Faculty Librarian

  • Permanent
  • Published: 
  • Market related
  • Non EE/AA

Faculty Librarian


NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY (Mahikeng Campus) DVC: Teaching and Learning LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICE POSITION NUMBER N000101 VACANCY: Faculty Librarian PEROMNES: 9 The purpose of this position is to provide a general and subject-specific information service to library users, including in-depth assistance to postgraduate students, researchers and academic staff; to provide instruction and assistance in identifying, evaluating, and interpreting appropriate information sources to become independent information users; to market library services and sources; to identify and recommend relevant information sources for acquisition in collaboration with academic staff, to support research, teaching and learning.



  • Create and maintain LibGuides
  • Liaison with academic staff and researchers
  • Administrative duties
  • Information Literacy Training
  • Collection building regarding sources (printed and electronic)

ENQUIRIES:  Hendra Pretorius            016-910-3173

                                      BENEFITS:  Attractive study benefits as well as the normal fringe benefits apply

                                 TO APPLY:                    Please visit our website, [Link Disabled]

The University subscribes to and applies the principles of the Employment Equity Act and is committed to transformation.

All applications will be processed in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

  • B. Lib, B. Inf, or B degree plus postgraduate qualification in Library and / or Information Science
  • 3 years’ relevant library experience
  • Membership to LIASA

Other competency requirements

  • Knowledge of printed and electronic sources as well as the search logic thereof
  • Knowledge and experience in cataloguing, classification / indexing
  • Advanced level of computer literacy with sound knowledge of MS Office, Groupwise and web technology
  • Knowledge of the latest developments regarding information technology, especially digitization
  • Knowledge of and insight into the academic structure and research activities on the campus
  • Research and analytical skills
  • The ability to liaise with assigned academic departments on all library matters
  • Demonstration of language proficiency in order to function optimally in the various multilingual environments of the NWU
  • Strong inclination towards client services
  • Good judgement and decision making skills