University Librarian

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Research, Teaching & Training

Education KSh Confidential
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6 days ago

Job Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs, the University Librarian shall provide strategic leadership and oversight to the University Libraries to create and sustain a library system responsive to a diverse academic community, emphasizing student-focused learning and exploration and the effective delivery of core library functions, collections management and services to the University community and other patrons.

  • Minimum Qualification:PHD
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:12 years

Job Description/Requirements

MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance)

VACANCIES

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 and Technology invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant positions.

5. UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN - GRADE XV

a) Job Purpose

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs, the University Librarian shall provide strategic leadership and oversight to the University Libraries to create and sustain a library system responsive to a diverse academic community, emphasizing student-focused learning and exploration and the effective delivery of core library functions, collections management and services to the University community and other patrons.

b) Job Descriptions
The University Librarian’s responsibilities shall include:-

i) Preparing the annual budget and establishment for the University Library so as to inform on funds allocation for the department and also ensuing conformance to the annual approved estimates for the department;
ii) Allocating duties to the subordinates on a regular basis to ensure team work and proper execution of the various responsibilities within all the University Library;
iii) Developing and reviewing all the Library policies, procedures and processes on a regular basis so as to propel the section into the future and ensure achievement of set goals effectively;
iv) Presenting regular advisory reports on operational matters affecting the Library department so as to inform on the course of action needed to resolve the same;
v) Conducting annual performance appraisal of subordinate staff to identify any skills gaps or areas that require improvement and offer recommendations for the same;
vi) Supervising the subordinates in the Library department on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of operations;
vii) Contributing to development, implementation and evaluation of Annual Performance Contract pertaining library service;
viii) Directing the development and maintenance of an academic Library’s’ collection of books, periodicals, records, films, tapes and a variety of other Library materials chairs to prioritize and focus future Library developments;
ix) Directing the development, repairing and maintaining the Library buildings regularly for prompt action;
x) Directing and controlling the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets regularly to ensure conformance to the annual approved estimates for the department;
xi) Directing and training Library staff in technical and administrative Library skills from time to time to implement professional development and scholarship among staff;
xii) Directing and participating in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, and evaluation and labor relations to guide in selection of highly skilled and efficient personnel;
xiii) Representing the Library on regional and national committees and serves as the University authority on Library issues regularly to build on expertise and provide professional opinion;
xiv) Confering with the University officials and general public to provide information and to resolve problems and complaints from time to time;
xv) Providing reference and readers advisory services on a regular schedule to Library patrons as supervisor of that department;
xvi) Assessing quality and effectiveness of programs and services in the Library department for efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery; and
xvii) Contributing in community talks and activities from time to time in order to create awareness on different purposes of information and promote information literacy from time to time.

c) Job Specifications
Minimum Requirements:-

i) A Ph.D in Library and Information Sciences or its equivalent with at least 12 years working experience, three (3) of which as Deputy Librarian Grade 14 in an accredited University or its equivalent;
ii) Registered with relevant professional body; and
iii) Proficiency in relevant Library Computer applications.

Tenure of Service
The appointments of Chief Internal Auditor,Registrar (Academic Affairs),Registrar (Administration), Registrar (Planning, Research and Innovation) and University Librarian shall be on a five (5) year contract terms of service renewable once subject to satisfactory performance as appraised by the respective supervisors.The position of Medical Officer and Legal Officer shall be on Permanent & Pensionable terms upon satisfactory completion of six (6) months probation period and subject to satisfactory performance as appraised by the respective supervisors.

How to apply:-
• Applications should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
• Applicants should also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
1. Kenya Revenue Authority
2. Higher Education Loans Board
3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
4. Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
5. Registered Credit Reference Bureau
• They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three (3) referees.
• Applicants should request their referees to submit their confidential reports to the undersigned to be received on or before 16th December, 2022.
• Ten (10) hard copies of the application should be sent via registered mail or courier marked with the Advert Reference number on the envelope to the undersigned. A Soft copy in PDF running format should be sent to recruitmentdec2022@mmust.ac.ke. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received on or before 16th December, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
• Applicants with foreign earned qualifications should have their certificates certified as recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 190-50100
KAKAMEGA
Website:www.mmust.ac.ke.


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