Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Created: March 11, 2022


The American University of Sharjah Library seeks an Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian to provide an integrated approach to the acquisition and management of the library’s electronic, print and media resources. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services (AUL TTS), the position works closely with colleagues in the department and shares responsibility for acquisitions, serials and document delivery. The position is responsible for day-to-day coordination of acquisitions and interlibrary loan staff and services as assigned by the AUL TTS.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate acquisitions, licensing, implementation, assessment and ongoing maintenance of the library’s print and electronic collections.
  • Troubleshoot problems arising from ordering, subscriptions and licensing resources.
  • Coordinate with the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to arrange description and control of resources in the library’s WMS system.
  • Report technical issues with access to library technology staff for resolution.
  • Collect and analyze collection usage statistics.
  • Oversee document delivery and interlibrary loan.
  • Fulfill departmental liaison responsibilities, including collection development and maintenance, instruction and other professional activities.
  • Maintain day-to-day contact with local and international networks, professional contacts and vendor representatives.

Qualifications Required

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in academic libraries.
  • 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.
  • Strong service orientation, flexibility and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work within a diverse multicultural environment.
  • A committed approach to library and information provision with a proactive approach to your own continued professional development and that of others.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in international academic librarianship, preferably with an American curriculum institution.
  • Familiarity with standards such as EDI/EDIFACT, Open URL, COUNTER, SUSHI.
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards and formats including MARC, KBART, Dublin Core, AACR2, RDA, LCSH.
  • Two 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 web applications used in library resource management, acquisitions modules, and ordering applications like Coutts and Gobi.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to mentioning the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

AUS alumni are encouraged to apply. Applicants who do not meet specified requirements will not be shortlisted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUS 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 or marital status. Opportunities for employment are based solely upon one’s qualifications.

How to apply


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to mentioning the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

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Published: Friday, March 11, 2022 17:58 UTC

Last updated: Friday, March 11, 2022 17:58 UTC