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Regional Librarian Vacancy - Aga Khan University Nairobi

The Aga Khan University invites applications for the following position based in Nairobi – Kenya.


Reporting to the University Librarian (based in Karachi) the incumbent will primarily be overall responsible for the
smooth running of the library services in East Africa. Other duties will include but not be limited to:
• Develop and implement library strategic goals
• Update and implement Library policies and procedures
• Overall responsible for all the library services at AKU EA campuses
• Responsible for budgeting and procurement of information resources required by AKU teaching, learning and research activities
• Develop and maintain a network for inter-library cooperation for AKU East Africa, including professional development programs for library staff
• Oversee the implementation and management of an integrated library management system
• Oversee the development and implementation of technological innovations to support AKU library strategic goals
• Prepare and coordinate the execution of regular Information Literacy programmes to all library users in the three campuses
• Initiate and maintain cooperation with all information resource (print / digital) providers
• Initiate and maintain cooperation with local, regional and international academic library consortia
• Supervise cataloguing and indexing of books and periodicals according to agreed international standards
• Coordinate the management and operations of Multimedia Services
• Prepare Library Annual reports and other reports related to the library services
• Ensure security and safety of the library in AKU East Africa
• Supervise library staff
• Participate within and outside AKU in forums related to library strategic goals.

  • The candidate should have a Masters degree in Library and Information Science, 
  • have at least 10 years working experience as a Senior Librarian at an institution of higher learning, 
  • demonstrate excellence in communication and interpersonal skills, 
  • excellent supervisory skills and demonstrated knowledge and experience in Library ICT Systems and international bibliographic standards (MARC, Dublin core, LCSH, MESH etc.) 
  • A PhD in Library and Information Science will be an added advantage.

Please send your curriculum vitae; copies of academic qualifications; and copies of professional certificates to
the Regional Manager, Human Resources and Administration, Aga Khan University – Advanced Nursing
Studies Programme, P.O. Box 39340 – 00623, Parklands Nairobi by May 26, 2010.

Tel: 3747483, 3745808, Fax: 3747004. For further details about the University or the position please visit

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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