Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

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Created: May 29, 2014


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An exceptional international opportunity awaits an innovative forward-thinking librarian at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (near Dubai). As part of the Technology and Technical Services Department, the successful candidate will manage technical services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library’s mission and goals. Areas of responsibility include: day-to-day management of technical services staff and processes, database maintenance, cataloging, technical processing, as well as working with vendors such as OCLC and Backstage. The position shares responsibility for acquisitions, serials, and document delivery. Other responsibilities may include selection and providing reference services.

Required Qualifications
Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school with a minimum of two years of recent experience; experience supervising paraprofessionals in an academic library; direct experience with cataloging, both print and electronic resources; substantial experience with AACR, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, and library automated systems; knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in technical services and library technologies; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and planning skills.

Experience with metadata schemes such as RDA, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and EAD; knowledge of authority control systems, acquisitions, serials and digital resources cataloging.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a 10% of base salary payment in lieu of retirement benefits. Free furnished accommodation and utilities are provided along with nine 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; please see our web site for details 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. 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 cultures.  The AUS Library 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 email 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.


Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:47 UTC

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