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Monday, June 30, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - Staunton, VA - Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian

Mary Baldwin College's Grafton Library is looking for candidates for an Instruction and Electronic Resources Librarian. Please view the job posting at

Anaya Jones

Information Literacy Librarian
(540) 887-7316
Grafton Library
Mary Baldwin College

Saturday, June 28, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA, Pomona, CA - Associate Director of Reference and Outreach

Associate Director of Reference and Outreach

The Associate Director Reference and Outreach provides leadership, guidance, expertise, encouragement, and inspiration to a team of librarians & library staff whose mission is to enable and enhance the educational and research pursuits of WesternU faculty, staff and students. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library.
Education: Masters Degree in Library and Information Science is required.
Experience: Five+ years experience in an academic setting or health sciences library.  Three – five years of supervisory experience. Experience developing instructional sessions and employing effective teaching techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the sciences or subject background in the health sciences.  Supervisory experience in an academic setting. Experience with social media, online learning environments, and digital reference services.
Open until filled.
View complete job description:
Jennifer Cassidy, MLIS
Associate Director of Information Services
Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA 91766

[LIBJOBS] Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer, UBC Library, British Columbia, Canada

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer, Librarian Technical Services  (Full-time, 1 year term)  
UBC Library
The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada, ranked 14th among the Association of Research Libraries.  The Library consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.  

The Library's collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1, 703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.  
More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  
For more information about UBC Library and Technical Services, please visit and  Information about Asian Library and Rare Books and Special Collections can be found under and  

The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at
Under the general direction of the Head, Technical Services, and of the Chinese Language Librarian, provides bibliographic control for large collections of rare and Chinese resources held in the UBC Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL). Creates full-level bibliographic records in national databases according to cataloguing standards developed for rare materials; enriches data in existing bibliographic records; performs or supervises complex holdings and item maintenance; provides guidance to other project and staff cataloguers, and refers straightforward copy cataloguing work to them. Participates in preservation and conservation and in digitization projects as required. Participates in other projects relating to Chinese rare materials at UBC.  



• Degree from an accredited school of library, archival and information science, or acceptable alternative qualifications.
• Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (including knowledge of traditional & simplified characters).
• Thorough knowledge of the Pinyin system of Chinese romanization. 
• In-depth knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form and other.
• Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager). • Familiarity with LCRI, LCSH, LC Classification Schedules, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements.
• Experience with Chinese rare book authentication to distinguish the correct edition from later or forged editions, reprints and commentaries.
• A minimum of 3 years of directly relevant experience.
• Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
• Good organizational and project management skills.
• Excellent collegial, interpersonal and communication skills. 

• High degree of fluency in written and spoken English. 
• Familiarity and experience with rare book digitization projects. 
• Experience in an academic library setting. 
• Substantial knowledge of Chinese literature, history and culture.

Reports directly to the Head, Technical Services. Works closely with the Chinese Language Librarian (Asian Library), the Principal Cataloguer (Technical Services) and with librarians and staff in the Rare Books and & Special Collections and Asian Library. Collaborates with the Library's conservator. Collaborates with Digital Services Initiatives librarians and staff involved in digitizing Chinese rare materials. Supervises library assistants and students in cataloguing and associated duties. Consults with colleagues as required. 


• Provides authentication of the rare books and manuscripts in classical Chinese. 
• Provides original cataloguing as well as complex copy-cataloguing for rare Chinese materials following national standards (Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form) as well as local policies. 
• Trains and supervises library assistants and students in cataloguing and associated duties. 
• Carries out cataloguing triage, referring items that involve straightforward copy cataloguing to library assistants. 
• Provides reference assistance regarding the Library's rare Chinese books. 
• Works with the Library's conservator to develop a preservation and conservation strategy for the books. 
• Participates in projects to digitize Chinese rare books, particularly in regards to metadata work. 
• Participates in other projects involving Chinese rare materials at UBC, in particular an inventory of the Library's Asian collections. 
• Evaluates and appraises the Chinese rare collection as a whole and provide grades of rarity for specific books. 
• Compiles bibliographies that can advance digitization priorities and international collaboration. 
• Other duties as assigned.  

Terms of Appointment and Salary:   This position will be filled as a full time one year term position.   

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.  

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.   Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate's education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.   

