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Library Assistant Job in Kenya

Library Assistant
Full Time, Ongoing
Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, language training, workforce education and student recruitment.
AUSI began in Kenya in October 2000, offering only foundation and Diploma programs on behalf of Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT), leading to Bachelor Degrees from Edith Cowan University. 

We now offer not only the foundation and Diploma programs, but Edith Cowan University Degree’s as well.
The Library Assistant Assist with the delivery of a library and information service to AUSI students and staff members by providing technical support, controlling the journal collection, assisting with provision of media services and coordinating the circulation process.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates circulation process at the circulation counter.
  • Assist the management of the collection
  • Locate relevant documents and publications required for library’s collection
  • Provide support to ensure all library equipment is well maintained.
  • Maintain statistical records related to circulation desk.
  • Prepare periodic overdue lists and double check records and shelves before overdue notices are sent.
  • Accession new materials (books, journals, CD-ROMs, etc) as received; and catalog or classify using prescribed scheme.
  • Assist patrons in locating books and publications where necessary.
  • Assist with production of promotional materials.
  • Assist with current awareness by creating basic bibliographical records
  • Answer inquiries of nonprofessional nature on telephone and in person and refer persons requiring professional assistance to Librarian.
  • May conduct library user orientation sessions and library tours.
Essential Qualification
  • Diploma in Information Science, Information or Library studies or equivalent.
  • Competency with Integrated Library Software for basic library operations.
  • Minimum of two (2) years working experience preferably in a busy academic library.
  • Good communication (oral and interpersonal) and presentation skill.
  • Proven ability as a team player and ability to work effectively and responsibly without supervision.
  • Flexible and positive attitude to work (e.g., in hours and content), including a willingness to work weekends and evenings in support of recruitment activities.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to take responsibility as well as Commitment to self-development to enhance skills and abilities.
Enquiries and applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Beatrice Amollo, Head of Library & Resources, 

Applications close on 12 April 2013.

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