Collection Services Librarian-American University of Sharjah Library

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 descriptionand control of resources in the library’s WMS system.
Troubleshooting problems arising from ordering, subscription, licensing or access-related technicalissues 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