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at by midnight on August 4th, 2014.   

(Sent On behalf of Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, UBC)

Friday, June 27, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - Kennesaw GA - Distance Learning Librarian

The Kennesaw State University Libraries seeks an entry level librarian who is a dynamic, collegial, and flexible individual to serve as the distance learning librarian. The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of reference and instructional duties as assigned in multiple formats in addition to liaison work and collection development.  For more information please see the complete posting at 

Elisabeth Shields, PhD, MLS
Graduate Studies Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sturgis Library, Kennesaw State University 
Less judgment, more curiosity

[LIBJOBS] USA - Kennesaw GA - Librarian for Graduate Studies in Education

Librarian for Graduate Studies, Education

General Statement of Duties:

Perform advanced subject specific professional library work and related tasks as required in the area of education and other related subjects to specifically assist graduate students and faculty in the Bagwell College of Education and the Kennesaw State University Library System. 


Distinguishing Features of this Position:

Kennesaw State University Library System seeks a dynamic, collegial, flexible, research-oriented senior-level librarian position to serve as a Graduate Librarian, working principally with graduate programs in the Bagwell College of Education.  The Bagwell College of Education offers doctoral, specialist, and master degrees in numerous areas as well as several advanced certificate programs.  The successful candidate for the Graduate Education Librarian will:

·         be an experienced, senior librarian with both broad and deep knowledge of education resources,

·         have sufficient mastery of statistical methods to support graduate student and faculty research projects,

·         possess demonstrated experience in the teaching and use of these resources,

·         understand the use of web technologies for outreach and instruction,

·         understand the distinctive challenges of producing original scholarship and be prepared to work with students at this level, and

·         have sufficient technical expertise to support faculty and graduate student access and use of and statistical data. 

For the full description, and to apply for the position, please visit .   Kennesaw State University is an AA/EEO institution 

Elisabeth Shields, PhD, MLS
Graduate Studies Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sturgis Library, Kennesaw State University 
Less judgment, more curiosity

Thursday, June 26, 2014

[LIBJOBS] USA - Los Angeles - Director, Metadata Services

Director, Metadata Services

Department: Cataloging & Metadata Center

Rank and Salary:             Assistant Librarian - Librarian ($47,772 - $93,083)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: July 23, 2014


Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California. 


Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). 

The UCLA Library is looking for a dynamic innovative leader with a solid record of guiding staff through unprecedented change.  Reporting to the head of the Cataloging and Metadata Center the Director of Metadata Services will look beyond historical boundaries and traditional descriptive practices and content formats to imagine, advocate for, and deliver critical new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information, collection and content management, and discovery services.  This position will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication and the library’s senior management team, Management Council, and other enterprise-wide Councils such as Collections Council, the Data Management Group, and the Digital Library Program to identify priorities, develop projects, and improve ongoing workflows.  The incumbent will contribute strong strategic vision and focus and demonstrate visible commitment to staff to promote creativity, innovation, assessment and continuous process improvement and ability to foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the UCLA library and campus partners.  This is a new professional position that will provide leadership and innovative vision, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UCLA Library’s metadata services.  This position provides an integral contribution to the Library’s collection management and scholarly communication services, and will work in concert with senior management in this area, as well as with other library units and campus partners.

The UCLA Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  The UCLA Library is searching for a creative metadata leader and thinker with strong experience leading staff through organizational and operational, and ongoing process improvement changes.

The Cataloging &Metadata Center is responsible for creating and managing the metadata for UCLA Library collections.  Included in the Center’s scope:

§  Tangible materials in all formats (books, CDs, DVDs, microforms, images, maps, software, etc.)
Rare books and special collections materials

§  Electronic resources, both licensed and open access, including eBooks, ejournals and websites

§  Materials in all languages

§  Manuscript collections

§  Ephemera of all types

§  Social media

§  Digitized materials, including the reformatting of print for preservation purposes

§  Born digital materials, such as personal papers

§  Research data sets

§  Linked data

§  Authority data and other support for the Semantic web

Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning

§  Provides the vision and leadership for the continued development of metadata services to foster innovation and collaborations

§  Set the direction for and maintain an environment that challenges and encourages staff to identify and implement best practices and creative approaches for providing metadata analysis and resource description, including the exploration of transformative techniques for creating, manipulating, acquiring and linking to authority and bibliographic data, such as linked data,, and BibFrame

