volunteers/

 

Kristin M. Jacobi, Librarian, and past Galapagos Librarian Volunteer, 2008
Head of Cataloging Dept.
Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University
mailto:jacobikr@easternct.edu”>jacobikr@easternct.edu

 

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