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Librarian I Job, Current Kenyan Librarian Vacancies,


Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Master’s Degree in Library Studies, Library Science, Information Science (IT Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies, Library Science, Information Science (IT Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Served in the grade of Librarian II Grade 11 or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Registered with relevant professional body;
  • Ability to Maintain Library Management Systems and Other Platforms, Database& Open Access Initiatives; and
  • Be Conversant with Programming Languages Such as

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring smooth and efficient running of the Library Services;
  • Ensuring indexing and abstracting of journal articles;
  • Supervising maintenance of the library data base;
  • Monitoring publishing trends to advise on procurement of latest library information materials;
  • Communicating and interpreting library policies, procedures, to users;
  • Ensuring safe custody of the library facilities;
  • Supervising, weeding and discarding of library materials;
  • Cataloguing data for library materials in line with established international standards;
  • Providing input in the development and review of library technical service manual;
  • Preparing work plans and quarterly reports for the library;
  • Managing Library systems within the University Library;
  • Developing Policies;
  • Training Other Staff;
  • Planning and Managing of systems development;
  • Designing and realizing of bibliographic databases;
  • Database Management and operations;
  • To act as a liaison person between ICT Directorate and Library Services & Documentation Centre to trouble shoot all ICT related matters in the Library;
  • Support online information literacy for electronic resources on off campus and
  • Develop and maintain all library management information systems; and
  • Maintain the library

How to Apply

Each application shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

Applicants must also submit the following current documents:

  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau;
  • Criminal Investigation Department – (Certificate of Good Conduct);
  • Letters of recommendation from at least three persons’ familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and character in general which should be sent to the address below by the application deadline.

All applications should be clearly marked with the referenced number of the advertised position and submitted as follows:

  • Six (6) hard Copies; and
  • Electronic scanned copies in PDF format (as one running document) to be sent to the following e-mail

Applications must be submitted on or before FRIDAY, 30th July, 2021 and be addressed to:-

The Vice Chancellor, Kibabii University, P.O. Box 1699 – 50200,

Bungoma OR

Dropped at:-

Kibabii University-Main Campus Administration Registry, Third Floor Room ABA 308

Please Note:

  • Kibabii University is an equal opportunity Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
  • The University does not charge any fee for the whole recruitment and selection
  • Any form of canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification of the
  • Only shortlisted candidates with be contacted.
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