Copyright Assistant, Library Department, Job in Kenya

Job Summary

To support the copyright office and digital scholarship centre by assisting in the clearance of published materials and providing digital media services to further AKU’s teaching and research objectives.


  • Manage copyright permission processes including seeking direct permissions from copyright holders or publishers
  • Filing relevant clearance records as and when clearance permissions are received.
  • Interpret and organize clearance permissions information.
  • Update the digital repository
  • Support the copyright office in creating training and teaching materials.
  • Support the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Centre Office with all relevant administrative duties as required.
  • Support the library department in offering circulation and customer services.
  • Provide Photography and videography services.
  • Produce graphic designs for various AKU publications, newsletters, and other promotional materials.
  • Update and maintain the inventory of the multimedia equipment.
  • Support faculty and students in blended learning, and other learning technologies.
  • Support ICT needs of the library users.


  • A bachelor’s degree in library and information science or equivalent in a related field.
  • At least one year experience working in an academic Library on copyright clearance.
  • Experience in reviewing and editing large and complex documents.
  • Experience in digital media technology.
  • Proven experience in reviewing databases and data input.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards and best practices for digital repositories and digital media services.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an interest in rights, publication and ownership.

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