Vacancy advertisement : Deputy University Librarian and Information Services

Mount Kenya University is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. We are seeking to recruit a competent, dynamic and ambitious professional to fill up the following vacant position;


This position reports to the University Librarian and Information Services and will be responsible for providing efficient circulation services to all library users.


  • An applicant must possess a PhD degree or Master’s Degree in Library Studies or information Science or its equivalent.
  • Have five (5) years continuous work experience post-graduation, three (3) of which must be in Senior Management in a university library.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, professional competence and administrative ability in the overall management of a university library.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Familiar with Commission for University Education, Standards and Guidelines for University Libraries in Kenya.
  • Proven knowledge of Information Technology
  • Valid member of Kenya Library Association.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Participates in library development plans.
  •  Prepares annual work plans and budgets.
  •  Implements policies that relate to library matters and staff management
  • Research on library matters.
  • Manages selection, collection, acquisition, organization and maintenance of library information materials and databases.
  • Ensures daily stock management
  • Ensures lending, reference and referral services are delivered in a timely manner
  • Production of periodic reports networking and partnership.
  • Participates in developing policies and Quality Assurance.
  • Oversees marketing and promotion of library services
  • Ensure maintenance of a conducive reading environment.
  • Enhancing the use of Information Communication Technology.
  • Organize book events.
  • Source for donors/partners to support library activities.
  • Oversee reference and referral services.
  • Manage revenue collection and remittance.
  • Oversee Management of e- resources.
  • Oversee the management and operation of the University bookshop(s).
  • Perform duties as may be assigned from time to time by University Librarian and Information services.

Additional Skills:

  • Good command of MS-Office,
  • Library Information Systems,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Public and Customer Relations skills,
  • Report Writing Skills,
  • Management Skills and Integrity

How to Apply:

Each application should be accompanied with an up to date and detailed Curriculum Vitae.

Applications should be addressed to;

The Human Resource Director,

Mount Kenya University,

Main Campus, General Kago Road,

P.O. Box 342-01000.

Thika, Kenya.


  • Applications should be clearly marked for the position applied for.
  • Electronic applications can be sent in PDF format by email to
  • Applications must be submitted on or before 20th May, 2019.

Terms of service are provided for as per Mount Kenya University scheme of service

  • Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer:
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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