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Apply Now: OAU Job Vacancy For The Post Of A Librarian

Applicants are invited from qualified applicants for the Vacant Post of a University Librarian In Obafemi Awolowo University. See Application Procedures and qualifications below:


Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library

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 Library holds over 700,000 volumes of books and print materials. It also has two units providing electronic services. These facilities provide access to learning and research in soft contacts that are available globally for the use of staff and students of the University. Wireless facilities are available for users to connect to the internet within the Library building. The Library operates an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which is a database of all resources in the library. The Library also has access to the Telepresence Cloud Computing Facilities available at the University’s ICT Centre. Therefore, the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library is a very big Library and epicentre of academic information of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
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.
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 life.
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:

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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 Council.
Candidates should forward 30 copies of application and detailed curriculum vitae, duly signed, in the format below:


1. Personal Data

Full Name (Surname first)
Date of Birth
Contact Details:

Physical Address
E-mail address(es):
Mobile Phone Number(s):
State of Origin
Senatorial District
Local Government Area
Permanent Home Address
Marital Status
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:
Research Grants
National Awards
International awards
Work Experience with Dates
Previous Work Experience Outside the University System with Dates:
Previous Work Experience in Other Universities
Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo University (if applicable)
Membership of Professional Bodies
Books and Monographs
Contribution to Books
Published Journals Articles
Edited and Refereed Conference Proceedings
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

Signature:………………… Date:……………………………

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 period.
Applicants should please note that only short-listed candidates shall be contacted further.

O. Awoyemi
Registrar and Secretary to Council

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