Reference/Collection Development Librarian Position in Morocco

Job Opening at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

Reporting to the Library Director, the Reference/ Collection Development Librarian is responsible for the selection of all print and electronic library resources, as well as for coordinating one-on-one and group training for both library patrons and staff. This position will also be responsible for the supervision of support staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate reference and research assistance to faculty, students, and visitors
  • Evaluate current holdings against identified standard bibliographies and class syllabi
  • Recommend purchases and coordinate faculty orders for all print and electronic library resources
  • Manage the acquisition budget
  • Evaluate usefulness of library gifts and donations for the collection
  • Evaluate the collection and recommend items for weeding
  • Create subject-specific online library resource guides and instructional tools to support research and learning
  • Provide classroom instruction on a variety of levels
  • Assist in library promotion and outreach
  • Participate in library planning and policy development
  • Supervise reference support staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science
  • Excellent English language communication skills
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office software, especially Excel
  • Familiarity with relevant library databases and reference materials
  • Experience working with library vendors
  • Willingness to learn and administer new library-related technologies
  • Ability to respond to staff and patron inquiries in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a different culture

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS or MS in a science-related field
  • Supervisory experience

Working Environment

This position may require occasional evening and weekend duties.

Submit your CV, letter of interest, and the names of three professional references to:

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
P.O. Box 104
Ifrane, Morocco 53000
Phone: +(212) 53586 2024
Fax : +(212) 53556 7146

This position will remain open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before August 30, 2010.

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