Job: Digital Records Manager

2.22.17 –  Digital Records Manager
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  Cairo is a vibrant, crazy, old yet new city.  American Universities do tend to be more established and reputable than some of the new start-up campuses. For new librarians, they do state that they are open for applications from ‘early career applicants’ with relevant experience. However, I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment. Many long-term expat residents have left and AUC currently has 105 positions listed which is a sobering number.

 

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Libraries and Learning Technologies invite applications for a fixed term contract (two years renewable) position at the Instructor level beginning in Fall 2017. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in records management, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

The Digital Records Manager will address the challenges of AUC’s hybrid information environment, providing leadership within the AUC Records Management unit to support the university in transitioning to an electronic information environment. The position holder will work to ensure that records and corporate legal, financial and other information (in all formats including paper documentation) are managed according to best practices and standards: retrieved when needed (for legal, financial and operational needs), and preserved or disposed of as appropriate, for the benefit and protection of the University, including playing a key role in identifying and selecting systems for email management and other systems. The position holder will oversee AUC Records Management staff and storage areas and assure the efficient running of the operation and best use of space and resources. He/she will also seek opportunities to provide educational offerings beyond the AUC community via classes and workshops.

Requirements:

MLS or equivalent is required at time of appointment. While early career professionals are invited to apply, applicants should have experience in a records management setting including supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Information:

Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

  1. a) a current resume or CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to lltjob@aucegypt.edu.

For more information, e-mail Mr. Philip Croom, (pcroom@aucegypt.edu); Ms. Sahar Sobeih, Assistant Dean, (sahar_s@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department’s website at http://schools.aucegypt.edu/library/Pages/default.aspx

Apply Here:   http://www.Click2Apply.net/k6pddvrgr3

Job: Digital Humanities Librarian

2.11.17 –  Digital Humanities Librarian
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  Cairo is a vibrant, crazy, old yet new city.  American Universities do tend to be more established and reputable than some of the new start-up campuses. However I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment. Many long-term expat residents have left and AUC currently has 100 positions listed which is a sobering statistic.

 

Company Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The School of Libraries and Learning Technologies invites applications for a fixed term contract (five years renewable) position at the Instructor level beginning in Fall 2017. The search committee is eager to review applications of individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an interest in living and working in the Middle East.

Leads, plans and supervises Digital Humanities initiatives towards a service-oriented, digital research, specialized reference, consulting and project development program of services for humanities faculty, students and visiting researchers at the AUC. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and worldwide to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic and problem-solving skills. Working in tandem with the Digital Collections Archivist who will handle largely the technical and design issues associated with digital creation, the Digital Humanities Librarian will emphasize the selection, metadata assignment and scholarly use of digital collections. The latter will include working with the University Archivist, faculty and RBSCL staff to generate stellar digital humanities projects using RBSCL content. He/she will provide instruction for these digital tools, working directly with faculty and students in the classroom and individually with respect to digital literacy. This collaboration will result in projects that highlight our holdings and broaden access to our collections through digital initiatives, resulting in original scholarship and publications, thereby enhancing AUC’s reputation as a center for scholarship and research.

Requirements:

MLS or equivalent is required at time of appointment. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication. Teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities include undergraduate as well as graduate teaching, an active program of research and publications, and service to the Department and the University.

Additional Information:

Priority will be given to applications received by March 8, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current resume or CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); e) Please ask three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to lltjob@aucegypt.edu.

For more information, e-mail Mr. Philip Croom, (pcroom@aucegypt.edu); Ms. Sahar Sobeih, Assistant Dean, (sahar_s@aucegypt.edu) or visit the department’s website at http://schools.aucegypt.edu/library/Pages/default.aspx

Job: Associate Dean for Main Library

0/16/15 –  Associate Dean for Main Library
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  Cairo is a vibrant, crazy, old yet new city.  American Universities do tend to be more established and reputable than some of the new start-up campuses. However I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment. Many long-term expat residents have left and AUC currently has 72 positions listed which is a sobering statistic.