§  Plans and coordinates the implementation of metadata services and initiatives

§  Plans for the budget and resources required for the Program’s success

Operations and Management

§  Provides broad oversight of program activities. Establish and oversee policies and procedures, and setting and monitoring goals

§  Serves as a supervisor of academic and/or staff employees including hiring, evaluating, training, and developing direct and indirect reports

§      Develops metadata-related competencies and training for staff serving in the program

§      Manages, analyzes, and reports on staffing and resource budget needs

§  Modifies the program in response to program evaluation and assessment, changes in user needs, and changes in available resources 

Collaborations and Partnerships

§  Evolves services, procedures, and practices to ensure consistency and integration with campus and Library goals and mission

§  Collaborates with staff in other Library units to carry out activities and accomplish Library goals

§  Serves as a resource to library staff by providing expertise in cataloging and metadata policies, procedures, and best practices

§  Advises on metadata workflow and workload issues for the digital object metadata work that supports the UCLA Library   

§  Provides vision and leadership in planning for development and enhancement of the discovery and use of digital object services

§  Serves on the Collections Council, Data Management Group and Digitization Task Force 

Under general supervision of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Center, the Director of Metadata Services will:

§  Provide expert leadership and guidance in selection of schema, thesauri, and data design for digital initiatives in the Library.  Within the broader University community, serve as a departmental contact for metadata consultations by UCLA faculty and staff

§  Define data elements and recommend data element usage for a wide variety of digital object types, as well as determine mapping among metadata schema

§  Lead efforts to reuse and re-purpose data from multiple formats for a variety of users and stakeholders

§  Strategize for the success of federated searching through use of controlled vocabularies and subsequent upkeep of headings

§  Externally advocate for standards and tools needed locally

§  Plan, manage, and review metadata for digital projects

§  Coordinate workflow with other units, particularly the Digital Library Program and Scholarly Communication and Licensing, in pursuit of a steady flow of digital library project work into the Center

§  Organize Center’s metadata workload and conduct training for library staff as needed

§  Serve as a UCLA Library lead, to which Center and other librarians and staff can turn for leadership and project management expertise and advice when they take on digital library projects

§  Supervise team staff and student employees including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance evaluation 

§  Provide training or continuing education in various areas of metadata and metadata management as needed

§  Write and maintain documentation of policies and procedures

§  Participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of services

§  Participate in grant submission for projects and actively monitor grant writing initiatives for opportunities to incorporate good data practices into the proposals

§  Contribute to overall policy, planning, problem-solving, and future directions for the Center

Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or studies OR significant graduate-level coursework toward a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

§  Experience in working with a broad range of developing metadata schema and standards used to manage and describe digital collections, e.g. Dublin Core, VRA Core, MODS, etc.

§  Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in the field, e.g. RDA, principles of authority control, PREMIS, rights metadata, and metadata design principles

§  Willingness and ability to collaborate with other UCLA campus partners in providing metadata services

§  Strong service orientation and interest in information users' values and needs

§  Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software

§  Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards

§  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a production-oriented environment and to develop and adjust workflow to service needs  

§  Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, by strategizing, prioritizing, and taking a flexible approach to working in a rapidly changing environment

§  Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects

§  Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

§  At least two years of recent and relevant experience in supervision AND demonstrated ability to supervise, orient, and train librarians, staff and/or student employees

§  Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues

§  Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

§  Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

Desired Qualifications

§  Experience with mapping and transporting of data

§  Experience in project management, including planning, communication, and assessment

§  Experience in developing ontologies and taxonomies

§  Knowledge of archival principles and best practices

§  Experience in and knowledge of national standards, specifically, application of the Resource Description and Access/Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data

§  Familiarity with XML

§  Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility, such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment

§  Experience in the use of electronic cataloging support tools such as Classification Web and Cataloger’s Desktop on the Web

§  Familiarity with classification schemes and thesauri other than LCC, LCSH

General Information


Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance is provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 23, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer.  Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at:

[LIBJOBS] USA - Ann Arbor, MI - HathiTrust Government Documents Registry Developer

