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Assistant Librarian Job in Nairobi Kenya

Africa Nazarene University (ANU) is a Chartered Christian University that integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times.

It is sponsored by the Church of Nazarene, an International Protestant denomination grounded in the Wesleyan holiness tradition. Applications are invited for the position of:-

Deputy University Librarian

The  Deputy University  Librarian will serve as  the Deputy and Senior Advisor  to the  University Librarian and as Chief of staff for the University Library serving as the acting University Librarian in the absence of the University Librarian.  

Assist the University Librarian with the overall administration of the Library and has primary responsibility for coordination of Library operations and staff activities including day to day oversight and long term planning for staff and related issues.

Links library staff activities and operations to the Library strategic goals and assessment plans and develops communication strategies and oversees communications from the Library’s leadership team to various constituencies, including Library staff, University faculty and administration and external audiences.

Responsible for overall coordination of long term capital space planning for the Library.

Coordinates ongoing strategic planning processes for the University library in collaboration with the executive leadership team, and monitors progress toward accomplishment of strategic goals and initiatives. 

Develops, directs, and evaluates the Library’s overall assessment program and ongoing user needs/service quality assessments and surveys.  Relates assessment plans to the Library’s Strategic plan and organizations excellence initiatives.

Represents the Library on various committees and ad hoc groups and in local, regional, university and national arenas as appropriate.

S/he will create, manage and participate in strategic initiatives that promote the Library’s resources and goals and advance collaborations with faculty, students, other clients and libraries.

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D with at least 3 years’ experience at Senior Librarian Level, Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized University with at least 5 years’ experience at Senior Librarian in a large academic library. 
  • Knowledge of IT as applied and teaching Information Services and Teaching Information Literacy skills.  
  • Applicants should show evidence of leadership, Resource Management professional skills as well as research  publications.

Applicants should give full details of education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer (Applications should be addressed to:-

The Vice Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200

Deadline for the applications will be 23rd December 2013.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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