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Library Assistant at ESAMI

Posted in NGO Jobs in Tanzania

Library Assistant  

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) seeks the services of a suitably qualified person to fill the following positions, at its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

Position Title: Library Assistant

The Library Assistant shall provide technical support services for the day to day running of the Library and Documentation center.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data entry into the online catalogue;
  • Sorting material according to classification or catalogue numbers and arranging materials for shelving and other processes;
  • Handling circulation desk operations including check in/out of materials;
  • Creating and maintaining databases;
  • Developing, processing and managing collections including delivery and collection of materials to and from faculty offices;
  • Updating library records;
  • Communicating library policies and procedures;
  • Monitoring the use of library facilities by users;
  • Attending to Library users appropriately;

Qualifications and experience

A Diploma in Library studies and Information Technology or equivalent qualification with five (5) years relevant experience.

Competence and Skills

  • Ability to use technology in enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Library, including web based methods of improving technological access to information;
  • Good overall knowledge of archiving and filing information as well as maintaining databases and reference information;
  • Capable of evaluating resources and finding the best ones for addressing different questions or issues;
  • Ability to professionally search databases, internet resources, and catalogs to find needed information;
  • Ability to communicate well with library staff as well as customers;
  • Deep knowledge of books so as to be able to advise readers as to which good books for their reading level and interests;
  • Ability to present information clearly;
  • Strong level of customer service skills;
  • Ability to adapt to new tools, systems and situations as they arise for information technology is constantly evolving and shifting;

Mode of Application
Applications together with detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, and three (3) referees should be addressed and emailed to:

The Director General
P.O. BOX 3030
Email: [email protected]

Closing Date – Applications should be received within two (2) months from the date of the Advertisement