Job: Librarian (Content Curator)

6.16.17 –  Librarian (Content Curator)
Department of Public Information, United Nations, New York, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  I discuss UN opportunities in my book and also include these links on my Resources page:
United Nations Libraries
UN Competitive Exam
Marcus’ World: UN Librarian Exam (Blog entry)

P4Job Code Title: LIBRARIAN
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period:14 June 2017 – 28 July 2017
Job Opening Number:17-Documentation and Information -DPI-78799-R-New York 

Special Notice

– Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

– The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

– For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 March 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Vietnam.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information (DPI). The Dag Hammarskjold Library’s primary function is to enable the delegations, Secretariat and other official groups of the Organization to obtain, with the greatest possible speed, convenience and economy, the information and documentation needed in the execution of their duties. This post reports to the Chief Librarian and performs tasks cutting across the five library Units.


Within delegated authority from the Chief of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library (DHL), the Librarian (Content Curator) will be responsible for the following duties:
• Takes the lead and/ or contributes the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Library collection(s) both in-print and online.
• Participates in discussions on the information needs of the Organization and its information clientele and makes recommendations concerning collection development, organizes the acquisition and exchange materials
• Supervises the operation of the consortium of UN entities (UNSEIAC) in the subscription of electronic resources, working with relevant UN Secretariat offices in the negotiation of prices and licenses. Evaluates the performance of vendors and exchange partners and negotiates charges where necessary.
• Formulates and implements projects and provides advice and assistance in setting up, expanding and/or reorganizing libraries or information resource centers.
• Implements new technologies in information management to ensure library staff and other staff throughout the Organization have modern tools for efficient access to information.
• Promotes and develops internal and external bibliographic and other databases as well as additional files to ensure consistency and accuracy.
• Advises other units and departments seeking expertise in information architecture, digital curation, preservation and content organisation using in-depth understanding of institutional intranet, modern information management technologies and knowledge management activities.
• Routinely performs high level research and analyses, applying extensive experience in the integration of information from a wide variety of sources, necessitating not only significant understanding of the Organization’s mandate, but also the ability to assess the relevance of external information to the Organization’s work.
• Develops and coordinates reference and training services and tools to ensure adequate services and to maximize the utilization of collections; participates in the planning and organizing of training for headquarters and mission staff and visitors with respect to utilization of library services.
• Evaluates applications and cost-effectiveness of services in relation to technology options, and prepares metrics, data and recommendations for decision-making; creates a link between libraries and related information networks.
• Provides technical expertise and project management support in the creation and maintenance of digital collections on various platforms, including the United Nations Digital Library; develops, implements and monitors the digital preservation strategy for the Dag Hammarskjold Library
• Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
• Performs other duties as assigned


• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of library operations and digital collections management. Knowledge and understanding of technologies relevant to library & digital information services. Experience in managing projects and procurement exercises. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in library science, information science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in library work, information network administration or related area is required. Experience in project management is desirable. Experience in digital curation and preservation is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Virtual: Adjunct Instructor, Library Media

4.13.17 –  Adjunct Instructor, Library Media (part-time)
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah

Sarah P’s comments:  Another virtual posting from someone new.  There are a few reviews but nothing which specifically addresses how they are to work for in the online environment.
Glassdoor Reviews
Indeed Reviews


Southern Utah University, Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University invites applications for Adjunct Instructor, Library Media. This is a part-time, adjunct position to start 8/16/2017. Salary is the current rate as determined by President’s Council.

The Sherratt Library is seeking qualified individuals to teach sections of their LM 1010 Information Literacy course. This course is a basic introduction to information literacy skills and is taught online.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaches assigned sections of LM 1010 Information Literacy, delivered online only through a Canvas LMS instance, including making individualized assessments and submitting final grades; interacting with students.
2. Participates in meetings and training regarding LM 1010 courses, teaching methods, learning standards, and outcomes.
3. Works collegially with other instructional faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, or demonstrably successful experience with information literacy-related instruction to undergraduate-age students in a collegiate setting.
2. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
3. Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of students and library administration.
4. Ability to work independently and collegially with commitment to quality, engaged service.
5. Demonstrably effective communications skills with students and colleagues.
6. Commitment to effective teaching that supports student learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face).
2. Working knowledge of the library catalogs, databases, search strategies, Boolean searching, keyword selection, and search delimiters.
3. Understanding of college-level information literacy skills and the library research process.
4. Familiarity with online learning best practices. Experience with the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System.

