Cataloging Librarian

Doha, Qatar
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Doha, QA      

Department Name

Library - Cataloging      

College/Department Profile                    

Duties & Responsibilities            

  • Performs a wide variety of technical work related to the Cataloging Unit, including copy and original cataloging, authority control, cataloging projects, etc.
  • Performs copy and original cataloging for various library materials in a variety of languages and formats by applying latest rules of descriptive cataloging and classification, and in compliance with local guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Performs name, series, and subject authority work, and creates new or revises existing name authority records as needed. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in cataloging rules and standards, such as RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress  Classification, and  MARC21.
  • Assists or leads technical and other special projects as assigned.
  • Reports complex cataloging problems and questions to the Head of the Cataloging Unit 
  • Provides assistance to other catalogers in resolving difficult cataloging problems.
  • Supervises temporary workers in the Cataloging Unit.
  • Provides training to student assistants.
  • Assumes daily management duties and responsibilities in the absence of the Unit Head.
  • Attends professional development classes, conferences, meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information at all times. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor in Library and Information Science required.
  • Knowledge of current standards and practices in the areas of cataloging  including AACR2R and RDA, LC Subject Headings, LC classification, MARC formats, and OCLC applications and related standards.
  • Experience with bibliographic and automated library systems such as INNOPAC/MILLENNIUM in an academic library environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of overall technical services operations.
  • Proficiency in English and Arabic (both written and verbal) is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in both a team setting and independently and a strong service orientation.

Required Documents            

Non Academic:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with cover letter.
  2. Experience Certificates.
  3. At least three references including contact numbers and email addresses.


Non Academic:

  1. Competitive tax-free salary.
  2. Housing allowance in accordance with HRM Law.
  3. Annual round trip air tickets for candidate and dependents according to HRM Law.
  4. Public health care and health insurance to candidate and family members.
  5. Annual leave in accordance with HRM Law.
  6. End-of-contract indemnity.

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