Librarian II: (P8) (Library & Information Centre: Archives & Special Collections

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, Cnr Kingsway & University Roads, Auckland Park, 2092 View on Map
  • @University of Johannesburg posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Sep 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference Advert reference: uj_000226
  • Centre Doornfontein Campus
  • Enquiries
    ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE JOB CONTENT: Sipho Zulu at (011) 559 6882 Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Alinah Malebatsi (011) 559 3885
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output. Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal) If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to [email protected] If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email [email protected] Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments. In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Description

Minimum requirements: Degree in Library and Information Science, Archival Science, Knowledge Management or equivalent qualification and 3 to 5 years’ experience working in library or archives. OR a Master’s degree in History with 2 years’ experience in Archives or libraries. Experienced professional librarian who has rendered information services or has assisted researchers. OR a researcher who has done postgraduate research work using archival material. Good writing skills in the English language. Knowledge about paper conservation, preservation and the storage of rare books. Experience in book selection. Competencies and Behavioural Attributes: Strong interpersonal relationships Decision making skills Computer skills Supervisory skills Efficiency in English and comprehension in Afrikaans reading (related to materials in our collections) Innovative and A team player Recommendations: Collection management experience. Knowledge of English, Afrikaans/German/French or a Northern Sotho language. Experience in exhibitions/the care of and indexing of objects. Knowledge of the auction system of buying special collection materials Experience in the field of Libraries and Archives and a good understanding of documented heritage Job description: Select rare books to buy according to the special niche. Participate in online auctions of rare books. Responsible for the shelving and preservation of rare books. Manage the covering of book jackets, special covers for storage, climate control and restoration of books. Co-ordinate stocktaking and shelf-reading programmes. Render client services for researchers visiting archives and compile information for virtual users. Compile or edit inventories of archival material and special collections. Write articles for the website to promote books and submit articles for the Library Newsletter. Submit material for an online exhibition.

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