Job Vacancy – Open‭ ‬Society University Network‭ (‬OSUN‭), ‬Librarian‭ ‬

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Employer Website‭: ‬Munib R‭. ‬Masri Library‭/ ‬Al-Quds University

The‭ ‬Open‭ ‬Society‭ ‬University‭ ‬Network‭ (‬OSUN‭) ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬global‭ ‬partnership‭ ‬of‭ ‬educational‭ ‬institutions‭ ‬that‭ ‬integrates‭ ‬learning‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬advancement‭ ‬of‭ ‬knowledge‭ ‬across‭ ‬geographic‭ ‬and‭ ‬demographic‭ ‬boundaries‭, ‬promotes‭ ‬civic‭ ‬engagement‭ ‬on‭ ‬behalf‭ ‬of‭ ‬open‭ ‬societies‭, ‬and‭ ‬expands‭ ‬access‭ ‬to‭ ‬higher‭ ‬education‭ ‬for‭ ‬underserved‭ ‬communities‭.‬

The‭ ‬OSUN‭ ‬Librarian‭ ‬oversees‭ ‬the‭ ‬allocation‭ ‬and‭ ‬management‭ ‬of‭ ‬OSUN’s‭ ‬electronic‭ ‬research‭ ‬databases‭, ‬streaming‭ ‬media‭, ‬access‭ ‬and‭ ‬discovery‭ ‬tool—essential‭ ‬components‭ ‬of‭ ‬a‭ ‬broad‭ ‬portfolio‭ ‬that‭ ‬ensures‭ ‬equitable‭ ‬access‭ ‬to‭ ‬research‭ ‬materials‭. ‬Working‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬highly‭ ‬collaborative‭ ‬environment‭, ‬the‭ ‬OSUN‭ ‬Librarian‭ ‬reports‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬OSUN‭ ‬Library‭ ‬Resources‭ ‬Program‭ ‬Director‭, ‬works‭ ‬closely‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬network’s‭ ‬Technology‭ ‬Strategist‭, ‬Registrar‭, ‬OSUN‭ ‬faculty‭, ‬and‭ ‬librarians‭ ‬from‭ ‬across‭ ‬the‭ ‬network‭.‬

The‭ ‬OSUN‭ ‬Librarian‭ ‬will‭ ‬work‭ ‬in‭ ‬a‭ ‬community‭ ‬that‭ ‬is‭ ‬broadly‭ ‬diverse‭ ‬with‭ ‬regard‭ ‬to‭ ‬race‭, ‬ethnicity‭, ‬socioeconomic‭ ‬status‭, ‬gender‭, ‬gender‭ ‬identity‭, ‬nationality‭, ‬sexual‭ ‬orientation‭ ‬and‭ ‬religion‭. ‬The‭ ‬OSUN‭ ‬Librarian‭ ‬will‭ ‬be‭ ‬based‭ ‬at‭ ‬Al‭-‬Quds‭ ‬University‭.‬

Essential‭ ‬Duties

  • Initiates‭ ‬activation‭ ‬of‭ ‬resources‭ ‬and‭ ‬testing‭.‬
  • Initiates‭ ‬relationships‭ ‬with‭ ‬vendors’‭ ‬tech‭ ‬support‭ ‬teams‭ ‬and‭ ‬troubleshoots‭ ‬access‭ ‬issues‭.‬
  • Maintains‭ ‬licenses‭, ‬access‭, ‬usage‭ ‬statistics‭ ‬analysis‭ ‬and‭ ‬payment‭ ‬reporting‭.‬
  • Creates‭ ‬and‭ ‬maintains‭ ‬electronic‭ ‬resources‭ ‬records‭ ‬in‭ ‬electronic‭ ‬resources‭ ‬management‭ ‬tool‭.‬
  • Working‭ ‬with‭ ‬the‭ ‬Director‭ ‬and‭ ‬faculty‭, ‬encourages‭ ‬the‭ ‬adoption‭ ‬of‭ ‬open‭ ‬access‭ ‬resources‭ ‬and‭ ‬open‭ ‬educational‭ ‬resources‭ (‬OER‭).‬
  • Creates‭ ‬and‭ ‬maintains‭ ‬a‭ ‬searchable‭ ‬public‭-‬facing‭ ‬platform‭ ‬for‭ ‬the‭ ‬organization‭ ‬and‭ ‬access‭ ‬of‭ ‬resources‭.‬
  • Creates‭ ‬and‭ ‬updates‭ ‬general‭ ‬research‭, ‬subject‭-‬specific‭, ‬and‭ ‬course‭-‬specific‭ ‬research‭ ‬guides‭.‬
  • Creates‭ ‬and‭ ‬administers‭ ‬institutional‭ ‬repository‭: ‬ensures‭ ‬copyright‭ ‬compliance‭, ‬manages‭ ‬set‭-‬up‭ ‬and‭ ‬access‭, ‬establishes‭ ‬policies‭ ‬and‭ ‬procedures‭.‬
  • Works‭ ‬closely‭ ‬with‭ ‬librarians‭ ‬at‭ ‬network‭ ‬institutions‭; ‬grants‭ ‬and‭ ‬maintains‭ ‬access‭ ‬for‭ ‬designated‭ ‬librarians‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬network‭.‬
  • Works‭ ‬with‭ ‬faculty‭ ‬to‭ ‬ensure‭ ‬acquisitions‭ ‬of‭ ‬and‭ ‬access‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬texts‭ ‬needed‭ ‬for‭ ‬each‭ ‬course‭.‬
  • Instructs faculty on the use of‭ ‬library resources‭.‬
  • Provides information literacy and research workshops as requested‭.‬
  • Provides information literacy instruction and research support‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬Al‭-‬Quds‭ ‬Bard‭ ‬community‭. ‬


  • Master’s‭ ‬degree‭ ‬in‭ ‬Library‭ ‬and‭ ‬Information‭ ‬Science‭, ‬Information‭ ‬Technology‭, ‬Computer‭ ‬Science‭, ‬Instructional‭ ‬Design‭, ‬or‭ ‬other‭ ‬related‭ ‬field‭. ‬
  • Excellent‭ ‬oral‭ ‬and‭ ‬written‭ ‬communication‭ ‬skills‭, ‬the‭ ‬ability‭ ‬to‭ ‬communicate‭ ‬in‭ ‬fluent‭ ‬English‭, ‬and‭ ‬ability‭ ‬to‭ ‬communicate‭ ‬in‭ ‬Arabic‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬plus‭.‬
  • Awareness‭ ‬of‭ ‬trends‭, ‬standards‭, ‬technologies‭, ‬and‭ ‬other‭ ‬developments‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬management‭ ‬of‭ ‬electronic‭ ‬resources‭, ‬particularly‭ ‬of‭ ‬open‭ ‬access‭ ‬resources‭ ‬and‭ ‬copyright‭ ‬issues‭.‬
  • Knowledge‭ ‬of‭ ‬software‭ ‬pertinent‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬administrative‭ ‬functions‭ ‬of‭ ‬databases‭ ‬and‭ ‬familiarity‭ ‬with‭ ‬tools‭ ‬for‭ ‬analyzing‭ ‬usage‭ ‬data‭.‬

To‭ ‬Apply

Please‭ ‬submit‭ ‬a‭ ‬resume‭, ‬cover‭ ‬letter‭ ‬and‭ ‬three‭ ‬professional‭ ‬contact‭ ‬references‭ ‬to‭ ‬Interfolio‭ ‬at‭: ‬

Deadline‭:‬‭ ‬July 31‭, ‬2023

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