Non-Profit Assistant Librarian Job Vacancy in Kenya

A nonprofit organization focusing on helping populations in Nairobi through education, community outreach and economic empowerment programmes in order to facilitate sustainable change is seeking to urgently fill the Assistant Librarian position.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Preparation and organization of library resources
  • Bibliographic searching and retrieval through bibliographic checks and searches
  • Reference and information services
  • Provide user services including addressing inquiries and document delivery
  • Ensure efficient retrieval by users
  • Develop, plan and organize library community programs for library users.
  • Implement innovative programs to encourage library users.
  • Evaluate and maintains the library collection and make recommendations for collection development based on the needs of the users.
  • Ensure an accurate inventory of resources and maintaining inventories, compiling statistics and generating reports as required.
  • Ensure no inventory leaves the library without adequate recording and appropriate authorization
  • Develop and maintain cataloging procedures
  • Respond to daily on-site requests for information
  • Train library users to effectively search the library catalogue, internet and other electronic resources
  • Carry out any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by your supervisor

Person Specifications

Must be proficient in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, methods, ethics and professional standards
  • Knowledge and proficient use of computer
  • Knowledge of ELMS (Electronic Library Management System)
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Effective verbal, written, presentation, listening and communications skills.
  • Ability to perform duties with deliberate speed and accuracy.
  • Mature with excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Relevant experience in working in a community library.
  • Must have a Diploma in Diploma in Library & Information Studies from a reputable institution with at least Three (3) years post qualification work experience in Library and preferably in an informal sector.

How to Apply

Send your application to by Friday 27th January 2023

Please note that, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.