Job: Assistant Librarian

8/21/14 – Assistant Librarian
Khalifa Univerist of Science, Technology, and Research (KUSTAR)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

About Khalifa University:  With campuses in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, Khalifa University is dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It endeavours to be an internationally recognised research university, with a world class reputation for interdisciplinary teaching and research and a tradition of partnering with leading academic institutions from around the world.

About the Role:  This position is responsible for managing and maintaining the library’s Makerspace and for assisting faculty and students in using its equipment and software. The position also assists in implementing and maintaining library systems and software such as Millennium and the Khalifa Repository.

About The Person:  Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or Masters degree in computer science or engineering or Masters degree in Media Technology.
Relevant certifications preferred.
Minimum two years experience as problem-solving geek required, preferably in academic libraries.
Experience with the Makerspace equipment and software preferred.
Experience in sci/tech libraries preferred.

 

Sarah P’s comments:  There is an abundance of universities in the UAE, some good, some not so good.  KUSTAR does have good reviews to date and I am including a link to an article which mentions them in their discussion of the pros and cons of working in the Middle East.  The article is from 2012 but the information is still accurate and the author shares some insights which you should be aware of if you are considering working in the region.

The Middle East Option  by William Roden, Inside Higher Ed, 2/8/12

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