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University Librarian at Olabisi Onabanjo University

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of University Librarian in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

The University

Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University) was established as a multi-campus institution in 1982 by the Ogun State Government as an autonomous public institution with the sole purpose of providing higher education in the Humanities, Sciences, Technology and Medicine and encouraging the advancement of learning in all major spheres of human endeavour. In its thirty-five-years of existence, the University has impacted positively on the society and continues to pursue its vision of being a world-class University in the 21st century with prominence in the areas of teaching, learning, research and linkages with local and international educational institutions.


To be a centre of academic excellence where knowledge, skills and values will be pursued relentlessly to ensure the flowering of human abilities, service to the Nigerian nation and the world at large in the wider context of traditional wisdom and culture.


To provide the best educational experience for our students and the public through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities and service to the state, society and the world at large.


The Librarian shall be a full-time officer and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the co-ordination of library services in the University.


Candidate must possess a good honours Degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division, Master and Doctorate degree in Library or Information Science or related field from a recognized University. Candidate must also have at least ten (10) years continuous experience in an academic library. A strong proof of continuing research with appreciable evidence of scholarly publications both in quality and quantity in reputable international and national journals is required. Candidate must be able to provide academic and administrative leadership. The candidate must have spent three (3) years as a Deputy University Librarian.


  • The appointment is for a term of five (5) years, renewable for one year subject to satisfactory performance as may be determined by the Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University.
  • Remuneration and Conditions Of Service
  • The person appointed shall be placed on Consolidated Salary Scale and shall enjoy other conditions of service applicable to the position of a Principal Officer of the University

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit thirty (30) copies of their application and credentials as well as their detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating:

(a)  Full Name (Surname first);

(b) Place and Date of Birth;

(c)  Nationality (if Nigerian, indicate State of Origin);

(d) Marital Status;

(e)  Number and Dates of Birth of Children;

(f) Current Employment and Salary;

(g) Current Contact Address (including telephone no and e-mail address);

(h)  Permanent Home Address;

(i)  Educational Institutions Attended with dates;

(j)  Academic and/or Professional Qualifications with dates;

(k) Work Experience with dates;

(l) Publications;

(m) Details of area of specialization and sub-specialization;

(n)  Any Other Relevant Information;

(o) Names and addresses of three (3) Referees who are competent to attest to their academic/professional and personal abilities. Candidates should request their referees to forward their reports directly to:

The Registrar,

Olabisi Onabanjo University,

P.M.B. 2002,


Ogun State


Applications with supporting documents are to be submitted under confidential cover, with the envelope marked “Post Of University Librarian” sealed and addressed to the Registrar, Olabisi Onabanjo University, P.M.B. 2002, Ago-Iwoye, not later than 17th May, 2018.


Only shortlisted applicants shall be acknowledged and invited for interview.

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