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Company: Saudi Aramco
Director of Library
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
October 14, 2013
Job ID: 1527328



Director of Library
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, housed in an iconic building, is a fully integrated institution of lifelong learning, inspiration and cross-cultural engagement. A Saudi Aramco initiative, the Center will feature multiple museum exhibits, multimedia events, a vibrant library and extensive archives, a children’s discovery and play area, and myriad attractions and hands-on learning opportunities for young people and their families to explore the world of innovation and creativity, entrepreneurialism and the latest technology. The flagship of Saudi Aramco’s corporate social responsibility efforts, the Center is expected to attract as many as 2 million visitors a year.

As a member of the Center’s senior management, this position administers the Center’s public library component. The position has authority and exercises responsibility for planning, deploying and managing library operations and services to the user community.
The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in library science. Other requirements include the following: Fully bilingual in Arabic and English; a strong customer service orientation; 10 years of professional librarian experience, including 5 years in a senior management position; supervisory skills, including the ability to train, motivate and evaluate staff as well as plan and coordinate divisional workflows; a demonstrated ability to work effectively with library staff to achieve goals and objectives; a thorough knowledge of library automation and information technology used in library operations and services; a thorough knowledge of current library principles, practices and resources; and at least two years in a senior management position in a public library.

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