Job: Lower School Librarian

4.11.17 –  Lower School Librarian
Zurich International School, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments: Another position in Switzerland with overall good reviews though it is noted that the cost of living is high.


The Zurich International School is an independent day school in the Greater Zurich Area. We offer a well rounded curriculum in English to approx. 1500
students from all over the world, aged 3 to 18 years.


Applicants must have at least 2-3 years of previous experience in a pertinent
subject area/discipline, preferably at an international school. Teaching
certification is required for all positions.

Applicants must furnish evidence of:

  • Teaching license including specialism
  • BA / BSC or equivalent university degree
  • Integration of technology into curriculum
  • Leads and organizes the work of other library
    staff and/or student volunteers;
  • develops and implements an effective plan for providing an information
    literacy program and a collection of resources which promotes the
    philosophy, goals, and objectives of the school, and meets curriculum
  • assists students in identifying, locating, and interpreting information
    required for research purposes
  • offers teachers assistance in using information resources and
    incorporating information literacy skills in the classroom curriculum
  • encourages independent reading by students by providing library
    materials appropriate to a variety of student interests, ability levels, and
    ethnic origins.

Please forward application online on:

Job: Librarian/ Technology Integrationist

4.11.17 –  Librarian/ Technology Integrationist
International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Sarah P’s comments:  An established school in a good location with good reviews.  Closing April 17th so if interested, apply soon.

From 1 August 2017

Qualifications and Qualities Desired

  • A recognized teaching qualification at graduate or post-graduate level
  • Ideally three years’ proven teaching success
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the educational philosophies of the International
  • Baccalaureate programmes and the ISL Mission and Aims
  • Ability to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons which stimulate and motivate students to learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural variance
  • Commitment to excellence in education
  • Adaptability, flexibility, dynamism and a sense of humour
  • Comfortable with high expectations of students, colleagues and a professional parent community
  • Excellent ICT skills and a knowledge of their effective use to support pedagogy
  • Commitment to self-reflection and CPD

Preference will be given to a candidate with work experience in an international environment.

For further details, please refer to the job description.

To apply please submit the following documents to Schrole:

  • a covering letter
  • a full CV/résumé with photograph
  • statement of educational philosophy
  • details of four professional referees

Closing date: Monday 17 April 2017

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview.

Job: Systems Librarian

4.11.17 –  Systems Librarian/Support Analyst
Innovative Interfaces, Dublin, Ireland


Innovative Interfaces creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 66 countries.

The Systems Librarian/Support Analyst provides domain expertise for Innovative’s support organization and offers necessary phone and Email support for the broad range of issues reported by our customers.  A Systems Librarian develops expert knowledge of Innovative software and is expected to deliver high-quality support in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

This position will be located in our Dublin, Ireland Office.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive telephone and email support for customers using Innovative software on large multi-user UNIX systems
  • Use UNIX, SQL, and propriety utilities to analyze, troubleshoot, document, and resolve application issues reported by customers
  • Work with customers with varying levels of technical expertise to effectively pursue and resolve issues in an expedient manner
  • Engage with team members throughout the day via chat group and other communication methods to isolate answers to complex troubleshooting problems.
  • Develop strong working relationships across Support and other departments at Innovative
  • Contributes to the support knowledge base / procedures as necessary.

Requirements/ Qualifications:

  • MLS or other relevant degree and/or a minimum of one year of library experience in circulation, technical services, or system administration
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology independently and to adapt quickly to changing technologies
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment
  • Superior attention to detail and commitment to following through until customer issues are fully resolved
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently while supporting the efforts of our Domestic and Global support teams

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with Innovative’s Millennium or Sierra systems
  • Experience working within a UNIX environment
  • Experience working with web applications, scripting languages, network technologies, and/or relational databases

Anita Reynolds, HR Relationship Manager

9th Floor Block A

Georges Quay Plaza

Georges Quay Dublin 2


Tel +35316722326

Job: Deputy Librarian

4.10.17 –  Deputy Librarian, Collections, Technical Services and Digital Technologies
University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica

Sarah P’s comments: I do not personally know anywhere who has been employed here but here the Glassdoor reviews which are generally positive.  FYI:  They advertised two positions in 2015 but none in 2016.

