Librarian Job in Kenya

Ref. MU/AC/01/3/2024

The University Librarian shall, under the general direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Research, Extension & Student Affairs, be in charge of the management and provision of University Library Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of Library services in the University;
  • Formulation and implementation of Library policies and regulations;
  • Formulation of Library strategic plans and implementation of work plans:
  • Budget preparation and harmonization for Library services;
  • Coordination of Information Literacy;
  • Promoting linkages with Library stakeholders;
  • Development of the Library procurement plan;
  • Participating in the procurement of information materials and library equipment in liaison with the Procurement Department;
  • Ensuring current and relevant information materials are provided to users:
  • Evaluation of Library services, stocktaking and weeding:
  • Maintaining Library inventory;
  • Custodian of Library equipment and facilities:
  • Performance appraisal of staff in the Library;
  • Advising on training and professional improvement for Library staff: and
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for direct appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • Be a holder of an earned Doctorate degree in Library and Information Sciences or related field from a recognized University;
  • Have ten (10) years administrative experience four (4) of which should be as a Deputy University Librarian or equivalent post;
  • Have published at least three (3) Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals: demonstrate knowledge and competencies in the management of University Library Services;
  • Be a member of a recognized professional association for Librarians, Kenya Library Association (KLA), Library Association (LA) or American Library Association (ALA) and in good standing; and
  • Meet any other requirements as may be set by Council.
  • A certificate in a strategic leadership or management course of not less than four (4) weeks’ duration from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

How To Apply

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions. Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of application package, including updated Curriculum Vitae giving details of the applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact and email address, names and addresses of three (3) referees plus copies of certificates, transcripts, publications and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied for should be clearly indicated on both the application letter and the envelope.

 Applications should be addressed to:-

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics, Research, Extension & Student Affairs)

Moi University

P.O. Box 3900-30100


(University Librarian)

So as to reach him not later than Friday 29th March, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelopes within three (3) weeks from the date of this advertisement. For those in employment, applications should be channeled through their Heads of Departments.