Copyright and Licensing Librarian – Qatar National Library – Doha, Qatar

Qatar National Library has a new opening for Copyright and Licensing Librarian position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos

Job Purpose:

The Copyright and Licensing Librarian provides leadership and expertise in matters of copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues for the Qatar National Library.

Key Result Areas:

•        Responsible for library intellectual property policies and procedures

•        Advising library personnel on intellectual property issues relating to library collections, services, and digital projects

•        Works with staff in all QNL departments to develop policy frameworks that facilitate digital initiatives and resource acquisition

•        Monitors all legislative developments affecting copyright and other intellectual property matters

•        Participates in appropriate committees and programs both locally and internationally

•        Serves as the primary resource on fair use and other copyright issues

•        Advises members of the community about issues related to the works they write or otherwise create and appropriate use of works created by others

•        Educates users and staff about copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues through workshops, websites, consultations, etc.

•        Actively participates in professional associations

•        Serves on various library committees

•        Perform related duties as required

•        participates in local, regional, and international professional activities

•        This position includes, but is not limited to, other duties as required and defined by the scope, purpose, and spirit of the institution and are not always indicative of the title and grade of the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

•             ALA accredited MLS or foreign equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

•             Three years relevant library experience, preferred

•             Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues

•             Familiarity with new and traditional modes of communication

•             Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; strong service orientation and commitment to the profession

•             Recent experience with or knowledge of digital resources, licensing and other contract issues

•             Keep up with the trends in the commercial and scholarly publishing industries

•             Ability to multi-task

•             Knowledge of Arabic an asset


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