Program: Global Collaboration Day

It’s now Thursday in the South Pacific–and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 15th, all around the world = 48 actual hours to share.

Over the next two of days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy Gray + Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 135 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

The second-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning.

We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. While events can still be added until tonight at 9 PM GMT-6 (instructions here), a current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:

AND, please take a moment to learn about the new GREAT GLOBAL PROJECT CHALLENGE: Between now and October 1, 2016,  global educators will design collaborative projects in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors, shown beneath the events. Kudos to them!

See you online,

Lucy and Steve


Wednesday, September 14


  • How can we learn about the world through math story problems?

5:00pm – 11:00pm

  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale


  • Data analysis and plotting on graph
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale

Thursday, September 15


  • Speaking Walls- Historical monuments and buildings across the globe
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale


  • Medicinal Plants in my garden
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale


  • iMagzz-Making Myself Heard
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale
  • Seasons around the globe


  • So Different Yet So Alike
  • Northern Collegiate Project Samoa at Helensvale
  • Poetry Magic


  • Teaching US History in Global Context: Let’s Make it Happen!
  • Solidarity Radio Online Friend


  • experience learning communities : Solidarity Ràdio Friend Online


  • Eleven Days of Peace
  • The Time Train


  • Amazing Race Global Project
  • Global Schools for Local Action
  • worldpeacemuseum
  • Educators-Professionals or Not
  • Gardening Globally!
  • Learn with the World through iEARN Global Projects


  • PokemonGo Connect
  • We Stand #WithRefugees
  • Unicollaboration: global student connections
  • Global School Leaders Network Launch Party
  • Matone de Chiwit (Drops of Life) Working to End Water Scarcity in Latin America


  • 3D Printed Prosthetics – A Gateway to Authentic Student Design and Problem Solving
  • Challenge Accepted
  • Using Technology to Improve Access to Education
  • Where Do the Children Play


  • Back to School Traditions Around the World
  • Getting Started: Connecting to a World of Perspectives on WorldVuze!
  • International Dot Day


  • Daffodils and Tulips
  • GEC Periscope Poetry Slam
  • Healthy Living Tips


  • Future Global Teachers Meet and Greet GCD 2016
  • One Wish For the School Year
  • Talking Kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak


  • 2nd Graders of the World Unite!
  • Edmodo Small Groups & Badges
  • Excursions in Mathematics


  • How much water do you use?


  • Global Geography Exchange
  • Theory Meets Practice: Transforming education one student at at time
  • You are a global educator, it’s time to start thinking like one!


  • Clase invertida (o flipped classroom)
  • Open Educational Resources and eLearning: A Global Focus


  • Assessment that promotes learning
  • International Book Club through iEARN


  • EveryWorld Initiative: Digital Cross-Cultural Exchanges
  • Let’s Explore Africa
  • What it Means to Be a Global Citizen


  • Partner with us on Global STEM project

Friday, September 16


  • Discussion on mobile apps and web sites developed by K12 students

Saturday, September 17


  • Zero to Hero

Job: School Librarian (2)

9.15.16 – Two positions: Elementary & Secondary Librarian
American Community School, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sarah P’s comments: It’s September and here are the first of the season’s school positions for next year (2017-2018).  If you are interested in pursuing a position as an international school librarian now is the time to polish your resume and submit paperwork to a recruiting agency.  In order to apply for these positions you will need to join The International Educator (where these are listed) and/or an agency as well.  I always recommend joining International School Reviews as well, an invaluable source of inside information about various international schools.  For more on the hiring process of international school librarians please read Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Chapter 3 Resources listed.

About this school: ACS is a well-established top-tier school however has recently gone through some changes which have been discussed in the ISR reviews. Abu Dhabi is a safe, modern city but housing is an issue because the school is located on the bottom of the island near the Corniche where things are both crowded and expensive. Interesting that both positions are open and this early. I would ask about why that is so if interviewed.

Description:  PreK-12 co-ed day school serving over 60 nationalities in the residential area of Abu Dhabi.

Age Limit:  65

Other:  Please see the following web sites for openings:;;

Salary:  The Director of HR will provide salary information.

Benefits:  round trip transportation, housing, professional development, health, dental and disability insurance, annual home leave, end of service bonus, shipping.

Qualifications:  A Masters degree with minimum of 4 years experience as a librarian.

Additional materials: Letter of application, resume and contact information for references

Interviews: Interviews will be held via email and Skype

Application Deadline:  Please send the required materials by October 1

Other:  Please visit our website to learn more about our learning community


Job: Officer, Vital Records

9.12.15 –  Officer, Vital Records
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, London, UK

Sarah P’s commentsNote the Sept. 15th application deadline.  Eligibility to apply:

If you are a national of one of our shareholders or countries where we work, you are eligible to apply. Our employees come from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds and speak a number of languages, all helping to create a diversified, passionate, forward-thinking workforce.

