University Librarian Jobs in Kenya

University Librarian Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

To oversee and provide overall leadership and management to the entire library services.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) the Uni- versity Librarian will oversee the overall administration, planning and coordination of all library services at the University by carrying out the following duties/ responsibilities:

  • Prepare and implement the library budget to facilitate the availability of resources required in line with the university programs as guided by the Commission of University Education (CUE) guidelines for 10% of the total institutional budget;

  • Coordinate the supervision and evaluation of staff to ensure clarity in understanding of roles and effective execution of duties. d) Evaluate staff to support professional growth, development and career progression.

  • Coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of library services to track the performance, identify gaps and propose remedial measures for improvement;

  • Research the line of information sciences and knowledge management to contribute towards the existing body of knowledge and further development of the career.

  • Network and collaborate with library consortium, publishers, and library professional committees to exchange ideas, and best practices experiences to improve library and information management practices;

  • Develop departmental strategic plans to set overall goals and objectives of the library on how to achieve the same.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of an information literacy curriculum to facilitate academic success and encourage lifelong learning through information literacy and competency initiatives;

  • Review work schedules for approval to ensure efficient delivery of library services

  • Represent the library service internally, regionally, nationally and internationally as required from time to time.

  • Plan and conduct annual information literacy training for users to enhance information resource utilization in the library.

  • Plan and conduct library orientation for all new university employees and students from time to time to
    create awareness of the services offered.

  • Hold regular exhibitions, conferences, seminars and workshops to market library services to attract and retain new users.

  • Develop relevant strategic partnerships and collaborations with various institutions to support the quest for new knowledge.

  • Marketing of the Library through publications of bulletin, manuals and guides

  • Facilitation of library services user education

  • Represents the Library on various committees and ad hoc groups within and outside the university as appropriate

  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (ASA)

    Requirements for Appointment (Qualifications, Skills and Experience)

    For appointment to this position the ideal candidate MUST have: -

  • Doctorate Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized institution, in addition to Master’s and Bachelor's degrees from recognisedinstitutions.

  • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Deputy University Librarian or equivalent;

  • Showed merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results through the appraisal process.

  • Proficiency in computer applications

  • Membership registration with a relevant professional body

  • Must have undergone leadership training lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Published at least five (5) relevant refereed publications since the last promotion.

  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

    How to Apply

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

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