Vacancies for Assistant Librarian


UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO, sri lanka

POST OF ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/
SENIOR ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN GRADE II/ GRADE I

The University of Colombo will entertain applications from suitably qualified persons for the above posts up to 14th December 2012.

01.       Educational Qualifications

(A)       ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

(1)        (i)         A First or a Second Class (Upper Division) in a Special Degree,
OR
(ii)               A Second Class (Lower Division) in a Special Degree or a First or a Second Class
(Upper Division) in a General Degree,
OR
(iii)       A Pass in a Degree Examination and a Postgraduate Degree of at least 02 academic years
duration in the field of Library and Information Sciences with a research component by
way of thesis/dissertation

·         Preference will be given to those candidates with a good knowledge in IT and English.
Notes   :
(a)    An applicant who is eligible under (iii) above could be considered for appointment only if no applicant/s qualified under (i) or (ii) above is available.
(b)   An applicant who is eligible under (ii) above could be considered for appointment only if no applicant/s qualified under (i) above is available.


(B)       SENIOR ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN GRADE II

(1)        (i)         A First or a Second Class (Upper Division) in a Special Degree,
OR
(ii)               A Second Class (Lower Division) in a Special Degree or a First or a Second Class
(Upper Division) in a General Degree,
OR
(iii)       A Pass in a Degree Examination and a Postgraduate Degree of at least 02 academic years
duration in the field of Library and Information Sciences with a research component by
way of thesis/dissertation

AND

(2)        A Master’s Degree in Library & Information Sciences obtained after a full-time course of study of at least two academic years duration (or an equivalent part-time course of study) with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation or a Doctoral Degree.

AND

(3)               At least six(6) years experience in one or more of the following including the time devoted to acquire the qualifications at (2) above
(i)     Experience in Librarianship in a recognized Library
(ii)   Professional and academic competence & quality of service within the library
(iii) Research in Library & Information Sciences or any other related field in a recognized
      Institution

·         Preference will be given to those candidates with a good knowledge in IT and English.


(C)       SENIOR ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN GRADE I

(1)        (i)         A First or a Second Class (Upper Division) in a Special Degree,
OR
(ii)               A Second Class (Lower Division) in a Special Degree or a First or a Second Class
(Upper Division) in a General Degree,
OR
(iii)       A Pass in a Degree Examination and a Postgraduate Degree of at least 02 academic years
duration in the field of Library and Information Sciences with a research component by
way of thesis/dissertation

AND

(2)        A Master’s Degree in Library & Information Sciences obtained after a full-time course of study of at least two academic years duration (or an equivalent part-time course of study) with a research component by way of thesis/dissertation or a Doctoral Degree.

AND

(3)        At least twelve(12) years of experience (of which not less than six(6) years should have been after obtaining qualifications stipulated in (2) above) in one or more of the following;
(i)   Experience in Librarianship in a recognized Library
                  (ii)  Professional and academic competence & quality of service within the library
(iii) Research in Library & Information Sciences or any other related field in a recognized
      Institution

Note : Evidence of continuing active participation in research or professional experience will also be an
           important factor in the Selection.

·         Preference will be given to those candidates with a good knowledge in IT and English.

For Internal Applicants

In terms of provisions of University Grants Commission Circular No. 939 internal applicants who were in service as at 03.05.2010 (the date on which Commission Circular No. 921 came into effect) are eligible to apply under old Scheme of Recruitment specified in Commission Circular No. 653.






02.       SALARY AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT :

              
               Salary Code: U-AC 3 (for Assistant Librarian/ Senior Assistant Librarian Grade II/I)
                                    Rs. 27,775 – 10x645 ; 13x790 ; 8x1,050 – 52,895 p.m.

                                                U-AC 3(IV)           :  Assistant Librarian:
                                                                                   Rs. 27,775 – 10 x 645 - 34,225 p.m.
                               
                                U-AC 3(II)            :  Senior Assistant Librarian Grade II:
                                                                   Rs. 39,775 – 11 x 790 – 48,445 p.m.

                                U-AC 3(I)              :  Senior Assistant Librarian Grade I:
                                                                   Rs. 45,545 – 7 x 1,050 – 52,895 p.m.
In addition the Government approved allowances applicable to the University system will be paid.

The selected candidate will be a member of the Universities Provident Fund as well as of the Universities Pension Scheme.  He/She will contribute 10% of his/her monthly salary to the Universities Provident Fund and at the same time the employer will make a total contribution equivalent to 15% of the employees’ salary of which 8% will be credited to the Universities Pension Fund and 7% to the Universities Provident Fund. Three percent (3%) of the salary will be contributed by the University to the Employees’ Trust Fund in terms of the provisions of the Employees’ Trust Fund Act, No. 46 of 1980.

The appointment will be on probation for a period of three years which may be extended at the discretion of the Council of the University of Colombo.

The other conditions of appointment will be in accordance with provisions of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978,  Universities (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 1985 and Universities (Amendment) Act No. 1 of 1995 and Ordinances,  By-Laws, Regulations and Rules etc.  made thereunder.


IMPORTANT  :          
Applicants from Higher Educational Institutions, Government Departments and Government Corporations should apply through the Heads of such Institutions.  Applications which do not conform to this requirement will be rejected. Such applicants are strongly advised to submit an advance copy to the address given below.

Duly completed applications should be forwarded with copies of relevant certificates under registered cover to reach the Senior Assistant Registrar/ Academic Establishments, University of Colombo, 94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03 on or before 14-12-2012. The Post applied for should be indicated on the top left-hand corner of the envelope.



For Registrar
94,  Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, 
Colombo 3.

20 November 2012


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