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International School Librarians


International School Librarians

This is a group open to all librarians but specific to international school librarians. Since we usually don't have a district or neighboring schools to rely on, let's create our own network here.

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Comment by Susan on June 30, 2011 at 1:59pm

Hi everyone - I have a question regarding mixed scheduling & the PYP programme.  Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


I have proposed a fixed schedule for grades PS-2 and flex for 3-5. To support PYP, I looked at the upcoming UOI schedule for next year & did a "best guess" as to which ones I could provide the most/best support (based on my single year's experience) & have set aside time in the schedule for "UOI support" - 2 period blocks at a time.  It's not the best solution, of course, but I am also in the process of creating a secondary school (6-12) library at the same time & I can only provide so much support for the upcoming year.  We have a small space that can only accommodate one class at a time, so I included Whole School checkout first thing in the morning & was planning on encouraging grades 3-5 to 'pencil in' a regular time for their students to stop in.  Since we are also a pretty small school right now, I was also planning on monitoring students who come & who don't so that we can make sure they don't just 'blow us off', so to speak.  Since I am required to give grades, I am not sure how this whole proposal is going to actually turn out.

Comment by Barbara Boyer on November 9, 2010 at 2:33am
Professional Development Opportunities Internationally....
Future Events

* Learning Tech Conference in Hong Kong with a library strand - Feb 2011

* Beijing Learning Summit--Saturday, November 13

* ShanghaiLibrarians Symposium--January 15th
Comment by Michelle Rinker on July 28, 2010 at 12:54pm
Hi Linda-

The best place to start in looking for international school positions is vi a search company like ISS and Search Associates

they have recruiting fairs in the US at various times throughout the year. You do have to pay a sizeable fee however.

Another option is just to visit the various school websites and then send them a letter of application (though most will just tell you to go through a service like ISS).

My husband and I have been overseas for 20 years now and have loved every moment.


Comment by Linda Lavoie on July 28, 2010 at 9:35am
Hi everyone,
I'm interested in working in an International school in a couple of years. If you're an American working as a Librarian in another country, could you please tell me how you found your positions?
Comment by Manjula Pai on May 29, 2009 at 7:36am

Can any one suggest me the list of periodicals for professional development of staff and the magazines to be subscribed for for a K-12 school.

I would also like to know how do you budget for the library for the year.

If anyone can help me in these matters, it would be wonderful.

Comment by Joan on March 1, 2009 at 11:44am
Hi all,

I'm interested in working in an International school in a couple of years, so just want to gather some information and lurk a little. Thanks to Joyce and Ann for creating this forum.


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