Position Summary

Campus: Doornfontein Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development, and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for societal impact in the context of the changing social, political, and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The UJ Library IT Department is setting the benchmark in South Africa when it comes to Library systems and desktop support.
  • Actively develops and maintains the relationship and partnership of the library with the Faculty/Departments in support of information service and research support.
  • Manages client relationships to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Liaises, networks, and collaborates with all stakeholders of the faculty, peers and the community.
  • Facilitates a relevant and effective information service to the Faculty/Departments by taking responsibility.
  • Performs subject specific searches.
  • Keeps abreast with relevant resources, new developments, technologies, and trends to advise and propose the most suitable choice of material in all formats.
  • Partners with the Faculty to embed personalised assistance to staff and students to embed subject course content within the curriculum and specific courses.
  • Keeps abreast with new developments, technologies and trends regarding specific subjects/courses, their curricula, etc.
  • Embeds with the Faculty’s/Departments’ specific subject developments and curricula.
  • Delivers current awareness and alerting services for the faculty according to subjects, profiles, and needs.
  • Provides additional services/methods to keep clients Informed.
  • Builds, manages, and maintains a dynamic, balanced, relevant subject specific collection (print and electronic) of information resources in collaboration with the academics in the faculty.
  • Provides regular reports to the faculty on the status of service delivery.
  • Creates and maintains appropriate and accurate working files.
  • Compiles accurate library reports e.g. monthly reports and reviews and keeps accurate statistics.
  • Participates in Library and professional surveys, e.g. LibQual.

Minimum requirements

  • A degree in Library and Information Science or an equivalent (NQF 7)
  • 5 years’ experience in an academic library
  • Post-graduate studies (e.g. Honours or masters’ degree) are desirable to understand the research process better to support the researcher accordingly.
  • Three years’ experience within all functions of the library of which one year supervisory or managerial experience.
  • Subject specific and general knowledge.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Knowledge of information resources in various formats, and the retrieval thereof.
  • Knowledge of information training, presentation and evaluation methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of marketing methods/procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research process and its methodology.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures and processes.
  • Knowledge to manage and operate library systems, various social media, mobile and other device applications.
  • Knowledge and practical use of Microsoft packages – products relevant to job profile.
  • Knowledge of copyright legislation.
  • Client and service focused.
  • Balanced relationship skills, taking the South African culture of diversity into consideration.
  • Responsible, reliable, accountable, and dedicated to professional conduct and ethics.
  • Advanced information retrieval skills in all information formats.
  • Advanced training / mentoring and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Language proficiency.
Enquiries regarding the job content: Mr K A Chinyama on Tel: (011) 559-6333
Enquiries regarding remuneration & benefits: Mrs Nozuko Mazibuko (HCM Business Partner) on Tel: (011) 559-4690


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email ujsupport@pnet.co.za

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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