Manager of Patron Services of Library Directorate of «Nazarbayev University Library and IT Services» private entity

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Title:

Manager of Patron Services of Library Directorate of «Nazarbayev University Library and IT Services» private entity

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Key and functional tasks of the department

Performing library-information services for patrons;

Maintaining the safety and integrity of library collections; 

Working on increasing information literacy of library patrons;

Researching new methods and technologies used in local and foreign academic libraries and implementing them into practice;

Collaborating with Nazarbayev University faculty.

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Duties and Responsibilities

1) Organizing efficient reference services for students, faculty and staff of the University in the reading room according to flexible schedule;

2) Researching and staying tuned to patrons’ informational needs,  analyzing the effectiveness of the library collections use and the textbooks provision for the students;

3) Planning and providing course on information literacy;

4) Collaborating with faculty of Schools in collection development and other issues, acting as a subject librarian;

5) Organizing events and thematic book exhibitions;  

6) Participation as an instructor in workshops on translations of advanced experience in librarianship; 

7) Timely and qualitative execution of other orders of the Entity management within the framework of their duties and powers.

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Education:

·    MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) from accredited programs of the North America, Canada, Europe, South –East Asia universities;

·     Or higher education in library  (MLIS equivalency for individuals, out of the “international recruitment” category) and/or internship/academic year in a library program from international universities or higher education in Humanities (for individuals out of the “international recruitment” category);

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Work experience

 

 

·    At least 1 year of experience in librarianship;

·    Have published articles;

·    A broad general cultural background;

·    Knowledge of contemporary sources of print and electronic information, organization and management of information;

·    Skills in conducting trainings and seminars on information literacy and critical thinking for faculty members and students.

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Skills and Abilities Required

Personal qualities: Adaptability of thinking, communicability, leadership skills, initiative, teamwork skills, analytical and pedagogical skills.

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Languages

Knowledge of Kazakh and Russian languages.

For individuals, out of the “international recruitment” category – English with IELTS minimum 6.0 / TOEFL minimum 79-93 (certificate validity interval does not matter) or Diploma/University Certificate with English as a language of instruction.

 

Deadline

Prior to the selection of the right candidate.