News: Book update

10/6/14 – Thanks for the great response to my new book How to Become a Traveling Librarian.  So far there have been 176 downloads and I hope the information will be of use to all in their quest to travel.  Please share ideas and comments on Amazon and/or this blog.  A particular thank you to Laura from Maine for her kind review on Amazon.

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News: Now available – How to Become a Traveling Librarian!

9/24/14 – Finally, my long awaited e-book has been published! Thanks to all for your patience and support.  This book  has been many years in the making and I hope it helps you on your journey…cheers, Sarah P.

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Internship: US Dept. of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program

9/3/14 – U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid).

The U.S. Department of State 2015 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid) is now accepting applications (must be a US citizen).

Click here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/379670800) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 17, 2014.

Please note this is an earlier-than-usual deadline. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.

The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 270 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.

As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.

So consider spending your Summer 2015 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*

* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Connect on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

 

Volunteer: Librarian

2/12/14 –  Volunteer Librarian
Shiksha Alok Library books for Himalayan Communities, Uttarakhand, India

Shiksha Alok Library books for Himalayan Communities is now growing in numbers and we need to develop an organised system for organizing keeping track of our books! We are looking for a volunteer who can help us get our library organized which will include:

  • Creating a computer database with a labelling system for all library books, magazines and periodicals.
  • Labeling them based on structured reading level.
  • Organizing books issuing computer based system.
  • Work on once a week book reading & story telling library program.
  • Train one of our beneficiaries to take on the responsibility later.

This will be a short-term position. Library open on weekdays & timings are 3pm to 5 pm.

Jobs: 12 positions for School Librarians

UNITED ARA AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 10/23/13
SOUTH AFRI AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 10/22/13
JORDAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL K-12 LIBRARY 10/18/13
CHINA RAINBOW BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL K-12 LIBRARY 10/16/13
CHINA DULWICH COLLEGE, SUZHOU SECONDARY LIBRARY 10/13/13
TAIWAN KAOHSIUNG AMERICAN SCHOOL K-12 LIBRARY 10/09/13
KENYA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF K SECONDARY LIBRARY 10/04/13
GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF G HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 09/27/13
CHINA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEIJING ELEMENTARY LIBRARY 09/24/13
UNITED ARA COLLEGIATE AMERICAN SCHOOL K-12 LIBRARY 09/24/13
CHINA CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SECONDARY LIBRARY 09/19/13
HONG KONG CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SECONDARY LIBRARY 08/16/13

Sarah P’s comment: International school library positions are by far the most available and often the way to work in a remote country. For the better schools you will a school media certification. The above list is from TIE (The International Educator) which you need to subscribe to in order to learn the details of how to apply. TIE is well worth the annual $39.00 fee as their website also offers all sorts of information about international schools and how to obtain a job in one. They even maintain a resumes database.

Job: Supervisor – Library & Technical Services

10/06/13   Supervisor – Library & Technical Services
Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates

Sarah P’s comment:  There are 13 campuses spread all over the UAE and experiences range from good to awful.  I suspect this position would be at Central Services in Abu Dhabi.  Nice city, pleasant country overall and the most moderate of the Gulf countries however be careful of working with the top management here as ‘off with her/his head’ is the norm.  Or as one professor I knew put it the motto of HCT is “to set up your subordinate to fail and then blame him”.  In this system you are better off being a simple librarian down in Al Ain or over in Fujeirah and staying away from all the politics and strife.  Here is a link to a website that reveals all:  HCT Sucks!

Job: Library Systems Coordinator

10/12/13  Library Systems Coordinator
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Sarah P’s comment:  please read my comments on the previous post for the Science & Technology Subject Specialist position.
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