Assistant Librarian I

Masinde Muliro University Of Science And Technology (MMUST)

Job Summary

In pursuit of its Mission to provide excellent University education, training and research through integrating science, technology and innovation into quality programmes to suit the needs of a dynamic world, Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description/Requirements

Requirements for Appointment

16. Assistant Librarian I - Grade XII

Requirements for Appointment

Applicant must possess a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies with six (6) years working experience three (3) of which as Assistant Librarian Scale 11 or its equivalent OR Bachelor’s Degree Library and Information Studies with twelve (12) years working experience three (3) of which as Assistant Librarian Scale 11 or its equivalent. In addition, applicants must;
• Be registered with relevant professional body and be ICT competent.
• Have ability to identify suitable hardware and software for the library system
• Have skills in network administration and website authoring tools such as HTML, Apache, MySQL, Perl and Linux
• Have the ability to administer the Library Management System (KOHA) and ensure the integration and accessibility of all Library e-resources
• Experience in developing and /or managing an institutional repository system
• Familiarity with emergence of intuitional repositories, including issues, policies, service models, and strategies securing appropriate content
• Demonstrated experience with current digital collection architectures and platforms such as Dspace, Greenstone, Digital Commons and/or other repository tools.
• Demonstrated knowledge of digitization standards and techniques
• Demonstrated knowledge of digital content and metadata standards, such as PREMIS, IMS and Dublin Core.
• Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access initiatives, intellectual property and copyright issues, and new forms of publication and research/creative activities.

Application procedure
i) Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents. Applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three (3) referees.
ii) Applicants must also submit, on application, CURRENT AND VALID CLEARANCE from the following:
a) Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax compliance certificate).
b) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB loan clearance certificate).
c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
d) Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct).
e) Clearance certificates from registered and recognized Credit Reference Bureau.
iii) All applications shall clearly specify the position applied for by indicating the advert Reference Number on the envelope and submit in ten (10) hard copies to the address below. A soft copy of the cover letter and Curriculum Vitae should be emailed to

Applications should be received on or before Thursday, 13th May 2021
The Vice Chancellor
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 190-50100


MMUST does not levy any fee in the processing, recruitment & selection of applicants.

The University reserves the right not to make any appointments at any stage of the recruitment exercise

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