Library Assistant

Job vacancy

Application Status: Actively Recruiting
Reference code: TSOSJ/HR/ACDM/GS/01/23
Application Deadline: 03 Feb, 2023
Are you interested in working with a software-based library management system? Do you want to work in an environment where everyone is inspired to read new books or improve their information literacy skills? Are you an excellent communicator and attentive to details? Does it sound like we’re talking about you? … Keep reading!
Who You Are
  • A computer literate person with great keyboard skills and internet surfing skills
  • A passionate individual who loves working with children and supporting them in library service
  • Someone with a growth mindset.
  • You go to sleep at night dreaming about creative ways of improving school library operations that are efficient.
What you’ll do
  • Assist in the library circulation, shelving, cataloging, and enforcing library rules
  • Assist with the Library’s annual stock taking
  • Shelve items in accurate Dewey decimal classification and /or alphabetical order to complete regular shelf checking.
  • Assist in managing overdue payments using the library software programs correctly and submitting them on time.
  • Ensure that the bell time rings on time as per the school timetable
  • Assist in book covering and repairs as per library procedure
  • Taking covers for Librarian when sick or otherwise unavailable.
What we’re looking for
  • A Tanzanian holder with a Diploma in Library Management from an accredited institution within East Africa.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Skilled person on library software such as Oliver, KOHA and LIM
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative individual, charming, and a lifelong learner willing to discover new ways of managing modern libraries.

Why us?
  • An opportunity to use your talents and expertise to fight poverty through education and make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of students in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • A flexible and supportive community of international and local employees.
  • Ample opportunities for career progression and development.
  • Mid-morning tea and lunch (during working days).
  • Safe and reliable transport to and from school.

Interested in applying?

If you feel you meet the criteria for this position, please fill out the application form and upload your completed form along with your CV and cover letter to the form on this page.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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