Under the overall guidance of the designated supervisor, the Librarian Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
Duties include responsibility for all phases of library activity, including all aspects of library management and relations with the public as well as planning and developing new library services.
1.Advising the Somali National Board, local authorities and other public bodies on all matters relating to National Library, documentations and related services. Also, to promote, equip, manage, access and maintain the National and Public libraries services in Somalia.
2.Prepare and form a practical work plan with recognizing and identifying the eminent priorities of the National Library, strategies, plans and action plans through the whole period of the assignment.
3.Conducting research and investigating both historical and current needs of the National Library in order to be compatible with the new democratic principles in the Somali Federal Government.
4.Provide depth analysis with considering cultural, social, political conditions which might form the National Library and advise the key issues and priority needs of the National Library that might contribute stability, innovation in education and state and governance development in general.
5.Develop extensive fundraising reports, speeches, briefing papers which shape the future image of the National Library and leading a policy-making and recommend suitable strategies and procedures for the institution.
6.Conduct monthly training for the National Library staff to update the current skills, so staff will be capable to execute their daily tasks in a knowledgeable manner.
7.Establishing National Librarys regional states partnership and international recognition by promoting the National Library and fulfilling the National Librarys position (i.e.) enquiring the ISBN registration, demanding Somali Catalogue Book with the assist of the friendly Libraries.
8.Establishing international contacts and communication in order to inquire the National Librarys lost properties and assisting in restoring the international organizations cooperation with the Somali National Library (i.e.) UNESCO and ALESCO
9.Developing policies and systems that works for the National Library and implementing mechanism that can be rectified by the Board of SNL and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education
10.Direct and supervise the operations of the library circulation and technical services staff.
11.Make assignments to staff, for handling their daily work base and Coordinate technical and circulation operations with other library services and functions.
12.Provide reference and reader's service in the adult section.
13.Assist in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to technical services and needs.
14.Recommend the adoption of bibliographic maintenance standards and authorities in an automated environment develops procedures for processing all library materials.
15.Plan and direct a public relations program to generate public awareness of library programs and resources.
16.Promotes interlibrary cooperation between the public library and the other educational Institutions.
17.Attend professional meetings and continuing education programs to keep abreast of current trends and new professional techniques.
18.Coordinate development and maintenance of community resource file.
19.Create a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.
20.Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
21.Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
22.Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the library program and make changes based on the findings.
23.Revise Somali National Library policy.
24.Develop SNL guidance manual
25.develop and manage collections of books and journals (both paper and electronic), as well as websites
26.Undertakes other assignments assigned by Librarys management.