Librarian - N/A07262
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Campus/Business Unit:

Varsity College Midrand

Direct Reporting Line:

Vice Principal Academic

Job Purpose:

Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, is a registered private higher education institution.

The Waterfall campus is seeking a Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                      

Library Administration                                                                                                                                 

  • Monitors inter-library loans
  • Controls periodicals
  • Maintains collections for the library
  • Distributes material for cataloguing
  • Liaises with academic operations to ensure lecturers have all the academic material they require for presenting lectures
  • Ensures The Independent Institute of Education policies and procedures are adhered to                                                                                                

Provision of Information Services and User Information                                                                                

  • Assists students with referencing                
  • Trains students and lecturers on how to use the library databases                                                                
  • Conducts presentations for Student Information Literacy Classes and Lecturer Information Sessions                                                                                                                                
  • Provides assignment support to lecturers and students                                
  • Provides guidance to students on academic writing and referencing styles                                                                                
  • Addresses user enquiries

Library Resources Marketing                                                                                                                                     

  • Designs posters and library packs to market library resources on the campus                                                                                
  • Arranges monthly displays according to the calendar set out by the National Librarian and the Student Relations Manager
  • Promotes library resources

General Administration                                                                                                                               

  • Maintains records for payment of invoices                
  • Maintains loan records
  • Updates new books on the InMagic system to ensure accurate record keeping


  • Interpersonal and communications skills                
  • Problem solving skills
  • Best suited to a friendly, organised person who works accurately and is able to handle pressure                                                                                                                
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Time management skills


  • Minimum of Advanced Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Library Information Science or B.BIB Degree. Postgraduate or Honours qualification advantageous. Professional registration with LIASA

Work Experience:

  •  Minimum of 3 years library experience in an Academic library                                                                    

Working Conditions:

  • EE Only position 
  • We reserve the right to not fill this position should we deem necessary