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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

[LIBJOBS] United Arab Emirates - Sharjah - Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian

Position Summary:

The AUS Library is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable Acquisitions and Resource Management
Librarian to join its service-oriented team. Reporting to the AUL for Technology and Technical
Services, the successful candidate will work closely with library colleagues to provide an integrated
approach to the acquisition and management of the library's electronic, print and media resources.

Job Responsibilities:

*Acquisitions, licensing, implementation, assessment and ongoing maintenance of the library
print and electronic collections
*Coordinating with the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to arrange description and control
of resources in the library's WMS system
*Troubleshooting problems arising from ordering, subscription, licensing or access-related
technical issues including linking and discovery
*Collecting and analyzing collection usage statistics
*Provide oversight for document delivery


*An ALA-accredited MLS degree
*Minimum of 3 years' experience
*Knowledge of web-based applications and environment
*Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
*Superior technology skills with openness to emerging technologies
*Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
*The ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner


*Familiarity with standards such as EDI/EDIFACT, OpenURL, COUNTER, SUSHI
*Knowledge of metadata standards and formats including MARC, KBART, Dublin Core, AACR2,
*2 years' experience in print or electronic resource management, commercial
knowledge-bases or digital serials management
*Experience working in a university or research environment
*Experience with OCLC WMS or other library services platform
*Working knowledge of JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS and web development tools

Salary and Benefits

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Free furnished accommodation and
utilities are provided along with over six weeks' annual vacation. A self-directed benefit plan provides
a variety of choices including annual air tickets to place of origin for self and family, healthcare and
dependent educational allowance. The UAE levies no income tax; however, some U.S. Federal taxes
may apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens.


The American University of Sharjah is located in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Established in 1997, the university consists of four
Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts
and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 5000 students from 80 different
countries. The language of instruction and the workplace is English, and knowledge of Arabic is not
required. The UAE offers a high standard of living with abundant cultural, recreational and travel
opportunities. The UAE is a safe, open and friendly environment for individuals and families of all

The AUS Library, in a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, serves as a focal point for educational and
social interactions on campus. The library features a large Information Commons (135 workstations),
20 group study rooms, 2 computer classrooms, and RFID system. Please see
Please e-mail a cover letter, résumé and the names of three professional references to Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Thomas Hodge
Assistant University Librarian for Technology & Technical Services
American University of Sharjah
University Library

tel +971 06 515 2260
fax +971 06 558 5008

PO Box 26666, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates

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