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LIBRARIAN AT LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

The Governing Council of LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY hereby announces that the position of University Librarian is vacant. In consonance with the Lagos State University Law (2004) and in exercise of the power contained therein, the Governing Council has decided to begin the process of appointing a new University Librarian for the University, Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified applicants for the position.

THE INSTITUTION

Lagos State University (LASU) was established in 1983 by the Enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning AND establishment of academic excellence.

A summation of LASU objectives is given thus: to create opportunities for deserving candidates to further their education by providing programmes of studies that will give them NOT ONLY marketable skills but which will enable them develop their full potentials AND make them well-rounded scholars AND useful members of the Society. LASU is also to meet in speeds manpower needs of Lagos State, as well as undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

Lagos State University was initially conceived as a multi-campus, collegiate AND non-residential University. The Lagos State Government recently approved that the University should be fully residential while plans are underway to build more students hostels to cater for student accommodation needs. Today, Lagos State University operates a multi-campus system with Three (3) fully owned Campuses having its main Campus at Ojo along the Badagry Expressway/ AND other Campuses at Epe AND Ikeja, with the following: Faculties of Arts Education, Engineering, Management Sciences, Law, Science and Social Sciences; Schools of Agriculture Communication and Transport College of Medicine AND Postgraduate School.

In addition, the University operates the following programmes:

  • LASU Foundation Programme at Badagry under the auspices of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB), AND
  • Pre-Degree Studies Programme at Epe.

Lagos State University is reputed for high standards, which it has maintained over the years and is currently ranked the Best State University in the Country.

Lagos State University has a full-time undergraduate population of 15,000 students, over 3,000 Postgraduate Students and over 2,000 Students under the Sandwich mode.

With a large population of candidates canvassing for higher education and the attendant need to solve the challenge of social issues associated with admitting more students, the University sought and recently obtained approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the Establishment of the Lagos State University Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute (ODLRI)  to provide quality platform of literacy and opportunities for qualified applicants that cannot be admitted into conventional Universities as well as those that are gainfully employed but wish to acquire more knowledge.

The Institute is intended to continuously provide the highest quality of learning and teaching In an open and distance learning environment with the ultimate aim of developing students’ intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities to the fullest so that they can lead a life full of dignity while contributing meaningfully to national socio-economic development.

The University has also, over the years, maintained a tradition of excellence in various disciplines in Arts, Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Law, Science, Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Transport, Communication and Medicine and has produced men and women of repute who hold important positions, both nationally and internationally, and are still contributing to the development of the nation and the world in their careers.

POSITION: UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

THE POSITION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

In accordance with the Lagos State University Law (2004), the University Librarian is a Principal Officer, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and coordination of All Library Services in the University (in the Main Library, Faculty Libraries and other 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 members in the University Library.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Applicants for the post of University Librarian, Lagos State University should possess:

  • Ph.D. to Library Science or related field with fifteen (15) years University experience;
  • Possession of several scholarly publications, administrative experience and ability to provide academic leadership;
  • Candidate must have served for Not less than five (5) years at the level of Deputy University Librarian in a University or comparable institution:
  • Knowledge of ICT is mandatory;
  • Membership of relevant professional association is mandatory.

TENURE

In consonance with the Lagos State University Law (2004), the appointment of University Librarian is for a TERM of four (4) years, with eligibility for reappointment for a second term of four (4) years ONLY

AGE REQUIREMENT

Candidates for the position must not be above the age of sixty-one (61) years by May 2019

Remuneration of the University Librarian, Lagos State University includes Basic Salary of CONUNASS 15, Housing facility and other benefits and allowances that apply to University Librarian in Nigerian Public Universities, as may be approved by the Governing Council, Lagos State University

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates should apply by submitting a formal Application Letter for the post of University Librarian with Twenty-Five (25) copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), providing information on the following:

(a)      Full Name

(b)     Place AND Dale of Birth

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

(d)     Marital States; Number AND Ages of Children

(e)      Academic Qualifications (including Class of Degree; copies of Certificates to be enclosed)

(f)      Professional Qualification (copies of Certificates to be enclosed)

(g)     Post-Graduation/Professional qualification employment

(h)     Current Employment

(i)      Names and Addresses of Three (3) Referees, who should be able to attest to the candidate’s Professional and managerial abilities as well as their moral (character and integrity) standing.

(ii)     Contact Address (including telephone numbers and e-mail address) of Applicant.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

All applications are to be submitted under Confidential Cover, with the envelope marked “Post of University Librarian, LASU” sealed, addressed and submitted to:

The Vice-Chancellor,

Vice-Chancellor’s Office,

Faculty of Science New Complex,

Lagos State University, Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.

Applications should reach the Vice-Chancellor not later than Six (6) weeks from the date of this publication (18 July, 2019)

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES

All shortlisted candidates for the position shall be duly informed and shall undertake a Computer Based Test (CBT) (involving test of professional competency, Information Technology (IT) and General Knowledge (including Use of English) and obtain the set required minimum scores to be eligible for interview with the Selection Board at a Date that will be duly and formally conveyed to such candidates in writing.

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