However they also state: Recruitment for this position will be on a local basis. Travel, relocation and expatriation benefits do not apply.


The Records Management and Archives (RM&A) team is responsible for the management of digital and hard copy records created or received by the EBRD at its Headquarters and in the Resident Offices, and for the management of the Bank’s historical archives. Its primary duties are to (i) organise and protect the Bank’s information (ii) meet legislative and regulatory requirements and (iii) promote good governance and accountability.

Role Overview

The Officer is responsible for assisting records managers in the effective management of departmental records and co-ordinating off-site storage activities


  • Responsible for assisting in the efficient running of Records Management & Archiving (RM&A) by giving operational support to the team
  • Work under direct supervision of the Associate, RM&A

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Provide records and archives support to records managers as required: index documents, files and folders in the EBRD Records System for easy retrieval; file records and organise the transfer to off-site storage to optimise space used at HQ; and prepare documents for permanent preservation to preserve the institutional memory of the Bank
  • Manage day-to-day off-site storage activities to ensure smooth management and retrieval of the EBRD records stored off-site: prepare daily transfer of shipments to and from off-site storage using an on-line system; make arrangements for internal deliveries and deal with any problems; check the monthly invoices; run reports from the online system; and attend meetings with the off-site storage company
  • Assist with administrative functions for the team in the absence of the incumbent for this task

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • University degree or experience in Records Management and Archives, preferably in a multi-cultural organisation
  • Very good knowledge and experience of electronic records and document management systems
  • Computer literate: Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Very good communications skills- ability to communicate appropriate and concise information, in written and verbal formats; pleasant and efficient telephone manner; strong customer orientation
  • Very good interpersonal skills- able to understand, respect and respond appropriately using tact, patience and diplomacy to other people’s behaviour and concerns in a multicultural environment; ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with discretion
  • Good understanding of the specific nature of the Bank and its culture, and ability to build effective working relationships across departments within the Bank
  • Excellent team player
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Excellent planning, organisational and analytical skills; ability to prioritise and show initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, to tackle issues and propose practical solutions
  • Willingness to work overtime as and when required
  • Fluent English, both written and oral. Knowledge of another European Language (e.g. French, German, Russian) useful, but not essential

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Attention to detail and eye for accuracy
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and a capacity for hard work
  • Ability to work efficiently and cheerfully as part of a team
  • Reliable, flexible and willing to work overtime as and when required
  • Excellent interpersonal manner, including tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues in a multicultural environment.

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.


Program: International Librarianship Recorded Webinar

9.10.16 – here is a recording of a webinar about international librarianship which may be of interest.  The link was shared by fellow international librarian, Ray Pun.
(FYI: ACRL DG stands for Association of College & Research Libraries Discussion Group)
Here is the recorded webinar (below) on Fresno State’s Library Diversity Committee and Services to International Communities on Campus:

Meeting Title:  ACRL DG International Perspectives on Academic & Research Libraries
Duration:  00:35:41 minutes
Recording Date:  09/06/2016 11:00 AM

Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called “Library Diversity Committee” support international student through a program called “International Coffee Hour” series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.


Job: IBDP Librarian & ESL Teacher

9.8.16 – IBDP Librarian & ESL Teacher
Chengdu Shude High School, Chengdu, China

Sarah P’s comments:  The season for international school librarians is about to begin however here is a position which is slated to start in January so it is being posted a little early.  If you are trying to gain international experience, this is a break-in position however I am always leery of combined positions so please ask for a precise job description if you decide to apply. This listing comes from TIE (which you should join) however read the links below for more information about this school. In a few weeks I will be posting my annual message about international school librarian recruiting however, in the meantime, to learn more, please read Chapter 3 in my book and/or check out the links on the Resources page.

Chengdu Shude High School Wikipedia article
International School Reviews Forum


Established in 1929, Chengdu Shude High School has been long reputed as one of the top three high schools in Sichuan Province. Since 2002,the school has started her exploration in international education. Up until now, over 2100 graduates have been admitted to famous universities around the globe. As one of the pioneering IB world schools in southwest China, the school was authorized to offer the DP in January 2012.Because of the highly selective screening process, the admitted students into the DP program do not only possess good academic competence but impressive working ethic to challenge the most demanding curriculum. Besides IBDP, the school also offers AP and VCE courses to the students.

