Internship: Library Consultant

5.11.17 — Library Consultant Internship
OCLC, Leiden, Netherlands

You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you’ll do the best work of your life when you’re living the best life possible. We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today’s libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

The Job Details are as follows:

This challenging internship with the largest co-operative for library services in the world is focused on expanding our services in the French market.

In our EMEA headoffice in Leiden, Netherlands we offer the right candidate in Information sciences the opportunity to learn and experience our commitment to service Libraries world wide. The team in Leiden is multi origin including French native speakers. The tasks consist of supporting the writing, editing, and producing proposals outlining OCLC’s solutions that are in response to Requests For Proposal (RFP), Requests For Information (RFI), and similar requests from OCLC users, prospective users and OCLC staff. will learn to understand the OCLC sales process, including positioning, pricing, packaging, and the strategies used for each service and type of library/group.

We are looking for a native French speaker with the following skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in information science, speciliazed in library, library automation, or and/or technical and business writing experience.
  • Document editing, proofing and formatting ability with a high attention to details.
  • Highly organized and be capable of performing well in deadline-intensive environment.
  • Good English language skills and other languages a plus.

Job: Communications Officer

4.26.17 –  Communications Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands


The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Communications Officer to join a dynamic team and global project.

Over the next ten years, IFLA, will transform public libraries, the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. While the ultimate benefit of this work will be seen at the local level through better library services – services helping more people gain literacy, find employment, improve their health, etc. – the effort will be aimed at specific changes in how libraries are led, assessed, and connected. IFLA has outlined a number of activities to initiate this transformation and a key to their success will be the ability to enhance communications and connections between IFLA, its organisational members and individual librarians around the world. The activities should contribute to strengthening IFLA brand. By enhancing impact of its communication actions, IFLA also seeks to widen its audience beyond library and information professionals, attracting international organisations, government, business and enterprise.

For more information on key areas of responsibilities, and how to apply, please visit

Job: Executive Director

3.29.17 –  Executive Director
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

Do you want to play a key role in setting the European research library agenda?

LIBER (the Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than 40 countries and is the principal association of European research libraries.

LIBER has an exciting agenda for the future. Its current strategic goals are in the areas of scholarly communication, development of research infrastructures, support for research libraries in a rapidly changing environment, library management, and the development of an increasing range of services and facilities for the European researcher.

LIBER wishes to recruit a full-time Executive Director to drive forward its goals and future development. This challenging and rewarding role offers:

  • a unique opportunity to work with research libraries and European library organisations in forging closer co-operation at a pan-European level;
  • a position at the forefront of research library developments in Europe, with scope to influence and contribute to these developments;
  • extensive scope for project management in successfully delivering LIBER projects and activities;
  • active involvement in advancing co-operation with research library organisations in North America and other continents.
  • The post of Executive Director is based in The Hague, in the National Library of the Netherlands, one of Europe’s leading national libraries. The salary will be on Scale 12/13: minimum €4,219.00 to maximum €5,883.00 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.

LIBER plans to fill the post of Executive Director from the latter part of August 2017. The closing date for applications is the end of Friday 21 April 2017. For more information, and to download an application form, please see:

LIBER’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held 5-7 July in Patras, Greece.See the website for more details. For more LIBER news, Follow@libereurope on Twitter or see our website.

Friedel Grant
Communications Officer, LIBER Europe

+31 (0)70 314 0121

Skype: friedel.liber

Job: Policy & Research Officer

2.9.2017 – Policy & Research Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments:  This position was advertised exactly two years ago…


The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is looking for a new Policy and Research Officer to work on Internet governance and digital issues.

The Internet plays an indispensable role in achieving key library objectives – access to information, freedom of expression, individual empowerment. But for it to do so, risks must be managed. The open architecture of the Internet is challenged by both public and private actors. Individuals face threats to their privacy from companies and governments.

Key areas of Responsibility

The successful candidate will lead IFLA Headquarters’ work on Internet governance and digital issues on a day-to-day basis. They will coordinate IFLA’s engagement in the Internet Governance Forum process, and our advocacy around public access to the Internet. They will be on top of current policy questions, supporting the development of policies and positions as appropriate. They will also have an eye on the future, and emerging opportunities, as well as maintaining a strong focus on ensuring that IFLA’s work is relevant and valuable to its members.


IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

This is a full-time position (36 h/week), with a provisional start-date of 1 April, and a contract running until the end of 2018, with possible extension to be determined subsequently.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in library or information studies or an equivalent qualification;
  • A higher degree, or its equivalent, in library or information studies or a related field (desirable)
  • Awareness of issues in the information environment, the library profession;
  • Experience in working in a distributed, international team;
  • Experience in an international membership organisation.

Additionally, the candidate will have:

  • Understanding of, and interest in, digital rights and/or internet governance issues, especially as relating to libraries;
  • Strong research and analytical skills: demonstrable ability to provide rapid analysis of texts and events in order to inform positions and decision-making;
  • Strategic thinking: demonstrable ability to contextualise, spot opportunities and plan for the long-term;
  • Strong communication skills: fluent in English, both written and oral and fully competent in using the web and social media;
  • Organisation skills: ability to juggle different tasks and priorities to maximise effectiveness;
  • Interpersonal skills: demonstrable ability to relate to and build up relationships with, people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds, inside and outside the organisation. A sense of diplomacy and the ability to convey this in writing;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the policy process, including policy development;
  • Demonstrable project management skills;
  • A commitment to participative management practices, workplace diversity and to working effectively within a team environment;
  • Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish);


The gross monthly salary offered will be € 3,570 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands.  You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year.  You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 27 February 2017.  Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to  Only candidates with valid documentation to work in EU will be considered.

Job: Project Communications Officer

12.8.16 – Project Communications Officer
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands

Please note, only applicants with a valid visa to work in the EU can be considered for this position.

The closing date for applications is December 18 2016.

Do you have experience of working on European projects and dissemination? Do you enjoy the organisation and planning of events and workshops? Are you enthusiastic and interested in issues relating to research libraries such as open access and research data management? LIBER is seeking a Project Officer to work on the dissemination aspects of European projects.

  • The Role – The Project Communications Officer will be responsible for EU project dissemination, the organisation of project related events and activities, and will carry out some administrative tasks related to EU Projects.
  • Duration and Working Hours – The appointment is full-time and will be for a 12 month contract.
  • Salary – Scale 9: minimum €2,700 to maximum €3,720 gross per month full-time, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%.
  • Benefits – LIBER follows the working agreement (CAO) for Research Insitutions in the Netherlands. Our benefits include 42 days annual leave, based on a full-time position, an excellent pension scheme, as set out in the CAO, and a flexible and friendly working environment.

Download the full job description.

To Apply

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Melanie Imming, EU Projects Manager. To apply for this position please submit a CV and covering letter outlining your eligibility for and interest in this position to Susan Reilly, Executive Director using ‘PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER’ in the subject line.

Job: Policy & Research Officer

2/9/15 – Policy & Research Officer
IFLA Headquarters, The Hague, Netherlands

Become part of the Policy & Advocacy team at the International Federation of
Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and help shape IFLA’s policy and
advocacy work through a wide range of professional tasks. Under the general
direction of the Director, Policy and Advocacy, your responsibilities include
carrying out in-depth desk research, supporting managers in producing
position and discussion papers, supporting the work of IFLA units engaged in
policy matters, monitoring issues that affect libraries, drafting and
disseminating high-quality communications on policy and advocacy issues, and
planning activities to support IFLA’s policy objectives in collaboration with
other staff.

Key areas of Responsibility

To undertake in-depth desk research and analysis and to produce briefing
papers, case studies and other materials for managers, IFLA units and members
that will contribute to IFLA’s policy and advocacy activities;

To provide professional-level support to IFLA managers, committees, advisory
boards and sections. Tasks include monitoring relevant information,
coordinating participation at workshops and events, and drafting reports;

To provide support to the preparation of policy-focused workshops and other
events, for example, identifying potential programme concepts, drafting
workshop materials, tracking deadlines, and monitoring expenditures against

To write high-quality communications in support of IFLA’s policy and advocacy
work and to disseminate them via appropriate channels, including the web,
social media and mailing lists;

To ensure that strong connections are established and maintained with other
activities of IFLA that impact on policy and advocacy work, for example, the
professional programme;

Monitoring the potential effects of trends, international conventions and
treaties, activities of international organizations and policy initiatives
that may affect the environment in which libraries operate.

