University Librarian - #50959

Australian College of Kuwait


Date: 14/01/2022
City: Ḩawallī, Hawalli
Contract type: Full time
Australian College of Kuwait

Job Description

The Australian College of Kuwait (ACK) is one of Kuwait's leading academic institutions that offer learning opportunities in the disciplines of Engineering, Aviation, and Business studies. ACK is committed to becoming a pioneer in providing hands-on technical and practical skills for its students that are current with the labor market needs. With approximately 3000 students, ACK focuses on innovative teaching and learning methodologies that in turn, reflect on the students' thinking approach towards problem-solving and project-based learning in many of the disciplines we offer.

The University Librarian is responsible for the management and development of the ACK’s Library facilities and services. As a member of the senior leadership team, the University Librarian reports to the Vice-President Academic Affairs and provides support to the ACK’s teaching, learning and research programs to enhance the long life learning of our students and research programs of the ACK’s faculty.

When you join ACK you can expect a career nourishing experience where career paths are defined, employee recognition and engagement are utmost and professional development opportunities are specified and executed. For all of these reasons and more ACK is recognized and accredited by the Investors In People organization, which is a mark in high performance in organizational people management.

ACK is dedicated to attracting the highest caliber faculty and staff from across the world to continue offering a multicultural experience for our students, faculty and staff.

To this end, ACK seeks experienced Librarian that is keen to be part of this dynamic institution that matches the abovementioned academic ranks to join our team.

Skills

Responsibilities:
1. Play a key role in managing the planning and development of the library services to support the ongoing teaching, learning and research activities in ACK.
2. Formulate a plan to enable ACK’s different schools and departments to achieve their objectives.
3. Act as a key advisor to the library matters
4. Ensure all library materials are cataloged in accordance with the best library practices
5. Oversee the development and maintenance of the library's online computer system
6. Build external online digital library resources for ACK
7. Maintain open membership and communication with professional organizations necessary to the success and advancement of the library’s services
8. Develops and implements library policies regarding reference, computer searchers, circulation and research
9. Supervise, train, motivate and appraise the performance of the library’s staff and satisfy individual training and developmental needs
10. Implement and supervise operational standards, coordinate and maintain standard operating procedures
11. Preparation and implementation of the annual budget.
12. Identify and champion opportunities to improve the library and its staff efficiency Essential Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience as a librarian.
  • High level of initiative and adaptability including a demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership and motivate staff in environmental changes.
  • High level of written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Education

Library Information Science


Job Details

Job Location Hawali, Kuwait Job Role Non-teaching positions Joining Date 2022-08-21 Employment Status Full time Employment Type Employee Manages Others Yes Number of Vacancies 1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Management Years of Experience Min: 3 Degree Master's degree

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