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Librarian- Reference Services

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

The National Library of Uganda ( NLU ) is a government of Uganda Semi-Autonomous institution mandated to collect, preserve and disseminate Uganda’s Documented Heritage and to oversee the development of libraries in the country. NLU’s Vision is to be a leading institution of excellence in preserving Uganda’s documented heritage and the provision and delivery of library and information services AND its mission is to collect, preserve and disseminate Uganda’s documented heritage and provide professional leadership for the delivery of library and information services to public and community libraries.


  1. Selection of Information materials based on the user needs and requirements;
  2. Creation & maintenance of information access tools such as catalogues,
  3. indexes, abstracts, and databases;
  4. Providing user services such as literature searches, CAS, SDI, reference,
  5. photocopy and internet services;
  6. Receiving & clearing all new acquisitions in the library;
  7. Data entry into database such as KOHA system, spine labeling and proper
  8. shelving;
  9. Electronic Information Resources provision to users;
  10. Ensure proportionate use of the library computers and the internet services
  11. in general; Registration of library users and maintenance of receipt books;
  12. Special responsibility for General Reference and Special collections;
  13. Charging and discharging of library reference materials.;
  14. Any other duties as signed.

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: Document and archive management; File management and data back-up; User management and administration; Database administration; User research
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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