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Thursday, May 7, 2015

[LIBJOBS] New Vacancy - Information Services Librarian - Arabic Humanities - Doha

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


Job Purpose:

To deliver research, reference, instructional services and public programs in the areas of Arabic Humanities, in both Arabic and English, as well as to develop and manage the collection.


Key Result Areas:

·         Participates in the activities of the assigned Information Services team led by a Senior Information Services Librarian to effectively provide reference and reader’s advisory, collection management, literacy and learning assistance in assigned subject areas

·         Provide reference and reader’s advisory services in the Qatar Reference Service through regular shifts in the Learning Commons, by eReference, and through individual office consultations

·         Provide information literacy and learning opportunities to meet the needs of researchers, educators and the general public

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

·         Develop and maintain a special bilingual (Arabic and English) study room

·         Design, develop, and maintain a curated web portal to provide information about Arabic Humanities in the MENA region

·         Provide information literacy and learning opportunities through the development of innovative content and promotional activities for researchers, the education community (post-secondary) and the general public

·         Develop print and virtual resources to support teaching and learning activities and for self-directed learning opportunities

·         Maintain regular interaction with faculty, researchers, students and the general public to keep abreast of and 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

·         Participate in outreach programs to support research, education and community needs

·         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 Humanities discipline is required

·         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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