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Role title: Deputy University Librarian (Re-Advertisement)

GRADE : 14 (1 Position) MKsU/L/ 01/21 

Location: Machakos

Qualifications

  • Must possess a Ph.D. degree in Library Information Science or related field from a recognized institution, with at least ten (10) years of experience in  an Academic Library preferably in an institution of higher learning; five (5)  of which must be at a Senior Level (Grade 13 or comparable position  and above); 

OR 

(ii) Must possess a Master’s degree in Library Information Science or related field from a recognized institution, with at least twelve (12) years of experience in  an Academic Library preferably in an institution of higher learning; five (5) of  which must be at a Senior Level (Grade 13 or comparable position and  above); 

(iii) Must be conversant with Library management systems especially KOHA. (iv)Must demonstrate organizational, management and leadership skills; (v) Must demonstrate knowledge of different Library technologies and current trends

(vi)Must be knowledgeable in assistive technologies for visually Impaired  persons

(vii) Must have published at least two (2) relevant refereed publications; (viii) Must be able to demonstrate knowledge on Library of congress classification  scheme; 

(ix)Must have attended relevant workshops and conferences; 

(x) Must be a member of a relevant professional body; and 

(xi)Possession of any other relevant qualifications will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities

  • a) Overall planning, administration and management of Library service; b) Developing, implementing and monitoring policies, strategies, procedures  and work plans. 
  • c) Manage selection, acquisition, organization and dissemination of Library  resources and services. 
  • d) Promotion and marketing of Library services. 
  • e) Developing services for physically and visually impaired 
  • f) Ensuring that the Library meets the needs of precise groups of users including Post Graduate Students and Persons Living with Disability.
  • g) Ensuring different Library systems and services function effectively. h) Participation in capacity building and mentorship of Library staff. i) Working in collaboration with schools to develop and implement Information Literacy Program
  • j) Planning, coordinating and assigning duties and responsibilities to Library  staff. 
  • k) Monitoring Library procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2015  requirements; 
  • l) Keeping abreast with emerging Library and information trends and  especially on Knowledge management. 
  • m) Promoting and developing local and international partnerships for the  benefit of the Library. 
  • n) Monitoring and evaluation of Library services
  • o) Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

How to apply

Ten (10) copies of applications should be submitted together with an updated  Curriculum Vitae giving details of the applicant; age, marital status, academic  and professional qualification, working experience, present post and salary,  telephone contact, email address, names and referees plus copies of the  certificates and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied should  be clearly indicated. All applications be addressed to; 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor 

Administration, Planning and Finance  

Machakos University 

  1. O. BOX 136 – 90100 

MACHAKOS 

So as to reach not later than Monday 14th June, 2021. Any canvassing will lead to  automatic disqualification.  

Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their  letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations, under sealed envelopes before the advert deadline. A soft  copy (one running pdf file) of the applicant must also be sent by e-mail to  dvcapf@mksu.ac.ke 

KINDLY NOTE THAT IT IS A MUST FOR STAFF TO TYPE IN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION IN THE  JOB APPLICATION FORM AVAILABLE ON THE UNIVERSITY WEBSITE, PRINT, SIGN AND ATTACH TO THE APPLICATION. 

N/B: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Machakos University is an equal opportunity employer and therefore applicants of either gender or persons living with disability or from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. 

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