past GI9B2850
11 April - 12 May 2018

Starting date: June 1st, 2018

Please send your resume and cover letter to


Ashkal Alwan is seeking an active and dedicated librarian to join our team and help further develop and maintain Ashkal Alwan’s public library. The librarian will fulfil a people-focused role, managing research and learning resources while attending to the library visitors’ queries.
– Selecting, developing, classifying, and cataloging library resources;
– Answering visitors’ enquiries and responding to requests;
– Using the inhouse library system for cataloging and tracking library resources;
– Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff, Home Workspace Program Fellows, university students, etc.);
– Managing budgets;
– Following up on existing consignment orders for book sales, and continuously finding new platforms for distributing publications;
– Further developing IT solutions;
– Ensuring the safeguarding and maintenance of the library (such as books, publications, computers, printers, etc.);
– Promoting the library’s resources to users;
– Assisting in developing and organizing public activities at the library;
– Processing digital collections from a growing backlog;
– Analyzing metadata across all digital collections in order to harmonize conflicts and inconsistencieS;
– Maintaining close working relationships with technical staff in relation to the development of front end, data models, and the administration of content; and
– Collaborating with colleagues and with the broader library community.
– Experience with relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies;
– Knowledge of contemporary art practices in Lebanon and the region;
– Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action;
– Knowledge of copyright and data protection issues;
– Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work;
– Excellent oral and written English and Arabic communication skills;
– Ability to work independently and as a team member, in a highly demanding environment; and
– Excellent organisational and multitasking skills.
Ashkal Alwan’s library is a publicly-accessible artistic and cultural resource that houses a growing collection of books, catalogs, and ephemera gathered over the years. This open collection is primarily focused on contemporary art and cultural practices in Lebanon and beyond.

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7 June 2018
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30 April 2018
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