Technical Services Librarian (Northwestern University, Qatar)

Job Summary:

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for promotion, co-development and evaluation of reference and information literacy programs and works with faculty and staff to promote the library as a chief informational service. The librarian provides technology support to students and faculty in the Library and assists faculty using library-supported technology for teaching.

This position helps deliver external communications, primarily via the Web; contributes to the selection, access and dissemination of electronic resources and traditional collections; assists with marketing, and circulation. Serves as co-collection manager with responsibility for managing the technical aspects of collection development including electronic resources and formats. Assists with cataloging, and processing of library materials as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

Integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications for stakeholders, such as repository databases, research and online teaching modules, electronic thesis and dissertation system, and the library catalog;

Organizes data, copy catalogs and processes materials as needed with support from the Evanston Campus;

Develops appropriate policies, procedures and documentation for collection management and retrieval in liaison with the Library Director and Public Services Librarian;

Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library’s evolving virtual services;

Actively participates in the planning, decision making, marketing and continuing innovation of the NU-Q Library;

Performs and/or supervises circulation and technical services duties;

Creates and/or updates electronic and hard copy information resources to support the collection;

Provides reference and informational literacy services to the NU-Q community;

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned;

Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science accredited by an internationally recognized library association (e.g. ALA, ALIA) or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;

A minimum of two years’ experience in an academic or research library;

Demonstrated collection management experience;

Knowledge of integrated library systems and their role in an academic library;

Experience with library data standards including LCC, LCSH and MARC21;

Experience with SQL query writing as it pertains to library catalog and database reports

Experience with organizing and maintaining online resource collections, and facility in managing online communities through wikis, blogs, social networking, discussion lists, etc.;

Familiarity with publishing tools, web editing, CMS tools such as SharePoint, Photoshop;

Excellent oral/written English communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree or substantial knowledge in the journalism or communication fields or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;

Supervisory experience;

International experience;

Very strong written and oral communication skills as well as excellent analytical and project planning capabilities;

Ability to work effectively with all types of users;

Ability to coordinate and complete projects with minimum supervision in a team environment;

Awareness of current concerns and developments in academic libraries and library technology;

Cataloging experience;

Excellent organizational skills; ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Date Posted: 5/7/2012

Candidates should apply using the link below and reference keyword Qatar in the search box. http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/

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