Application Due:  05/19/2017 (but states 4/30/2017 on their webpage)

The University of the West Indies (Mona), Library is seeking innovative, energetic and dynamic Deputy Librarians who work closely with the Campus Librarian and Library staff to achieve transformational change and to foster a culture of collaboration and communication.


Applicants must possess at least a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management position. The applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship and have a leadership style that is consultative and inclusive.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development and delivery of all technical and technology-related services, and the successful applicant will have overall responsibility for all aspects of Library collections to support teaching and research, including acquisition, cataloguing, metadata creation, digital initiatives, scholarly communication, and data management. The successful applicant will provide vision, direction and leadership in matters to redefine collections, technical services, preservation and digital services in the context of emerging trends in these areas, and will:

  • Be responsible for the management, coordination and direction of collection development, technical services, digital initiatives and library systems
  • Formulate library policies and procedures based on current and emerging trends in academic library operations in keeping with the academic priorities of the Mona Campus
  • Work with Heads of Technical Services and Systems to provide vision, and lead in matters to redefine collections, technology use, and preservation
  • Interpret issues with regards to current trends and developments in library technical services and communicate these to the Campus Librarian
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in digital initiatives including the creation and maintenance of a Digital Centre
  • Develop strategic directions and work closely with relevant Library staff including the Deputy Librarian Public and Outreach Services to ensure coordinated handling of all aspects of technical services and library information systems
  • Plan new projects and activities including new initiatives in Technical and Digital Initiatives
  • Work with the Head of Systems for all matters in relation to evaluation and maintenance of the Integrated Library System
  • Work with the Preservation and Conservation Librarian in the management of the Bindery, including income generating activities
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Librarian, Public and Outreach Services, and Special Projects, regarding disaster and emergency management, and occupational health and safety, and liaise with the safety and security management consultants

Detailed application giving i) full particulars of qualifications and experience, biodata; and ii) the names, titles, mailing and e-mail addresses, fax and telephone numbers of three (3) referees should be sent as soon as possible to the: UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR, OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION, THE VICE CHANCELLERY, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA, KINGSTON 7, JAMAICA, W.I. ATTEN: Mrs Deon Nicely-Simpson, E-mail: ( OR or Fax: (876) 977-1422.Further particulars of the post including full details of the remuneration package may be obtained from the Office of Administration by contacting us on – Fax: (876) 977-1422; or E-mail: ( The Further Particulars may also be obtained from our website at (

Closing date for receipt of application – May 19, 2017.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Deon Simpson
Office of Administration
The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Mona Campus
Kingston 7 WI
1876 977-2407
1876 977-1422
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

Job: Library Technician NF-03

4.7.17 –  Library Technician NF-03
US Army Installation Command, Stuttgart, Germany

Sarah P’s comments:  For US librarians here is a chance to get into military library work. I discuss US military work in Chapter 6 of my book, however in short, the positions are listed on USAJobs are either professional positions with overseas benefits, listed as APF (appropriated funds) or local positions, listed as NAP (non-appropriated funds) and which will also state “within local commuting area”.  This position is a NAP position. It is possible to apply for a NAP position and, if you are willing to work without the extra benefits, it is an option to consider as it might be a way to get your foot in the door.

Before applying you should create an account and a profile. Doing so will allow you to have relevant job notifications e-mailed to you as well as store your pre-created resume.  This is important if you are applying for one of the jobs with  a 4-7 day application window as this first step can take up to three days for approval and needs to be done before you are allowed to apply.  The closing date on this position is 4.12.17 so if you are interested you need to begin applying today!

Salary Range:  $29,218.00 to $33,392.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: NF-1411-03/03

Who May Apply:  US Citizens and Non-US Citizens of a NATO Country except Germany eligible for employment under US conditions within the commuting area of Stuttgart, Germany.


Make a positive difference in the life of Servicemembers, families, retirees and civilians in our community, join the Stuttgart Family and MWR Team. Setting the standards that make people & units say: “I’m glad I live here!”

One (1) RFT (required 40 hours per week) position and two (2) RPT positions (20-30 hours per week)

The salary for the RPT is based on a 40 hour regular full-time schedule. Pay will be based on actual hours worked and the hourly pay.

This position is located in STUTTGART, GERMANY at the Patch Barracks Library.

Tour of duty may include weekends and evening schedules.


