Deputy Librarian – University of Swaziland

Department:
Library
Position:
Deputy Librarian
Report to:
Librarian
Closing Date:
Friday, 13 January 2017

Qualifications and Experience:

• At least a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized University.
• At least 5 years working experience in academic libraries at a senior level, preferably working in liaison with the public and in an ICT environment.

Duties:

1. To co-ordinate and supervise professional services of the different departments for the three campus
Libraries;
2. To provide leadership in strategic planning, administration and allocation of library resources;
3. To co-ordinate all teaching and training responsibilities of the Library;
4. To co-ordinate and advocate for the strategic direction and activities related to Library automation, electronic and digital information;
5. To contribute to the management of the Library budget, staff and services of the University Library;
6. To contribute to the development and implementation of Library policies;
7. To identify and co-ordinate the evaluation of new and emerging technologies that support development of Library related ICT; and
8. To assume overall responsibility for the Library in the absence of the Librarian.

Appointment Terms:

 

Local Candidates
Permanent and Pensionable service after successful completion of two years on probation; 10% Recruitment and Retention Allowance, Housing/Housing allowance and Medical Aid contribution.
Expatriate Candidates
Two-year contract with a possibility of renewal by mutual consent subject to satisfactory performance plus Gratuity, 10% Recruitment and Retention Allowance, Housing/Housing Allowance, Medical Aid contribution and relocation expenses.

Application:

Applications with detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications, academic transcripts and names and current email addresses of three referees should be sent to:

The Registrar
University of Swaziland
Private Bag 4
Kwaluseni
Swaziland
Email: recruitment@uniswa.sz