Job: Reference & Instruction Librarian

9.2.16 – Reference & Instruction Librarian
Library and Learning Commons, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sarah P’s comments: Zayed has been considered one of the better colleges to work for in the UAE however in recent years their reputation has slipped a bit.  They have always had sporadic hiring practices; interviewing then no communication, it appearing that a job is likely and then no contract, etc.

Dubai is a new, crazy city with lots of traffic but it is interesting and the Emirates remain a safe to live.  Be prepared for more expats than Arab nationals and watch the low oil prices because this is affecting the economy.

Zayed University Library and Learning Commons seeks a creative and enthusiastic librarian to join our staff as a Reference and Instruction Librarian with a focus on outreach. The successful candidate will participate in our information literacy program, serve at our reference desk, and act as a liaison to selected Colleges, developing the monograph collection and supporting researchers in those disciplines. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will also take a lead role in the Library’s outreach efforts, coordinating orientations and serving on the Marketing and Publicity Team.

For the full position announcement and to apply, please visit the Employment link on our homepage at or link directly to the announcement at:

Zayed University, one of three higher education institutions supported by the federal government of the United Arab Emirates, provides high quality education in English for over 9000 Emirati students, predominantly female, at our two campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. ZU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The University offers salaries that are tax-free in the UAE and a benefits package inclusive of housing allowance, health insurance, yearly travel to your home country and more. Dubai is a vibrant modern city between the desert and the sea, with year-round warm weather and a high standard of living.


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