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The American University in Cairo Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT) seeks a dynamic person with proven leadership and management qualities to motivate and maintain the Main Library’s drive to excellence. The AUC Library holds the largest English-language collection in Egypt and serves the AUC and local community.

The Associate Dean for the Main Library’s responsibilities are twofold: 1) to play a leadership and supervisory role in assuring excellence in the public service and information literacy aspects of the Main Library including the ongoing evolution of these and 2) to build on excellence in education, collections and research in order to enhance sustainability of the Libraries through attracting funding, endowments, donations in kind and grant opportunities.

Working closely with and reporting to the Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies, the Associate Dean for the Main Library will direct a public service tea, consisting of the directors and managers of that area in order to define strategic needs, set priorities, initiate action plans, develop policies, budgets and resource bases in view of promoting excellence in collections and services.

The Associate Dean will work closely and collaboratively with the leadership of the Rare Books and Special Collections Library and the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures in the planning of events, publications and other marketing tools in view of attracting funding and opportunities to collaborate nationally and globally.

The holder of the position will also be collaborating with the Advancement and Communication leadership and team, the Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Vice Provost for Research and Office of Sponsored Programs.

Requirements:

The candidate must have an MA degree with a proven record of achievement in progressively responsible administrative positions in libraries; excellent communication skills, experience in collaboration and international events and exhibits both national and global, proven record of attracting funding and donations in kind, proven record of the ability to think strategically while planning, organizing, coordinating and directing multiple activities with varied deadlines in support of a complex agenda. Excellent command of both Arabic and English is required.

Additional Information:

This is a faculty position at the rank of instructor.

Preferred starting date is February 15, 2016. Full description and requirements of the position are at http://library.aucegypt.edu/employment.htm.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:

a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed Personnel Information Form; d) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to LLTJOB@aucegypt.edu.

 

Jobs: School Librarians (4)

11/2/15 –  School Librarians (4)
TESConnect, Singapore/Hong Kong/Saudi Arabia/Egypt

Sarah P’s comments: For librarians looking to work internationally, school positions offer the most opportunities in the widest range of locations.  Fall is the start of the recruiting season for the following year.  US international schools tend to require certification as well as a MLIS and school experience while British schools tend to focus on the MLIS and experience, preferably with either the IB and/or British National Curriculum.  For more details about the process and opportunities please refer to my book and or my Resources page.

Here are four recent postings on TESConnect, a site where many British international schools advertise positions:

Head Librarian – Whole College Position, Cairo

Junior School Librarian, Singapore

Senior School Librarian, Singapore

Teacher Librarian, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Job: Director for Research, Instruction & Information Services

10/16/15 –  Director for Research, Instruction & Information Services
American University in Cairo, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  Cairo is a vibrant, crazy, old yet new city.  American Universities do tend to be more established and reputable than some of the new start-up campuses. However I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment and many long-term expat residents have left. FYI: AUC also advertised a reference/instruction position in mid-August.

 

University Description:

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, all faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for directing and supervising the Main Library’s service oriented, highly digital research, information and instructional services and coordinating with the Center for Learning & Teaching the services for the Learning Commons. He/she will work closely with university faculty, students and staff regarding reference, research, information, and instruction services as well as develop new services/policies for the AUC community and external users. Specifically, he/she will participate as a member of the research services team in the provision of electronic and print research services for AUC Library patrons through the Learning Commons and other service points. Other major areas of responsibility include collection development, instruction, outreach in a targeted discipline as a library liaison, and teaching in the Information Literacy program.

Requirements:

The successful candidate must have an ALA accredited MLS degree, excellent oral and written skills in English, high-level skills in current information retrieval technologies, demonstrated skills and experience in delivering high quality research service using both traditional print and digital resources, broad subject expertise appropriate to a liberal arts educational institution, demonstrated experience in instruction (one-on-one and classroom) in an academic library environment, a minimum of 3-5 years experience in an academic library (preferably in the public service areas), including 2-3 years supervisory and administrative experience, ability to work effectively independently and in a team, ability to sustain a strong service oriented attitude to provide a positive and constructive experience for all library users. HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Library subject area experience or academic background, second masters degree, proficiency in a second language, and experience in a multicultural environment desirable but not mandatory.