Incumbent is responsible for or performs a wide variety of public service duties: circulation, reference/reader?s advisory, database searching, collection maintenance, programming, marketing, displays/publicity, interlibrary loans, reserves; and/or a wide variety of technical service duties: cataloging/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing/accounting for and de-acquisitioning of library materials, shelf inventories; and/or a wide variety of systems application and maintenance which may include standard office software, basic Integrated Library System and PC management. Performs selected administrative management duties to include ensuring internal controls are in place in public services and/or technical services. May manage a branch library or serve as a lead departmental library technician. Trains others in the performance of library technician duties.

Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.  See the following for more information:

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required within USAG Stuttgart Installations and at other Stuttgart Library facilities

Relocation Authorized

  • No


  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • A one year probationary period may be required


One year of work experience that equipped the applicant with practical knowledge of library or related information services, tools, and methods and procedures. Experience must have been gained at the next lower level.

Conditions of Employment
If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click here to view form).

1. A one-year probationary period may be required.
2. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
3. A completed and signed copy DA Form 3433 is required prior to entrance on duty.
4. Appointment is subject to completion of a favorable background checks/investigation to determine suitability for this position.

NOTE (1): No person, regardless of circumstance, will be approved to provide child care services and/or approved for hire in positions designated as having regular and recurring contact with children if the background check discloses that the individual has been convicted for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim or a felony drug offense.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Job: K-12 Librarian

4.7.17 –  K-12 Librarian
The American School of Asuncion, Paraguay

Sarah P’s comments:  I originally posted this position in 2.21.17 from TIE. It disappeared but now has popped back up again on TIE so I assume something fell through. However, when I check their website it is not posted there*.  This school is well-established but, as always, I encourage you to read the reviews on International School Reviews before deciding whether to apply. I am a fan of South America and loved my time there however there are challenges such as the cost of living and teaching wealthy students. For more information, visit the school link (above) where they have a Working at ASA FAQ PDF as well as a Living in Paraguay guide.

*Note:  Strange things do happen with international hiring, that is just an unfortunate fact, as many experienced expats will tell you. This is also the time of year (late in the hiring season) when a lot of juggling and jockeying happens between schools and candidates.  Please remember that it usually takes a lot of resilience and resolve to land an international position, and hang in there…



The American School of Asuncion offers an early childhood through college-preparatory program to a multi-national student population of more than 703 students representing over 24 different nationalities. Class sizes range from 18–20 students and we have instructional assistants to assist each teacher in the elementary classrooms. With the exception of language and Paraguayan studies classes, all classes are taught in English. The school has an established, standards-based curriculum accessible on the web and provides a wide range of co-curricular activities. ASA is fully accredited by AdvancED as well as the Paraguayan Ministry of Education. The ASA faculty consists of certified teachers from North American and Paraguay, and many of the faculty possess advanced degrees. The school also offers on-site Master’s Degree courses from a U.S.-accredited university to help enhance the continued professional development of teachers.

Located in a pleasant suburban area within the capital city, our spacious and well-maintained 12 acre campus has an open design with separate air-conditioned buildings to support the early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, and specialist programs. Educational facilities include a library, computer labs, multipurpose room, indoor gymnasium, cafeteria, track, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, an elementary covered basketball court and play area, two playgrounds, and soccer fields. We invite you to visit our website at to discover the many personal and professional benefits of working at ASA.

Age Restrictions: No

Salary: $34.632 – $39.832


  1. Settling-in allowance 2
  2. Monthly housing allowance
  3. Shipping allowance at beginning and end of contract
  4. Round-trip ticket for initial contract and then each year after renewal
  5. Clements worldwide health insurance (80-20 policy)
  6.  Stipend for advanced degree(s)
  7.  Salary step increase
  8. Contract renewal bonus ($3,000)
  9. Schools covers all costs for work visa and transition paperwork
  10. Assistance with Master’s Degree program


  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Minimum of 2 years of experience

Age Restrictions:  No

Additional materials:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Current Resumé
  3. Reference Contact Information

Interviews: skype


Comments: For anyone with experience with Qatar National Library…

4.6.17 –

Dear Readers: I have received an information request from someone who is considering working for the Qatar National Library. I have, in the past, corresponded with a few folks with experience there.  If you are willing to privately share information and advice, please comment on the blog and/or contact me confidentially.

Thanks, Sarah P.