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Librarian- Information, Research & Extension Services

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Administrative, clerical
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Establish possible opportunities of developing library services,
promote libraries, and produce plans for developing library services.


Responsibilities

i. Carry out research through the internet for possible areas for pilot projects

ii. Write Project proposals following guidelines by donor organizations discovered from the Internet and from NGO’s.
iii. Produce publicity and promotional materials in form of fliers, newspaper articles, etc. for creating library awareness and promote use of the library.
iv. Organize workshops for identified target groups for sensitization about library services and improvement of staff skills.
v. Visit operating public libraries to evaluate performance, and establish problems and management gaps that can be handled by NLU and report back to management to decide on action to be taken.
vi. Give advice and guidance to those running public and community libraries.
viii Any Other duty assigned


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Administrative, clerical
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Document and archive management; File management and data back-up; User management and administration; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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National Library of Uganda

Education, academicCompany size: 100-500 people

The National Library of Uganda was established by the National Library Act, 2003. This Act repealed the Public Libraries Act, 1964 which had established the Public Libraries Board. The Board had been charged with the responsibility of establishing, equipping, managing and maintaining libraries in Uganda. Following the enactment of the Local Governments Act, 1997, this responsibility was decentralized to the local governments. The Public Libraries Board and later the National Library of Uganda retained the responsibility of laying down national policies in regard to these libraries, giving advice, issuing standards, norms, guidelines and work manuals, providing technical and professional advisory services and coordinating and carrying out advocacy for these libraries at local and international levels.


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