Library Access Assistant


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Library Access Assistant at the National University of Lesotho.

Qualification and Experience:
✦ Diploma in Library and Information Studies
✦ Working experience in an academic library environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
✦ Working at the circulation desk, charging and discharging print and non-print materials using an automated system
✦ Answering user inquiries regarding availability of specific items and their
status, as well as status of specific collection material following established guidelines
✦ Answering routine inquiries and referring users/clients in need of professional assistance to librarians
✦ Maintain the reserved collection materials
✦ Shelving, shelf-reading, retrieving and shifting library materials
✦ Assisting in the preparation and implementation of library orientation
✦ Assisting in general library duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
✦ Basic computer skills
✦ Strong written and verbal communication skills
✦ Commitment to a high level of customer care
✦ Ability to sustain attention to detail
✦ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and co-workers as well as to deal patiently, tactfully and effectively with student user population and other library users
✦ Knowledge of standard library organization, policies, regulations and procedures
✦ Required to take weekends, evenings, public holidays and examinations
week shifts

The University offers salaries and other benefits commensurate with qualification and experience.

Type of Contract
Permanent and pensionable/gratuitable for Locals and Contract for Non-Locals.

Information required from candidates:
a) Application letters should state relevant qualifications and experience and provide other information that will assist the University to determine the candidate’s suitability for the position.
b) Applicants should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for;
c) Provide current CV’s (including telephone and e-mail).
d) Provide names and contact details of three (3) professional referees
e) Certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts.
f) Certified copy of an Identity Document

The closing date for receiving full applications for the position is 18th September, 2020.

The applications should be emailed to [email protected]

DISCLAIMER: If you do not receive any response within three months after the closing date, you must consider your application unsuccessful.