Librarian (Systems)
College of the North Atlantic Qatar


Librarian (Sytems)

Job ID: 6523

Location: Doha, Qatar

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Fixed Term

Application Deadline March 22, 2015

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world
class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar
(CNA-Q). Internationally recognized as a comprehensive
technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered
education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-
the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong
partnerships with industry.

The college in Qatar is owned by the State but as part of the Comprehensive
Agreement, operates as College of the North Atlantic-Qatar.
Only CNA programs or CNA-approved programs are offered, all with CNA
instructors and staff. With more than 550 staff and 4500
full and part-time students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar's largest post-secondary
institutions. By providing training in a range of technical areas including
Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies
and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of
Qatar National Vision 2030. In 2013, we celebrated a Decade of Excellence of
CNA's presence in Qatar with a three-year extension of the Comprehensive

DUTIES: Working within a team environment, the successful
candidate will provide professional assistance in all aspects of a resource
library, with specific responsibility for: managing the library's automated
library system and third party open source library software; customization of
all ILS modules including acquisitions, serials, circulation, cataloguing, and
the online catalogue; maintenance of the library's website, intranet site, and
virtual resources; liaising with the College's Software Development and IT
Departments and external vendors; providing advice and research on best
practices in utilizing technology in the provision of library services; and
other duties as required. The library currently uses the
Virtua (VTLS) Integrated Library System and the SpringShare web platform.

The successful candidate must possess these qualifications and competencies:

An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science, or
equivalent, and experience and knowledge of managing an automated library
system (VTLS preferred); library software (MARC and non-MARC metadata
standards); and managing electronic resources and databases is
required. Experience in developing websites and using
social networking tools with attention to accessibility and usability is also
required. Candidates must have knowledge of emerging
technologies and commitment to continuous learning as well as project
management skills including systems upgrades and updates.
Experience and knowledge of content and document management software (ie.
SharePoint and SpringShare), web-scale discovery services, web proxy servers,
and link resolvers is an asset. Experience working in an
academic library, as well as with outreach, training, and instruction is
preferred. Analytical skills, organizational skills and the
ability to work independently is essential. Candidates must
demonstrate exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and expert
fluency in English. Effective problem solving skills, an ability to work in a
team and learner centered environment, and the ability to develop effective
working relationships across all levels of the organization are also required.
Intercultural competence including intercultural sensitivity and adaptability,
and the ability to conduct oneself appropriately and effectively in another
culture, are essential. Knowledge of technical services and
the CNA system and its programs will be considered assets.

NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the State of
Qatar visa process.

If you are a CANADIAN CITIZEN with excellent English language skills and are
ready for a professional and personal adventure in the Middle East, we'd like
to hear from you.

See our website to apply.

If called for an interview, you must send original transcripts directly to our
office from the institution(s) prior to the interview. Successful candidates
must provide a recent Certificate of Conduct.

View our websites & for all the
information you'll need to know about the employment opportunities, employment
contracts, the immigration process, our campus, programs of study, employee
life and so much more at CNA-Qatar. CREATE THE FUTURE YOU

College of the North Atlantic - Qatar Project

P. O. Box 1693 St. John's,
NL A1C 5P7 Tel: (709)

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