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Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a newly established
comprehensive university, with its seat at Ga-Rankuwa and with exciting unique
opportunities to shape the training of medical and health professionals. The university
wishes to invite applications for the following contract appointment position.
Ref: 03/2016/MMM/DIR/P5
The Director: Library Services takes overall responsibility for strategic planning, library
stocks and services, marketing and communication, finance and budgets and human
resource management. The incumbent is also responsible for library policy development
and execution and liaison with academic staff, internal and external stakeholders,
including other libraries. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor:
Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement and will furthermore be responsible
for the key performance areas listed below:
Key Performance Areas:
Strategy development and execution
o Documented strategies for the library and related portfolios (academic resources,
student services, risk management and quality assurance, etc.)
Policy and procedure development;
o Documented and approved policies and procedures;
o Updated Library rules and regulations for publication;
o SMU audit and quality assurance compliance.
Information access
o Audit of existing technology and facilities in partnership with ICT;
o Draft a technology and equipment plan for the Library;
o Recommend a technology and equipment plan for approval by Library
Committee and Senate.
Collection development
o Increase/revisit Library collections aligned to SMU academic project;
o Ongoing review of the collections formula;
o Acquire more full text on-line resources;
o Develop digital resources to support research staff.
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Marketing and communication
o Develop a Library marketing and communication plan;
o Implement a Library Services webpage;
o Conduct ongoing information literacy/user education programmes;
o Create awareness of new services;
o Develop and implement survey instruments to assess Library service delivery.
Partnerships and collaboration
o Lead in producing high-value linkages and partnerships with other institutions,
organisations and communities;
o Inter-institutional, regional and national collaboration is fostered and facilitated;
o Greater collaboration in identified areas between the University and its
surrounding communities in Ga-Rankuwa.
Human resource management, including performance management;
Budget/financial management;
Safety, health and environmental management;
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Minimum requirements:
A Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences or a related field would generally
be required.
At least eight years’ experience in a Deputy Director or Senior Librarian role in an
academic institution, a research organisation or relevant institution. Has demonstrated a
track record of managing a portfolio within a large Library or running a unit of a
reasonable size.
Strategic leadership and people management skills.
Demonstrated ability to network and work with a wide range of different constituencies
internally and externally.
A valid driver’s license.
Computer skills (MS Office suite).
Technical/ professional knowledge and skill;
People management, including performance management;
Building partnerships and relationships;
Strategic decision making and problem solving;
Aligning performance for success;
Client relations;
Facilitating change;
Continuous improvement and
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SMU offers a competitive total cost remuneration package, inclusive of a range of
benefits such as medical aid and pension fund.
This appointment is a five year renewable contract appointment based on
Typed applications which should contain a comprehensive curriculum vitae, certified copies of
all qualifications and contact details of three referees, should be forwarded, for the attention of
Mrs MM Makgati, to the Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204 or e-mail
applications in MS Word format, to
The applications can also be hand delivered at:
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Human Resources Department, Clinical
Pathology building, 5th Floor, Molotlegi street, Garankuwa,
It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African
qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result
in your application not being considered.
Telephonic enquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.
The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been
contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment
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