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Library Assistant (PIDG/LA 2)

Date Posted
15th November 2017
Library & Records Management
Job Type
Not Vacant
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the direct Supervision of the Senior Librarian, the incumbent assists in the processing and organizing of all incoming materials necessary to satisfy user demand.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Sorts and indexes periodicals received;
  • Maintains visible index;
  • Accessions incoming material;
  • Places books on shelves according to class number;
  • Cuts, mounts and assigns subject headings to newspaper clippings;
  • Photocopies and scans materials on behalf of clients;
  • Records statistics on the Question and Answer Service Project, Access to Information and other user information for the generation of reports;
  • Mounts exhibitions, in house, Agricultural shows and conferences;
  • Provides information to visitors.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies


  • Good knowledge of library technical operations (accessioning, cataloguing, circulation)
  • Good knowledge of CDs/ ISIS WINISIS cataloguing database
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite



  • Good knowledge of the Ministry’s operations
  • Good knowledge of the operations of Government
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good teamwork and cooperation skills
  • Good client relations skills
  • Good management of external relationships


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Certificate in Library Technical Assistance or equivalent;
  • Four (4) CXC or GCE “O” Level subjects inclusive of English Language and a numeric subject;
  • At least one (1) years’ experience as a Library Assistant.


Special Condition Associated with the Job

  • Working environment involves possible exposure to dust.


Salary range $700,634 – $832,833 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.


Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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