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Reporting to - The University Librarian

Place of work: Njala University, Njala/Bo Campus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To cooperate with and assist the University Librarian in the management of the University Library System and Resources for acquiring, Organizing, Managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users
  • Selecting, developing, cataloging and classifying library resources 
  • Answering users’ enquiries
  • Using library systems and specialist computer applications
  • Management of staff under span of control
  • Liaising with departmental Academic staff, external organizations and suppliers under the supervision of the University Librarian
  • Managing budget and resources
  • Supporting independent research and learning
  • Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users e.g. Physically challenge, postgraduate students, staff


Master’s degree in Library Studies; must have served as Senior Librarian or in an equivalent position for at least five years in a University

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to manage subordinates well
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to relate to public well

Method of Application:

If you would like to apply, send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, which should include summary of the reason why you would like to be appointed and the qualifications and experience you will bring to the University together with three referees. Alternatively, you can also apply online at: and copy OR Use the Job Application form to apply.  Please note that 10th March, 2021 is the closing date.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Please send the names, address and contact numbers/email addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted