Library Assistant

Recruiter / Employer: Mount Kenya University(MKU)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Mount Kenya University(MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education, serving both private and Government sponsored students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as its Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) Centre’s located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with the following qualifications:

Qualifications (Education, Skills and Experience)

  • Diploma in Library and Information Science or Archives & Records Management or its equivalent from recognized institution.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a comparable position


  • Verify bibliographical details of Library materials
  • Shelf read and weed Library materials
  • Classify Library materials
  • Undertake acquisition of Library materials
  • Verify pro-forma invoices against order cards
  • Circulate published catalogues to departments
  • Supervise filling and updating of Library records
  • Educate library users.
  • Undertake short loan reservations
  • Receive and record journals in card indices
  • Key in new acquisitions and user’s data into the computer
  • Analyse library statistics.
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