Librarian

at SABC
Location Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR

Description

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

 

To provide a basic but effective and user-friendly information service to internal and external clients.

 

 

 

JOB DISCRIPTION

 

Provide information to internal/external clients

Daily circulation control (borrowing of books) on Inmagic Genie – issue and return books on Inmagic Genie. Knowledge of the DB/Text system to update borrower’s data

Sourcing quotations and purchasing of books

Assist with interlibrary loans

Maintaining the Inmagic Genie databases, by doing regular data cleansing

Liaise with internal and external clients and Identify client needs

Compile monthly statistics

Basic multi-skilling across the Information Library sections and multi-tasking to maintain an effective Library

Adhere to SABC Media Libraries SOPs, SABC Archive Policy, SLA’s, South African Broadcasting Act, South African National Archival Act and industry best practice

Assist with special projects

Digitization and computerization of library content as per strategy

Requests executed according to library standards & media library service excellence charter

Archiving friendly storage environment at all times

Effectively maintain the scanner system (Newbase System)

Create user-friendly manuals for the Newbase System

OCR of articles – prepare articles for exporting to the Intranet for easy retrieval by the clients

Index articles according to the contents with keywords, topics and sub-topics

Regular data cleansing of indexed records on the Newbase system

Create new keyword when necessary

Provide an information service and assist clients with telephonic requests

Handle information requests within legal limitations to internal and external clients

Fax or email information to clients

Build a good working relationship with different departments within the SABC as well as with external clients

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

B.Bibl/Degree in Library and Information Services NQF Level  7

one  year’s library experience i.e cataloguing, providing of information , library computerization and information retrieval systems

Good communication skills in dealing with internal and external clients on all levels

Ability to work in a team

Knowledge

Knowledge of current affairs

Knowledge of information retrieval systems

Knowledge and understanding of library services best practices

Knowledge and understanding of library developments and trends

Knowledge and understanding of information systems

Knowledge of relevant subject discipline

Knowledge and understanding of cataloguing standards

Knowledge and understanding of broadcast standards

Wide general knowledge

 

Interested candidates can send their CV