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Librarian Job in Nairobi Kenya


Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, university and teaching hospital system, committed to the development of human capacities through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and application through service. 

AKU seeks to prepare individuals for constructive and exemplary leadership roles, and shaping public and private policies, through strength in research and excellence in education, all dedicated to providing meaningful contributions to society. 

AKU is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of institutions working to improve opportunities and living conditions for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world. 

First established in Pakistan in 1983, AKU now includes 13 campuses, seven hospitals and 217 outreach centres across eight countries.

Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of
Librarian.
 
Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Librarian, the job holder will be responsible for the acquisition, organization, dissemination and exploitation of information resources and to effectively support the teaching, learning and research objectives of the university. 

Other duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Participating in the collection, development and management; including managing the acquisition of library materials to support teaching, learning and research activities of the University
  • Cataloguing and classifying information resources in the library as well as preservation of library & information resources
  • Delivering Information Literacy programmes
  • Promoting and marketing library and information services
  • Participating in the budgeting process for the Library
  • Participating in the library automation process and the development and management of e-resources
  • Participating in the management of the library’s online integrated library management system
Requirements
  • A Bachelors’ Degree in Library and Information Sciences or the equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Librarian
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of international bibliographic standards (MARC, Metadata formats etc.) and Library automation systems will be an added advantage
To Apply

Candidates meeting the above requirements, and seeking professional growth and an excellent work environment should  forward their applications preferably on email, curriculum vitae, and copies of academic and professional certificates and addresses (postal and email) of three referees to the 

Regional Human Resources & Administration Manager 
P.O. Box 39340, Fax: 3747004, 
Nairobi, 

or via e-mail: hr.ans@aku.edu 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Applications should be submitted latest by September 21, 2012.

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