Applicants need to apply online at (Job # F1600093) or use the direct link at and click on “Apply for this job”.

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
This position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at or 435-865-8572. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information

Human Resources
Southern Utah University
Online App. Form:

Virtual: IIIF Technology Coordinator

11.9.16 – Technology Coordinator
Council on Library and Information Resources (LCIR), North America/Western Europe

Sarah P’s comments: This an another virtual position saying the work area is North America and Western Europe. It is unclear about who is eligible to apply but I would assume US, Canadian, UK, and EU passport holders.


The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Consortium seeks a dedicated staff member to serve as coordinator for IIIF technology. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will play a key role as the IIIF community expands, by serving as a facilitator, provisioner and maintainer of IIIF-related infrastructure; an expert consultant on IIIF technology issues for adopters and integrators; and a general resource for helping coordinate and support IIIF’s technical components. The IIIF Technology Coordinator will work hand-in-hand with and complement the IIIF Community & Communications Officer, who has a major focus on community and communications management. This may be a 70% to 100% time role.

Reporting Lines: The incumbent will be an employee of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Specifically, week-to-week activities supporting IIIF will be directed by the Chair of the IIIF Coordinating Committee or her/his designate, with high level direction coming from the chairperson of IIIF Executive Group. Administrative support and general working conditions will be provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Duties for the Technology Coordinator include:

Provision and maintain IIIF technical and communications infrastructure.
This includes a combination of hands-on development and system support, as well as technical product and project management for components that may be sourced from the community or outsourced to a commercial firm. The Technology Coordinator will provide leadership in conjunction with the IIIF coordinating committee, editors, and community to assess and recommend improvement or new infrastructure. The IIIF infrastructure includes technologies supporting communications, adopters, and end-users:

  • website publishing platform
  • IIIF Demo / Sandbox environment (to demonstrate IIIF functionality with showcase apps and sites)
  • IIIF validators (to confirm target servers and clients conform to the APIs)
  • IIIF converters and shims (to help existing sites convert their images and/or data to be IIIF-compatible)
  • IIIF registry of adopters and implementers. While the Community & Communications Officer will play a major role in populating the content (along with community input), the registry itself will require technical provisioning and maintenance.
  • Other IIIF discovery components, including:
    • Index of IIIF sites / content
    • Central annotation store

IIIF Technical Expert / Advisor / Consultant to Adopters
With a deep understanding of IIIF APIs, data models, and compliant software, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a consultant and expert liaison on specific projects for those who are engaged with IIIF and may need guidance or expert interpretation on the technology. This includes for:

  • Adopting repositories and technical staff looking to set up API endpoints and/or convert their data
  • Software companies looking to make their products IIIF compatible
  • Search aggregators (e.g., DPLA, Europeana, Flickr, Google, Artstor)
  • Other open source projects with complementary efforts (acting as an integration broker)
  • Other organizations / groups (such as IPTC)
  • Those seeking grants to make their projects IIIF-compatible. It is envisioned this role may both help consult on proposals as well as be written in as an expert external resource.

Community Resource & Contributor to Advancing IIIF
As a dedicated expert focused on IIIF, the Technology Coordinator will serve as a general resource in helping advance the overall framework and community. This includes:

  • Fielding technical queries on the IIIF email lists as able, especially for queries that are not replied to by other community members
  • Helping gather and provide requirements and use cases to feed the technical specification process
  • Helping validate draft specifications through independent implementations
  • Helping test compliance/compatibility of software & implementations
  • Understanding the general technical needs of IIIF adopters, and helping ensure appropriate technical support channels exist in the community
    • This includes paying special attention to the requirements of IIIF-C members, who help support IIIF financially.
  • Participate in IIIF-related grants and projects as a IIIF central resource (e.g., participating in proposal writing, project management, technical consulting, etc.)
  • Working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to:
    • Deliver training (especially the more technical aspects)
    • Conduct marketing and outreach
    • Maintain community content
    • Support the IIIF-C Executive Committee, IIIF Coordinating Committee and community groups in defining objectives, strategies, and policies for IIIF; working with the IIIF Community & Communications Officer to facilitate community endeavors of these goals.

