Information Librarian (post level 11/10)

Location
South Africa
Posted
Aug 07, 2017
Closes
Aug 15, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Library and Information Services

Information Librarian (post level 11/10)

Job ID: 2018

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Equip UFS service beneficiaries with multi-literacy skills (Information, Digital and Research literacy skills) required for academic success and life-long learning.
  • Conduct structured library orientation introducing the library to new service beneficiaries.
  • Build Faculty collection that meets the teaching, learning and research information needs.
  • Increase the visibility of UFS Library and Information Services (LIS) in the academic programme of the university, in the community and the LIS profession.
  • Deliver focused and embedded information services.
  • Conduct user satisfaction and information needs surveys, and deliver client-centred services.
  • Market, communicate and advocate for UFS LIS services using different platforms and promotional materials 
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    Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science/Studies (B.Bibl, B Inf.) or equivalent qualifications (Any Bachelor’s degree plus Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science).
  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ relevant experience.
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    Required competencies:

    • Computer literacy (knowledge of Microsoft Office).
    • Presentation and training skills.
    • Information search techniques.
    • Collection development assessment, selection and usage analysis.
    • Ability to lead and be led in team settings.
    • Customer orientation competencies.

     

    Recommendations:

  • Three (3) years’ relevant experience in academic library setting. 
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    Assumption of duties:
    As soon as possible.

     

    Closing date:
    15 August 2017

     

    Salary:
    The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3592/9161/3106.

     

    General:
    The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.