Why … Professional development Experience a different library environment without resigning Personal fulfilment Live and work in a city you’ve always dreamed about
How … sell the idea Define the benefits to the library and the organisation Find support and use it “Earn” your exchange
Who … Use established networks Personal contacts Professional or organisational contacts Targeted approach Go directly to potential libraries you’d like to work in Possible resources: LIBEX: www.cilip.org.uk/jobscareers/libexwww.cilip.org.uk/jobscareers/libex Library associations, especially ALA
How … organise the details Documentation Insurance – work, medical, travel Work permit/visa requirements Salaries and the cost of living
How … duties and conditions Job description Working conditions and staff benefits Training, professional development opportunities
How … personal effects Accommodation Household goods Vehicles Personal items
What to do afterwards … Use the exchange to enhance professional opportunities at home Maintain professional relationships with colleagues overseas
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