Required and Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate:

  • will be self-directed and highly organized;
  • will possess well documented, demonstrated, and effective communication skills including oral, written, and presentation capabilities;
  • will have sufficient and demonstrated technical depth to obtain both a conceptual and detailed understanding of the IIIF specifications and components in interoperable systems;
  • will be facile with current, relevant web technologies and standards for web-based image delivery, and related technologies (search, audio-visual, 3d);
  • will be savvy using GitHub, JSON-LD and linked data;
  • will have demonstrated experience with at least one modern programming language, preferably Python and/or Ruby;
  • will have hands-on experience managing production infrastructure;
  • will have previous, direct experience with information technology in libraries, archives or museums;
  • will be able to work with IIIF community members of all technical abilities;
  • will be comfortable and thrive in an open community; and
  • will be adept in fostering contributions and participation from a growing member and adopter base as well as commercial firms.

Travel required. Location anywhere in North America or Western Europe. Salary dependent upon qualifications; benefits as applicable.

To apply:
send a cover letter and CV to Sheila Rabun, IIIF Communications and Coordination Officer, at Please direct any questions to

About CLIR:
CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. CLIR is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information about CLIR, visit our website at


Virtual: Program Manager

10.28.16 – Program Manager

Sarah P’s comments: An interesting position in a fairly new company. Some growing pains but good reviews overall. At it is US-based, I am assuming they are hiring Americans however if you have the qualifications, I would inquire as they might be interested if you can help grow their services overseas.
Glassdoor Reviews

The position is part of a geographically and institutionally distributed team, and, as such, applications from candidates interested in telecommuting are welcome.

Please submit your application to

Position Title: Program Manager Department: CSCSS
Reports to: Director, Collections Services and Community Supported Software

LYRASIS is seeking a dynamic Program Manager for ArchivesSpace, an open-source, archives information management web application designed for managing descriptive information about archives, manuscripts, and digital objects (

The Program Manager plays a key role working with the community to set the strategy and
goals for ArchivesSpace. The Program Manager is central to the success of the program,
and works closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community, advisory groups
and Board to ensure success. The Program Manager will be involved in all aspects of the
program, and be a key spokesperson and advocate for the program.

The ArchivesSpace application was first released in September 2013, and it is sustained by
an active member community of over 300 organizations. Community collaboration and
member contributions to all facets of ArchivesSpace—development, code review, migration support, technical and user documentation—are key to the advancement of both the ArchivesSpace application and member community. The Program Manager will lead the community in accomplishing its goals by fulfilling the following responsibilities:

• Provide strategic vision and program leadership
• Work closely with the ArchivesSpace community to articulate a strategic vision for ArchivesSpace, conveying its value and impact.
• Working with the governance board and community input, set vision for the
program and establish the long-term development roadmap.
• Guide the ArchivesSpace community in the achievement of near-term and long-term
strategic goals.
• Seek out and engage in collaborations and partnerships that will leverage resources
and expertise for the advancement of ArchivesSpace
• Lead successful operations and ensure application meets the needs of stakeholders

• Lead a dynamic and effective core team, augmented by contributors and volunteers
from consulting agencies and/or member institutions.
• Work with stakeholders, committees, and staff to ensure timely implementation of
projects and services.
• Provide regular status reports to the stakeholders.
• Work together with technical lead to oversee key project processes such as
gathering requirements, setting work priorities, coordinating user acceptance
testing, and coordinating efforts to produce documentation
• Work with the community to develop technical specifications and grant proposals.
• Articulate non-technical needs to technical stakeholders; articulates software
functionality to non-technical audiences.
• Manages ArchivesSpace related projects as necessary
Liaise with and guide the ArchivesSpace community
• Helps recruit and cultivate new members and contributors
• Serve as the strategic liaison with advisory councils, service providers, and other
• Work with governance groups, providing timely information to groups to enable
discussion and decision-making.
• Work with advisory councils, creating and supporting new community groups as
• Represent and promote ArchivesSpace to the wider community
• Actively promote ArchivesSpace and the wider cause of archival collections
management to the international community and other key stakeholders.
• Serve as an effective spokesperson for the program through outreach, public
speaking, and advocacy.
• Initiate outreach to institutions, government organizations, sponsors, funding
agencies, and others throughout the world
• Work with Community Outreach Manager to develop effective marketing strategies
and materials.

