Senior Assistant Systems Librarian at Karatina University – May 2024

Senior Assistant Systems Librarian

Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 87,080 by Kshs. 3,404/= to Kshs. 124,524/=

Job Description for Senior Assistant Systems Librarian

  • Should be conversant with Library Management Systems (KOHA) and Digital Repository (DSpace);
  • Familiar with standards appropriate to library applications such as MARC21 (Machine-readable cataloging), HTML, SQL, MySQL, Z39.50, UNIX language, and LINUX operating system;
  • Familiarity with formulation and implementation of policies, procedures, manuals, particularly in the area of systems development;
  • Maintain digital repository and resources;
  • Maintain system’s backups, security, and contingency plans to ensure continuity;
  • Supervise the provision of technical support and routine/ad-hock maintenance of computer hardware and software systems at the library;
  • Maintain library social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and library website;
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, oral (make effective oral presentations), and written communication skills;
  • In addition, provide electronic information and any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

Job Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • At least seven (7) years relevant work experience.
  • Good knowledge of Information Communication Technology.
  • Membership registration to a relevant professional body.
  • Master’s Degree is an added advantage

Submit Your Application

All applicants are required to submit their applications online through the jobs portal link ( available on the University website (under the careers section). In addition, applicants MUST submit a continuously scanned copy of the application via email ([email protected]) with the subject clearly stating the job title and the reference number (e.g. Lecturer – Linguistics (KarU/HR/LEC/2024). The application should contain a detailed curriculum vitae indicating academic qualifications, professional experience, leadership and management roles, membership of professional associations, email address and telephone contacts, evidence of publications and research grants, copies of academic certificates and other relevant documents.

Interested applicants should submit their applications and address their correspondences to the undersigned so as to be received on or before Monday 27th May, 2024.


The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101



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