Deputy Chief Librarian

National Assembly

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The National Assembly of Zambia invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the positions below:

DEPUTY CHIEF LIBRARIAN (DIGITAL INFORMATION)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the Library collection of books. periodicals, documents, recordings, and other materials and facilitating access to information in the Library for both MPs and Staff;
  • Orienting MPs and staff on Library activities, facilities, rules, and services including the use of the internet;
  • Carrying out reading needs analysis of MPs as well as assisting with readers advisory services on the basis of knowledge of current reviews;
  • Conducting Library tours for visitors to acquaint them with Library services offered to MPs and staff;
  • Maintaining and managing the Parliamentary publications which include
  • Committee Daily Parliamentary Debates, Members’ profiles, the Constitution, the Laws of Zambia, policy documents and staff reports
  • Carrying out marketing and outreach activities to promote the use of the Library.
  • Digitising of Parliamentary Publications
  • Coordinating data entry on the KOHA and Dspace Information Systems;
  • Coordinating the distribution of Library materials to constituency offices;
  • Organising, arranging and maintaining the physical setup of the newspaper collection and other periodicals;
  • Selective dissemination of information and Reader’s Advisory services;
  • Collection development — maintaining the order list from acquisition to the shelf;
  • Reference work in conjunction with the Library Assistants; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time-to-time

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 School Cedificate;
  • A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Library and Information Studies or related field from a recognised institution of higher learning;
  • Post graduate qualification involving electronic and/or digital information management will be an added advantage; and
  • Minimum of five (5) years working experience in a relevant field

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Applications, with detailed curriculum vitae, clearly indicating three (3) traceable referees, including their contact details, should be submitted and addressed to:

The Hon. Mr Speaker
National Assembly
Parliament Buildings
P. O. Box 31299
LUSAKA

The closing date of receipt of applications is 16th March, 2018.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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