[New Job Opening] Learning Resources Librarian job Vacancy in Abu Dhabi

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Job Details:
Position Name :
Learning Resources Librarian
Location:
Abu Dhabi
Job ID :
31c0b13b7f9d8bdb
Description : The Opportunity
The Library and Learning Commons Department at Zayed University seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative Learning Resources Librarian to join the team. The Learning Resources Librarian provides leadership in the continuing development and operations of the Curriculum Resources Center (CRC) with a focus on education program and other learning resources that enhance language, literacy, technology, and learning skills for students in today’s ever-changing higher education learning environment. Learning Resources Librarian advises and leads the resource development to facilitate and enhance eLearning and blended learning. Learning Resources Librarian, as a professional academic librarian, engages in all aspects of library services that support university teaching and learning activities, such as information literacy instructions, collection development, liaison assignments, and reference services. Zayed University is in the phase of transformation therefore assignments and duties might evolve as needed.
CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS:
Strong organizational and leadership skills to supervise, guide, and work with staff and library faculty to build a successful team
Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, prioritize, and manage projects and/or services
Must be able to communicate effectively with university faculty, staff, students, administrators, and external community stakeholders
Experience and broader vision of best practices in developing learning resources, particularly in the eLearning and blended learning environment, and providing user-centered services in all aspects
Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems and integrate to enhance resources, services, and workflow
Flexibility in adapting to and thriving in a constantly changing environment
Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with others in a pleasant and open manner
The Responsibilities
Learning Resources:
Provides leadership and coordination in the development, management, assessment,
communication and outreach of the learning resources in Curriculum Resources Center and Learning Commons, as well as learning resources that support eLearning and blended learning. This includes but is not limited to:
Keeps current with trends and developments in educational technology applications and tools that support and enhance learning
Uses various software’s and programs (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Adobe, etc.) to develop high-quality and interactive learning objects for online and blended learning
Develops programs benefiting STEAM disciplines to expand the Library’s Learning Commons
Oversees the development of the library’s maker/STEAM spaces, STEAM-related programming and outreach online and on-campus
Promotes the Learning Commons programming and activities to the campus and larger community
Engages in collaborative initiative and program planning with colleagues across the Libraries, campus, and community
Brainstorms, explores, plans, implements, and supports interactive learning programming online and on-campus
Cultivates a consciously welcoming and accessible environment for students and other users with a diverse range of needs and abilities; ensures appropriate signage, policies, equipment, communication, and feedback mechanisms to facilitate accommodations on an individualized basis
Curriculum Resources Center:
Coordinates resources and staff in the CRC and oversees day to day tasks and supervises CRC Technicians on both campuses
Manages the CRC resource and materials budget, including creating annual budget proposal
Coordinates the development and management of a print, electronic and multi-media collection of curriculum, pedagogy and education learning materials for the CRC
In collaboration with the Education Liaison Librarian in Dubai Campus, selects and develops the collection of education materials that meet the needs of students and faculty, and to the strategic learning of ZU
Creates and develops guidelines on the production of materials used to support curriculum development and learning for future teachers, and ensures quality control
Promotes awareness of the CRC materials and services across the university community and to the broader education community in UAE
Informs faculty regularly on the availability and use of resources in the CRC/Library, in particular those related to curriculum and pedagogy
Other tasks and responsibilities:
Serves as liaison librarian to assigned academic programs for the provision of information and instructional services, collection management, subject guides, and engagement with faculty, staff, and students promoting library resources and services
Contributes towards course reviews in relation to the availability of course-related resources
Provides reference service to faculty, students and staff and serves on the Library Reference Desk and rotates to cover extended hours
Trains and works closely with reference technicians in performing reference duties
Collaborates with faculty on their research and participates in facilitating workshops for faculty on library resources available to support their teaching and research
Fosters and contributes to an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork to positively contribute to the goals of the university
As an academic faculty position, active participation and engagement in scholarship, teaching and service is required
Serves on relevant library teams, councils and university committees
Actively participates and demonstrates commitment in professional responsibilities that serve the Library, University, profession, and community
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required
The Requirements
Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
Minimum 4 years of demonstrated experience as an academic librarian with a wide range of knowledge and skills in key areas such as collection development, information literacy instructions, reference services, and curriculum support
Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and best practices in the creative design and delivery of instruction
Experience with and enthusiasm for STEAM education/outreach
Experience with hands-on education, project-based learning, or prototyping
Ability to learn new educational technologies, processes, and tools
Evidence of effective project planning and management
Evidence of effectiveness in teaching
Professional academic reference experience
Experience in marketing, outreach, and the promotion of library and the library collections
Knowledge of copyright issues in the digital realm
Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands
Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team
Experience in creating and maintaining documentation of policy and procedures
Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity and a strong customer service commitment;
Willingness to travel between Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Must show promise of advancing the mission of the University through scholarly or creative achievements
Knowledge and experience with one or more of the following: rapid prototyping (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey), art and craft projects, electronics tinkering and creative technology (computer programming for creative applications, interactive media, robotics & design projects) is highly desirable
Experience working in a multi-cultural environment is an added advantage
Arabic language fluency is strongly desired
The Benefits
The University’s benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the U.A.E., Cash housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare is provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
Currency AED
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