Good all-around resource lists:

University of Michigan’s International Center Job List for Information Professionals

SLA’s list of international job sites

ALA’s list of international job resources - not very comprehensive, but a few good resources

Florida State University’s LIS Jobs Libguide, International Job Sites page

University of Texas’ iSchool International LIS Jobs Sites page’s Non-US Jobs page – not incredibly comprehensive, but provides more information about other countries with strong LIS presence

Organizations with International Opportunities:

United Nations jobs


            UNESCO-specific jobs

US government jobs


           Check the State Department for education jobs on U.S. military bases

The European Library

Xpat Jobs - search for jobs by country and by field

Academic Careers Online - for research positions

Area-Specific Job Sites:

Library jobs in Ireland (and don’t forget about working holiday visas there for those under thirty)

For International School Librarians:

Search Associates - international schools recruiting, check out their list of job fairs to see if they’ll be nearby

The International Educator (TIE) is a non-profit focusing on international teaching jobs, but you might also find some librarian positions here

International Schools Services - for school librarians only, requiring at least two years of experience and proper certification

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The International Baccalaureate program is in schools worldwide - this site seems to offer mostly positions within the organization, but the list of schools working with IB will help your search

Sites with Tips and Resources:

Overseas Digest

A blog post on Library Journal about going abroad – great tips, and job site links at the bottom


ALA’s international group listserv suggestions

IFLA’s listservs - suggested groups include: *LIBJOBS (highly recommended), CPDWL, NPDG-L


IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group Blog


Librarians Without Borders

Open Society Foundations – offers grants, scholarships, and fellowships for taking part in different projects around the world

UN Volunteers

Peace Corps: Keep in mind that the Peace Corps does not offer positions directly related to LIS, but they do offer areas like education that might involve setting up a library

Librarian Exchanges:

Swiss/US librarian exchange