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NWU

Town:

Potchefstroom

Position:

Library Assistant

Experience Needed:

Minimum requirements · Grade 12 (NQF level 4) or a Certificate (NQF level 4) in Library and/or Information Science. · A minimum of 1 year’s experience working in an academic library. RECOMMENDATION / ADDED ADVANTAGE: · Experience in client service.

Requirements:

KEY FUNCTIONAL/ TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: · Must be computer literate. · Ability to master the library management system. · Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC). BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: · Good communications · Problem Solver · Client Support · Able to operate cash register.

Duties Include:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Reserved and Prescribed Books: Liaise with Facility about prescribed books and books that need to be reserved. Collect books from the shelves and/or recall books that are checked out. Prepare books for the Reserved and Prescribed books collections. Make changes to the relevant records in the Library Management System. Issue, check in and reshelve reserved and prescribed books. 2. General services and services at Circulation Desk: Register users. Issue, check in and renew library material. Give general catalogue assistance and help with the location of books on the shelves. Assist with bookings of seminar rooms. Book sources in use on request of users. Supply books for document delivery and interlibrary loans. Identify damaged books and send for binding or weeding. Shelve books and do shelf reading as required. 3. Financial management of cash register: Accept cash for fines. Handle transactions for Referencing Guides. Handle transactions of visitors to the library. Send money received to Ferdinand Postma library. 4. Collection Development: Make suggestions to Senior Librarian regarding gaps in the collection. Inform staff of new editions of reserved and prescribed books. 5. Ad Hoc: Assist with library projects. Assist with any other tasks as requested by Senior Librarian or Manager: Information Services. Weekend and after-hours duties when required.

Additional Info:

ENQUIRIES REGARDING JOB CONTENT MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mrs Martha Van Der Walt, Tel: 018 299 1577 ENQUIRIES REGARDING RECRUITMENT PROCESS MAY BE DIRECTED TO: Mr Zenyo Seboko, Tel: 018 299 4951 CLOSING DATE: 19 May 2024 PLANNED COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES: As soon as possible

Starting Date:

June 3, 2024

Date Created:

May 16, 2024

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