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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Learning Commons Coordinator - Uganda Christian University

Job Title:  Learning Commons Coordinator
Organisation: Uganda Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono,
Country Uganda

About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital. By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society through the higher education - not only of clergy but of other professionals as well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.

In 2004, the Government of Uganda granted a charter to Uganda Christian University – the highest level of national accreditation. UCU was the first private University to receive such a charter from the Government.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all learning commons and specialised computer lab activities.
Coordinate programmes and services with all collaborating faculties and departments
Provide reference and research assistance services.
Instruct and assist in the preparation and teaching of classes both individual and group patrons in the use of application software available in the learning commons and library training lab.

Manager the operation and scheduling of the specialised computer labs (learning spaces).
Provide interest in the integration of information literacy, research, writing, and technologies
Participate in the recruitment, training, and development of Learning Commons student employees who will work as peer tutors and technology assistants.
Monitor and analyse usage patterns of the Learning Commons; provide periodic reports and recommend changes.
Develops promotional materials to promote the Learning Commons.
Perform any other job roles as assigned by the supervisor.

The applicant should hold ideally hold a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related Discipline OR a  Bachelor’s degree in Library and information Science with at least 5 years of library work experience from an accredited institution.

Skills and Experience:
Current experience and working technical knowledge of software such as Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office applications, and other common productivity tools, library software, bibliographic reference software, data analysis software and other Open Source Software.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of staff and patrons;
Familiarity and understanding of the emerging trends in library services, reference, information resources and technologies and the ability to identify and implement appropriate changes within a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Significant experience working in an academic environment or computer laboratory will be an added advantage
The applicant should be technology oriented
Possess a clear vision about the integration of information literacy and technology into curriculum and teaching.
Ability to train and interact effectively with students, faculty, and administration in an academic setting.
The applicant must be a Mature and Committed Christian

All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae and three references.
Please remember to attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
The Director of Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University
Pilkington Building
Po Box 4, Mukono, Uganda
Email: jobs@ucu.ac.ug

Deadline: Friday, 28th February 2014 by 5:00p.m.