Research Services Librarian

Website University of Doha for Science & Technology

Job Description 

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University in the State of Qatar, offering applied Bachelors and Master’s degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields. UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuing and Professional Education and more.

With more than 600 staff and over 6,000 students, UDST is the destination for top-notch applied and experiential learning. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty are committed to delivering pedagogically-sound learning experiences with incorporation of innovative technological interventions, to further enhance students’ skills and help develop talented graduates that can effectively contribute to a knowledge-based economy and make Qatar’s National Vision 2030 a reality.

The Library Services Directorate invites applications for the position of Research Services Librarian.

Your Commitment

Reporting to the Head, Reference and Library Services, the successful candidate will establish strong relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

Duties & Responsibilities 


The successful candidate will serve as the primary liaison to all academic business units with responsibilities for delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services. And work closely with a team of librarians on designing library orientation program, library workshops, assessment and other information literacy activities.

The successful candidate will build collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs. Also, liaise with faculty and administrators concerning future academic directions, programmatic needs, and changes in course offerings that may impact how the library supports the business unit/program.

The successful candidate will develop responsive outreach and other information services; and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. And Assist students and faculty in discovering, using and evaluating resources within the library.

The successful candidate will support all UDST library users; explain techniques, policies and procedures. And Provide high quality enquiry support and ability to explain complex information clearly. Also, design, deliver, and evolve innovative library services to advance research scholarship.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively to steward collections in assigned areas through selection, assessment, and deselection to support the changing academic needs of scholars. Share expertise through teaching, creating self-help tools, collaboration, and other means. And partner with faculty on research projects and course design, from the research services perspective.

The successful candidate will create educational resources to facilitate student and faculty scholarship, support the University in the academic publishing process, from the research services perspective and provide guidance on Qatari copyright laws and international laws and best practices.

The successful candidate will collaborate with all UDST Colleges in identifying and promoting research support for faculty and graduate student research projects and perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Education and Certifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science, from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program, is required.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Library Services or related field is required.
  • Previous experience in copyright law, scholarly communications, open access, authors’ rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property in an academic library is preferred.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English language is required
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language is preferred

Other Required Skills

Attention to Detail, Teamwork and Collaborative Working, Time Management, Service Excellence with technical competencies in Library Science and process design and implementation are required.

How to Apply:  

Applications should be submitted via our online application portal by clicking the “Apply now” button through the following link:

Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community.
Experience in leadership and innovation in technology-based projects.

Applicants must meet all essential qualifications in order to be shortlisted for the position; other qualifications may be a deciding factor in selection. Qualifications and experience will be assessed through your application, which may include but not be limited to curricula vitae, cover letters, references, teaching dossiers and sample publications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how s/he meets each requirement. Failing to do so could result in the application being rejected. We thank all applicants for applying for the role; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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