• Graduate degree, preferably MLIS/public history with emphasis on archives
• 5 years or more of progressively responsible experience in information management
• Experience in leading and coordinating efforts and building consensus across a
diverse group of perspectives
• Archival domain experience
• Familiarity with archival arrangement and description including archives standards
such as ISAD[G], DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core and METS
• Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing
concepts to realization
• Experience working with technology project teams; ability to communicate
effectively with technical and non-technical staff
• Excellent program management skills and demonstrated success with managing
teams working in disparate locations
• Ability to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of
media and technologies
• Familiarity with software development processes, particularly agile
• Strong time and project management skills
• Willing to travel to conferences and meetings
• Experience in open source and community supported software
• Knowledge of and experience with archival management systems such as
ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, or Archon

News: Call for Chapter Proposals

10.24.16 – Call for Chapter Proposals…

Sarah P’s comments: An opportunity for American librarians or for those with experience working in the US.


The Globalized Library:  American Academic Libraries and International Students, Collections and Practices (working title)

Editors – Yelena Luckert & Lindsay Inge

For publication with ACRL Press

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2016.

Send Proposals to: or to and/or

Editors Yelena Luckert and Lindsay Inge invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on international aspects of American libraries. When reflecting on libraries in the United States, we almost never think of them as being international in nature.  We view them as an “American” institution, serving our “American” patrons and our “American” organizations.  Yet, libraries in America are international to their core.  The book’s primary focus is to take a sort of inventory of what has been done recently in the field of international librarianship in US institutions, inspire more libraries and librarians to do this work, and spark imagination to develop new things. We are open to studies that branch away from higher education or topics outlined below as long as they focus on globalization and international librarianship.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

We are seeking proposals for the topics described below.  However, we will consider other topics provided they are within the spirit of the book and will add another dimension to the overall discussion:

  • Collection development

–        Building general collections of area studies based on foreign acquisitions (approval plans, cataloging, readership, etc.).

–        Building special/archival collections of foreign materials.

–        International digitization projects.

  • Teaching

–        Information literacy for international students on American campuses.

–        Integration of international students into American college culture and environment.

–        Developing new librarians:  teaching global issues through examples in US library and information programs.

  • Library partnership programs

–        Sister library program.

–        International cooperation.

–        International assistance.

–        Readership programs like American Corner.

–        Unique partnerships and agreements.

  • Professional development of librarians

–        Participation in international conferences

–        Exchanges of library professionals (skills, experience, knowledge)

–        Employment abroad for American librarians

–        Pen pal program

Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, to by December 1, 2016.  You can also choose to send your proposal to and/or by December 1, 2016. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.  Authors will be notified of acceptance before February 1, 2016.

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample – it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit more than one, please do.)

Note: This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due July 1, 2017, with drafts and edits staggered throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors.

For additional information, contact the editors:

Yelena Luckert, Directory for Research and Learning, University of Maryland Libraries,

Lindsay Inge, First Year Experience Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries,

Program: US-Germany Sister Libraries Webinar

10.14.16Interested in partnering with a library in Germany?

 US-Germany Sister Libraries Webinar

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00-10:00 (Central Time)

The American Library Association (ALA) and the Bibliothek und Information Deutschland (BID) have embarked on a three-year partnership to bring the U.S. and German library communities closer together through collaborative efforts, knowledge, and information sharing.

One goal is to increase the number of U.S- German Sister Libraries. If you are interested in becoming a sister library with a library in Germany, join us for this webinar to meet colleagues in Germany interested in partnering. Hear from the Indianapolis Public Library and the Cologne Public Library on how they’ve created a successful sister library relationship, along with other examples from different types of libraries.

To register for the webinar

The webinar will be recorded and archived.




