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ANNOUNCEMENT

11.30.17
Dear Readers,
The time has come for me to say goodbye to both you and this blog, at least for now.  As many of you know this has been a completely volunteer effort with the goal being to encourage librarians from everywhere to travel and work beyond their borders.  I spent fourteen years of my life doing just that and it enriched and expanded me both personally and professionally. While I still completely believe in this mission, it is time for me to focus on other goals in my life, although I am not yet clear exactly what will be next…
This blog will continue to be hosted and available as searching the archives can be useful when researching potential positions. I will also continue to update my book: How to Become a Traveling Librarian as well as the Book Resources page.
I wish everyone, as always, safe travels.
Kind regards, Sarah P.
 

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Webinar: Teach Overseas

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: How to Take Your Teaching Career Overseas
Sept. 27, 7 PM EST (USA)
Sarah P’s comments:  This webinar is an update of the one ISS offered in August. September is the kickoff of the International Schools recruiting season. This is the area where the most international librarian positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.
ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.
 
Join us and learn more about the exciting world of international recruitment! In this webinar we will:
• Introduce you to International Schools Services (ISS) and the Global Recruitment team
• Help you understand the enormous career opportunities for educators in international schools, including specific benefits
• Discuss minimum qualifications
• Discuss the benefits of ISS membership, including the ISS candidate portal technology, recruiting, job fairs & more
• Show you how to get started and more about the process.
Come and learn how you can begin your international adventure! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Webinar: Why Teach Abroad?

8.21.17 –  ISS sponsored Webinar: Why Teach Abroad
August 304-5PM EST (USA)
Sarah P’s comments:  Here we go for the International School Librarian recruiting season. This is the area where the most international positions are listed and thus is the easiest way to break into international work. While it is still a good idea to join an agency and be vetted, the majority of schools are now advertising on TIE and accepting direct applications. However, attending this free ISS webinar will give you an overview of the field.
ISS (International Schools Services) is one of the oldest US schools recruiting agencies but please be aware that they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier.  So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
For more information about the hiring process for international school librarians please refer to Chapter 3 of my book and/or visit the Resources page.
 

Let’s talk about a few of our favorite things:
(Click to watch the promo video!)
On August 304-5PM ESTjoin us as we explore 5 fantastic benefits of teaching overseas. The webinar will feature some of our most experienced (and fun!) ISS international educators and finish with a 30-minute Q&A panel.
Check out the event page and register!
New to ISS? Join the community here  and email your candidate number to edustaffing@iss.edu to register for the webiner. Actively recruiting with ISS already? Just register through your candidate dashboard!
See you then!

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Webinar: Cuba Library Exchange Program

5.1.17 –
The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group will be hosting another webinar before the ALA Annual. Here’s the program and info:
Title: The ALA Cuba Library Exchange Program
Date/Time: 5/15, Monday, 9 am PST / 12 pm EST


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.

Speakers: Nancy Coradin, Coordinator, Multi-language Collections and Services
Westchester Library System; Diana Lennon, Librarian II, Spanish Speaking, Greenburgh Public Library

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Webinar: Taking your MLIS Abroad

4.3.17 –  Taking your MLIS Abroad
ACRL, USA
Sarah P’s comments: In case you missed this US-based webinar, the recording is now available on YouTube (click above link).  Thank you Librarian Ray Pun for coordinating and sharing!

The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group invites you to join Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips for an informative webinar based on their recent publication, “Taking Your MLIS Abroad.”
The presenters will outline different opportunities for librarians who are interested in pursuing international librarianship, while also guiding you through the process of moving and living abroad. This is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your questions about international librarianship.
Speakers: Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips

Date/Time: 3/29, Wednesday at 10 am PST, 12 pm CST and 1 pm EST

We hope you can join us! Webinar will be recorded and shared. If you have any questions, please email us!