The school is located in the east of Chengdu, hometown of lovely giant pandas and a city renowned for its congenial climate and relaxing life. For more details of the school, please visit:

Age Limit: 65
1. Write a teaching plan for the course at the beginning of each semester;
2. Write a detailed lesson plan for each class;
3. Communicate with the students and answer their questions;
4. Check the students’ homework;
5. Give demo classes;
6. Write progress and feedback reports about the students’ performance monthly;
7. Attend staff meeting and seminars;
8. Offer ideas about the development of the curriculum;
9. Complete other related work assigned.

Teaching condition:
Number of classes per week: 16-20 Classes/week,40 minutes/class;
Student level: high school students (15-18 years old).

In good health, no crime record;
No more than 65 years old;
Native English speaker or excellent English pronunciation and excellent command of the English language;
Integrated subject bachelor degree or higher are desired;
Teaching certificates;
At least 2 years’ teaching experience in the relevant subject;
Possessing good classroom management skills;
Good interpersonal skills and personality;
Enthusiastic, responsible, collaborative and dedicated;
Energetic, strong appeal of live performance;
An ability to work well with students and colleagues.

Salary and Benefits
Monthly Salary:
15,000–25,000 RMB (after taxes),12 months a year.
1. 2,000 RMB’s monthly accommodation allowance (enough to rent a furnished two-bedroom apartment) .
2. 8,000—10,000 RMB’s transportation allowance per year.
3. Assistance to get working visa, residence permit and reimbursement of the fees.
4. Free airport-pick up.

Interested applicants please email your documents(Resume; Photo; Visa Passport and Degree Copy ) to my’t forget to add the name of the position you are applying for.

Job: Specialist in Bibliographic Data Production

9.6.16 –  Specialist in Bibliographic Data Production
ISSN International Centre, Paris, France

The ISSN International Centre (<> ; 45 rue de
Turbigo, 75003) is an intergovernmental organization established in 1975,
under a treaty signed between UNESCO and France.

Its main activities are:
– Updating and enhancing the ISSN Register, the standardized and
international database of serial print and online publications,
– Coordinating the activities of the 89 ISSN national centres worldwide which
share bibliographic data with the ISSN International Centre,
– Assigning ISSN and creating descriptive data for international
organisations’ publications and publications produced in countries without
any ISSN national centre,
– Marketing the ISSN Register ( and related services such as
ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (

The ISSN International Centre is seeking a Specialist (m/f) in Bibliographic
Data Production with a first higher education degree in Library and
Information Science and 3-year experience in a related position.

The appointee will be responsible for:

– Assigning ISSN numbers and producing bibliographic records to
resources (print and online) in the scope of ISO standard 3297-ISSN;
– Managing relationships with publishers and other stakeholders
requesting the services of the ISSN International Centre for the
identification of publications;
– Participating in projects, notably in cooperation with IT
department and/or sales department, to improve the ISSN International
register and develop new services and functionalities;
– Providing expertise, support and training to ISSN users and to
members of the ISSN Network.

He/She may participate in other activities of the Data, Network and Standards
Department, as requested by the Head of Department, notably on
standardisation issues.

For more information, and to apply, please visit .

Ms Gaëlle BEQUET
ISSN International Centre

Job: Reference & Instruction Librarian

9.2.16 – Reference & Instruction Librarian
Library and Learning Commons, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sarah P’s comments: Zayed has been considered one of the better colleges to work for in the UAE however in recent years their reputation has slipped a bit.  They have always had sporadic hiring practices; interviewing then no communication, it appearing that a job is likely and then no contract, etc.

Dubai is a new, crazy city with lots of traffic but it is interesting and the Emirates remain a safe to live.  Be prepared for more expats than Arab nationals and watch the low oil prices because this is affecting the economy.

Zayed University Library and Learning Commons seeks a creative and enthusiastic librarian to join our staff as a Reference and Instruction Librarian with a focus on outreach. The successful candidate will participate in our information literacy program, serve at our reference desk, and act as a liaison to selected Colleges, developing the monograph collection and supporting researchers in those disciplines. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will also take a lead role in the Library’s outreach efforts, coordinating orientations and serving on the Marketing and Publicity Team.

For the full position announcement and to apply, please visit the Employment link on our homepage at or link directly to the announcement at:

Zayed University, one of three higher education institutions supported by the federal government of the United Arab Emirates, provides high quality education in English for over 9000 Emirati students, predominantly female, at our two campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. ZU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University offers salaries that are tax-free in the UAE and a benefits package inclusive of housing allowance, health insurance, yearly travel to your home country and more. Dubai is a vibrant modern city between the desert and the sea, with year-round warm weather and a high standard of living.