Library Specialist - Kuwait

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time
30,000 - 35,000 KWD/Year

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Director of the Library, the incumbent will assist in the coordination of the daily operations of the library, participate in the development, interpretation, and administration of library policies, procedures, issues, and activities; collaborate with the faculty to provide a variety of library resources and services


Serve as a member of the Library team, participating in discussions, decision-making, and policymaking
Implement library policies and guidelines; respond to in-person, online, and phone queries regarding library services and resources
Update and maintain patron records; assist patrons in identifying and locating library materials; provide customer service and assist researchers in accessing and using materials in person and virtually
Collect and record Library fines and fees for overdue and lost Library materials; apply personal restrictions in the ERP, where applicable
Execute circulation and inter library-loan processes to ensure an efficient and continuous flow of library materials and from library users
Process interlibrary loan requests in accordance with interlibrary loan guidelines
Conduct general shipping and receiving activities; inventory, arrange, and re-house resources and archival collections according to departmental procedures and archival best practices
Maintain an orderly services area by shelving or shifting collections, cleaning, equipment maintenance, and moving furniture, as needed
Conduct library instruction sessions for students, faculty, and staff
Prepare records, reports, and statistics related to circulation activities and services
Maintain an inventory of circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan supplies and forms; initiate orders/order requests and replenish supplies
Make sure the library is secure (as part of opening and closing procedures, and ongoing during hours of operation)
Monitor the condition of library facilities and furnishings; report items that require attention to the Director
Participate in the library inventory process
Assist with technical services projects (materials processing, deletions, etc.)
Update library information on website, social media and signage (including hours signs) and library literature, as needed; create library displays
Assist in revising and updating Library services policies and staff handbook
Recruit, assign, and supervise part-time staff and student workers as required
Serve on various committees or task forces as required
Alternate schedule, evening and weekend work required
Other duties as assigned


Must possess the skills to be able to explain and demonstrate the essential functions of the position, demonstrated knowledge and experiences within all facets of Library operations
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively at all levels within the College in English; must possess effective presentation skills
Demonstrated understanding of College and Academic Affairs structure, policies, and procedures particularly as it relates to the critical role of access to information in a college learning environment
Demonstrated competence and experiences in the application, implementation, and delivery of technology in Library services
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of standard software applications
Demonstrable high ethical standards especially as it relates to the access and uses of information
Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple complex projects
Demonstrated use of sound judgment in decision-making, problem-solving, organizational and time management skills
Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of work-related information and materials
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of professional, students, and constituents
Ability to work alternate schedule, evening and weekends required

Experience and Education:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the library or information science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
Experiences in an academic library, preferably in a higher education setting
Previous academic library experience in the area of acquisitions preferred
Evidence of effective collaboration with faculty in the development of collections, digital and traditional
Experiences in the coordinating and overseeing archive collections
Evidence of active participation in professional library associations and/or consortia
Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving, planning, and critical thinking skills

The package will be dependent on Qualifications and Experience.

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Alderwood acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Alderwood and may assist with processing your application

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