Riara University Library is committed in provision of up-to-date information and management of knowledge for learning, teaching and research in the University. In line with this, we are seeking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Systems Librarian.


The Person will be responsible for provision of ICT expertise in the Library Department.


  1. Administer library applications in the University server,
  2. Management of digital library collections including an institutional repository,
  3. Training staff and students on the use of library systems and software’s,
  4. Maintaining the Library computer software and hardware,
  5. Maintaining the Library website and database,
  6. Troubleshooting of hardware, software and LAN in the Library,
  7. Overseeing the implementation of new library systems
  8. Checking information resources in and out of the Library,
  9. Processing information resources for placement on the shelves,
  10. Assist students and staff to effectively use the Library’s catalogue,
  11. Scanning, photocopying and printing of documents,
  12. Managing the digital collection and electronic resources.
  13. Maintain the Library hardware and software inventory
  14. Formulation and Implementation of policies and procedures in the area of systems development and administration in the library


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences with specialization in Information Technology or a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science with Diploma in Library and Information studies.
  2. At least two years working experience as a Systems Librarian preferably in an academic institution set up.
  3. Be conversant with Library Management systems KOHA and DSpace.
  4. Competency in Windows and Linux operating systems.


  1. Ability to update, upgrade and manage the Library systems (KOHA and DSpace)
  2. Competency in Linux administration
  3. Good working knowledge in apache, SQL, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  4. Knowledge of scholarly publication, research and copyright issues
  5. Knowledge on management of digital content
  6. Working development and management of websites.

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications are invited to apply for the above position by sending their CV, 3 referees’ contacts and cover letter indicating the current and expected gross salary, addressed to the Deputy Vice Chancellor by 12th October, 2021.

Applications should be forwarded to the Email; hr@riarauniversity.ac.ke

The Email title should indicate; Systems’ Librarian Job Application.