Job Opening: University of Cape Town Libraries - Information Services Librarian

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for this permanent position at UCT Libraries. The Brand van Zyl Law Library is a busy branch library serving the needs of the Law Faculty.

• Academic qualifications and experience
o An LLB degree plus PGDipLIS plus one year relevant experience in an academic or research environment
o A first degree with law subjects plus PGDipLIS OR BBibl plus two years’ relevant experience in an academic or research environment
• A high level of reference and information services skills
• A high level working knowledge of electronic information resources
• A high level of Information Literacy skills and instruction experience
• Sound interpersonal skills and client service orientation
• A high level of computer literacy
• Good planning and organising skills
• Ability to work independently
• Evidence of being a team player
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure, show initiative and multi-task.

• Experience in a legal environment would be advantageous
• Knowledge of legal electronic information resources
• A good understanding of trends and developments in scholarly communication.

Key responsibilities:
• Providing reference and research support services
• Providing instruction in the use of subject/discipline information resources to staff and students
• Liaison with relevant academic departments
• Collection development and maintenance
• Providing access to the collections through web-and print-based access tools.
Please note that this post involves evening and weekend work.

The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is between R345 813 and R406 792.

To apply, please e-mail the completed UCT Application form (HR201), motivation letter and all other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, clearly indicating “Information Service Librarian” followed by the reference number in the subject line to Ms Melanie Falken at

The application form can be downloaded at

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7700

Telephone: +27 21 650 5764
Reference number: SR144/14
Closing date: 10 November 2014

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