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Library Assistant (PIDG/LA1)

Date Posted
12th October 2017
Library & Records Management
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Coordinator, Research and Information, the Library Assistant provides paraprofessional support in the organisation and dissemination of library resources and services to satisfy the information needs of users.

Job Description

Key Outputs

  • Users' requests satisfied
  • Resources shelved
  • Tours conducted
  • Exhibitions mounted
  • Reports Submitted
  • Key Responsibilities



  • Provides research and information services to library users
  • Participates in the shelving and storage of Rare Books and DDRR resources in adherence to classification schemes, rules and standards conducive to the retrieval and preservation of the collection
  • Maintains systems/records/databases (User Registration, Jottings)
  • Registers library patrons and issues library patrons
  • Performs routine shelf reading activities to maintain orderliness in collections
  • Participates in the selection and addition of items to the H/N and B/N clippings
  • Participates in search activities and reports missing items
  • Contributes to the organization of the collection to facilitate access
  • Participates in the rearrangement of shelves to accommodate collection growth
  • Verifies the accuracy of resources received from the Cataloguing Department
  • Verifies the accuracy of lettering of resources returned from the Bindery
  • Conducts library tours
  • Participates in outreach activities
  • Prepares monthly progress reports


Performance Standards

  • Users’ requests satisfied within specified time
  • Users’ requests satisfied according to agreed standards
  • Resources shelved within specified time
  • Resources shelved according to agreed standards
  • Resources accessioned within specified time
  • Exhibition mounted to agreed standards
  • Reports completed within specified time


Core Competencies

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Customer & Quality Focus
  • Team Work & Cooperation


Functional Competencies

  • Research and Reference Skills
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Database Management
  • Records Management
  • Information Communication Technology


Minimum education and experience

  • Library Technical Certification with pass in English Language
  • Secondary Level Education to include passes in CAPE History and or English Literature One (1) years experience as a Library Assistant


Special conditions associated with the job

  • Dusty environment
  • Required to work outside of normal working hours to include Saturday and or Sunday


Salary scale $557,153 - $662,280 p.a.


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