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Job Code: 00252018
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 3rd December 2018
Thursday, 20th December 2018
Category: Education
Department: University Library
Location: Kampala
Job Type:
Full Time
Pay Rate: CU6

Job Description:



Job Title: Librarian

Salary Scale: CU6

Location: Kampala Campus

Responsible to : Deputy Librarian

Summary of position

Under the direction of the University Librarian the job holder will be responsible for the diversified library work necessary for the smooth operation of the UCU Kampala Campus Library. Responsible for liaising with academic staff, service development, collection development, classification and cataloguing of library materials. Responsible for overseeing the entire circulation activity and general administration of the branch Library.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Under the direction of the University Librarian, co-ordinates and manages the Kampala Campus Library information services.

  2. Provides and manages an array of information services to patrons, including general and subject-specific services, with differentiated services to academics, postgraduates and undergraduates.

  3. Liaison and collaboration with the faculties to determine information and training needs.

  4. Ensures that the library provides quality research and information services to its patrons.

  5. Oversees the collection development function for the Kampala Campus Library including: selection; ordering; weeding; regularly liaises with Main Library Acquisitions and Cataloguing units.

  6. Ensures that electronic and other resources are available, promoted, used and appropriately evaluated and prioritized for various patrons’ needs.

  7. Provides training and instruction in the use of information resources to both postgraduate and undergraduate students in the Library and elsewhere.

  8. Maintains an appropriate library environment and ensures adherence to library rules and regulations.

  9. Supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate staff.

  10. Serves as a Christian role model to students by actions, words and lifestyle.

  11. Performs other related duties as assigned based on the Library needs, interests, and expertise.

Preferred Skills:

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or related field such as Management of Information Science, Management of Information Systems, Information Studies, Publishing or Information Technology.

  2. A Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science (LIS) from a recognized institution of higher learning.

  3. Two (2) years’ work experience in academic library, one of this as Library Assistant.

  4. Minimum of accumulated experience of at least two years in the management of library /information resources.

  5. Good skills in computer literacy and familiarity in Library systems.

  6. Evidence of continuing education courses related to library/information management.

  7. Strong customer focus.

  8. Commitment to goals of professional growth through evidence of continuing education courses related to library /information management.

  9. Mature Christian commitment and good modeling of Christian community standards.

Application method:

  1. Send two (2) copies of an application letter together with an updated Curriculum Vitae and three references

  2. Two (2) copies of certified academic and professional certificates and transcripts

  3. Please Note: Applications sent online should have all the attachments as ONE PDF document otherwise they will not be considered.


The Director, Human Resource & Administration

Uganda Christian University

Pilkington Building

Po Box 4, Mukono

Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: Thursday, 20th December 2018, 5:00pm.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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