Dear Readers: In addition to posting open positions, I try to assist, when possible, with any request I receive for help with information. However, I am one librarian doing this on a strictly volunteer basis, so am sharing a letter (with permission) which I recently received from a librarian in Brazil. He has a lot to share and would like to exchange/work abroad, preferably the USA. I have already shared the IRRT Resources page as well as the LIBEX site. If anyone knows of any other jobs, exchanges, resources which might also be helpful to him in his quest, then please comment on this blog and/or contact either him or me directly. Thank you, Sarah P.
Tag Archives: International library exchanges
Summary: Interested in hearing about Cuba and its library services? Join us for this presentation to hear from a few librarians who went to Cuba recently to participate in ALA’s Exchange program and visited national, public and school libraries and Cuba’s International Book Fair in February 2017! If you are planning to go to Cuba in the future, you may find this webinar to be helpful! Webinar will also be recorded.
9/24/14 – The Global View, a special edition of American Libraries is now available to read online.
Sarah P’s comments: It is great to see libraries and librarians embracing this broadening of viewpoint and service. Not that librarians haven’t always had an outward focus, just that now it seems to finally becoming visible and appreciated. Of particular interest for those who want to travel is the article International Travel Learning Opportunities (p.9). The name is a bit of a misnomer, it’s really an article about one ALA exchange opportunity, however it is still an interesting read.
The World Is Yours with American Libraries
Explore ALA’s worldwide impact in A Global View, the 2014 international digital edition of American Libraries. This special issue presents initiatives, advocacy, issues, and services that affect libraries and ALA members all over the world.
Inside this issue, you’ll find:
- A report from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France
- An update on RDA, the unified cataloging standard designed for the digital world
- A look at the first Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference in the United Arab Emirates
- A survey of ALA’s web-based training sessions
- A feature on the global reach of ALA presidents
- A guide to ALA publications and resources available for translation or reprint