Assistant Librarian, Library Department, Job in Kenya

Job Summary

To deliver and maintain an effective information service appropriate to the needs of all library users.


  • Provide front-line library & information services.
  • Support library users in reference services; develop and maintain libguides with relevant links to information sources of specific subjects.
  • Support library users in retrieving information resources both in print and electronic formats and facilitate access to bibliographic and full-text databases.
  • Receive, process and catalogue books and periodicals.
  • Maintain and update bibliographic details in the library management system and update other library databases, including the digital repository.
  • Train library users in class or in person how to access and use both print and online library resources.
  • Shelve books and maintain shelf reading for easy location of resources.
  • Support reader services by registering library users and maintaining their records and user statistics.
  • Identify and facilitate the acquisition of relevant books and electronic resources.
  • Regular support reconciliation of electronic payments relating to reprographic service charges and fines and collate this with the finance office.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent in a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Information Science or related field will be an added advantage.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in an academic Library.
  • Experience in scholarly publishing with at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office & the internet.
  • Sound knowledge of library management systems and a range of library procedures.
  • Knowledge and skills in supporting research in Evidence-Based Practice and Systematic reviews.

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