Karatina University Deputy University Librarian Jobs in Kenya

Karatina University Deputy University Librarian Jobs in Kenya


  • The position of Deputy University Librarian exists to support the University Librarian in provision of leadership, administration, human resource management and budgeting for the University Library and its campuses to ensure the university library achieves its objectives.

    Job Description

  • Impart research and scholarship skills through conducting Information Literacy Trainings for researchers and scholars to improve research skills.

  • Participate in negotiation for research database licenses, copyright and consortia agreements so as to avail research resources (e-journals, databases)

  • Engage in research and information related issues and publish findings so as to keep in touch with changing information landscape.

  • Seek research grants through competitive proposals from external funding agencies for research and professional work to acquire resources for research.

  • Assure adequate library and research resources are available to meet faculty and student needs, within assigned budget through policy formulation and implementation.

  • Maintain, enhance and improve the Library’s integrated learning environment, and the engagement of students, faculty and staff through creation and control of physical and virtual environments to enhance learning. vii) Teach information management related courses e.g. Information literacy, communication skills; research skills, study skills and other information science – related courses so as to enhance life-long learning.

  • Develop liaisons with outside institutions on Library official commitments,both locally and internationally through partnerships, consortia, for purposes of developing the university library and information services.

  • Partner with primary and secondary schools in sharing information resources to improve the literacy levels in the community.

  • Train teacher librarians in primary and secondary schools to enhance library development and management.

  • Participate in development, revision and implementation of the vision, mission and objectives of the library through policies so as to provide strategic leadership to the university library.

  • Provide leadership in overall planning, development, organization and management of the University Library and information services so as to meet the mission of the library.

  • Participate in recruitment, training and performance reviews of staff so as to ensure a high level of professional service.

  • Create library publicity through library movements, talks, association’s national and
    international committees so as to improve the library profession.

  • Prepare proposals and library reports to university librarian to inform decision making in the library.

  • Develop work plans for the library so as to facilitate for planning for library activities.

  • Provide varied, authoritative and up-to-date information resources in all formats (physical, electronic) to all categories of users through budget controls so as to facilitate teaching, learning, research and community service.

  • Plan and manage the physical and virtual resources and facilities in the library in liaison with the university librarian so as to provide a convenient and conducive place for study and research.

  • Participate in performance reviews for staff in liaison with the university librarian through appraisals so as to ensure a high level of professional service. xx) Formulate policies in conjunction with the University Librarian that enable library share information and metadata nationally so as to enable international collaborations.

  • Coordinate the management of library staff including task allocation, training and supervision to ensure smooth operations in the library.

  • Provide consultancy services in the area of research, documentation, report writing dissemination and information/knowledge management to ensure quality research and publication.

  • Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior officer.

    Job Requirements for Appointment

  • Doctorate degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution.

  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience.

  • Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology. iv) Membership registration to a relevant professional body.

  • Published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Karatina University Deputy University Librarian Jobs in Kenya


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