8 Jun 2017

Librarian Job Vacancy

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above posts at Kenya Technical Trainers College.

Purpose of the Job

This position is responsible for the effective management of library services within the College to enhance the link between knowledge creators and knowledge users for the provision of learning and development solutions.

Main Responsibilities
Managerial Responsibilities

  • Implement the library policies and procedures that conform to the national library guidelines
  • Take custody of institutions publications to ensure proper maintenance and availability when needed for future use
  • Allocate tasks and supervise staff in the institution library for optimal resource utilization in accordance to set work plans and schedules
  • Ensure Security of Information materials and the office equipment to assist in the management of documents to be charged and discharged to users.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Manage information storage and retrieval systems that conform to library best practices
  • Develop procedures of collection, organization, interpretation and classification of information to aide library navigation.
  • Participate in development of the budget for the library as a useful source of information for the institution
  • Supervise registration of new users and clearance of library users and also compile a list if the fines for defaulters for sign off to establish security of information material
  • Ensure the library computerized security system is in good working condition to enhance the information material protection
  • Update website with important information and advice staff and other users accordingly to ensure accurate information dissemination.
  • Routinely supervise the library staff to ensures seamless flow of work and timely achievements of deliverables.
  • Conduct performance appraisal and handle disciplinary issues in the library for staff working under him to facilitate efficient performance management.
  • Track the enquiries received in the institution by post, email, personal visits and by telephone for easy follow up.


  • Have Bachelors Degree in information studies or its equivalent.
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well with teams
  • Problem solving skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Conflict Management

Experience Required:
Five (5) years relevant working experience preferably in a learning institution

How to Apply
Applications in one’s own handwriting with one page curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional qualifications with relevant testimonials in plain sealed envelope marked with the job title and reference should reach the undersigned by Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

P.0 BOX 44600 – 00100

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