Librarian Wanted At Varsity College

Sandton, GautengPermanent

Campus/Business Unit: 
Varsity College Sandton

Direct Reporting Line: 
Vice Principal Academic

Job Purpose:

Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, is a registered private higher education institution.

The Sandton campus is seeking a Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Library Administration
  • Manage the routine operation of the inter library loans and requests service
  • Controls periodicals
  • Maintains collections for the library
  • Distributes material for cataloguing
  • Liaises with academic operations to ensure lecturers have all the academic material they require for presenting lectures
  • Ensures The Independent Institute of Education policies and procedures are adhered to

Provision of Information Services and User Information

  • Conduct class visits and live interactive training session for students and lecturers
  • Assists students with referencing
  • Trains students and lecturers on how to use the library databases
  • Conducts presentations for Student Information / Digital Literacy Classes and Lecturer Information Sessions
  • Provides assignment support to lecturers and students
  • Provides guidance to students on academic writing and referencing styles
  • Addresses user enquiries

Library Resources Marketing

  • Designs posters and library packs to market library resources on the campus
  • Arranges monthly displays according to the calendar set out by the National Librarian and the Student Relations Manager
  • Promotes library resources

General Administration

  • Maintains records for payment of invoices
  • Monitor the performance of all functions of library automated library systems
  • Updates new books on the Sirsi Dynix to ensure accurate record keeping
  • Recruit and train student assistants


  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Best suited to a friendly, organised person who works accurately and is able to handle pressure
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Time management skills
  • Digital literacy skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Information Science or B. BIBL Degree.
  • Postgraduate or Honours qualification advantageous.
  • Must have Professional registration with LIASA

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ library experience in an Academic library

Working Conditions:

  • Non EE/AA position
  • Reliable transportation required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Academic library: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelors (Required)


  • Sandton, Gauteng (Preferred)


  • LIASA (Required)
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