Librarian : Durban

Core purpose:

The Library Assistant will be responsible for providing traditional library services for the entire MANCOSA Library Users, to organise the library materials and make them available to students.

To efficiently carry out various library services and functions and to ensure that both students and staff are assisted in an effective manner.

Core functions:

  • Assist in the processing of library resources using LIBWIN
  • Facilitates access of library resources to students and staff: through face to face, emails and telephone
  • Maintains order in the library and enforce library rules and regulations
  • Instructs Mancosa staff and students on the use of computers, photocopiers, and related library resources, access to internet and WI-FI
  • Assist students with uploading assignments and access to past year examination papers
  • Assists with circulation of library resources amongst staff
  • Research Support – assists students with literature searches and training students on the use of appropriate resources


BBIL, Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies.


Minimum one years’ experience working in academic library.

Job related knowledge and skills:

  • Computer skills
  • Ability to use library catalogs, indexes tools, and services
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Excellent human relations skills
  • Ability to work in a team and individually

Additional requirements:

  • Must be adaptable to changing work hours
  • Must be willing to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays

To apply:

All applicants are to kindly fill and forward the employment application form and their CV’s to by no later than 22nd February 2020. Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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