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Library Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy at Tangaza University College

The following vacancy has arisen within the Library Department and requires to be filled. 

The following is the job description and specification.

Library Assistant
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will undertake duties as follows:
  • Performs data entry
  • Assists in performing duties at the circulation counter such as ensuring that books are borrowed and returned and in so doing, proper channels are followed: Filing interlibrary loan forms
  • Is responsible for classification of reading materials & assigning information materials their various subjects or descriptors; assigning classification numbers.
  • Assists in cataloguing books and other library material i.e. entering bibliographic information of the available information materials into the computer database. Sorting out journals for binding.
  • Assists in record editing i.e. editing and making corrections to the existing catalogs
  • Does book shelving, processing, labeling, accessioning and stamping i.e. assigning accession numbers to the newly acquired information materials; pocket pasting and making corrections to the old accession numbers following the correct procedures.
  • Conducts library orientation.
  • Conducts e-resources training and answers queries when necessary.
  • Attends to enquiries by Students and Staff who visit the library.
  • Assists in photocopying books and any other information materials for students
  • Becomes familiar with the operations of a journals library:  accessioning, display, shelving, listing new titles and articles, binding.
Job Specifications
  • Must be a holder of a Diploma in Library Information Studies, A degree is in the same is an added advantage.
  • Must be conversant with LC Classification system and the Koha Library System.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office Tools
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work activities within established guidelines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide professional and service relationships with College staff, students, alumni, users from other Higher Education Institutions and registered members of the public.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with people of diverse cultures and different nationalities.
If you feel you possess the above qualities, please forward your application letter and Curriculum Vitae indicating your daytime contacts to:

Closing date for applications is Friday 11th December 2015. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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