Desired skills and experience

Excellent knowledge of library and information services and related policy

Strong research skills;

Outstanding communication skills in English, both written and oral and fully
competent in using the web and social media;

Have a sense of diplomacy and the ability to convey this in writing
Demonstrable interpersonal skills, able to relate to people from a wide range
of cultures and backgrounds;

Demonstrable understanding of the policy process, including policy

Demonstrable project management skills;

Awareness of issues in the information environment, the library profession;
A commitment to participative management practices, workplace diversity and
to working effectively within a team environment;

Experience in working in a distributed, international team;
Proficiency in one of the other official languages of IFLA (Arabic, Chinese,
French, German, Russian, Spanish);

Experience in an international membership organisation.


Degree in library or information studies or an equivalent qualification

A higher degree, or its equivalent, in library or information studies or a
related field (desirable)


The gross monthly salary offered will be Eur3.222 per month in line with the
Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also
receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus
and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year.

Closing datePlease apply as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send us your CV including a motivation letter in English specifying
your suitability for this position to

Job: Temporary Library Manager

4.30.16 –  Secondment Opportunity for Senior Library Manager
The European Library, The Hague, The Netherlands

Sarah’s comments:  Please note the following comment: ‘If you fulfill the Knowledge Worker criteria listed below, we can also take non EU nationals for this post.’


As TEL moves into its next phase, we need a temporary manager for 6-7 months from June-December 2016. We would initially like to offer this as a secondment opportunity for CENL libraries. We’re looking for someone with strong people and project management skills and a solid understanding of library data. This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to improve their international knowledge in an English-speaking environment working at the Europeana office, based in the National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague. If you fulfill the Knowledge Worker criteria listed below, we can also take non EU nationals for this post.

The role – Manager of The European Library We are looking for someone to manage The European Library service and deliver the 2016 TEL Business plan. You will be knowledgeable about the ways libraries work in the digital world and enjoy networking and nurturing relationships in an international environment. You will be able to talk to library directors about strategy and to persuade data specialists to work with you to deliver their data. You will have project management experience and be able to deliver according to deadlines and within budget. You will also be able to review financial reports and control the budget.

Your team You will be part of Europeana Management Team and you will manage five or six people with data ingestion and library relations/marketing backgrounds.

Your responsibilities are to manage:

  • the TEL library relations and data ingestion personnel to deliver the TEL service
  • the TEL Libraries Network and its working groups
  • the work under Europeana DSI 1 & 2 on behalf of TEL
  • the strong relations with CENL Board, Executive and Directors of National Libraries
  • the budget of The European Library
  • productive relationships with existing partner libraries and consortia (through working groups LCG & TWG)
  • the relationships with TEL’s research libraries


  • Producing and implementing marketing and communication plans for the promotion and re-use of Library Data
  • and reporting against plans to CENL

The experience/knowledge you need

  • People management of at least three years
  • Experience with digital data from a library environment
  • A passion for making libraries data work in the digital world
  • Project management experience (international projects)
  • Experience in partner relationship management

The skills you need

  • Excellent people and networking skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Good oral and writing communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little guidance
  • Positive mind set with focus on solutions
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a culturally diverse team of colleagues and stakeholders
  • Willingness to travel,
  • Fluent English, both spoken and written
  • Another European language (desirable)

Salary and benefits

Your monthly gross salary will be between € 4,219 to € 5,425 in line with the Collective Labour Agreement for Research Institutes Scale 12. You’ll also enjoy 42 days holidays per year, a holiday allowance (8%) and an annual bonus (8.33%).

