31 Mar 2017

Library Assistant - USIU 2017 Jobs in Kenya

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

Job 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.


  • Diploma in Information and Library Studies
  • At least two (2) years of relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
  • Proficiency in working with electronic databases.
  • Proficiency in Library Management Software.

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

Interested applicants must provide current CVs, 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, April 7 , 2017

Director of Administration,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

USIU is an equal opportunity employer

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