Librarian Job Vacancy at North West University

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mafikeng
  • Applications have closed

Website North West University

The North-West University (NWU) is a public research university located on three campuses in Potchefstroom, Mafikeng and Vanderbijlpark in South Africa.

Librarian Job Vacancy at North West University

Job description


  •     Advanced data and information literacy training to postgraduate students and researchers
  •     Research Data Management
  •     Communication of research output
  •     Research support services to the researchers
  •     Research partner in the research lifecycle
  •     Development of a program for young researchers
  •     Management of Research & Honours Commons
  •     Open Access Agreements administration (e.g Transformative Agreements)
  •     Special Collections: Manage, train and assist with the creation of in-house databases (Exam papers)
  •     Basic technical support to the LIS staff on the Mahikeng Campus
  •     Assist & train staff on the use of Library Systems, and programs


  •    Advanced knowledge of Open Access movement and open access publishing platforms such as Institutional Repositories, Data Repositories, encoding standards (eg. XML) and metadata
  •    Advanced knowledge of Copyright Legislation
  •    Knowledge of Data Curation and Management – Research Data Management
  •    Good knowledge of Institutional Repositories
  •    Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the application and advantages of bibliometrics tools – bibliometrics and almetrics theory and practice
  •    Proficiency in providing advanced research training to postgraduates and researchers
  •    Good understanding of scholarly output communication
  •    Proficiency in developing programs for young researchers (workshops, webinars etc.)
  •    Management of Research & Honours Commons
  •    Research tools


  •    Advanced knowledge of and insight into research practices and workflow as well as scholarly communication – demonstrated experience in the planning, implementation and reporting of information, research or data management projects or services – report writing
  •    Knowledge of reference management tools (e.g., EndNote) and Referencing methods
  •    Insight into the research needs of postgraduates
  •    High level of computer literacy with sound knowledge of MS Office, Outlook and web technology
  •    Good communication and interpersonal skills
  •    Strong inclination towards client services
  •    Good judgement and creative approach to solving problems

Librarian Job Vacancy at North West University

Minimum requirements

  •     A B.Bibl., B.Inf. or a Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences on NQF 7 (or any Bachelor’s degree on NQF 7 a Postgraduate degree in Library and/or Information Sciences on NQF 8)
  •     A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Information Service and Research Support
  •     A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in different sections of an academic library.


  •    A postgraduate qualification in Library and/or Information Science.
  •    Research Support to academic users on different levels.

Deadline : 9th of November 2022.

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