Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of the College Librarian at the FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL) POTISKUM, Yobe State.



The College Librarian is a Principal Officer In the College who is responsible to the Provost for the overall administration and coordination of the College Library, its branches in the Schools and Departments, as well as in providing services for the entire College community.


  • Forming overall library policies, personal contacts and liaison with the departments
  • Preparation of library Budgets
  • Engaging in matters of common interest
  • Responsible to the Provost for the day to day smooth running of the College Library
  • Performing any other related duty that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualification and Experience

  • Candidates for the post of College Librarian should not be below the rank of Principal Librarian or equivalent in academic library and must possess the following requirements:
  • Minimum of Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) with at least eighteen (18) years cognate experience
  • Relevant scholarly publications in journals and textbooks equivalent to that of a Chief Lecturer is a must
  • Proficiency in Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Membership of Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria
  • Evidence of attendance of a continuous mandatory professional development course/council annual workshops.

Other Requirement:

  • Candidates must have spent at least 5 years as Principal Librarian or its equivalent in an academic library.
  • Candidates should not be more than 59 years of age at the time of application.


The appointment of the candidate is for a period of five (5) years in the first instance, and may be eligible for reappointment for a second term of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance and no more.

Condition of Service

Candidates will be entitled to the privileges and benefits specified in the terms and conditions for staff of Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit twenty (20) type-written copies of their Applications (including Curriculum Vitae and credentials), giving the required information listed below:

  • Full Name
  • Mobile Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality and State of Origin
  • Local Government of Origin
  • Permanent Postal Address
  • Current Postal Address
  • Marital Status
  • Number and ages of children
  • Institutions attended with dates
  • Qualifications obtained with dates
  • Academic Honours and Membership of Professional bodies
  • List of Academic Journals and publications, where applicable
  • Experience, posts held with duration, salaries and dates
  • Evidence of proficiency in ICT (packages and capacities)
  • Societal linkages

Closing Date

Application should be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar, Federal College of Education (Technical), P. M. B. 1013, Potiskum, Yobe State, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication (20 March, 2019).