Vacancy: Library Assistant – CPUT

Library Assistant – (3183)

Job Title
Library Assistant
Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> CPUT Libraries -> Information Architecture
Campus/ Location
Bellville Campus – Bellville, Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)
Job Type
Occupational Function
Support / Admin
Number of Positions
Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)
To be confirmed
Advert Closing Date
Job Purpose

To provide effective professional circulation services in a client-orientated environment within the CPUT Libraries

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A Senior Certificate or equivalent (Grade 12)
  • At least two year’s relevant experience in a Higher Education Library environment or research environment and studying towards a LIS qualification.


  • Three-years Library qualification
  •  Working after-hour and Saturday shifts as per roster


  • Ability to work across all campuses of CPUT
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
  • All tasks in any aspect of service support and administration at the Library Assistant level, as may be required from time to time in the work location that require it
  • Client support/ Customer Services
  • Circulation and administrative functions Service point duties (Query handling)
  • Clerical & admin duties in any section of the Library_
  • Shelving and shelf-reading
  • Data and statistics capturing
  • Record-keeping and filing
  • Team / departmental support
  • Inter Library loans and Inter branch  support
  • Relieving in other departments and branch libraries
  • Participating in the shift system, including after hours and on Saturdays
  • Health and safety
  • Strong customer focus
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Accuracy
  • Computer literacy
  • Good administrative and problem solving skills                                                                                                                      —
  • Good time-management skills
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
General Information

Closing date : 23 June 2017

For enquiries contact Kanyisa Nyawula at 021 959 6265

The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.

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