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Thursday, February 9, 2017
USIU Library Assistant Job in Kenya
United States International University-Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa catering to over 6500 students from 62 nationalities, and with a global network of over 16,000 alumni.
It is also the only other university in Africa to receive local and American accreditation of its 22 degree programs.
In line with USIU – Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:
Reporting to the University Librarian, the holder of this position will assist in processing information resources and facilitating access to information.
Charging and discharging information materials to library users and update their records, clear paid library penalties fees to facilitate utilization of library resources.
Assist in providing reference information services to the university community to facilitate information retrieval.
Provide library user education through library orientation and training sessions, to promote user information literacy.
Organizing and maintaining library stock (shelving and shelf reading) to facilitate identification and retrieval of information resources.
Training and monitoring work-study students, interns and students on attachment.
Assist in cataloguing, classification and indexing to facilitate easy retrieval of information materials.
Receiving, verification and physical processing of information materials.
Assist in facilitating interlibrary loan requests.
Assist in stock taking/reconciliation, weeding and book sales of weeded books.
Assist in library clearances to students, staff and faculty.
Biometric registration of new library users and laptop registration to facilitate library access.
Assist in issuing of user barcodes to library users to facilitate ID processing.
Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience
Diploma in Information and Library Studies from an accredited academic institution.
At least 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience in a similar position.
Personal Attributes & Competencies
Confidentiality and integrity;
Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
Good Communication skills;
Attention to detail;
Adaptability and reliability
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by Friday, February 24, 2017.
Director of Human Resources, United States International University – Africa P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya