UP Vacancies – Information Specialist

Website University of Pretoria

Job Description:

The University of Pretoria’s commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing information products and services relevant to clients’ needs;
  • Managing information resources for assigned departments;
  • Liaising with assigned academic departments;
  • Proactive identification of the current and future information needs of clients;
  • Supporting research, teaching and learning activities of the relevant client groups
  • Participating in organisational initiatives/projects.
  • Facilitating information access process;
  • Delivering an effective information service to dedicated departments/clients;
  • Marketing information products and services;

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience in the research process;
  • Knowledge of research dissemination platforms;
  • Knowledge of open scholarship practices;
  • Knowledge of information and data management practices.
  • Good outreach and communication skills;
  • Knowledge or experience in the subject fields of Natural & Agricultural Sciences OR Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology OR Humanities;
  • Knowledge of research impact metrics;

Qualification & Experience:

  • A four-year library degree (e.g B.Bibl, PG Dip.LIS or B.Inf (Hons)); PLUS three years’ experience in an academic library as an Information Specialist;
  • A three-year library degree (e.g BIS); PLUS four years’ experience in an academic library of which three years functioned as an Information Specialist.

Job Details:

Company: University of Pretoria

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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