Additional Information:

This is a Faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor.
The position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed Personnel Information Form; e) at least three reference letters from referees familiar with your professional background sent directly to lltjob@aucegypt.edu.

Application Information

Job: Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger

4/13/15 –  Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger
Technical Services Department, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

Sarah P’s comments:  If you are fluent in Arabic this is an interesting position however the application window is very short which  makes me wonder why.  The position was shared on IFLAJobs by the CEO of Cybrarians, The Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information, a useful organization helping to collect and share information relevant to the area.

 

Arabic and Non Arabic Cataloger – Technical Services Department- Library Sector

  • Deadline: 15 April 2015

Basic Functions:

This job aims to performing a variety of complex technical and specialized library functions in relations to the preparation of bibliographic and item records for monographs and other library materials. Perform original and copy cataloging and adapts online records according to guidelines in all subject areas and in dozens of languages.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials in a variety of languages and subject fields; determine appropriate guidelines in applying rules of Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject heading policies, Dewey Decimal Classification, Arabic subject headings, MARC21 and catalog materials in categories of advanced specialized backgrounds.
  • Conduct complex searching and researching in English and several foreign languages to establish appropriate form of main entries, added entries and place names; assign main entries and subject headings; determine edition statements, imprints, collations and series notes.
  • Perform copy cataloging in several subjects and Roman languages in all subject areas from OCLC or LC and compare piece in hand to OCLC-derived MARC record
  • Create item record, assign cutter and print spine label for each physical item
  • Carry the primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of those parts of the catalog that pertain to collections under their jurisdiction. This means that all functions necessary for the creation and maintenance of the catalog that are not assigned to copy cataloging or authority control personnel or other support staff are part of the cataloger’s responsibilities.
  • Lead the way in researching new techniques and technologies for cataloging, share findings with colleagues, and make recommendations for implementation in department processes as appropriate.
  • Determine appropriate treatments for series or multipart items, except in cases where the default treatment (fully analyzed, traced, and classified separately) has already been established in the authority file
  • Provide assistance to other catalogers in resolving difficult cataloging problems in specialty areas of language and subject competence.
  • Work closely with subject specialists and reference librarians to provide intellectual and physical access to materials in a timely manner.
  • Serve on various library committees and provide recommendations for the improvement and streamlining of library services
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
General Requirements:
  • Obtaining a high university degree in an appropriate field.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English. A TOEFL certificate is required (500 paper based degree/173 degree computer based/60 degrees internet based or IELTS (5 points) or equivalent and recognized by the Library of Alexandria. For those who do not possess one of these certificates when applying for this job, he/she will verify (if selected) by providing the required certificate within a period not exceeding three months, otherwise his/her acceptance for the job shall be cancelled.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs and applications.  ICDL certificate is required, For those who do not possess this certificate when applying for this job, s/he (if selected) must submit the required certificate within a period not exceeding three months, otherwise his/her acceptance for the job shall be cancelled.
  • Full-time Job.
Skills:
  • General knowledge – initiative – teamwork – follow-up – communication – presentable appearance – time management – accuracy – dedication to continuous learning and acquisition of new skills.
  • knowledge of cataloging practices and procedures and knowledge of library automated systems is preferably.

Application:

http://www.bibalex.org/JobApplication/jobdetails_EN.aspx?j_id=375

 

Job: Reference/Instruction Librarian

7/1/14 – Reference/Instruction Librarian
The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Information Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and delivery of library services and resources that facilitate research and learning at the university.

AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America.

Sarah P’s comments:  This could be a good opportunity for someone with the required experience to begin an international career.  Having said that, I would do some careful research as Egypt is in a particularly vulnerable position at the moment and many long-term expat residents have left.