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Information Librarian urgently wanted: APPLY HERE

Information Librarian urgently wanted: APPLY HERE

Bloemfontein, Free State
Library and Information Services
Information Librarian (post level 8)
Job ID: 2820

NB! Applications may only be submitted online. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note: Compile/Convert all the below documents as one document (Pdf or Word), when uploading it on the online applications system.
a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
certified copies (not older than 3 months) of all academic records;
certified copies (not older than 3 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
a certified copy (not older than 3 months) of your identity document (ID).
Proof of registration with a Professional Body.
A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities:
Deliver teaching and learning information services to the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.
Equip faculty staff and students with skills on how to use the library and its resources.
Develop effective strategic relations and stakeholder management internally and externally.
Build a comprehensive collection that meets the faculty’s teaching, learning and research needs.

Inherent requirements:
Degree in Library and Information Studies on NQF level 7 or equivalent qualifications (Any degree plus Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies).
Five (5) years’ relevant experience related to the duties and responsibilities as set out above.
LIASA membership (Attach 2019 membership certificate).

Required competencies:
Knowledge of Library and Information Science as a profession in the academic environment.
Presentation and training skills, including the development of training content.
Knowledge of collection development (assessment and selection of information resources).
Benchmarking knowledge and skills.
Ability to conduct users’ needs surveys.
Knowledge of library management systems (SIERRA).
Computer literacy.
Quality control and assessment of services.
Excellent interpersonal relations.
Client service orientation.
Excellent communication skills as well as ability to liaise on different levels internally and externally.
Innovative/creative problem solving skills.
Ability to work in a diverse environment and adapt easily to change.
Teamwork – Ability to work with others.
Leadership and decision making skills.
Willingness to work outside normal office hours (commitment).
Organisational and planning skills.
Values and principles driven (integrity, respect, punctuality, commitment, tolerance & accountability).

Assumption of duties:
01 August 2019 or soon thereafter

Closing date:

12 July 2019


The salary scale is available on request.


Fringe benefits:

(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.


External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to. Apply Now

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