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Job Opportunity: Librarian need at OAU





Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library
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,
The Position
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.
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
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
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:

  1. Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
  2. Nigeria Library Association

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.
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.
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:

  1. Personal Data
  1. Full Name (Surname first)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Contact Details:
  • Physical Address
  • E-mail address(es):
  • Mobile Phone Number(s):
  1. Nationality
  2. State of Origin
  3. Senatorial District
  4. Local Government Area
  5. Permanent Home Address
  6. Marital Status
  7. Number of Children and their Ages
  1. Educational Background
  1. Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates:
  2. Academic/Professional Qualifications and Distinctions Obtained with Dates:
  3. Other Distinctions and Awards with Dates:
  • Scholarship
  • Fellowship
  • Research Grants
  • National Awards
  • International awards
  1. Work Experience with Dates
  1. Previous Work Experience Outside the University System with Dates:
  2. Previous Work Experience in Other Universities
  3. Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo University (if applicable)
  1. Membership of Professional Bodies
  1. Publications:
  1. Thesis/Dissertation
  2. Books and Monographs
  3. Contribution to Books
  4. Published Journals Articles
  5. Edited and Refereed Conference Proceedings
  6. Articles Accepted for Publication
  7. Manuscript Submitted for Publication
  8. Creative Work
  9. Technical Reports
  10. Papers and Work in Progress.
  1. Professional Accomplishment
  2. Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended With Dates
  3. Current Research Activities

Signature:…………………                                                 Date:……………………………

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,
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.


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