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Thursday, May 7, 2015

[LIBJOBS] New Vacancy - Information Services Librarian - Teen Services - Doha

Qatar National Library has a new opening for an Information Services Librarian - Teen Services position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos


Job Purpose:

To participate in developing, implementing, and assessing programs, services, and collections for tweens, teens and new adults ages 11-22.


Key Result Areas:

·         Plan, present, and evaluate programs, activities, and workshops for tweens, teens and new adults

·         Assist this age group with their reference, informational, and reader’s advisory requests through availability during regular shifts in the Teen Area

·         Plan, present, and evaluate programs, activities, and opportunities for ages 11-22 that encourage reading, learning, and creativity to develop lifelong learners and innovators

·         Develop, provide and participate in outreach services to schools and other groups in order to extend the library’s reach and encourage general literacy

·         Develop the library collection in assigned subject areas by searching for, identifying, evaluating and selecting relevant materials through the application of standard library collection development methodologies in conjunction with the Collection Development policy and library procedures

·         Develop print and virtual resources to support literacy, reading, and teaching and learning activities

·         Maintain regular interaction with this age group, parents, and educators to determine user needs

·         Develop displays in order to highlight and interpret the library’s collections and services

·         Continuously explore new applications of pedagogy and technology in order to design and deliver active learning, critical thinking and learner collaboration

·         Serve on designated committees throughout the library

·         Contribute to the profession by publishing, presenting and / or participating in professional organizations

·         Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in all areas of responsibility

·         Other tasks as assigned


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

·         Master’s degree in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent, and a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to children or teens

·         2 years of professional library experience

·         Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in both oral and written English and Arabic. (Native speakers of Arabic are required to have high IELTS or TOFEL scores)

·         Good interpersonal and people skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team

·         Proficiency in MS Office applications


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