Friday, July 17, 2009

Assistant Librarian (User Services) Job Vacancy: Kenya School of Professional Studies

We are a leading private tertiary education provider and seek to recruit the following mature, committed and self driven individual to fill the following positions in the school.

Assistant Librarian (User Services)

Role: Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional and
operational activities in support of the School’s learning objectives and oversees
planning and services in all areas affecting services to library users, reporting to
the Librarian.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Providing general reference services in all disciplines to support learning and teaching;
  • Providing input in the selection of new information resources (both printed and electronic) based on analysis, need and suitability;
  • Coordinating circulation duties at the issue desk including issuing of books, inspecting returned books and materials for damage, charging for overdue books and other materials;
  • Offering library instruction e.g. use of the library collection and databases, the library catalogue (OPAC) reference tools, procedures for retrieval and use, facilities and organization of the library;
  • Participating in development of references services and e-learning support
  • Liaising with the departmental heads for effective student registration;
  • Coordinating follow up on overdue notices and bills;
  • Promoting the use of the library services through outreach to departments, classes and individuals and development of promotional materials;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science
  • 3 years experience preferably in an academic library
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Personal integrity, result orientated, confident individual
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Proficiency in Library Information Management systems
Applications enclosing c.v., copies of academic and professional certificates,
testimonials and names of three referees should reach the Human Resources
Manager at the following address by 31 July, 2009.

P.O. Box 60550, Nairobi,
Tel: 3750255-8, 3752833-5, 3752318
Fax 3750260,
Mobile: 0722 323819, 0735 347771, 0734 841948
Website: www.ksps.ac.ke
Email: recruitment @ ksps.ac.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KSPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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