Library Volunteer Needed

15 February 2015

This vacancy is now closed.

The Expatriate Archive Centre is looking for a Library Volunteer to assist with the ongoing development and cataloging of their on-site library.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Minimum of 3 hours a week
  • Further develop and maintain cataloguing and shelving procedures for a small library
  • Perform cataloguing and classification of print, audio-visual and electronic resources
  • Further develop and maintain an accurate inventory of resources
  • Enter cataloguing data into the library’s automated system (Adlib software)
  • Process resources for placement on shelf
  • Ensure efficient retrieval by users


  • Previous library work experience or a related field
  • Knowledge of the organisation and structure of a small library
  • Expatriate experience or any affinity with expatriate life would be a plus
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • A proactive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Good computer skills: some experience with library software and on-line bibliographic utilities would be a plus

About the library of the Expat Archive Centre

Based in The Hague but with a global outreach, the Expatriate Archive Centre documents, promotes and preserves the memories of expatriates worldwide. The small but constantly growing library contains print, audio-visual and electronic resources with the primary focus of providing volunteers and researchers on-site access to complementary material about the various aspects of expatriate life.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please send a copy of your CV and a brief motivational letter to by 28 February 2015.