2 Jun 2016

USIU Jobs In Kenya : Senior Library Assistant

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Senior Library Assistant Job At USIU, Kenya

Senior Library Assistant Job Responsibilities

  • Charging and discharging information materials, process library penalty fees and update user records to facilitate utilization of library services and resources.
  • Provide reference information to the university community to facilitate information retrieval and access.
  • Provide library user education through library orientation and training sessions, to promote users 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 attachment students.
  • Participate in the weeding of library materials.
  • Process and prepare reports of library overdue fines
  • Receive, verify and physical processing of newly purchased books, journals and other library materials.
  • Verify and claiming of unsupplied information resources to ensure that the university does not lose funds for unsupplied resources.
  • Catalogue, classify and index information materials.
  • Stock taking and reconciliation for the purpose of accurate inventory audit and valuation.
  • Biometric registration for new library users and Laptops registration to facilitate library access.
  • Processing materials for binding to facilitate repairs.
  • Identify, retrieve and link items on high demand from circulating/course text sections to reserve section.
  • Identify, evaluate and examine audiovisual material to determine the quality of reproduction and the suitability of viewership.
  • Assist with library clearances to students, staff and faculty.
  • Issuing of users’ barcodes to library users to facilitate ID processing.

 Qualifications For Senior Library Assistant Job

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited university.

Minimum Professional Experience

  • 3 Years’ relevant experience in a similar position preferably in an institution of higher learning.


  • Problem solving skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy skills


  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Excellent practical knowledge and understanding of Library of Congress Classification System
  • Ability to adopt new emerging technologies in library information systems

How to Apply

  • 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 (including salary expectations) 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 Wednesday, 8 June 2016:
  • Human Resources Director United States International University – Africa P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 0730 116 257/608 Email: [email protected] 
  • *If you had previously applied for any of the listed positions, please do not re-apply.
  • USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer. Education to take you places.

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