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Senior Assistant Librarian (Reference)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Research, academy
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Job Purpose
This position provides reference services, attending to quick queries of library users at the Front Desk, and serves as a PR focal point of the Library. The Reference Librarian shall sit at the Reference Desk, to provide reference services via telephone, email, texts, chat and/ or any other social media services. Analyze information requests to determine which materials will best meet that researchers’ needs. He/she is expected to support discovery, research, learning, and engagement through the delivery of a range of library services designed to maximize the benefits of relevant scholarly information resources and services.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized institution of higher education with at least 5 years experience working in an academic library.
  • Familiarity with referencing styles, referencing tools and methods of avoiding plagiarism.
  • Experience providing research assistance, conducting online searches across multiple resources/platforms using advanced searching techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relationship building, outreach, cooperation building, and collaboration across diverse groups of users.

Application method
  • Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references
  • Attach copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts
  • Applications sent online must be in one PDF document

The Director, Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
P.O Box 4, Mukono


  1. Develops strong liaison relationships with faculty in assigned discipline areas.
  2. Provides research assistance and consultations to the UCU community in-person, via telephone, email, chat, and other means. This includes instruction in the use of resources and guidance in developing critical thinking, the research process and strategies.
  3. Provides guidance and training in the ethical use of information in research, including, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism and respect of copyrighted materials.
  4. Manages the dissertations and theses collection. Also, may assume collection development responsibilities for other collections as assigned. Partners with faculty to build and regularly evaluate the collection.
  5. Creates and maintains library, and subject-specific research guides. For example, oversees development of content for web-based subject guides in assigned areas, and develops course guides where needed for specific classes.
  6. Promotes digital literacy and participates in training the use of digital resources.
  7. Performs descriptive cataloguing of dissertations and theses.
  8. Coordinates the Research Services and librarians in the Library. May supervise subordinate staff.
  9. Serves as a Christian role model to students by actions, words and lifestyle.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned based on the Library needs, interests, and expertise.

General Information

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Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Answering telephones and call management; Email correspondence; Database administration; User research; Training program planning; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Uganda Christian University

Education, academicCompany size: 500-1000 people

Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono

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