Internship: Library Science/Archivists

3.15.16 – International Library Science Internship Position
Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  This is an opportunity to have an internship in the USA for a foreign-trained library and/or archival studies student.

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a Library Science or Archival Studies (or equivalent) graduate student or recent graduate to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives.  The program is open to students currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States or a student who has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program begin date.

Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals.

 Position is available:        Sept. 2016 – May 2017

Application Deadline:     May 1, 2016.   Review of applications will begin immediately.

 Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

 Typical Duties and Responsibilities

* Perform basic reference interviews and services. Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using Library, Archives, and Digital Asset Management systems, including EOS International integrated library system (ILS), Cuadra STAR Knowledge Center for Archives, and Asset Bank.

* Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.

* Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.

* Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.

* Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.

* Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier.

* Assist in cataloging materials (including object collections and digital assets).

* Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.

* Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.

* Assist with capturing oral history interviews.

* Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.

* Participate in student activities and field trips as scheduled.

Applicants must be active and ambitious learners and are expected to strive for efficiency and a high level of quality in all tasks performed. The willingness to follow all supervisor instructions and Longwood safety procedures is essential.  Proof of proficiency in English is required from all applicants. A valid driver’s license written in English or an international driver’s license is preferred. Candidates must be independent-natured, able to perform repetitive tasks, and lift 50 lbs.  Some weekend and evening hours might be required.



*     Be pursuing or have recently completed a graduate program in Library Sciences or Archival Management studies.

*     Be able and willing to work independently.

*     Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.

*     Have physical ability to push fully-loaded book carts and handle heavy or oversize volumes.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

*     Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens’ policies and procedures.

*     Have a valid driver’s license.


The position extends throughout 9 months, full time, 40 hours per week.  This is a paid position with optional free housing provided.  Longwood Gardens offers a mandatory medical insurance plan (does not include dental or eye care) to all International Program participants. All Internationals are required to have health insurance coverage.


For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, see .

Send any questions or requests for further information to

Completed applications should include:

1. Completed application form accessible here:
2. An official transcript of all college and university courses (provided in English). Please include an explanation of the grading systems used in your particular school and university so we may accurately interpret your transcripts. We need to understand what symbols represent excellent, good, average, poor, and failing.
3. A reference from your academic advisor or professor regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your advisor’s signature over seal).
4. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably within your field of interest (provided in English and enclosed in an envelope with your employer’s signature over the seal).
5. Proof of proficiency in English (a letter from your academic advisor or professor regarding your understanding and use of the English language OR results of TOEFL examination).
6. Proof of International Driver’s License.

The selection committee will consider only complete applications.

Mail to:
Domestic & International Studies Coordinator
Longwood Gardens
PO Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA

All application material must be received by May 1, 2016.

Program: Global Connections

10/7/15 –  Global Connections
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Sarah P’s comments:  This is a new program for non-US national and regional library professionals in management. Again the largest issue will probably be cost.  Here is a list of possible financial aid resources which the Center recommends.

October 9-19, 2016

Global Connections, a ten-day program, is designed for management professionals to engage and learn about innovative practices and services in areas such as:

  • International collaboration and research networks
  • Sharing expertise and cross-training
  • High-level management issues and practices to address opportunities and challenges faced by libraries
  • Global trends in information policy
  • Professional networking with managers from prominent U.S. institutions: Library of Congress, OCLC, national libraries, state library associations, selected prominent universities, and subject specialists
  • Digital and print collections
  • Leadership and management communication
  • Institutional advocacy

Application Requirements

Applicants must secure adequate funding to support a stay at the Mortenson Center in order to be accepted into the program.The application must be submitted in English along with supporting documentation in order to be considered.

This program is delivered in English only. Participants should be fluent in conversational English and possess a reading knowledge of English.

Program Costs:

The program cost of $3000 covers housing, some meals, local transportation, cultural and professional trips, and medical insurance. Participants are responsible for their airfare, in-country visa fees, and per diem. Upon acceptance, the applicants must provide a $500 non-refundable deposit to hold their place in the program. The deposit will be deducted from required program fees.

Applications for the program are due on March 15, 2016

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To Apply:

Download an Application (PDF)

Download an Application (Word)

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