Liaison Librarian, and Library Assistant Career & Placement Services Coordinator Jobs at USIU

On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
The United States International University is the leading international university in East and Central Africa catering to over 5000 students representing 58 nationalities and with a global network of over 10000 alumni. 
USIU is committed to providing a quality, international education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU is seeking to recruit three (3) qualified candidates for the positions of Liaison Librarian,Library Assistant and Career and Placement Services Coordinator.

Liaison Librarian

Job Purpose: 
Serves as primary contact person between subject area(s) and users.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and promote print and digital collections in specific subject areas to support research by formulating policies;
  • Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction (e.g. information literacy) for library users through a variety of methods;
  • Develop and maintain communication links with faculty departments to ensure library and information needs are understood and met;
  • Educate and inform faculty, graduate and post-graduate students and the university on issues of scholarly communication;
  • Promote use of subject-specific information resources and services to meet user needs and expectations, utilizing new technologies and information tools;
  • Create learning materials;
  • Work with Technical Services staff to ensure accurate and easy access to scholarly resources;
  • Prepare performance reports for decision-making; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Graduate degree in Library and Information Sciences
Skills Required:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Administrative/organizational skills
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment
  • Good research skills
  • Research and publication
  • Computer Literate
Library Assistant
Job Purpose:
Provides library technical support services. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist students, faculty and staff in location of print and non-print resources
  • Check books and materials in and out to students, faculty and staff using the computerized circulation system.
  • Maintain records of overdue, lost books, and fines
  • Direct work study students in assigned duties.
  • Assist with LMS inventory procedures.
  • Conduct library orientations
  • Monitor users’ needs of the library.
  • Assist in the training users  in the use of the online catalog and databases
  • Inspects returned books for damage and  verifies due-date
  • Physical processing of course text materials (stamping, spine marking, fixing due date slips)
  • Un-pack books and other materials
  • Stamp books and periodicals
  • Fix security tags into books, periodicals and non-book materials
  • Fix date-due and spine labels
  • Barcode books and periodicals
  • Deliver and retrieve library materials as and when required
  • Endorse supplier and invoice details into books.
  • Participate in stock taking, weeding and used book sales; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies.
  • Two years of experience working in a similar position in a library
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work well within a team and use initiative when required
Career and Placement Services Coordinator
Reporting directly to the Head of Counseling, the Career and Placement Services Coordinator will develop and supervise career, recruitment and placement services for students and alumni. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with employers and recruiters.
  • Organize employment recruitment drives
  • Organize annual career fairs  and
  • Develop, implement and/or maintain mentorship, career and job placement programs for students and alumni.
  • Develop and oversee career services resource library.
  • Develop and conduct educational programming, workshops and seminars, including but not limited to, resume and cover letter workshops, career options programming, networking receptions and mock interviews.
  • Perform career development and job search counseling for students and alumni.
  • Develop and maintain databases of student and employer information
  • Develop and revise career and placement services newsletter, publications and policies.
  • Develop and manage the departmental budget.
  • Prepare statistical and other reports
  • Protect the confidentiality of client information.
  • Supervise career and placement services staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Graduate degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration with preference in Human Resource Development and /or Counseling Psychology
Skills Required
  • Excellent administrative and supervisory skills
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages
  • 5 years’ experience in Career Counseling or in similar positions
  • Able to administer and interpret career assessment tests
  • Organizational ability
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please send your letter of application and attach all the necessary supporting documentation, salary expectations  and names of 3 referees, so as to reach the undersigned not later than  Thursday, October 11, 2012. 

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, 

Nairobi, Kenya
USIU is an equal opportunity employer
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