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IOU Job Vacancy : Head Librarian

2023-11-13 11:23:26

A well-established online library is the key to promoting and strengthening research
activities in a university. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the position of a dynamic
Head Librarian who will provide visionary leadership in creating, sustaining and further
developing our online resources. We are undergoing a transformation program and are
particularly looking for a Head Librarian with specific expertise in digital resource

Please note that candidates who have already applied for this position need not re-apply for it. Please send your applications along with detailed copies of CVs and supporting documents to: Recruitment Team: The deadline for receiving applications is: 28 November, 2023.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

(1) Qualification
 Essential: BA / BS in Library Science along with excellent computer skills
 Desirable: Additional relevant qualifications and a higher level of relevant computer
skills would be advantageous
(2) Experience
 Essential: At least five years of experience in developing and administering digital
library and relevant resources
 Desirable: Additional experience would be advantageous

(3) Language
 Essential: Excellent written and verbal skills in English
 Desirable: Fluency in Arabic
(4) Additional Qualities
 Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
 Excellent time management skills especially in managing competing priorities and
working under pressure

(1) Development of a state-of-the-art digital library for the effective exploitation of
information resources for students and staff.
(2) Provide administrative, professional and academic leadership and direct the
affairs of the library for the actualization of the vision, mission and objectives of the
(3) Establishment and development of online and onsite networks of the library system of
international standard.
(4) Management of all available human and material resources in the most productive
(5) Development and implementation of appropriate digital library policies.
(6) Overall administration of the university digital library and provision of library
services for the entire university and its constituent faculties, departments, centers
and campuses.
(7) Provision of ever-increasing high-quality library and information resources for the
enhancement of teaching and research activities in the university, its bodies and
centers spread out in several countries of the world.
(8) Cooperation/collaboration with other libraries and information centers (nationally
and internationally) to create a network of resources accessible and
beneficial to students and staff of the university.
(9) Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the higher authorities of
the university.