Kenya National Library Service Principal Librarian Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

Kenya National Library Service Principal Librarian Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

The Principal Librarian will report to the Deputy Director-Technical Services. The officer will manage the dayto-day operations of the library services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Financial and administrative management of the library services and facilities

  • Carry out development and maintenance of inventory of library resources distributed to public libraries and national library in Kenya

  • Identify and recommend areas of research, and draft concept papers and policies on library matters for approval

  • Monitor and advise the organization on emerging trends on cataloguing, classification, indexing, abstracting, and creating user profiles

  • Provide information literacy which involves training library user on how to search information from various sources in different formats

  • Participate in the acquisition of books produced in and outside Kenya and such other materials and sources of knowledge necessary for a comprehensive national library

  • Participate in campaigns for the eradication of illiteracy

  • Implement budgets for library stock in terms of books, software, furniture and equipment

  • Liaises with international and national organizations on professional matters relating to the mandate of knls

  • Oversee collection of revenue through membership fees, book borrowing fees and library fines

  • Resource mobilization in support of library programmes

  • Initiate strategic partnerships with development partners in support of various activities in ICT and other capital development of the institution

  • Initiates disciplinary issues/matters for
    the unit and undertake activities that promote discipline, employee relations, and engagement

  • Promote acquisition of ISBN to local publishers/authors

  • Oversee the security of Boards assets

  • Develop a database for authors/publishers in their jurisdiction

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Library Studies /Information Science or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

  • Master's degree in Library Studies/Information Science from a recognized University will be an added advantage

  • Three (3) years working in a busy Public/National Library Services

  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage

  • Member Kenya Library Association

  • Proficiency in ICT application

  • Knowledge in acquisition of e-content will be an added advantage

    Core Competencies

  • Leadership skills

  • ICT working knowledge

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Networking skills

  • Negotiating skills

    How to Apply

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