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University Librarian at Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State

The Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa State, one of the twelve new Federal Universities in Nigeria, hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position.

Position: University Librarian

Qualification and Experience:

Candidates for this post must:

  • Possess a Master’s degree in Library Science and possession of a Ph.D. Library science will be added advantage;
  • Have evidence of scholarly publications related to Library/Information science in reputable journals and books;
  • Have a minimum of (15) years cognate experience;
  • Have spent five (5) years as a Deputy Librarian or its equivalent in a Tertiary Institution;
  • Be a member of Library Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) as well as the Nigerian Library Association (NLA);
  • Not be more than sixty (60) years on assumption of duty; and
  • Be ICT compliant.

The Candidate:

The candidate must possess sufficient evidence of continual scholarship and contribution to knowledge through publication in reputable peer reviewed outlets both within and outside the country. The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years.

Above all, the candidate must possess good managerial skills and competencies including a clear understanding of the nature and dynamics of the intricacies in deploying information technologies as tools for the management of information collections in line with global best practices in contemporary university libraries.


The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and head of the University’s Library, and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and for providing services for the entire University community.

Salary and Conditions of Service:

The salary and conditions of service of the University Librarian shall be as obtainable in Federal Universities and as determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Submission of Applications:

Interested Candidates are requested to submit fifteen type-written copies of their application letters and Curricular Vitae in an envelope addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Otuoke not later than 21st December 2016. The post applied for must be clearly written at the top right hand corner of the envelope. The application must include academic and professional qualifications, Birth Certificate or Statutory Declaration of Age, list of publications, where applicable, verifiable evidence of work experience and Curriculum Vitae that includes the following information;

  • Full Name
  • Post Desired
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • State of Origin
  • Nationality
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Postal Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Marital Status
  • Institutions Attended (with dates)
  • Academic Qualifications (with dates)
  • Professional Qualifications (with dates)
  • Work Experience, General and Specific Experiences (with dates)
  • Extra-Curricular Activities

Reference Letters:

Candidates should request their referees to send, under confidential cover, their  independent reports to the Vice-Chancellor with full details of the applicant and the post applied for not later than the closing date of this advertisement. The reference letter should be marked Confidential on the right hand corner of the envelope.

Eligibility for Interview

Only candidates who are short-listed will be invited for interview.


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