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2 Nov 2022

Assistant Librarian at Aga Khan University

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Job Description

Assistant Librarian

Reporting to the Librarian, the Assistant Librarian will deliver and maintain an effective information service appropriate to the needs of all library users.

This position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Areas of responsibilities:

  • To provide front-line library & information services
  • To support library users in reference services; develop and maintain libguides with relevant links to information sources of specific subjects
  • To support library users in retrieving information resources both in print and electronic formats and to facilitate access to bibliographic and full-text databases.
  • To receive, process and catalogue books and periodicals
  • To maintain and update bibliographic details in the library management system and to update other library databases, including the digital repository.
  • To update and implement library policy and procedures in appropriate areas as directed
  • Shelving books and maintaining shelf reading for easy location of resources
  • To support reader services by registering library users and maintaining their records and user statistics.
  • Charging and discharging library resources. Monitoring dues and notification process.
  • Identify and facilitate the acquisition of relevant government publications (such as Ministry of Health Publications) and other stakeholders (such as UN and World Bank publications)
  • To regularly handle cash relating to charges and fines and collate this with the finance office


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent with 2 to 3 years of experience
  • A good understanding of the work of academic libraries
  • Experience of participating in a team, cooperating and contributing when required
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office & the internet
  • Sound knowledge of library management systems and a range of library procedures
  • Knowledge and skills in supporting research in Evidence-Based Practice and Systematic reviews
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
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Method of Application

If you meet the requirements of this position, please send your application package which should include an application letter, an updated CV to [email protected] not later than 16th November 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For further information,

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