Library Services Manager – College of the North Atlantic , Qatar

Job Description
College/Department Profile:
The College of the North Atlantic – Qatar is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Library Services Manager in the Library Services Department. Reporting to the Associate Vice President Student Affairs, must be a proven leader with the skills and expertise necessary to support the Library Services Department in fully implementing the College’s mission and vision.

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar Profile:
The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q). Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered education. This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.
With more than 600 staff and 3,000 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 30 diploma programs through student-centred learning. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Duties & Responsibilities:
This position requires an energetic and enthusiastic individual who will lead, manage, and develop professional customer-focused robust library services to ensure that the needs and objectives of the College (students, instructors, staff, and researchers and all schools) are met through the efficient and effective delivery of information related services.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of industry experience in library services or related field, and possess the qualifications necessary to be successful in the role of Library Services Manager. The successful candidate will contribute to the formulation of CNA-Q’s strategy and lead the development and implementation of the Library Service’s business plan and provide input to Academic Council on the information resources that should be included in the curriculum.
Candidates will lead the positioning of the library, learning commons and archives and collaborate with internal Schools and Departments to develop curriculum, deliver quality information and promote digital literacy and participate in program accreditations.

The Library Services Manager will guide the Library Services employees to obtain up to date knowledge of standards and regulations, cataloguing, copyright and licensing, keeping up to date with current issues in academic librarianship and information management. Candidates will be responsible to coordinate with the Procurement department to negotiate pricing and licenses for information resources as required.
The Library Services Manager will also provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates to contribute to the development of employees and must have excellent organizational, leadership, decision-making, delegation and communications skills as well as the ability to act as a mentor to team members.

Qualifications
Education and Certifications:
Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science. ALA-accredited or equivalent program
Experience:
Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Library Services or related field
2 years of managerial experience
Language:
Fluency in written and spoken English language
Arabic language will be an asset

Other Required Skills:
Strong leadership skills with a desire to achieve organizational success and to lead by example is required. A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. The candidate should have the ability to anticipate change and effectively manage quality and risk at all times. Effective decision making and resource management is required. Commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organisations is required. Knowledge of Library science is required and knowledge of Recruitment, Admissions and Registrations processing is derisible. A Commitment to ongoing training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in English language is required.

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