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Vacancy: Assistant Librarian
The objective of this position is to meet the needs of the library by presenting a positive image of the library by delivering friendly, courteous and efficient service to users.

  • A holder of a Diploma in Library and Information Science from a recognized Institution.
  • Other library training and experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in library work with integrated library systems is preferred.
  • Knowledge of communication trends and technology. Working knowledge of computer hardware and software systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and Library of Congress Classification System preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with good organizational and communication skills.

  • Maintaining a high degree of customer service at all times.
  • Circulation desk duties: including but not limited to:
    • a. Checking-in, checking-out, renewing and reserving library materials.
    • b. Registering and updating members.
  • Promotes Library events and programs to patrons.
  • Assists patrons looking for materials on the shelves, needing assistance at the Online Public Access Catalogues, reference computer workstations and circulation desk.
  • Performs light mends on library materials as time permits.
  • Maintains the general appearance of the public areas of the library; including but not limited to: display maintenance and tidying the reading areas.
  • Reads shelves on a regular basis, checking for items that are mis-shelved or in need of repair.
  • Provides Readers’ Advisory service to patrons.
  • Other lawful duties as assigned from time to time.

How to apply
Please send your applications to:

The Executive Director

Malawi Institute of Journalism

P O Box 30165

Blantyre 3



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