Job opening: Assistant Librarian

Job Title:       Assistant Librarian

Department:  Office of the Commandant (OOC)

Reports To:   Head Librarian




To assist in the management of the library at the Centre to provide a state of the art services to faculty, students and staff.


Main Duties

  1. Assist to implement library and information policies and procedures.
  2. Assist in managing convenient, accessible library and information services.
  3. Prepare routine reports related to library and information services, technology, resources and activities.
  4. Update both printed and electronic information resources.
  5. Catalogue books and other information resources.
  6. Assist in the collection of books, periodical and journals.
  7. Ensure efficient retrieval by users.
  8. Maintain a friendly and inviting learning environment and promote the enjoyment of reading.
  9. Provide instruction to users on search strategies.
  10. Locate materials and answers questions of users.
  11. Assist in the development of long range/strategic library goals and applications.
  12. Perform related duties as required by librarian.



Minimum Requirements

Educational Qualification/Experience

A Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science or information studies from an accredited institution. Professional certification is desirable. At least 5 years working experience in an academic or university library. Membership of Ghana Library Association (GLA) is desirable. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.


Technical Competencies

  1. Library policies, procedures, methods,
  2. Ethics and professional standards
  3. A variety of information database systems
  4. T. including the ability to operate a computerized library
  5. Knowledge of the organization and structure of the library
  6. Knowledge in KOHA Library Management system
  7. Cataloguing and classification of library resources.
  8. MARC 21
  9. Project Management
  10. Research methodology


Supervisory Competencies

  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal, presentation, and communication skills



Personal Attributes

  • Organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics



Interested applicants are kindly requested to send their CV together with 3 references and a professional work portfolio by e-mail to not later than 9 August, 2022.

Please indicate the job tile clearly in the cover letter; otherwise your application may not be considered. Applicants will be short-listed based on their qualifications and relevant work experience. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

KAIPTC is an equal opportunity employer.