Library Assistant III Job in Kenya

Library Assistant III Grade: 5

REF: PU/ADV/03/06/2023

  • This is an entry position to this cadre in the University and appointment shall be on such terms and
  • conditions as may be determined by the University Management from time to time depending on age,
  • citizenship or any other reason as may be stipulated in the Kenya Labour Laws.

Academic Qualifications

  • The candidate must have a Diploma in Library and Information Science/Studies from a recognized institution.


  • The candidate must have served for a minimum of one (1) year of continuous related work experience in a busy information handling institution with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out the following duties.

  •  Administration of Institutional Repository
  •  Classification and cataloguing of information resources
  •  Document digitization and conversation to various formats
  •  Documentation of information and information resources
  •  Handling registration of new library users
  •  Inspection of returned books for condition and due date status
  •  Maintenance of records of books borrowed and returned
  •  Management of Library events
  •  Participation in the maintenance of collection of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, audiovisuals and other materials
  •  Performance of routine tasks query refinement and responding to information inquiries.
  •  Registration of new clients, maintenance and updating of their profiles
  •  Sorting and shelving books according to their classification scheme in use
  •  Acting to deal with descriptive or problem clients
  •  Users’ assistance with internet access and their technical needs.
  •  Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate supervisor


The candidate must have experience and provide evidence in the following:

  •  Computer proficiency
  •  Customer service skills
  •  Communication skills
  •  Information literacy skills
  •  First Aid skills
  •  Interpersonal skills
  •  Information research skills
  •  Organizational skills
  •  Problem solving skills
  •  Teamwork skills


  • Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependents, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the above positions. Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to,
 The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.
Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, Female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply and should attach their National Council for persons with disabilities (NCPWD) Certificate.
Candidates with foreign qualifications Must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission of University Education.

The deadline for submitting application is Wednesday 21st June, 2023 Applications received later than this date will not be considered.
Please Note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.