Librarian - Waterfall Campus - N/A10316
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 IIE's Varsity College Waterfall campus has a vancancy for a Librarian. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Library Administration
  • Manage the routine operation of the inter library loans and requests service
  • 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

  • Conduct class visits and live interactive training session for students and lecturers
  • Assists students with referencing
  • Trains students and lecturers on how to use the library databases
  • Conducts presentations for Student Information / Digital 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
  • Monitor the performance of all functions of library automated library systems
  • Updates new books on the Sirsi Dynix to ensure accurate record keeping
  • Recruit and train student assistants


  • 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
  • Digital literacy skills


Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Library Information Science or B. BIBL Degree.
  • Postgraduate or Honours qualification advantageous.
  • Must have Professional registration with LIASA

Work Experience:

Minimum Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years€™ library experience in an Academic library

Working Conditions:

  • EE/AA position.
  • Reliable transportation required.

Please note the following working hours: 

Week One Working Hours:

  • MONDAY TO FRIDAY 07H00 - 16H00

Week Two Working Hours:

  • FRIDAY 08H00-12H00
  • SATURDAY 08H00-13H00