Librarian - Instructional Services

Washington D.C.
Aug 15, 2017
Dec 01, 2017
Full Time
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The GU-Qatar library advances and supports the learning, teaching, and research goals of the university while also serving as a resource for the Qatar community.  The Library offers a wide range of collections and services, both independently and in conjunction with libraries at the campus in Washington DC. The library currently also houses the library collections and provides services to the University College of London in Qatar (UCL-Q).

The position develops and teaches information literacy and research strategies classes and workshops, designs and produces online research guides, and provides reference and research assistance for faculty and students. The position partners and liaises with faculty members in an assigned subject area to develop appropriate library collections and ensure student academic skills development.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Meet with faculty in assigned subject area to determine: student information literacy needs, personal research needs  and course reserve materials
  • Develop, produce and teach research strategies in classroom, one-on-one, and other settings to allow students to become self-reliant researchers and to assist faculty in course development and delivery
  • Design and produce online library research guides and instructional materials
  • Oversee the collection of course syllabi and identification of new courses
  • Assess and measure information literacy development needs and results
  • Develop, assess and manage library collections in an assigned subject area
  • Select and acquire current and archival materials in digital, print, and other formats
  • Schedule and organize library reference desk coverage
  • Work scheduled hours at the Reference Desk including evenings, weekends, and holidays


  • Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent accreditation body
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience in an academic, research, or similar library setting with significant experience in providing instruction and reference services
  • Experience in developing materials and teaching information literacy skills
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems (Alma system in particular)
  • Demonstrated success in establishing and facilitating collaborative relationships; superior oral and written communication skills with a record of professional participation and accomplishment
  • Must be proficient in the use standard office software such as word processing and spreadsheets and have the ability to create and modify websites using current authoring tools
  • Must have a strong commitment to public service

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