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Working Overseas in a School or University Library
  • Joan Petit, Portland State University
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  • Employment in foreign countries

For two years, my family and I lived in Cairo, Egypt, while I worked at the American University in Cairo as an Instruction and Reference Librarian. It was a fantastic experience, and I get questions almost weekly from students and librarians interested in the same kind of job, either in Egypt or elsewhere.

This article will discuss jobs in academic and school libraries, including tips on finding and attaining these positions. This article focuses on jobs for expats (or potential expats) rather than jobs where an American is hired instead of a local.


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Joan Petit. "Working Overseas in a School or University Library" LIScareer (2010)
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