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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 10:41:34 EDT
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Subject: JOBS: Cataloguer, Abu Dhabi

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Date:          Mon, 6 Jan 1997 11:10:26 -0500
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From:          Lorin Ritchie <[log in to unmask]>
Organization:  Higher Colleges of Technology
Subject:       Overseas cataloger position available
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Location: Higher Colleges of Technology, Technical Services Department, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

Responsibilities: Performs assigned cataloging for all formats of learning resources
(print, audio, video, multi-format kits, software, websites) in accordance with
international standards and local procedures.  Maintains database quality control and
contributes to the development of policies and procedures as required.  Provides
training to other Technical Services staff.  Reports to the Supervisor of Technical

Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS required.  Knowledge of AACR-II, LC subject headings
and classification, US MARC format and 2-3 years related experience required.  Excellent
computer and Internet skills, and familiarity with automated library systems and
bibliographic utilities also required.  English is the language of the workplace --
knowledge of Arabic is not required.

Salary and benefits:  Position at faculty level.  Salary range approximately US$ 30,000
to 40,000 paid in local currency.  The UAE levies no income tax.  Free unfurnished
accomodation and a furniture allowance are provided.  Annual leave of 56 calandar days.
Round-trip travel tickets to country of origin are provided annually for employees and
their dependants.  An education allowance for dependants and health coverage are
provided.  Contracts are for three years, renewable on mutual agreement.

General Information:  The Higher Colleges of Technology consists of eight campuses
spread across the country.  The Technical Services (TS) department provides a
centralized acquisitions and cataloging service to the librarians within each college.
The libraries and TS environments are highly automated and the latest technology is
available to users and staff.  The United Arab Emirates offers a high standard of
living, modern conveniences, excellent services and many opportunities for recreation,
culture and travel.

To apply:  Send an application letter, a curriculum vitae and three professional
references to:
Lorin Ritchie
Manager, Learning Resource Services
Higher Colleges of Technology
PO Box 25026
Khalidya St at Corniche Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Phone 9712-655654  FAX 9712-650164  EMAIL [log in to unmask]

Starting date for the position is July 1, 1997.  Full consideration will be given to
applications arriving by January 31st, 1997.