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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Vacancy For The Position Of University Librarian at OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University Hezekiah
Oluwasanmi Library established in 1962, is the
major repository of all academic resources
(books, journals, theses, government
documents etc) which serve the needs of both
staff and students of the University as well as
other interested users in the Community.
The Position: The University Librarian shall be
responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the
overall administration of the University Library,
its branches and extension and providing
services for the entire University community.
Duties: The University Librarian is responsible
to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day
administration of the University Library and
the co-ordination of Library services in the
University. He / She will be required to
administer the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library
System and to develop it to meet the
University’s increasing needs especially its
post-graduate and research programmes.
The Person: The University Librarian is a
Principal Officer and the head of the Hezekiah
Oluwasanmi Library. Candidates for the post
shall be visionary, have the ability to provide
good leadership and command respect and
loyalty of staff of the University. Candidates
must also possess personal integrity and
demonstrate transparency in private and public
Qualifications and Experience: Candidates for
the position of University Librarian, Obafemi
Awolowo University, should possess at least a
minimum higher degree of Masters in Library
and Information Science with fifteen (15)
years of cognate experience. Possession of a
Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.
He / She must be 50years old and above, but
not more than 65 years of age by February,
2017. Candidates are also required to have
scholarly publications in reputable journals and
must be members of the following:
– Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
– Nigeria Library Association.
Furthermore, candidates are expected to be
very computer literate and proficient in
relevant computer applications as applicable
to the running of a complex and modern
University Library.
The successful candidate will be entitled to
the salary and other conditions of service as
are applicable to the University Librarian in a
Federal University in Nigeria.
The appointment shall be for a single term of
five (5) years only and may be extended for a
further period of one year only, after which
the Librarian shall relinquish his post and be
assigned to other duties in the University. The
appointment is further governed by the
Federal Government Establishment circulars
that may be adopted by the Council from time
to time. Fringe benefits include furnished
accommodation, an official vehicle and a
driver and other benefits as approved by the
Candidates should forward 30 copies of
application and detailed curriculum vitae, duly
signed, in the format below:
Personal Data
1. Full Name (Surname first)
2. Date of Birth
3. Contact Details:
– Physical Address
– E-mail address(es):
– Mobile Phone Number(s):
4. Nationality
5. State of Origin
6. Senatorial District
7. Local Government Area
8. Permanent Home Address
9. Marital Status
10. Number of Children and their Ages.
Educational Background
Higher Educational Institutions Attended
with Dates:
Academic/Professional Qualifications and
Distinctions Obtained with Dates:
Other Distinctions and Awards with Dates:
– Scholarship
– Fellowship
– Research Grants
– National Awards
– International awards.
Work Experience with Dates
a. Previous Work Experience Outside the
University System with Dates:
b. Previous Work Experience in Other
c. Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo
University (if applicable)
Membership of Professional Bodies
> Thesis /Dissertation
> Books and Monographs
> Contribution to Books
> Published Journals Articles
> Edited and Refereed Conference
> Articles Accepted for Publication
> Manuscript Submitted for Publication
> Creative Work
> Technical Reports
> Papers and Work in Progress.
Professional Accomplishment
Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Attended With Dates
Current Research Activities
Applications must be submitted under
confidential cover in sealed envelopes clearly
labelled “Post of University Librarian” to reach
the Registrar and Secretary to Council not
later than close of work (4.00p.m.) on March
9, 2017.
Applicants should inform their nominated
referees to send their confidential reports to
reach the same address within the same
Applicants should please note that only short-
listed candidates shall be contacted further.

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