Collection Services Librarian at , UAE

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Created: November 27, 2015


UAE - Sharjah - Collection Services Librarian

The American University of Sharjah Library is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable Collection Services 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. * Document delivery.

Qualifications Required:


* 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

Preferred Qualifications:


* Familiarity with standards such as EDI/EDIFACT, OpenURL, COUNTER, SUSHI * Knowledge of metadata standards and formats including MARC, KBART, Dublin Core, AACR2, RDA, LCSH * 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

If interested, applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of three references to . The position applied for should be mentioned in the email subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who do not meet specified requirements will not be shortlisted.

AUS Alumni are encouraged to apply for these positions

This company is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your qualifications.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: AUS complies with the US Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During the interview process, you may be asked questions concerning your ability to perform job-related functions. If you are given a conditional offer of employment, you may be required to complete a post-job offer medical history questionnaire and undergo a medical examination, and all information will be kept confidential and in separate files.

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