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Instruction And Collections Librarian, University Of Calgary In Qatar Doha

2021-05-29 23:21:55
Instruction and Collections Librarian, University of Calgary in Qatar Doha
Position Overview

The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ), located in Doha, Qatar, offers a nursing program at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level, as well as Foundation courses in English language, sciences, mathematics and academic skills development. The UCQ Learning Commons provides library, learning, teaching, research, writing, and technology support to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Calgary – Qatar as well as the nursing community in Qatar. The Learning Commons Mission is: To provide resources and services that enable the University of Calgary in Qatar community to discover, evaluate, apply, and communicate information for learning, teaching, and professional practice.

The primary objectives of the position are to design, deliver, coordinate, lead and assess the Learning Commons instructional programs to prepare students in becoming exceptional nurses. To cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, researchers and staff in... support of campus teaching, learning, and research.

The University of Calgary in Qatar is currently seeking a Instruction and Collections Librarian. This position reports to the Director, Student and Enrolment Services.

The successful applicant must be able to relocate to Doha, Qatar by September 2021. This is a two year contract renewable upon mutual agreement.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
• Coordinates and implements an information literacy instruction program, applying learning theories, pedagogy and technology, in collaboration with the Learning Commons team, teaching faculty, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and other campus partners
• Develops an integrated information literacy curriculum with both the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing programs.
• Develops, designs, implements, and maintains instruction materials, including online learning objects and instructional modules
• Creates digital learning objects that are interactive, pedagogically sound, engaging to students, and facilitates the integration and use of library resources in course management systems and other online environments
• Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and services for both on-campus and off-campus learners
• Provides both general and in-depth one-on-one research consultations to students and faculty.
• Participates in the delivery of general reference
• Contributes to Learning Commons operations and initiatives, including the development of strategic and annual plans
• Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative ways to support the community of nurse and allied-health professionals
• Participates in scholarship, professional practice, and service as a UCQ faculty member.
• Coordinates the tasks and projects for employees staffing the circulation desk
• Coordinates promotion of all library services including the LC resources to students and faculty.
• Engages in assessment of information literacy instruction
• Understands the role evidence-based practice (EBP) plays in supporting healthcare decision-making and promotes the use of EBP skills and tools.
• Supporting faculty with research needs and skill development – workshops, CPD, and orientations, etc.
• Organizes and supports orientations for new faculty and staff

Qualifications/Expertise Required:
• Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in librarianship or recognized equivalent
• Minimum three years relevant teaching experience working in an academic library environment
• Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and technology in the design and delivery of face-to-face and online instruction
• Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and applications
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Expertise in collection development and faculty research support in academic library environment
• Experience in reference services

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience in formal assessment of learning outcomes
• Experience with online course management systems
• Knowledge of instructional design and current instructional technologies and trends in electronic learning
• Experience with library services and resources in the health sciences
• Professional teaching experience in a non-native English-speaking environment

Compensation Package:

All successful candidates will receive attractive compensation, including:
• competitive salary + overseas living allowance
• generous vacation days entitlement
• annual airfare trips on contracts of two years or more
• transportation and communication allowances
• fully furnished accommodations
• school fees for children up to 18 years of age (Grade 1 through 12)
• expatriate healthcare plan

In addition to the above, University of Calgary in Qatar employees enjoy a positive, family centered work environment in a country with one of the world's strongest economies. The State of Qatar provides a safe living environment and its location presents countless opportunities to travel and explore. This is truly an opportunity not to be missed - an adventure of a lifetime.

Application Deadline:

All employment applications must be submitted online through our career page, preferably no later than June 25, 2021. Also, due to anticipated high volume:
• Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address will likely not be considered;
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
• Employment is contingent on the successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process; and,
• Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of their passports (valid 6 months prior to travel), police clearance, academic/professional credentials, and marriage and birth certificates (for those travelling with a family).

Please visit our website to know more about the University of Calgary in Qatar: http://www.qatar.ucalgary.ca

Additional Information

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.


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