Sub Librarian : Midlands State University MSU Midlands State University MSU

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following post:



The Sub Librarian shall be responsible for the development, implementation and management of information services. The Sub Librarian acts as the team leader in developing, implementing and assessing information literacy curriculum, reference and user information advisory services in both print and electronic environments in line with the University’s Education 5.0 obligations.

Duties and Responsibilities


Develops Information literacy skills curriculum and is responsible for Information Literacy Skills training and orientation of new students.
Identifies, plans and coordinates training programs for staff and students in accessing library resources.
Identifies new trends in the Information Services field and recommends new technologies.
Providing support to academic staff and researchers engaged in research data management planning in liaison with the Research Support Librarian
Identifies Open Access and subscription-based resources relevant to the university curricular.
Provides virtual or in-person research consultations to faculty, researchers, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
Takes account of innovations and new developments and integrate them into service provision wherever appropriate.
Manages and supervises effective marketing of library services and resources in all the branch libraries.
Develops standard operating procedures and policies.
Overseas the general maintenance of all Campus library facilities and equipment.
Responsible for library resource mobilization.

Qualifications and Experience


Applicants must be holders of a Master of Science Degree in Library & Information Science.
BSc Degree in Library and Information Science.
Any other Degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Science.
At least three (3) years post qualification experience in a university library at Assistant/ Senior Assistant Librarian level.

How to Apply

*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s) and names and email addresses of three referees to:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resources)

Midlands State University

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format. Closing date for applications is 6 May 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

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