City of Tshwane invites library and information studies/sciences students to apply for practical training

Students in the field of library and information studies/sciences are invited to apply for experiential training for a period of six months at the City’s libraries.

Students will be placed at one of the following libraries:

  • Region 1: Mabopane Library, Stand 265, Block X – 1 post
  • Region 2: Hammanskraal Library, 532 Lovelane Street, Mandela Square – 1 post
  • Region 3: New Atteridgeville Library, Erf 9151, 344 Third Street – 1 post
  • Region 3: Es’kia Mphahlele Library, Sammy Marks Square – 6 posts
  • Region 4: Valhalla Library, Shop 27, Valhof Centre, Hekla Road – 1 post
  • Region 5: Cullinan Library, 730 Essenhout Road – 1 post
  • Region 6: Eersterust Library, Eersterust Civic Centre, Hans Coverdale Road West – 1 post
  • Region 7: Zithobeni Library, 623 Kabini Street – 1 post

To qualify for the training, students must –

  • have completed an appropriate three-year tertiary career-related degree or national diploma in Library and Information Studies/Sciences;
  • be a resident of the Tshwane area (proof of residence will be required); and
  • be between the ages of 22 and 30 years.

Qualifications will be vetted, and screening will be done prior to offer of employment.

During the training period, interns will be expected to do the following:

  • Come up with ideas and plans, implement library programmes and provide general City of Tshwane library services.
  • Catalogue library material, such as new resources that include books, sound recordings and video recordings.
  • Learn from library staff members in a variety of technical service roles, such as selection, acquisitions and management.
  • Assist with and learn how library programmes are planned and implemented.
  • Assist with the presentation of weekly reading programmes, homework clubs, toy library programmes, chess practice and visits to local schools, early childhood development centres and stakeholders to present reading programmes.
  • Assist with weekly and monthly reports on implemented programmes to the unit.
  • Manage the storeroom and distribute promotional material and equipment to the regions.
  • Attend plenary meetings for reading development programmes and projects.
  • Observe operations in several public library service settings.

The students will be appointed under a City of Tshwane contract for a period of six months and will be remunerated R6375,76 per month.

Qualifying individuals must submit their applications at the above-mentioned libraries. Make sure that your CV includes copies of your identity document, qualifications and proof of residence.

Enquiries:  E Nkgadima (012 358 89240), L Joe (012 358 4553) and E Ramohlokoana (012 358 8827)

Closing date: Friday, 9 February 2024, at 12:00

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