Vacancy: Librarian

Date 21 Aug 2019
Company Princefield University College
Location Emerald Campus, Ho
Job Type Full-time
Industry Education

Job Description

Academic librarians are responsible for acquiring, organising, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users, particularly students and lecturers. Academic librarianship is a people-focused role, requiring individuals to manage learning resources while keeping the library users' needs in mind. Most academic librarians enjoy finding out more about a sector, subject area and helping others with their research.


  • Selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources

  • Answering readers' enquiries

  • Using library systems and specialist computer applications

  • Liaising with departmental academic staff, external organisations and suppliers

  • Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff, students, disabled students)

  • Managing budgets and resources

  • Supporting independent research and learning

  • Developing it facilities

  • Assisting readers to use computer equipment, conduct literature searches etc

  • Promoting the library's resources to users

Required Skills or Experience


  • Applicants should possess a master degree in Information Science  or  equivalent from a recognised institution, with a minimum of two (2) years relevant post-qualification work experience

  • Membership of a professional Library Association/Ghana Library Association or willingness to join a professional association is required

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite and IT packages including databases, library management system would be an advantage

  • Candidates must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills, qualities of a team player and the ability to establish understanding and rapport with colleagues


  • Confident individuals with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Strong it skills and familiarity with the use of databases and the internet

  • Team working and management skills

  • Assessment of resources and library users' needs

  • Presentation and verbal communication skills

  • Subject-specific knowledge (health and allied sciences) or expertise in a particular function, for example ict resources or resource ordering

How To Apply

Apply to

President and Chair

Centre for Health and Social Sciences

Private Mail Bag 52 Ministries

Accra, Ghana

or email to:

[email protected]

  • please include application letter and detailed CV only                   

  •  Closing date: 20th October 2014


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