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UFS: Library and Information Science Internships 2022

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UFS: Library and Information Science Internships 2022

UFS: Library and Information Science Internships 2022 opportunity has become available in South Africa for unemployed graduates in possession of the below qualifications. If interested, kindly check the below requirements. STREAK OF LUCK!

University of the Free State invites applicants to apply for a 12 month Graduate / Internship Programme 2022.

Company: University of the Free State (UFS)

Date Listed: 28 December 2021

Job Type: Graduate Internship

Duration: 12 months

Commencement: 01 February 2022

Salary: R7 353.50 monthly stipend

Location: Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Closing Date: 07 January 2022

Department Library and Information Services
Intern (contract appointment: 1 year) 

Job ID: 4194

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

  • Deliver professional information and reference services aimed at supporting teaching and learning (Embedded Librarianship, curriculum knowledge, information searches, information and reference services, selective dissemination of information).
  • Contribute to quality learning/assignment writing through embedded Librarianship:
  • Responsible for Basic information resources (Reference works, Periodicals, Electronic resources).
  • Responsible for Search strategies (Steps in performing search, KovsieCat)
  • Responsible for Internet and databases (Finding information on the internet)
  • Responsible ethical and legal use of information (Copyright, plagiarism)
  • Bridge the communication gap between the Faculty and the Library (LibGuides, liaison role,attend departmental meetings, social media, KovsieFM, etc.).
  • Conduct quality assurance and assessment on teaching and learning services delivered.

Training and Development

  • Deliver structured library orientation for all lecturers, support staff and undergraduate students.
  • Offer general content and assessment for the multi-literacy online course (Information, digital and research literacy skills).
  • Offer customised content and assessment for specific and focused credit bearing training interventions, such as research methodology, in collaboration with academics.
  • Equip UFS graduates with attributes for academic success and life-long learning: Information, digital and research literacies.
  • Train Tutors and equip first year students with information literacy skills.

Short Learning Programmes

  • Register the students on the LIS SLP blackboard organisation.
  • Arrange sessions between students and facilitators.
  • Keep records of the sessions.
  • Keep records of the assessment.

Collection Development

  • Build a comprehensive collection that meets the Faculty’s teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Assess collection and confirm current status to ensure relevancy, currency and usage,serve in Accreditation Boards, etc.
  • Manage the selection of balanced information resources, to meet the teaching and learning information needs. of users (Avoid unnecessary duplications).
  • Keep track of Faculty information resources’ budget and report on under- and/or overexpenditure.
  • Conduct stocktaking of internal stakeholders’ collections annually.
  • Create awareness and train on available information resources to improve usage – value for money.
  • Manage the use of collections on short loan/reserved.
  • Conduct shelf reading of allocated shelves daily.

Inherent Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7 in Library and Information Science or equivalent qualification in a related field of study.
  • Any degree on NQF level 7 plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science on NQF level 8.
  • Membership of LIASA (Attach the 2021 certificate).

Required Competencies:

  • Results Orientated: 
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and tofulfil obligations.
    • The ability to deal calmly andeffectively with high stress situations.
  • Strategic Thinking: 
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
    • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
  • Business Acumen:
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
  • Leading: 
    • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • Building Coalitions:
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.


  • Knowledge of systems/software-programmes, policies.
  • Information literacy awareness, basic ICT skills.

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