UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN - University of Zambia

PURPOSE: Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and as a Principal Officer, shall be responsible for the development, control, management and coordination of library Services in the university in line with the requirements of the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 and the policies and procedures approved by the University Council.


  • Provide vision, leadership and management for the operations of the library.
  • Develop, implement, supervise and evaluate the library’s long term and short term strategic plans, programmes, and services, in support of the university mission and goals.
  • Develop, interpret and implement library policies and procedures.
  • Manage library resources, including developing plans for the allocation and reallocation of resources between main library and branch libraries; supervise the maintenance of physical infrastructure.
  • Formulate and implement a strong evolving programme of public services to facilitate access to information resources.
  • Plan and supervise the acquisition, classification, cataloguing, shelving, and circulation of the library materials and maintenance of records concerning their issue and return related matters.
  • Ensure an efficient and effective management and development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services within the library
  • Encourage and support diversity in the work place.
  • Prepare and control the library budget and expenditures.


  • Minimally qualified for entry into University.
  • Minimum of Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • PhD in Library and Information Studies will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of (10) years relevant working experience in an academic library.
  • Membership with a professional organisation.
The position of University Librarian is a performance-based contractual job and the successful candidate will be offered an attractive and competitive remuneration package.


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications as given, should apply enclosing a detailed curriculum vitae including a current telephone number, photocopies of educational and professional certificates and three traceable names and addresses of professional referees. Applications to be sent to:
The Vice-Chancellor,
University of Zambia,
P O Box 32379,
Closing date: 29th July, 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The University of Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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