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Librarian : Mowbray Branch Cape Town

2021-05-30 00:24:36
Librarian : Mowbray Branch Cape Town
FacultyDepartmentCape Peninsula University of Technology -> CPUT LibrariesCampus/ LocationMowbray Campus - Mowbray, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)
Job TypePermanentOccupational FunctionSupport / AdminNumber of Positions1Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)To be confirmedAdvert Closing Date14/5/2021Job Purpose

The main purpose of the job is to expand the library presence into the faculty teaching, learning, research and innovation through the provision of library services and collections, and also manage the operation of the branch library. Key performance areas of the job include:

User Services
Manage the user service process, ensuring that all service points are adequately resource

Collection Development
• Fill the gaps Identified in the collection to ensure relevance to faculty programmes and research niche areas
• Perform collection weeding were necessary following the collection development policy
• Carry out stock control measures in line... with needs, including security and stock control actions (including stock-taking)
• Organize shelve reading projects
• Monitor arrival of resources from Acquisitions and Periodicals and follow-up if problematic

Training and Orientation
• Manage the roll out of information literacy programme in the faculty
• Coordinate the orientation of new staff and students into the library

Research Support
• Manage the provision of research support services to the faculty post graduate students, researchers, and post-doctoral fellows
• Support the faculty research focus areas, research niche areas and research entities

Human Resource Management
• Participate in staff recruitment and selection process where appropriate
• Set up orientation/mentoring programs for newly appointed library staff are set up and facilitate attendance and thereafter provide probation reports
• probation reports and final appointments of new staff correctly following HR procedures
• Manage staff development and performance
• Leave planning: ensuring adequate staffing through the year/holidays
• Do help ensure continuous service at points by checking rosters for evening and Saturday shifts

Space and Facilities management
• Provide a conducive space for studying, collaborative work and innovation
• Conform to institutional PGP's to ensure maintenance of facility is carried out effectively
• Manage the branch library asset register

Health and safety
• Facilitate the identification of health safety and security risk
• Manage all security risks in the branch
• Ensure that the branch library is cleaning and conducive for use by the students and staff

Strong leadership and management, good liaison with faculty and students, dedicated support for the academic programmes, and research to staff and students, all within the context of working in a team of Librarians across different campuses will be required.
This position requires the Librarian to work on Saturdays and after-hours shifts as required. The incumbent will need to be flexible and adapt to the constant changes that Librarians face within the workplace and that may occur within CPUT.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Minimum Requirements:
• Senior Certificate or equivalent.
• 4 year degree in library and information science or equivalent.
• 3 years relevant experience in a Higher Education Library environment or research environment.
• Valid driver's licence.
• Saturday and after-hours shift work as required. Work at different CPUT campuses as required.

Recommendations:
• 3 years' experience in managing and supervising branch operations and facility management.
• Experience in a Higher Education Library environment and/or in a special library environment focusing on provision of information, training, collection development and research support to staff and students.
• Advanced qualifications in LIS.
• A paid-up member of LIASA.
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
• All tasks in any aspect of managing and supervising branch operations and facility management, service support and support administration at the Librarian level, and as may be required from time to time in the work locations that require it.
• Customer focus,
• Team support,
• Research & development & support,
• Training & orientation of learners and staff,
• Collection development,
• management,
• maintenance & evaluation,
• Internal & external liaison,
• Administration & record keeping,
• Project management & support,
• Marketing,
• Personal/ professional development,
• Human Resources Management & supervision,
• Financial management,
• control & co-ordination
Competencies
• Good managerial skills,
• Inter-personal skills, and the ability to work within a team,
• Building strategic work partnerships & relationships,
• Adaptability,
• Conflict management,
• Client/learner focus,
• Project management skills,
• Project management skills,
• Information monitoring,
• Professional / Technical knowledge,
• Financial management skills,
• Planning and organizing,
• Presentation skills,
• Mentoring and coaching skills,
• People management skills,
• knowledge of professional library practices,
• procedures and systems
General Information

Closing Date: 14 May 2021

For enquires and assistance with your online application, please contact Mr Odwa Siza, (Human Capital Department) on (021) 959 6738 or 0812484251.

NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW APPLICANTS TO UPLOAD CVs. IT IS THUS IMPORTANT THAT APPLICANTS COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS COMPREHENSIVELY AS FAILURE TO DO SO MIGHT DISADVANTAGE YOU. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR APPLICATION ON THE SYSTEM WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION AS THIS WILL BE THE ONLY CRITERIA USED FOR EVALUATION OF YOUR APPLICATION BY OUR PANEL.

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment
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