American University of Nigeria Vacancy for a Research and Cataloging Lead

The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for Research and
Cataloging Lead. This position is local position and opens to indigenous
and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Job Title: Research and Cataloging Lead
Department: Digital Services
Summary of Position

  • The Research and Cataloging Lead shall be saddled with the
    responsibility of providing the needed publications/research materials
    to faculty and students to aid their research process.
  • He/shall also group and organize research publications in a professional and orderly manner.
  • As the custodian of the research publications, it is his duty to
    ensuring that confidentiality prevails in the way and manner research
    work is disclosed to the public.
  • The position shall provide leadership to the entire
    research/catalogue team and report back directly to the Director-Digital


  • Leads the research / project and cataloging team to set and
    implement a vision for effective research and current cataloging
    practices that will enhance research among Faculty and students.
  • Serves as Digital Services liaison to academic departments and
    liaise with faculty members for research and project needs of faculty
    and students.
  • Provides individualized or group research assistance to students
    faculty and visitors; and on-the job training for new members of the
  • Constantly browses through designated databases to ensure their functionality and report to the Director defects noticed.
  • Compiles bibliographies, simple indexes, pathfinders or guides
    and other devices that will aid in locating items from print and
    electronic resources.
  • Assists patrons to acquire the skills that will enable them use
    mobile technologies: iPad, Kindle, smart-phones, wireless printers etc.
  • Maintains and analyzes the statistics of the activities of his unit.
  • Participates in Information Literacy classes, outreach programs and work shifts, when the need arises.
  • Promotes and coordinates the establishment of Institutional
    Repository and archives for the AUN. In consultation with the Director
    also makes Consortia arrangements with Institutions within and outside
    the Country.
  • In collaboration with the Director, provides a short and long
    range plan for the enhancement of study and research in the Institution
  • Identifies pulls and organizes relevant Open Access e-books in
    various disciplines for students, faculty, and staff as well assist
    towards the adaption of free peer-reviewed electronic textbooks for
  • Promotes the use of Open Access and Open Educational resources
    among members of the University community and for Outreach programs
    through provision of “library in a flash”
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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science.
  • A Master’s degree would be preferred
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Must be flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances at workplace.
  • Must demonstrate a good knowledge of information communication technology in reaching out to faculty and students.
  • Must also demonstrate team building skills including the ability to motivate, develop and mentor others.
  • Minimum of three to five years of professional experience in a
    digitalized learning resource center or library facility required.
  • Ability to articulate a vision for reference services.
  • One year of supervisory or management experience preferred.

Other requirements, abilities for the position:

  • Positive human relations skills.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a changing environment.
  • Evidence of initiative, resourcefulness, and adaptability.
  • Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and faculty.

Description of Benefits
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resumes/CV’s, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  14th October, 2016.

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