HathiTrust Government Documents Registry Developer

The University of Michigan Library Systems Office is seeking a talented, resourceful software developer to design, implement, and populate a Registry of metadata describing and identifying the comprehensive corpus of U.S. federal government documents.  Government documents offer an interesting metadata challenge, with titles and authoring entities changing names, merging/splitting, and generally complicating the publication history. The successful candidate will work to understand and model these relationships, working closely with the HathiTrust government documents Registry Analyst and consulting/collaborating with developers, subject experts, and others in the HathiTrust and/or broader library community as needed.  This is a term-limited position, funded for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The full posting with application information is available at

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

Jonathan E. Rothman
Head, Library Systems Office
University of Michigan University Library
300 Hatcher Library N.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Malaysia - Bandar Sunway - Metadata and Resource Management Coordinator

MONASH UNIVERSITY has a bold vision - to deliver significant improvements to the human condition. Distinguished by its international perspective, Monash takes pride in its commitment to innovate research and high quality teaching and learning. Due to our rapid growth and expansion, we are seeking suitably qualified individuals to join our dynamic team.


Metadata and Resource Management Coordinator, Library and Learning Commons

(Monash University Malaysia)



·     This position serves as the expert/lead on cataloguing practices and policies within the Cataloguing and Metadata subsection of the Library and Learning Commons of Monash University Malaysia. The Metadata and Resource Management Coordinator oversees all aspects of cataloguing, bibliographic and authority control including cataloguing in all formats using the Alma system and related external resources; developing and implementing cataloguing policies and procedures, supervising cataloguing staff, and coordinating catalog maintenance and leading metadata projects. 



·         Completion of a degree in library science, professional library qualifications or any related discipline, or combination of relevant knowledge, training and/ or experience.

·         Three or more years' experience supervising staff in a cataloguing department, preferably in an academic library.

·         Experience working with ILS systems particularly those used at Monash University Malaysia Libraries, such as Voyager, Alma, and Primo.

·         Sound knowledge of international metadata, cataloguing and classification standards and metadata schema and emerging standards (eg . AACR2, LCC,RDA, MARC,  Dublin Core, FRBR and FRAD).

·         Demonstrated ability to work accurately and pay attention to details with good problem solving skills.

·         Demonstrated commitment in providing quality customer services for example, sense of urgency in fulfilling requests for library materials.

·         Good communication skills including oral, written and interpersonal particularly to effectively liaise, report  and negotiate with a range of clients including staff and students.

·         Sound organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise work effectively to achieve team goals, both independently and under direction.

·         High level of proficiency in relevant technology, for example library systems and bibliographic utilities, Microsoft Office Applications.


The appointment will be under Malaysian benefits, terms and conditions.

Interested candidates are required to send their application to by 25 July 2014


The Human Resources Unit

Monash University Malaysia

Jalan Lagoon Selatan

47500 Bandar Sunway

Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia


Monash University Malaysia reserves the right to delay or not to proceed with an appointment for the above position. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


KP(JPS)/5195/US/595(16) KPT/JPT/DFT/US/B 04 Co. No. 458601-U (Date of Establishment: 20 March 2000)

Best regards,
Saw Li Phing
Senior Administrative Executive
Human Resources
Monash University Malaysia 
Tel: 603-5514 6360
Fax: 603- 5514 6158
We welcome your feedback on our service quality

[LIBJOBS] USA-DC-Head Science Librarian

Georgetown University Library seeks a Head Science Librarian. View more information, including position description and application instructions at

Monday, June 23, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Egypt - Cairo - Reference/Instruction Librarian

Position Title: Reference/Instruction Librarian

Company Name: The American University in Cairo

Job Location:  Cairo, Other / Non-US, Egypt, 11511


Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.  AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.


Job Description:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of library services and resources that facilitate research and learning at the university.  Specifically, he/she will participate as a member of the Reference Team in the provision of electronic and print research/reference services for AUC Library patrons through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other major areas of responsibility include collection development, instruction, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and teaching in the Information Literacy program. 



 The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent, excellent oral and written skills in English, skilled in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality reference service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users. HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Library subject area experience or academic background. A second Masters degree, Arabic proficiency and other languages as well as experience in a multicultural environment desirable but not mandatory.


Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled. Preferred starting date is September 1, 2014.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personal Information Form; e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to
Note: Please remember that your account login enables you to respond to AUC additional questions (if required).


Apply Here: