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1.    University Librarian      ( 1 Position)

PURPOSE: The University Librarian is the chief administrative and academic officer of the University Libraries and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor. The Librarian is an active academic leader and plays a vital role in fulfilling the University's mission in teaching, research, and public service through library and information services delivery.

Principal Accountabilities:
Provides overall leadership and management of University Library services. Promotes and fosters the Library's unique mission to collect, preserve, and provide access to its collections. Advises on policy that promotes the use of Library services among students and staff. The post holder will:-
a)    Provide vision, leadership and management for the operations of the Library
b)    Develop, implement, supervise and evaluate the Libraryís long- and short-term strategic plans, programs and services in support of the Universityís mission and goals
c)    Develop, interpret and implement Library policies and procedures
d)    Manage the Library's resources, including developing plans for the allocation and reallocation of resources between the Main Library and branch libraries; supervise the maintenance of the physical infrastructure
e)    Formulates and implements a strong evolving program of public services to facilitate access to information resources.
f)    Examine book reviews, publishers catalogues and other information sources to recommend material acquisition.
g)    Plan and supervise the acquisition, classification, cataloguing, shelving and circulation of library materials and maintenance of records concerning their issue and return and related matters.
h)    Publicize library facilities by organizing book displays and circulating book lists, recommends appropriate sources of information to inquiries.
i)    Develop and maintain a level of discipline and working climate in which all personnel are motivated to perform to the best of their abilities; encourage and support diversity in the workplace.
j)    Represent and advocate for the Library within the University administrative governance structures
k)    Prepares and controls the Library budget and expenditures; Prepare grant applications and seek funding for operational and improvement programs

(i)    Minimally qualified for entry into University.
(ii)    Minimum of Masters Degree in Library Studies.  Ph.D is an added advantage
(iii)    A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a senior position in an academic library

2.        Librarian  III     (1 Position)

Accountable to:    Deputy Librarian/Head, Branch Libraries or Division

Principle Accountabilities
a)    Formulates goals, plans, and procedures for a branch library or a division of the Main Library;  
b)    Directs and coordinates the activities of the branch or section, oversees scheduling to ensure coverage of service points, and
c)    accepts  responsibility for the overall operating effectiveness of the branch or division                       
d)    Monitors and evaluates the work of the staff members of a branch or division;
e)    Monitors and evaluates the selection of materials and the collection maintenance for a major segment of the librariesí        
f)    collections
g)    Seeks information from users and potential users of information and library materials about their library needs and interests;
h)    Reviews media for books and other library materials appropriate to the branch or Main Library collection, and selects   
i)    materials  purchase for the collection;
j)    Answers reference questions and performs readersí advisory services;
k)    Formulates goals, plans, and procedures and accepts responsibility for the overall effectiveness of one or more of the system-wide library support programs;
l)    Participates in library committee work by chairing meetings or contributing as a member and working in such areas as library material collection development and program planning;
m)    Interprets and explains library policies, objectives, and services to library users
n)    Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
o)    Represents the University Library on school board of studies

(i)    Grade 12/Form V Certificate or equivalent.
(ii)    Masters Degree in Library Science.
(iii)    Two (2) years experience in Library operations.


3.   Assistant Librarian  (1 Position)

Accountable to:     Head, Public Services/Serials/Special Collections/Technical Services/Branch Libraries.

Principal Accountabilities
a)    Stack management (shelving and re-shelf reading).

b)    Supervision of circulation control (processing of user registration, issues, issues overdue notices and collects fines, etc).
c)    Reference services (answering questions concerning reference materials, periodicals and books, library instruction, etc).
d)    Maintains daily activities worksheet.
e)    Helps organize special exhibits
f)    Maintains a tranquil library environment
g)    7.    Attends  workshops  and maintains   membership in professional organizations
h)    Performs other related duties as required.

(i)    Grade 12/Form V Certificate.                   
(ii)    Degree in Library Science.
(iii)    Two (2) years experience in library operations.





























B.   DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION                               

1.    Lecturer/Coordinator (Student Services)      (1 Position)   

Job Summary:
a)    Teaching, training and research in own area of specialization
b)    Provide community/public service related in own area of specialization
c)    Coordinating student support activities provided by the Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) and other academic and administrative units in the University.
d)    Providing learner support (administrative support, counseling, academic and professional guidance and information dissemination).
e)    Facilitating institutional communication links between stakeholders, within and outside of the University.
f)    Facilitating the processing of student admissions, registration and examinations in liaison with the Academic Office and Schools offering distance learning courses.
g)    Any other duties assigned by the Director of Distance Education

(i)    Bachelorís degree in education with a Merit
(ii)    A Masterís or PhD degree in education
(iii)    Must be computer literate
(iv)    At least two (2) years teaching experience in at recognized institution at secondary school or college of education level
(v)    Experience/qualification in distance/adult education and/or career guidance and counseling will be an added advantage.


All the above positions are performance based contract jobs and successful persons will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

Interested persons, who meet the required competencies and qualifications above, should apply enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, including a current contact telephone number, photocopies of educational and professional certificates with three traceable names and addresses of professional referees.

Only shortlisted persons will be communicated to.

All applications in envelopes clearly indicating the position applied for, should reach the undersigned by Friday, 5th October 2007;

The Registrar
University of Zambia
P O Box 32379