Librarian (Permanent) - Durban Campus - L-DBN
Applications accepted until:
Number of Openings

Campus/Business Unit:

Vega School - Durban Campus

Direct Reporting Line:

Vice Principal - Academic

Job Purpose:

The successful incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of a blended digital learning commons in an academic setting. This includes information and research support to academic staff and students on a tertiary level for both full-time and part-time students. 

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00


Postgraduate Diploma in Library Science or Bachelor's degree in Library Science.

Honours degree in Library Science will be an added advantage.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills and presentation skills particularly in English, both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate to a range of audiences clearly, concise, specific and accurate and accessible to the target audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills characterised by tact and diplomacy and an ongoing ability to participate effectively in a team that is spread across the country.
  • High delivery ability demonstrated capacity to organise own work and work against tight deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent general knowledge and knowledge of online database usage.
  • Computer literacy.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years' experience in managing an academic library, academic compliance and functions/ activities within a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage services preferably in an academic library.

Key Performance Area:

  • Manage the day to day activities of campus library in an academic environment.
  • Develop and maintain a hybrid information collection (both print and electronic).
  • Manage inter- library loans and requests service.
  • Manage issues and returns of library material on the library system.
  • Supervise the assistant staff and student assistants.
  • Provide reference and information services to students and academic staff in an academic environment.
  • Assist with managing all auxiliary services such as copying, reproduction and digitization.
  • Manage and control facility and computer usage.
  • Manage and control good conduct of library users in learning spaces.
  • Edit, classify and index information sources.
  • Manage good library conduct and solve any potential conflicts.
  • Ensure copyright and DALRO compliance.
  • Assist the campus staff with requesting desk copies, issue to relevant requester, and arrange for deliveries to the requester, follow-up on returns.
  • Shelve books in the library, weed unused books, arrange for pulping of outdated material with logos.
  • Conduct stock taking and manage overdue notices.
  • Conduct referencing, plagiarism prevention, academic writing, library literacy and information literacy training.
  • Arrange book exhibitions and library marketing.
  • Assist the National Librarian and Campus Management with all reporting required e.g. monthly library reports, database usage reports, stock control reports compilation and others that may become necessary.
  • Ensure adherence and implementation of all applicable policies and standards.

Working Conditions:

  • Campus Environment.


Equity Statement:

  • Preferably equity candidate.


Please note that ONLY candidates who meet the requirements will be considered for this role, only successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of applying. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of applying consider your application unsuccessful.