Librarian Job at Kwara State University

Kwara State University, KWASU in need of Librarian. Suitably qualified candidates should follow the procedures outlined below to apply.

KWASU Librarian Job

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.


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.

C.         TENURE

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

Marital Status

Number of Children and their ages

Place and Date of Birth

Nationality and State of Origin (if Nigerian)

Local Government Area

Contact address

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.

Closing Date

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.

MSG Team

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