Job: Information Services Librarian: Law

8/18/15 –  Information Services Librarian: Law
Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar

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Qatar National Library has a new opening for an Information Services Librarian – Law position, if interested please send me your CV to Sandra Montesinos

Job Purpose:

To deliver interdisciplinary research, reference, instructional services and public programs for Law, in both Arabic and English, as well as develop and manage the collection. To act as the primary Law Librarian for the Hamad bin Khalifa University Juris Doctor program in partnership with the Northwestern University School of Law.

 Key Result Areas:

  • Participate in the activities of the assigned Information Services team led by a Senior Information Services Librarian in order to effectively provide reference and reader’s advisory, collection management, literacy and learning opportunities in the assigned subject area
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services in the Qatar Reference Service through regular shifts in the Learning Commons, by eReference, and through individual office consultations
  • Provide information literacy and learning opportunities to researchers, educators and the general public
  • Develop the library collection in assigned subject areas by searching for, identifying, evaluating and selecting relevant resources in all formats through the application of standard library collection development methodologies in conjunction with the Collection Development policy and library procedures
  • Provide information literacy and learning opportunities through the development of innovative content and promotional activities for researchers, the education community (advanced education and K-12) and the general public
  • Develop print and virtual resources to support teaching and learning activities and for self-directed learning opportunities
  • Maintain regular interaction with faculty, researchers, students and the general public to determine user needs
  • Develop displays in order to highlight and interpret the library’s collections and services
  • Continuously explore new applications of pedagogy and technology in order to design and deliver active learning, critical thinking and learner collaboration
  • Assist on designated committees throughout the library
  • Participate in outreach programs to support research, education and community needs
  • Contribute to professional development initiatives by publishing, presenting and / or participating in professional organizations
  • Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in all areas of responsibility
  • Other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent
  • Legal expertise gained through an internationally recognized Law degree (American Bar Association or equivalent) is required
  • 2 years of professional library experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both oral and written English and Arabic (Native speakers of Arabic are required to have high IELTS or TOFEL scores)
  • Good interpersonal and people skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

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