Non EU Knowledge Worker Criteria

If you do not have a work permit for the EU or are not a citizen of a European Union country, we can consider you as a Knowledge Migrant. For this to work you must be able to comply to the following:

If you are more than 30 years old you must be on an average monthly salary of € 4,240, If you are under 30 your average monthly salary must be a minimum of € 3,108. If you hold a European Blue Card your salary will be a minimum of € 4,968

How to apply

Send your CV (in English) with a covering letter telling us why you’re interested in this position to


Job: Associate Information and Evidence Officer

4.21.16 – Associate Information and Evidence Officer, P-2
Office of the Prosecutor, ICC (Int’l Criminal Court), The Hague, Netherlands

A roster of suitable candidates will be established for this post as a result of this selection process for both fixed-term established and general temporary assistance posts.

Candidates who have already applied to this position (VA 4241), do not need to re-apply.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Senior Manager of the Services Section and the direct supervision of the Head of the Information and Evidence Unit, the incumbent is expected to perform the following duties:

  • Supervise technicians and processes associated with securing electronic evidence at the seat of the Court;
  • Write technical scripts and programs that transform the structure of data to become useful in the Office’s evidence management systems;
  • Ensure the registration, digitization (wherever possible), the secure permanent storage, the registration and tracking of hardcopies (where appropriate) and the forwarding of all physical information and evidence material for court proceedings, including the maintenance of the chain of custody and the classification and confidentiality regime of the Office of the Prosecutor;
  • Translate the objectives of investigations into technical activities to assist teams in their examination of evidence in Ringtail, in the case of evidence, or TRIM for Information related to Preliminary Examinations;
  • Understand the structures and purposes of collected data and advice teams on appropriate measures to extract relevant information while maintaining forensic integrity of the evidence;
  • Populate evidence selection systems to allow teams to select potentially relevant items for registration as evidence;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in archive and records management, information management, law, or other relevant field.  A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • Training in database management or equivalent including certified training in the field of forensic data management, evidence and property room management  or other relevant fields;


  • A minimum of two years (four years with a first level university degree) of practical experience in the field of data automation, data management and functioning of electronic devises, preferably in a legal environment;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Advanced skills in the use of MS Access database programming and general advanced skills in the use computer software;
  • Experience in the population of litigation support or evidence review tools;
  • Excellent communication skills and client orientation;
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively in teams;
  • Ability to work in a non-discriminatory manner, with respect for diversity;
  • Ability to keep strict standards of confidentiality and security;
  • Professional integrity.

Knowledge of languages:
Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, English and French is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is considered an asset.

ICC Core Competencies
Dedication to the mission and values
– Acts consistently in accordance with the mission and values of the Organisation;
– Maintains confidentiality, acts with integrity and shows respect for diversity;
– Shows commitment to the organisation;
– Presents a positive image of the organisation during external discussions.
– Applies professional and technical expertise;
– Keeps abreast of organisational issues;
– Produces workable solutions to a range of problems;
– Listens, consults and communicates proactively;
– Handles disagreements with tact and diplomacy;
– Recognises and rewards the contribution of others;
Learning and developing
– Identifies development strategies needed to achieve work and career goals and makes use of developmental or training opportunities;
– Learns from successes and failures;
– Seeks feedback and gives feedback to others to increase organisational effectiveness;
– Seeks opportunities for improvement of work;
– Has an open mind and contributes to innovation.
Handling uncertain situations
– Adapts to changing circumstances;
– Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
– Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances;
– Manages time effectively.
– Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly;
– Handles contacts with diplomacy and tact;
– Communicates in a transparent and open way with internal and external contacts while complying with confidentiality requirements.
Realising objectives
– Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm;
– Keeps to agreements with others;
– Focuses on client needs;
– Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people;
– Monitors and maintains quality and productivity.

General Information
– The selected candidate will be subject to a Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) process in accordance with ICC policy. The PSC process will include but will not be limited to, verification of the information provided in the personal history form and a criminal record check.
– Applicants may check the status of vacancies on ICC E-Recruitment web-site.
– Post to be filled preferably by a national of a State Party to the ICC Statute, or of a State which has signed and is engaged in the ratification process or which is engaged in the accession process, but nationals from non-state parties may also be considered.
– In accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC aims to achieve fair representation of women and men for all positions, representation of the principal legal systems of the world for legal positions, and equitable geographical representation for positions in the professional category.
– Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.
– The Court reserves the right not to make any appointment to the vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
– The International Criminal Court is a member organization of the Inter-Organization Mobility Accord and is interested in secondment of staff from organizations of the United Nations Common System.