All best,
Raymond Pun & Meggan Houlihan
Co-Conveners of ACRL International Perspectives

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Webinar: Taking your MLIS Abroad…

3.27.17 –
Dear Readers, I am back from the edge of civilization (no cell phone or internet service!) and first of all, would like to send out a reminder for the upcoming webinar being held on Wednesday:
The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group invites you to join Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips for an informative webinar based on their recent publication, “Taking Your MLIS Abroad.”
The presenters will outline different opportunities for librarians who are interested in pursuing international librarianship, while also guiding you through the process of moving and living abroad. This is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your questions about international librarianship.
Speakers: Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips

Date/Time: 3/29, Wednesday at 10 am PST, 12 pm CST and 1 pm EST
We hope you can join us! Webinar will be recorded and shared. If you have any questions, please email us!
All best,
Raymond Pun & Meggan Houlihan
Co-Conveners of ACRL International Perspectives

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Webinar: Taking your MLIS Abroad…

3.10.17 –
Dear all,
The ACRL International Perspectives Discussion Group invites you to join Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips for an informative webinar based on their recent publication, “Taking Your MLIS Abroad.”
The presenters will outline different opportunities for librarians who are interested in pursuing international librarianship, while also guiding you through the process of moving and living abroad. This is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your questions about international librarianship.
Speakers: Kate Holvoet and Lara Phillips

Date/Time: 3/29, Wednesday at 10 am PST, 12 pm CST and 1 pm EST
We hope you can join us! Webinar will be recorded and shared. If you have any questions, please email us!
All best,
Raymond Pun & Meggan Houlihan
Co-Conveners of ACRL International Perspectives

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Webinar: Global Librarianship Services

11.28.16 – Global Librarianship Services Webinar
Date: 12/5, Monday at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST // 11:00-12 pm PST

Presenters:

  • Dan Perkins (Global Services Librarian at NYU)
  • Lindsay Wharton (Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian at FSU)
  • Hong Cheng (Global Services Librarian at University of Cincinnati)

Abstract:
As the opportunities and challenges raised by globalization become more a part of people’s everyday lives, colleges and universities are committed to providing their students with academic opportunities on a global scale. This has led academic libraries to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of their students and faculty at global campuses and study abroad sites. Also under the same trend, the number of global services/education librarians is on the rise with unique responsibilities and experiences. In this panel, we’ll be discussing:

  • the similarities and differences between the global library services programs at our respective sites;
  • the opportunities and challenges we’ve faced, including how to work with partners in headquarters as well as overseas;
  • discuss how global library services may be evolving in the future.
  • Experiences we have had
  • Future trends in global librarianship

Audience participation in this discussion is welcome and strongly encouraged.
45 minutes for presentation, 30 minutes for discussion.

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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
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e460fc0czap/event/event_info.html
The webinar will be recorded and archived.
 
 
 

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Program: Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide

10.3.16 – Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide
New Librarians Global Connections: best practices, models and recommendations series, IFLA Webinars
 
We are proud to present the last session of the 2016 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.”
https://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars-2/upcoming-webinars/
The series “New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations” is organised jointly by IFLA New Professionals Special Interest group and IFLA SC Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with the support of the American Library Association. This series of free webinars addresses issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers.
Please join us for the upcoming webinar:
Utilizing Partnerships to Expand Professional Development Opportunities Worldwide
While partnerships have been an instrumental part of the library’s success in serving the needs of their communities, they now offer librarians profound opportunities for developing new competencies and skillsets that strengthen their careers. This webinar will highlight various examples of international initiatives that not only expand professional development opportunities for librarians, but also connect them to dynamic and globally-based professional networks.
Success stories, challenges, and the impacts of these partnerships will be discussed.
Join us to hear some truly inspiring stories! Join our free IFLA/ALA Webinar on 10 October at 18 UTC 2:00 pm EDT

World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
Link to access the virtual meeting room –
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r1inq2cbrad/
 
 

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