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The National Library of South Africa wishes to make the following appointment at the Pretoria 

Ref: 01/06/2018

Position: Librarian – Editor x2 Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP)
(One year fixed-term contract) Salary Scale (R279 595 – 329 347) p.a
The objectives of the National Library of South Africa is to contribute to socio-economic, 
cultural, educational, scientific and innovative development by collecting, recording, preserving 
and making available the national documentary heritage and promoting an awareness and appreciation 
thereof, by fostering information literacy, and  by facilitating  access  to the  world’s  
information  resources. We are  inviting  applications from  suitably qualified persons for 
appointment on a one year fixed-term contract. The successful candidate will be based at our 
Pretoria Campus.

•     Library Science degree, B. Bibl or equivalent degree
•     Editing and language tertiary qualifications will be considered an advantage
•     Experience in language editing and quality control (minimum 4 years)
•     Advanced language, editing, indexing and abstracting skills
•     Advanced verbal and written communication skills
•     Knowledge of the use of keywords and thesaurus terms
•     Knowledge of relevant indexing software
•     General computer literacy
•     Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

•     Responsible for the editing and quality control of Index to South African Periodicals (ISAP) 

•     Responsible for evaluating individual incoming index records by editing, updating and 
correcting based on ISAP standards, guidelines and sources for integrity (e.g. dictionaries, 
taxonomic web sites, etc.) before accepting each record.

•     Responsible for the on-going maintenance of existing records, including editing and 
correction, and the retrieval of journal issues for verification of data,  according to ISAP 
policy, standards, guidelines and requirements.

•     Make informed, relevant and proven decisions in editing, to improve the quality of records 
and enable retrieval and use thereof.

•     Conduct quality control, taking into account  the correct  population of  index fields and 
that the content in a field should support the function of that field.

•     Responsible for the training of indexing staff and the provision of feedback to indexers on 
edited and/or returned records as required, supporting correct conceptualisation, language and 
grammar usage.

•     Provide support to the ISAP sub-programme head.

•     Responsible for keeping accurate statistics of all work done.

The National Library of South Africa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and 
reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Appointments  will  be  made  according  to  our  Employment  Equity  requirements  and  people  
with disabilities are invited to apply.

Applications:  Interested  applicants  must  submit  a  covering  letter  indicating  how  they  
fulfil  the  above requirements, Curriculum Vitae, proof of qualifications and an ID copy to: Ms 
Mpharu Shiko, National Library of  South  Africa,  C/o  Human  Resources  Department,  Private  Bag 
 X990,  Pretoria,  0001  or  e-mail  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No applications from recruitment 
agencies will be accepted.

CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2018
Should you not receive any correspondence / communication from the National Library of South Africa 
one month after the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.