Information Systems Librarian

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)

  • A Master’s degree in Technology Option
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience at a comparable position.

Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans, implements and evaluates the present and future automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for implementation to the Library administration
  • Management of E-resources, platforms and relevant software for access to e-content by students and staff
  • Coordinate, Library wide training on use of automated systems, creating in house documentation as needed
  • Manage the daily operations of the Library automated systems and workstations, remaining on call at all times
  • Integration of the Library’s automation and communication systems, including the innovative interfaces system, LANs, Web server, Internet access, telecommunications and related evolving systems
  • Design and maintain the library website as a marketing tool for library operations and services
  • Develop and recommend policy and procedures for use of computers and computer systems
  • Installs and configures computer hardware and software
  • Oversees training and instruction of library users on computer services and evaluates performance
  • Keeps current of all new technological procedures, processes and equipment in the Library
  • Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares reports
  • Monitors all system functions and is responsible for proper operations
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Technology Option
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience at a comparable position.
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