16 May 2018

National Library Jobs in Uganda : Librarian- Information, Research & Extension Services

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The National Library of Uganda was established by the National Library Act, 2003. This Act repealed the Public Libraries Act, 1964 which had established the Public Libraries Board. The Board had been charged with the responsibility of establishing, equipping, managing and maintaining libraries in Uganda. Following the enactment of the Local Governments Act, 1997, this responsibility was decentralized to the local governments.

Job Summary: The Librarian- Information, Research & Extension Services will be tasked with the establishment of possible opportunities of developing library services, promote libraries, and produce plans for developing library services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Conduct research through the internet for possible areas for pilot projects
  • Write Project proposals following guidelines by donor organizations discovered from the Internet and from NGO’s.
  • Produce publicity and promotional materials in form of fliers, newspaper articles, etc. for creating library awareness and promote use of the library.
  • Organize workshops for identified target groups for sensitization about library services and improvement of staff skills.
  • Visit operating public libraries to evaluate performance, and establish problems and management gaps that can be handled by NLU and report back to management to decide on action to be taken.
  • Give advice and guidance to those running public and community libraries.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) from a recognized institution
  • At least three years of experience in a reputable Library service.
  • Computer literacy

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, enclosing an updated curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, academic transcripts, and evidence of seniority and naming three referees, one of whom should be library and information professional should be addressed to:

The Chairperson National Library Board,

P.O. Box 4262 Kampala

Or E-mail to: [email protected] / [email protected]  (Applications submitted electronically must be followed by a telephone call at +256 414 233633 to ensure that they have been received.)

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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