Librarian – Reference Services Career Jobs – National Library of Uganda

Job Title:       Librarian-Reference Services
Organisation: National
Library of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Salary Scale:
U4-Lower (7,216,087 – 9,582,418 p.a)
About US:
The National Library
of Uganda was established by the National Library Act, 2003. This Act repealed
the Public Libraries Act, 1964 which had established the Public Libraries
Board. The Board had been charged with the responsibility of establishing,
equipping, managing and maintaining libraries in Uganda. Following the
enactment of the Local Governments Act, 1997, this responsibility was
decentralized to the local governments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Selection of Information materials based on the user needs and
  • Creation and maintenance of information access tools such as
    catalogues, indexes, abstracts, and databases;
  • Providing user services such as literature searches, CAS, SDI,
  • Photocopy and internet services;
  • Receiving and clearing all new acquisitions in the library;
  • Data entry into database such as KOHA system, spine labeling and
    proper shelving;
  • Electronic Information Resources provision to users;
  • Ensure proportionate use of the library computers and the internet
    services in general
  • Registration of library users and maintenance of receipt books;
  • Special responsibility for General Reference and Special
  • Charging and discharging of library reference materials.;
  • Perform any other duties as signed.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Library and Information
    Science (BLIS) from a recognized institution
  • At least three years of working experience in a reputable Library
  • Computer literacy skills 
 How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications,
enclosing an updated curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates,
academic transcripts, and evidence of seniority and naming three referees, one
of whom should be library and information professional should be addressed to:
The Chairperson
National Library Board,
P.O. Box 4262
Or E-mail to: /  (Applications
submitted electronically must be followed by a telephone call at +256 414
233633 to ensure that they have been received.)
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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