Job Category: LIBRARY 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

Reports to: UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN 

Workstation      :  RIARA UNIVERSITY (RU)

POSITION FUNCTION

The Deputy University Librarian in consultation with the University Librarian shall be responsible for the development of Library policies and management of Library services.

 DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Working with the University Librarian; the person is responsible for developing library policies and systems affecting all aspects of library services including budget preparation.
  2. Planning and implementing library programs.
  3. Responsible for user and technical services, and library staff.
  4. Developing and implementing Information Literacy Programs in consultation with the faculty and University administration.
  5. Provision of reference and research assistance in the library.
  6. Working with faculty, students and staff in collection development and coordinate the   evaluation, selection and purchase of information resources required for the various schools in the University.
  7. Marketing and promoting use of library services and resources.
  8.  Assist the University Librarian in recruitment, evaluation, coaching and mentoring of staff, and interns in the library.
  9. Developing and carrying customer satisfaction surveys.
  10. Deputize the University Librarian and perform any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian.

 Academic / Professional Qualifications & Work Experience 

  1. Msc. in Library and Information Studies with over 5 years relevant experience.
  2. PhD in Library and Information Studies would be an added advantage.
  3. Extensive knowledge in Library Management, automation and E-Library services.
  4. Ability to multi task and meet deadlines.
  5. Excellent leadership and organizations skills.
  6. Knowledge of the KOHA system is essential.
  7. Evidence in research and publication, and other professional activities.