Re-Advertising Principal Librarian Vacancy; Learning Resources Management At Rhodes University
Please note that this appointment will be made in line with the requirements of the Employment Equity Act of RSA and the University’s recruitment and selection policies and equity strategies.
In terms of Immigration Legislation (Act No. 13 of 2002 & Regulations), international staff members (non-SA citizens) have to comply with the provisions of the Act. This therefore means that the period of employment in respect of non-RSA citizens will be guided by the validity period of the work permit. In line with legislation governing employment of foreign nationals, employment contracts will be offered on the basis that a development plan would be implemented for the transfer of skills to a South African resident. The onus is on candidates to ensure that they are in possession of a valid work permit before the commencement of employment at the University, failing which the employment with Rhodes University will be terminated.
The position identifies, negotiates for, and promotes the development, discoverability, visibility and accessibility of the Rhodes University Library’s subscribed to, and free information resources. In addition, this position is responsible for the optimal expenditure of the Information Resources budget.
As part of the Library Management team, the Principal Librarian: Learning Resources Management manages and develops the University’s collections including the provision of training, support, guidance and advocacy.
To contribute to development and innovation in technical services in the Rhodes University Library Services.
Education And Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science (NQF level 8) OR a 3-year Degree, plus a 1-year Post-Graduate Library Diploma (NQF level 8) plus approximately 4 years’ relevant experience where such experience includes: –
- Having worked in a computerised academic and/or research library
- At least 4 years’ previous experience in a collection development and management role where the experience includes knowledge of licencing and transformative agreements
- Previous exposure to IT applications and electronic library & information tools
- At least 3 years’ supervision experience
For additional information in respect of the job requirements, please refer to the job profile. It is essential that prospective candidates read the job profile of this post and ensure that all relevant documentation is submitted.
VERY IMPORTANT: All applications should be submitted online. Candidates should submit the following documentation:
- The Rhodes University application form,
- A letter of motivation which clearly describes their suitability for the post they are applying for,
- A comprehensive CV,
- Certified copies of relevant educational qualification
Failure to submit such documentation will result in an application not being considered.
Please examine the Job Profile which is accessible on the Rhodes University website.
The selection process that will be followed for this post including the process of short-listing, the interview etc, is contained in the document above. The Full Minimum Requirements against which candidates are to be measured are outlined in the requirements document.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the interview date.
If you have any questions or experiencing challenges with submitting your application, please contact Ms Busi Nelana on 046 603 8043.
Remuneration (Grade 15):
Basic Salary Provident Fund: R577 614
Cost to Company Approximately: R749 488
All applications will be treated in strict confidence. This post is a permanent post, but the University may opt to appoint on a fixed term contract of not less than 3 years. The University reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post.
Applicants need to note that Rhodes University introduced a Covid-19 vaccine mandate with effect from January 2022. Candidates who may be invited to attend interviews on campus as well as staff need to conform to the requirements of the vaccine mandate which necessitate the presentation of a vaccine certificate.
If an applicant is not contacted within 30 days from the closing date, please consider such an application unsuccessful.