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Associate Librarian , Library

Aga Khan University (AKU)

Research, Teaching & Training

KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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Introduction

Chartered in , Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous, and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents ( An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network ( AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2, students and 14, staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact, and access.

The AKU global network of libraries supports students and faculty in their study, teaching, and research needs. Collections include books, journals, educational reports, audio/visual aids, and digital media. We also provide access to online journals, eBooks, and other resources.

Job Summary

To support acquisition, organization, dissemination and exploitation of information resources appropriate to the faculty, students and staff of AKU; and to effectively support the teaching, learning and research objectives of the University.

Responsibilities

To provide front-line library & information services; To support library users in reference services; develop and maintain libguides with relevant links to information sources of specific subjects; To support library users in retrieving information resources both in print and electronic formats and to facilitate access to bibliographic and full-text databases; To receive, process and catalogue books and periodicals; To maintain and update bibliographic details in the library management system and to update other library databases, including the digital repository; To update and implement library policy and procedures in appropriate areas as directed; Shelving books and maintaining shelf reading for easy location of resources; To support reader services by registering library users and maintaining their records and user statistics; Charging and discharging library resources. Monitoring dues and notification process; Identify and facilitate the acquisition of relevant books and electronic resources; Train library users in class or in person how to access and use both print and online resources including academic databases; and Co-teach undergraduate information literacy and data retrieval foundational courses.

Requirements

Masterâs degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent with 3 to 4 years of experience; A good understanding of the work of academic libraries; Experience of participating in a team, cooperating, and contributing when required; Accuracy and attention to detail; Proficiency in ICT; Sound knowledge of Library Management Systems and a range of library procedures; and Knowledge and skills in supporting research in Evidence-Based Practice and Systematic Reviews.

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