Senior Library Assistant : Information Resource Management


Title of Position
Senior Library Assistant : Information Resource Management
Post Number
University of the Western Cape -> Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Innovation -> Library Services
Type of Position
Permanent – Full Time
Length of Contract Period

Main Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)

Closing Date
Role Clarification &
Key Performance Areas
The University of the Western Cape Library Services’ vision is to be a strategic partner recognised for our excellence in innovative and relevant library services. Our Library mission is to enrich the learning, teaching and research experience by providing relevant resources and expertise to enable academic success and enhance UWC’s standing.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for a Senior Library Assistant position in the Information Resource Management unit in the library.

This role is to perform various administrative and technical duties and tasks in the Information Resource Management unit and other library sections, with main responsibilities related to all aspects of the acquisition of library materials in all formats.
The key performance areas of the incumbent include the following:

Acquisition of library materials, in all formats
Accessioning of items
Participate in collection development and collection management activities
Provide second-level support at designated services points
Perform tasks as assigned by the library directorate

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements (Qualification and Experience)

Matric and five years’ relevant experience in an academic or comparable environment

A BLIS qualification or an equivalent qualification with one year’s relevant work experience.

Required competencies (skills, knowledge and behavioural attributes):

Understanding of library acquisition Operations
Knowledge of library management systems e.g. Alma and Primo
Experience in using databases and online catalogues
Good oral and written communication skills
Accuracy and attention to detail
Computer proficiency
The ability to work independently as well as in a team context
Good interpersonal relations.

In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756.

EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.