top of page
Share this Job:
Looking for a rewarding career in Uganda? Checkout the available  Kyambogo University jobs february 2024  today. Easily apply for current vacancies on, and get hired.

Deputy University Librarian job at Kyambogo University | Apply Now

Are you looking for Administrative jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Deputy University Librarian job at Kyambogo University

Kampala, Uganda



April 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The University that now sits on Banda Hill is one of Uganda’s largest public Universities established by the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001 and the Universities and Other Tertiary institutions (Establishment of Kyambogo University) instruments of 2003. It is a merger of the former Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).


Job Title

Deputy University Librarian job at Kyambogo University

Job Description

Kyambogo University is the second largest Public University in Uganda. Since its formation in 2003, the University has established itself as one of the leading Universities in Uganda offering a number of academic programmes in line with vocational education, teacher training, hands-on engineering, special needs training, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, entrepreneurship and management that meet the market demands and development needs of the Country. The Strategic Focus Areas of the University include: Teaching and Learning: Research, Innovation and Knowledge Generation; Physicalfrastructure, Facilities and ICT Development, Institutional evelopment and Strategic Marketing.
In order to achieve its mission and strategic goals, the University invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the Teaching positions in the disciplines listed hereunder on permanent terms.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Library Management: Assist the University Librarian in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the library, including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, interlibrary loans, and reference services.

  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, and initiatives to enhance library services, resources, and facilities in alignment with the university's goals and priorities.

  • Staff Supervision: Provide leadership and supervision to library staff, including librarians, paraprofessionals, and support personnel. Delegate tasks, set performance expectations, and provide training and professional development opportunities.

  • Collection Development: Collaborate with subject librarians and faculty to assess information needs, develop collection strategies, and acquire resources (e.g., books, journals, databases, multimedia) that support teaching, learning, and research.

  • Information Literacy: Promote information literacy initiatives and programs to help students, faculty, and researchers develop critical thinking skills, information literacy competencies, and effective research practices.

  • Technology Integration: Evaluate, implement, and support library technologies, systems, and platforms to enhance access to digital resources, streamline workflows, and improve user experience.

  • Research Support: Provide research support services, including bibliographic instruction, citation management, literature reviews, and scholarly communication support (e.g., open access publishing, copyright assistance).

  • User Services: Ensure high-quality user services by maintaining a welcoming and accessible library environment, responding to user inquiries and feedback, and addressing user needs effectively and efficiently.

  • Collaboration and Outreach: Foster collaborations and partnerships with academic departments, research centers, student organizations, and external stakeholders to promote library resources, services, and initiatives.

  • Budget and Resource Management: Assist in budget planning, financial management, and resource allocation for library acquisitions, subscriptions, facilities maintenance, and staff development activities.

  • Assessment and Evaluation: Monitor and assess library services, programs, and collections using quantitative and qualitative methods. Use assessment data to inform decision-making, improve services, and demonstrate library impact.

  • Professional Development: Stay current with developments in library science, information technology, scholarly communication, and higher education trends. Engage in professional development activities, attend conferences, and participate in relevant professional organizations.

Enroll for Tally Accounting Course

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) or a related field from an accredited institution is typically required. A doctoral degree may be preferred for some positions.

  • Experience: Several years of progressive experience in academic librarianship, including supervisory or management roles. Experience in a research university setting is preferred.

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership abilities to inspire, motivate, and empower staff, foster a culture of collaboration and innovation, and lead change initiatives.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders, present complex information clearly and persuasively, and represent the library in public forums.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, students, and external partners to achieve common goals and advance the mission of the library and the university.

  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical skills to assess complex issues, identify solutions, and make data-driven decisions. Ability to anticipate challenges, mitigate risks, and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Technology Proficiency: Proficiency in library technologies, information systems, and digital resources. Familiarity with library management systems, digital repositories, discovery tools, and emerging technologies.

  • Customer Focus: Commitment to providing excellent customer service and meeting the information needs of library users. Ability to empathize with diverse user groups and create inclusive and accessible library environments.

  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically, envision the future direction of the library, and develop innovative strategies and initiatives to support teaching, learning, and research in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices. Ability to promote diversity and cultural competence in library collections, services, and programming.

  • Professional Ethics: Adherence to professional ethics and standards of conduct established by library associations and academic institutions. Commitment to upholding intellectual freedom, privacy rights, and ethical principles in library operations.

  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to evolving priorities, technologies, and user needs. Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude and a focus on continuous improvement.

Enroll for CPA Uganda Course

How to Apply


Apply Now
Get a Professional CV


Increase your chances of getting hired with the perfect resume

Let us help you create a perfect CV and Cover Letter!

30% higher chance of getting a job

42% higher response rate from recruiter

Related Jobs
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Research Coordinator job at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration ( IDRC )

Administrative jobs


May 24, 2024

Research Coordinator job at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration ( IDRC )
Systems For Development (S4D)
Country Coordinator/Business Lead job at Systems For Development (S4D)

Administrative jobs


May 24, 2024

Country Coordinator/Business Lead job at Systems For Development (S4D)
Opportunity Bank
IT Database Administrator job at Opportunity Bank

Administrative jobs


May 22, 2024

IT Database Administrator job at Opportunity Bank
Opportunity Bank
IT Applications Administrator job at Opportunity Bank

Administrative jobs


May 22, 2024

IT Applications Administrator job at Opportunity Bank
Future Options Consulting
Technical Advisors Rule of Law, Democracy and Good Governance with GIZ job at Future Options Consulting Ltd

Administrative jobs


May 20, 2024

Technical Advisors Rule of Law, Democracy and Good Governance with GIZ job at Future Options Consulting Ltd
You may also Like!
Apply for Courses at UNICAF
Remote Jobs - Work From Home Jobs
bottom of page