Information Librarian: Natural and Applied Sciences (P8) Programme Manager: Quality Enhancement and Development (P8) Senior Officer: Primary Health Care (P9) Officer: Occupational Health and Safety (P10) Senior Manager: Facilities (P7) Manager: Learning and Development (P8)

Northern Cape, Full Time

We seek to fill the position of Information Librarian. The purpose of this role is to provide an effective service to users, which includes technical and user services in the following areas: collection development, cataloguing, circulation management, user education and training, research support, policy and procedure development, etc. Also foster relationships with community organisations and public users to promote healthy cooperation between the university and its communities.
Minimum Requirements    

 Degree in Library and Information Sciences
 At least five years working experience in an Academic Library, preferably in a Higher Education environment.
 Understands the operations and affairs of a Library environment.
 Computer literate.


 Postgraduate Degree in Library and Information Science would be and added advantage
 Advanced knowledge of printed and electronic sources
 Knowledge and experience in developing online information literacy learning material.
 Knowledge of information literacy instructional strategies
 Advanced level of computer literacy with sound knowledge of MS Office, LibGuides and web technology
 Knowledge of the latest developments regarding information technology in academic libraries
 Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
 Knowledge of the research process and impact metrics
 Knowledge of open science, data literacy, data management, open access, and scholarly communication

Duties & Responsibilities    

Assess collections regularly to identify gaps and liaise with academic staff:
Determine information needs of academic departments
Recommend new publications to Schools through circulating catalogues and other notices
Inform academics on arrival of new books/orders
Benchmark collections to ensure quality and relevance
Supporting learning, teaching and research activities of the relevant client groups positively;
Facilitating the information access process
Contribute to shelving and shelf-reading
Attend and participate in School Library Committee Meetings and School Board Meetings
Attend School/Faculty research symposiums, workshops and seminars
Develop staff research profiles
Assist researchers with research data management
Assist in identifying health, safety and security risks
Inform health and safety representatives and Library management about any health and safety issue
Ensure a safe environment for all staff and users in the Library
Ensure that health and safety rules and procedures are adhered to
Ensure that users and staff are aware of emergency procedures and policies
Participate in new policy development and the update of existing policies and procedures
Participate in the update of Library rules and regulations for publication
Assist with the orientation of new staff and students on Library systems and databases
Conduct regular information literacy training
Develop a training calendar for the School/Faculty
Conduct a needs analysis survey
Develop training manual
Develop LibGuides and other guides to assist students and staff
Train Lecturers on the use of systems and databases
Research support
Keep abreast of latest developments in own discipline and needs of the School
Keep abreast of developments in professional conduct within the discipline
Register as a member of professional bodies to keep abreast of all developments (where appropriate)
Engage in current professional development activities e.g. acquire further qualifications and ongoing development required by professional body
Attend and participate in professional activities
Participate in community outreach activities
Develop relevant reports as and when required
Implement best practices
Communicate and consult with relevant stakeholders
Participating in organisational initiatives/project

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