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Job Title: Library Services
Reporting lines: Librarian Department: Academic
Position type: Internship
Number of Positions: 1 Location of Posting:
Cape Town - Bellville
Job Purpose: PMI is seeking applications for a highly motivated and service-oriented intern to join the team. This is an opportunity for an individual who is seeking experience in an academic setting, and who is looking for an opportunity to provide librarian service.
Responsibilities Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Operational Library Management

• Capture all physical assets into the system
• Catalogue and classify library materials
• Stock control of all resources (hard copy books; periodicals, articles, electronic books, electronic database, CD’s and other media).
• Help to enforce and implement security measures to avoid stock loss
• Assist in updating and maintaining asset register listing all physical and digital assets kept in the library.
• Assist in getting citation reports from external agencies
• Respond to queries in person, by telephone and online
• Serve as backup to other library staff as needed, e.g., working at the information desk, checking materials in and out, shelving books, etc.
• Support Librarians in developing reading list and other special projects
• Assist with planning and coordination of library outreach programs and special events
• Prepare posters to educate and inform students on how to access material in the system and from the shelves.
• Keep abreast of all programmes offered and the student numbers at all times. This will inform the running and acquisitions of the library in terms of meeting the needs of all students and staff members.
• Make sure that the library serve as information central and is housing the collective intelligence of the campus.
• Help to enforce policies pertaining to lending and make sure they are followed
• Be aware of student number projections in order to prepare orders for additional resources.
• Send communications regarding resource centre activities via the available platforms on campus
• Assist students and lecturers in the use of library resources and information technology
• Participate in developing acquisition policies and systems for library resources
• Help Formulate and implement policies for service development
• Answer reference and information enquiries using appropriate materials
• Participate in planning activities connected to the implementation of the curriculum
• Participate in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of learning activities
• Over-sight of the PMI e-library from a regional perspective.
• Train learners on researching methodologies.
• All archiving across the region.
• Ad-hoc responsibilities as required by the region.

Academic Support Initiatives
• Organize and host in conjunction with academic manager /programme co-ordinators and other stakeholder’s series of student support workshops, these includes academic writing, plagiarism and research methodologies.

Assessment Centre Management
• Physical Assessment Centre Management
o Maintain a log of all files and contents
o Restrict Access and manage and maintain movement logs
o Create and maintain a visitor log book
o Ensure the Assessment Centre is kept clean and hygienic – no food or drink / free of rodents and pests
• Filing within the Assessment Centre
o Create and maintain file and shelf numbering system in line with PMI QMS
o Oversee management of sticker system as per PMI QMS
o Ensure project numbering is maintained as per PMI QMS
o Ensure Learner files are maintained in line with PMI QMS and POPI Act in terms of privacy of information
o Ensure Quality Files are maintained in line with PMI QMS

Competencies Required:

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Information Science
• Diploma in Information Science
• Post-Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
• National Diploma in Library and Information Studies
• Bachelor of Library and Information Studies
• Bachelor of Library Science

Behavioural Profile:

• Prioritisation and allocation of resources
• Strong interpersonal and customer service
• Innovative ideas
• Planning and organising
• Appropriate judgement
• Decision Making
• Progress monitoring
• Planned development
• Organisational commitment
• Integrity

Languages required: English Proficiency

Computer Knowledge:

Appropriate MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Closing Date:

Job Requirements: 

Competencies Required:

Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Information Science
• Diploma in Information Science
• Post-Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science
• National Diploma in Library and Information Studies
• Bachelor of Library and Information Studies
• Bachelor of Library Science

Job Type: 

Contract

Company Name: 

Production Management Institute of SA (Pty) Ltd, Western Cape

Company Location: 

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