Deputy Librarian

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Deputy Librarian :

  • Filabusi
  • Full Time

Job Summary

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

Gwanda State University is an equal opportunities employer. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As a matter of policy, all applicants are expected to have passes in Ordinary Level English Language and Mathematics.


Deputy Librarian (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in the defining, development of library policies, implementation of strategic goals and objectives of the library.
Oversee overall library operations in terms of staffing, reports and operationalization of library strategic plans.
Participate in University administration and various Committees.
Engage/negotiate with e-resources service providers.
Working closely with Deans of Faculties and Information and Communication Technology Department to ensure easy access to electronic resources and research support services for teaching, learning, research, and administrative activities of the University.
Recommending new technologies in order to improve library services .
Coordinating the implementing of all the Library training programmes including Information Literacy Skills, Marketing Services, and Institutional Research Output.
Assisting in mobilising resources for the library.
Assisting in managing risks in the Library.
Supervising staff and conducting periodic staff performance evaluations.

Qualifications and Experience

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science.
A first degree in Library and Information Science is a MUST.
Membership to a relevant professional Library and Information Science body.
Evidence of research publications in Library and Information Science.
Experience and Qualities
Have at least three (3) years post Master’s Degree qualification experience in a University Library setting at an Assistant Librarian or Sub-Librarian position.
Demonstrable evidence of exposure to international Library and Information Science field.
Have knowledgeable and proficiency in the application of current ICTs in library and information services delivery.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with various constituencies as a team player.
Good leadership, supervisory, digital literacy and communication skills.

How to Apply

Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. The information on salary and other benefits will be made available to the short-listed candidates.


Soft copies in a single continuous PDF file of each of the following: application letter, certified copies of educational and professional certificates, national identity card, birth certificate and curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications and previous employment and experience, present salary, date of availability, telephone number, email address, names and addresses of three referees including email addresses should be sent to [email protected] or hand delivered to:

Deputy Registrar

Human Resources Section

Gwanda State University

Epoch Mine Campus

P O Box 30


The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 17 September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Gwanda State University

Gwanda State University is a state higher education institution that is in Gwanda, Zimbabwe. The university is temporarily at the former Epoch Mine in Gwanda whilst construction takes place. The ma...

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