job vacancy at Orient-Institut Beirut (Library)
The Orient-Institut Beirut (part of the German Max Weber Foundation) is currently seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Cataloguing Librarian to work under the direction of the Head Librarian.


The position is for local recruitment only, starting 1st February 2017 initially for one year. The contract is renewable, potentially as full-time position. Salary according to the Payment Scheme of the German Embassy Beirut. 



Job description:


·         Perform advanced original and copy cataloguing of all library material in Arabic and European languages (in the library system PICA and according to RDA and the German rules for transliteration)

·         Correct catalogue entries and carry out retro-cataloguing projects and revision works

·         Assist with administrative tasks associated with cataloguing as required 

·         Consult with colleagues on improving cataloguing process 

·         Attend continuing education classes 

·         Assist with user service as required 


·         Graduation with a Master’s degree in library and/or information science or equivalent

·         At least 2 years of demonstrated experience as professional cataloguer  

·         Excellent knowledge of computerized cataloguing 

·         Good knowledge of standard cataloguing rules (such as RDA, AACR2 or RAK-WB) and digital formats (such as Pica or Marc21)  

·         Good knowledge of rules for the transliteration of classical Arabic 

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English 

·         Ability to organize workflow according to highest priority 

·         Good interpersonal skills and ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers

·         Flexibility in work schedule to map to business requirements 

·         Preferably: Working knowledge of German and German cataloguing rules 

Applications must be submitted by 31st December 2016 via email containing CV, a cover letter that addresses all required qualifications and letters of recommendation as pdf attachments to:  


Orient-Institut Beirut 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Leder  

Rue Hussein Beyhoum 44, Zokak El Blat P.O.B. 11-2988 -- Beirut / Libanon