Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment to the post of University Librarian in the Kwara State University, Malete.
TheUniversity Librarian, a Principal Officer, responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the Administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library Services in the University especially Collection Management and Development. (i.e. in the Main Library and Libraries across all campuses of the University). He/She has custody of all Library materials, including but not limited to books and printed items, manuscripts, archival material, etc and ensures that the University Library stays abreast of current technological developments and adopts those technologies most appropriate for the University Library. As an academic staff, the University Librarian will be required to provide both Academic and Administrative Leadership to staff in the University Library.
A QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates for the position of University Librarian, Kwara State 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 added advantage. Candidates are also required to have substantial scholarly publications in reputable journals and must be member of the following:
i) Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria,
ii) Nigeria Library Association
iii) Committee of University Librarians
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 duration of appointment of University Librarian is for a single term of five (5) years in the first instance with eligibility for re-appointment for a second and final term of five (5) years.
Method of Application
Interested applicants should submit twenty copies (20) copies each of their applications, and current comprehensive Curriculum Vitae attaching copies of relevant credentials. The Curriculum Vitae should contain the following:
Full name (Surname Last in Block Letters)
Post Applied for
Number of Children and their ages
Place and Date of Birth
Nationality and State of Origin (if Nigerian)
Local Government Area
Permanent Home address
GSM Numbers and e-mail address
Institution(s) attended with dates
Academic and Professional qualifications obtained with dates
Working Experience with dates
Present Employment status, salary and employer
Extra Curricula Activities
Names and Addresses of three (3) referees (two of whom must be professionals or authorities in relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward Confidential Reports on them directly to the Registrar, indicating the post applied for.
All applications should be forwarded under confidential cover in an envelope sealed and marked “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN” at the top right corner and addressed to the Registrar, Kwara State University, Malete P.M.B 1530, Ilorin. Kwara State.
The post applied for should be indicated in the left hand corner of the sealed envelope containing the application.
All applications and referees’ reports should be submitted not later than four (4) weeks from the date of this publication. Only the applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
Note: Publication date is August 20, 2014.
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