USIU Library Assistant Job in Kenya

United States International University-Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa catering to over 6500 students from 62 nationalities, and with a global network of over 16,000 alumni.

It is also the only other university in Africa to receive local and American accreditation of its 22 degree programs.

In line with USIU – Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:

Library Assistant

Reporting to the University Librarian, the holder of this position will assist in processing information resources and facilitating access to information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Charging and discharging information materials to library users and update their records, clear paid library penalties fees to facilitate utilization of library resources.
  • Assist in providing reference information services to the university community to facilitate information retrieval.
  • Provide library user education through library orientation and training sessions, to promote user information literacy.
  • Organizing and maintaining library stock (shelving and shelf reading) to facilitate identification and retrieval of information resources.
  • Training and monitoring work-study students, interns and students on attachment.
  • Assist in cataloguing, classification and indexing to facilitate easy retrieval of information materials.
  • Receiving, verification and physical processing of information materials.
  • Assist in facilitating interlibrary loan requests.
  • Assist in stock taking/reconciliation, weeding and book sales of weeded books.
  • Assist in library clearances to students, staff and faculty.
  • Biometric registration of new library users and laptop registration to facilitate library access.
  • Assist in issuing of user barcodes to library users to facilitate ID processing.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Diploma in Information and Library Studies from an accredited academic institution.
  • At least 2 years of relevant post-qualification experience in a similar position.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
  • Good Communication skills;
  • Self motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by Friday, February 24, 2017.

Director of Human Resources,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya


USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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Updated: February 9, 2017 — 6:52 am