Reference Librarian (Abu Dhabi / Al Ain)

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Position: Reference Librarian.

Khawarizmi International College (KIC) is currently seeking a reference librarian for its University College in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE.

Reporting to: Chief Librarian.


Position Summary:

A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited university and a minimum of 2 years working experience in the educational industry. He / She enjoys helping people, and using computerized systems along with excellent communication, customer service and researching skills in databases and printed resources; moreover, has the ability to demonstrate English language fluency in order to connect and reach out to mass audience (Interaction in Arabic is a plus).


Main duties:

  • Provides technical/reference support to staff.
  • Performs manual and automated bibliographic searches; plans and prepares bibliographies.
  • Performs routines and procedures related to manual and automated interlibrary loans and other referral services.
  • Maintains familiarity with the collection, recommends materials to be added, using standard library selection tools.
  • Supervises reference assistants and other personnel as assigned in the absence of the Chief Librarian.
  • Assists in planning and implementing programs and public relations activities
  • Explains basic library functions, services and resources to the new enrolled student’s faculty and staff.
  • Operates and maintains library equipment; collects data for statistical analysis and reports; prepares reports for submission to the Chief Librarian; keeps informed of current events and of developments in the library field.
  • Maintains current knowledge of library technology; takes advantage of state and regional opportunities for continuing education to keep knowledge of library practices and procedures current.
  • Arrange & Maintain online and printed reference resource which directly support the academic and patterns demands.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • 1-3 years working experience in the educational industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited universities is an advantage.
  • Proven work experience in;
    • Provides reference and reader’s advisory guidance to library patrons; provides guide how to use online public access catalogs (OPAC) and location desire library resource.
    • Instructing patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities
    • Planning and conducting research programs for students and guide to use research tools and software’s, as requested.
    • Computerization of library.
  • An internationally recognized professional credential or Master’s degree, with proven industrial experience in the same field is preferred;


Skills required:

  • Communication skills (Written and Verbal).
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Application of library research methods and practices.
  • Report writing.
  • Fluency in the English language.
  • Arabic is a bonus.


Job Type:  Full Time Contract.

Expected Joining Date:  Immediately.

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