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University Librarian at Kwara State University, Malete

The Governing Council of the Kwara State University, Malete hereby announces that the position of University Librarian of the University will become vacant with effect from 16th March, 2018.

Accordingly, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant position.

Position: University Librarian

The University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the Administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library services in the University, (i.e. in the Main Library and in Libraries across all campuses of the University). The University Librarian is a member of the University Management Committee. As an Academic Staff, the University Librarian will be required to provide both Academic and Administrative Leadership to staff in the University Library.

Qualifications And Experience Required

The candidate, who must have had a minimum of fifteen (15) years cognate experience, ¬†should possess at least a Master’s Degree in Library Science. A Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage. The candidate must understand clearly the concept and ideals of a Twenty-First Century academic library serving a research-intensive University and a culturally progressive Nigerian region/state and be well grounded in the ideas of managing, among others, the KWASU’s Global Age Main library, which has attained 95% construction on Malete campus. The candidate must show evidence of substantial contribution to knowledge through research and scholarly publications in reputable Journals. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate proficiency in management and administration, capability to initiate important research and be knowledgeable in the application of Computer technology to Library operations and services. The University recently won the world renowned Hans Zell Publishing electronic collections on publishing, information resources on Africa and African studies and the new librarian must present efficient plans to manage them for effective global access.


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.


The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other conditions of service as are applicable to the University Librarian in a University.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should forward fifteen (15) copies each of their applications and current Curriculum Vitae which should be in the format below:

  • Full names (Surname Last in Block Letters)
  • Post Applied for
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children and their ages
  • Place 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 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 addressed to the Registrar, Kwara State University, Malete, P.M.B 1530, Ilorin. The post applied for should be indicated at the left side corner of a sealed envelope.

Closing Date:

All applications and referees’ reports should be submitted not later than four 12th February, 2018. Only the applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Application closes by 12:00 noon, Monday 12th February, 2018.


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