Assistant Librarian-Westville campus - N/A08817
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Campus/Business Unit:

Varsity College Westville

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

User Education

€¢ Trains students on how to use library databases continuously to enable them to research and access information required
€¢ Contributes to bi-annual and walk in presentations as joint presenter for Student Information Literacy sessions

Librarian Support

€¢ Drives The Independent Institute of Education library policies and procedures and ensures adherence to policies
€¢ Supports the Librarian in training the Library Student Assistants

Library Administration

€¢ Assists students and lecturers with research
€¢ Provides guidance to students on academic writing
€¢ Monitor the performance of all functions of library automated library systems
€¢ Updates new books on the Sirsi Dynix to ensure accurate record keeping
€¢ Highlights the relevant journal articles, newspapers received
€¢ Co-ordinates day to day book loans of students and lecturers
€¢ Facilitates inter-library loans to enable availability of resources to support students and lecturer

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
€¢ Markets teaching and learning resources to lecturer
€¢ Presents information about teaching and learning resources and information sessions


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


€¢ Advanced Diploma/ Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science. Must have professional registration with LIASA

Work Experience:

€¢ Minimum 1-year experience as an assistant librarian in a small to medium sized facility within an education environment