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Principal Librarian

Closing: Apr 17, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (19 days ago)

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Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at supervisory level;
  • Master's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.


Responsibilities

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least eight (8) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at supervisory level;
  • Master's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science/Information Science/ Information Studies, Business and IT, Library Studies, or relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Membership to a professional body;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution only for the successful applicants.


  • Implementing measures to enhance efficient Library services at the Council;
  • Preparing Library work programs and budget;
  • Designing and implementing regulations, procedures, and programs for the Council’s library systems;
  • Overseeing the development and supervision of library staff;
  • Establishing collaborations and partnerships with other Libraries and Resource Centres for information sharing (e-library);
  • Planning and coordinating library services and programs;
  • Assessing and developing library collection and resources;
  • Developing outreach programs as part of the Knowledge sharing strategy in the Council;
  • Providing professional and technical information on targeted areas of staff based on wide readership experience;
  • Creating and maintaining the Council’s repository;
  • Developing and maintaining the Council’s knowledge management system;
  • Creating communities of practice for staff and stakeholders;
  • Overseeing the development and review of library policies within the Council and evaluating their effectiveness;
  • Carrying out inquiries, studies, and research on matters relating to emerging library operations and trends;
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual library resources procurement plans.


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