Chief Librarian

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Salary: Closes: June 14, 2021

Harvest University invites applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated candidates on full-time basis for a post of Chief Librarian.
Job Responsibilities
Selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources
Using library systems and specialist computer applications
Management of library staff, including recruitment, training and/or supervisory duties
Liaising with departmental academic staff, external organizations and suppliers
Ensuring that library services meet the needs of specialist groups of users within the institution
Managing Library and Research Unit budgets and resources
Supporting independent research and learning
Developing IT facilities associated with the establishment of a digital library
Assisting students to use computer equipment, conduct literature searches etc.
Enforcing library rules and regulations to the maximum level of standards
Should be proactive and able to outsource
A Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Records Management.
A PhD in either will be an added advantage.
A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience as a librarian/chief librarian in a recognized institution.
Should be a member of an association (LIAZ or ZLS or others)
Should be below 55 years of age.
Qualities & Skills
Strong IT skills and familiarity with the use of databases and the internet
Team working and management skills
Assessment of resources and library users’ needs
Presentation and verbal communication skills
High level of planning and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Passionate to conduct research
Should be able to work under minimum supervision and able to multitask
Salary Package
A competitive package will be offered commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.
Guidelines for Application
Interested candidates should send their application letters which must also include copies of their educational and professional certificates. Curriculum Vitae with at least three (3) traceable referees must be attached. The applications must reach the undersigned before the 14th of June, 2021.
The Registrar
Harvest University
Plot 9027, Buluwe road
“The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory”

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