7/10/15 – Director of Libraries
University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Sarah P’s comments: The University of Sharjah is not the American University of Sharjah which has the better reputation. However it is a potential opportunity for a qualified candidate to achieve a director position in an international location. Sharjah is located to the north of Dubai and the living is good though the traffic is an issue.
The Deanship of Academic Support Services at the University of Sharja is seeking highly qualified, experienced and highly motivated individual for the very important position of Director of Libraries. Duties involves managing 6 libraries, which are spread over the four branches of the University of Sharjah. In addition to administrative responsibilities and the running of the day-to-day affairs of the libraries, job responsibilities include policy recommendation, departmental planning, managing databases (including online, e- resources), preparing purchasing requests and technical evaluation of requests as well setting up strategies and directions related to library activities. The position is also invested with making the most difficult library technical decisions. The position requires the candidate to have thorough knowledge, skills and ability in every phase of the library field.
Qualifications: A Degree in Library Sciences (preferably MSc) from an accredited university plus at least seven years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Interested candidates should submit their CV to: email@example.com