Reference and Research Librarian; New York University Abu Dhabi and NYU Division of Libraries; Abu Dhabi, UAE

Objective:

The NYU Library in Abu Dhabi invites applications for a Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative, dynamic, and forward-looking setting.
As part of a highly collaborative team, this position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU-Abu Dhabi by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs. The incumbent will be expected to engage and contribute skills and expertise to the Library. Working creatively with colleagues, s/he will implement and enhance programs and services to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, work effectively across the NYU Global Network University, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.

Key responsibilities:

This position serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments appropriate to the incumbent’s academic background, with responsibilities for building and curating collections in all formats for these subjects; for contributing to a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; for providing and developing innovative services in support of research, teaching, and learning; teaching research strategies in a variety of contexts; and for developing responsive and innovative outreach and other information services across the Library. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU-Abu Dhabi, NYU-New York, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.

Requirements:

•ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
•Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference
•High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Excellent English-language communication skills
•Ability to establish positive long-distance working relationships with NYU Libraries in New York and to work collegially within a highly collaborative local unit
•Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred Attributes:

•Subject specialization, preferably represented by advanced course work or a second masters’ degree in Literature (including Comparative Literature), Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
•Competence in a language other than English

 

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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