Job: Secretary General IFLA

6/19/15 –  Secreatary General
IFLA, The Hague, Netherlands

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is seeking a proven leader with a compelling vision to fill the position of Secretary General. IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. IFLA has now 1500 members in approximately 150 countries around the world and is registered in the Netherlands. The headquarters is located in the Royal Library, the National Library of the Netherlands.  IFLA is an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization.

IFLA’s aims are to: Promote high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services, Encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library and information services, Represent the interests of our members throughout the world.


The Secretary General is the Chief Executive Officer and head of IFLA’s Secretariat, responsible for the organization’s success and the consistent achievement of its mission including the strategic and operational direction and financial management of IFLA within policies determined by IFLA General Assembly and Governing Board; appointment of staff; provision of advice to the officers and Governing Board of IFLA and the implementation of decisions; coordination of IFLA programs including the core activities and regional offices; ensuring that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it; serving on the Board of trustees of the IFLA Stichting Foundation and as an officer of the IFLA conference holding companies, and, such other responsibilities as are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of IFLA.


The Secretary General is the Chief Executive Officer, with managerial, leadership, diplomatic, executive, communication and financial skills of a high order and able to deal with the full range of management activities in an organization with worldwide interests and an expanding number of staff (16 FTE in the Secretariat). The Secretary General is expected to embrace diversity and foster a culture of professional development and trust in staff. The incumbent is expected to further develop the IFLA brand and to exploit its potential to achieve greater recognition and impact. The appointee should be fluent in written and spoken English and able to communicate in one or more of the other six official languages of IFLA: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

Term of employment: Initially an 18-month contract with an option to renew.

Salary and benefits: An attractive package of salary and benefits will be negotiated with the successful applicant. The successful applicant must be prepared to live in or near The Hague, The Netherlands.

Working hours: 36 hrs/week

Start date: It is expected that the successful applicant will relocate (if required) to The Hague by March 2016. The appointee will assume the position of Secretary General in May 2016.

Applications: A letter stating why you should be considered for the job along with a Curriculum Vitae should to be sent to: IFLA President-Elect Donna Scheeder [] before 10 September 2015.

Contact: For more information, please contact Donna Scheeder:

Job: Advocacy Officer

4/30/15 –  Advocacy Officer
LIBER, The Hague, Netherlands


LIBER is seeking an Advocacy Officer to work on our European projects relating to policy and advocacy and to support the Executive Director in developing our advocacy programme.

The post-holder will work on advocacy and policy in the areas of copyright and text and data mining, open access, and research data management.

S/he will work to build LIBER’s network and identify and implement new opportunities for engagement with relevant stakeholders e.g. though workshops, drafting of targeted information material, online engagement.

You will be joining a small and international team of highly motivated individuals and must be comfortable working both as part of a team and autonomously.

Full job description available here: AdvocacyOfficer

Terms and conditions of employment

This position is full time for a period of 2 years.

The post will be located in the LIBER Office in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. Travel outside The Netherlands will be required.

Salary will be based on Scale 10: minimum €2,512 to maximum gross €3,804 per month fulltime, plus a vacation allowance of 8% and a December allowance of 8.33%. In addition you will be entitled to 42 days holiday per year. The Labour Agreement is based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Centres (

Out-of-hours working, including occasional weekends, will be expected in association with conferences and meetings.

For further information contact Susan Reilly, LIBER Executive Director: e-mail:


Interested? Please send your CV with a covering letter in English to: Please mention clearly your phone number and skype ID. Only applications from individuals with a valid visa to work in Europe can be considered.

Applications from LIBER members or other individuals wishing to work on secondment are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 18th of May 2015Skype interviews will be held on the week of the 1st of  June (to be confirmed).