Library Manager : Durban

Core functions:

  • Promote the role of the library and the range of resources students can access and to support inquiry and develop information literacy across all year levels and all curriculum areas.
  • Provide strategic direction to the library staff, to motivate and monitor staff performance, to make strategic decisions that will positively impact the organisation.
  • Be knowledgeable of library services and be able to answer and record reference questions.
  • Maintain open membership and communication with professional organizations necessary to the success and advancement of services provided in the library.
  • Establish and monitor day-to-day systems and workflows in library by ensuring all material are catalogues in accordance to the relevant standards.
  • Manage an updated record keeping of statistics and usage records and be responsible for the evaluation of library standards and services.
  • Undertake budget tasks by managing and monitoring the library budget in accordance with the colleges best practice.
  • Maintaining records of all purchases and requisitions.
  • Prepare and present regular reports that focus on the library’s support for teaching and learning, highlighting significant development areas and identifying future needs.
  • Ensuring staff comply with the rules set out by the institution and management.
  • Provide high quality resources, including e-resources, that meet the reading and information needs of the college.
  • Ensure the Library has a balanced, up-to-date collection of print and online resources that meet users’ needs.


A relevant Library Science Degree.

Experience and skills:

  • 3 – 4 years library work experience and/or training
  • 6 months – 1 years library managerial experience

Skills and competencies:

  • Library Software experience
  • Financial Management – Departmental Budget
  • Communication Skills -Must be able to speak confidently and demonstrate professionalism
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Internet and Email) and database application skills
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality

Additional requirements:

  • Must be able to work during weekends/evenings on rotation as and when requested.

To apply:

All applicants are to kindly fill and forward the employment application form and their CV’s to by no later than 18th July 2019. Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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