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USIU – Library Assistant

Reporting to the University Librarian, the holder of this position will assist in processing information resources and facilitating access to information.
Key Responsibilities

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;
Self motivated;
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 Administration,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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