1-2 Librarians or qualified volunteers
Application Deadline: Now accepting applications
Orientation: Virtual and/or in-person
Departure Date: Varies depending on availability of volunteer and project
Return Date: Varies depending on length of stay
If you are a librarian and have a passion to use these skills overseas, learn more about our Library Cataloger in Jordan today!
Global Reach Libraries (GRL) is an IDEAS project and exists to see people in forgotten and overlooked communities grow in imagination and curiosity, expand their intellectual horizons, and find hope through access to quality information and transformational literature in well-developed libraries. We reach this goal by providing expertise to library projects in these communities, so that librarians are equipped to develop imaginations, spark curiosity and plant seeds of hope.
Are you passionate about making the quality resources of a library easily available to community members?
Are you a “cataloging geek”?
Do you get excited about good subject-headings and logical call numbers?
This short-term opportunity with Global Reach Libraries will help the local library staff in several new or recently automated libraries catch up with their cataloging backlogs. While they have been trained and are slowly working on entering resources, their first priority is always helping their users and dealing with the day-to-day tasks of running a library, and so uncatalogued resources languish on shelves or in boxes and are inaccessible to students and teachers. Trained librarians coming to focus on cataloging will help them catch up and also be available to answer their questions about cataloging.
Libraries have the potential to transform a community, bringing education, awareness, development and hope to its patrons. IDEAS has seen how libraries in Jordan are changing families, schools and neighborhoods. Are you ready to be a part of this transformation?
Joining our team on the ground for one week or one month can have a tremendous impact! Global Reach Libraries is a project that is growing and is ready to receive qualified librarians or consultants who are excited about the benefits and hope that a well-resourced and organized library can bring.
In addition, the applicant(s) chosen for this opportunity will be able to explore new cultures, develop new relationships and grow deeper in your faith! If a short- or long-term opportunity is something that resonates with your heart and mind, learn more about our Library Cataloger in Jordan project today!