PRINCE MOHAMMAD BIN FAHD UNIVERSITY

Librarian 

Location
Saudi Arabia (SA)
Posted
13 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Librarian 
Department:         Learning Resource Center
School:         Professional Development and Learning Resource
Reports to:         Library Director

Librarian is a member of a team who provides support to the LRC Director in the delivery of the library operations and the development of effective programs of library services and learning support activities for students. Librarians work to deliver these programs in concert with the mission, goals, and objectives of the University.

Qualifications: 
· A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited University.
· At least five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library.
· Knowledge and experience of Reference Services, Information Services and Bibliographic Instruction.
· A demonstrated familiarity with overall academic library operations.
· Commitment to the role of the academic libraries in supporting teaching and research.
· Understanding of current issues and emerging technologies in academic librarianship.
· A record of active participation and leadership roles in professional associations.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates with American or British Library education and experience.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
· Reference/Information services desk duties.
· Coordinate and deliver information and digital literacy sessions to students, faculty and researchers.
· Assists researchers with literature searchers using databases, printed resources and internet.
· Provides individual instruction on the use of the library and its resources upon request. 
· Acts as liaison to the students and faculty of a designated college or program of the university.
· Executes special projects as designated by the LRC Director.
· Provides electronic information services including e-mail reference assistance and interactive chat sessions
· Creates instructional guides to the literature of assigned subject areas and other areas as needed.
· Collects and reports statistics necessary for the interpretation of departmental activity and user satisfaction. 
· Coordinates the development and production of user guides, bibliographic guides, and Web-based user information.
· Participates in collection development with emphasis on the subject areas represented in the assigned instructional area and on maintenance and enhancement of the library's reference collection.
· Helps librarians acquire, prepare, and organize materials.
· Participates in the training and supervision of library staff and student assistants.
· Performs other reasonable duties as required.

Benefits and Conditions

PMU offers an income tax-free compensation package, commensurate with rank and experience, including 12-month salary, PMU accommodation, annual vacation, and annual round-trip airfare to the home country, medical insurance and end of contract benefits.

How to Apply:

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vita (include a recent photo; state citizenship; and unofficial copy of Bachelor/Masters Diploma, as well as the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references.

Applicants are requested to provide a link to their materials via Dropbox or Google drive to ensure that their materials are fully received by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send application materials, via email, clearly stating the position applied for, to:

Human Resources:

Ms. Shazia Sammer
ssyed@pmu.edu.sa

Ms. Tedda Jane Castro
tcastro@pmu.edu.sa

Ms. Rania Sinno
rsinno@pmu.edu.sa
CC: vacancies@pmu.edu.sa

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