CSIR Library & Information Science Internship Opportunity

By on October 30, 2013
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The CSIR’s intern programme aims to provide newly-qualified professionals with the opportunity to gain in-service training at the CSIR, one of South Africa’s leading research organisations. CSIR Information Services (CSIRIS) in Pretoria invites newly-qualified professionals to apply for a Library and Information Science Internship. This contract position is for a period of 12 months.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform intermediary tasks such as literature searches, reference interviews and dissemination of information (making use of Sabinet, the Internet and an up-to-date range of electronic resources such as journal platforms)
  • Scan, analyse subject literature
  • Build effective relationships with internal clients
  • Use technology to develop innovative services and products
  • Gain sound knowledge of the administrative tasks that form the backbone of an effective information service to scientists

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A first diploma or degree in library/information science
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience in using library web 2.0 technologies will be an advantage (at least one year)

All of the following are desirable:

  • Innovative;
  • Desire to experiment with new technology, products and services;
  • Drive to succeed;
  • Passion for knowledge and knowledge generation;
  • Ability to transfer knowledge and to empower or enable other;
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Planning and organizing skills;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Problem solving skills; and
  • Project management skills.

How to apply

Click here to apply online

Closing date: 10 November 2013

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