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Osun State University recruitment for a University Librarian(

May 2, 2012, 11:22 AM
Osun State University recruitment for a University Librarian(
Osun State University was licensed on December 21,2006 as a Collegiate/multi-campus comprehensive university offering academic programs in seven colleges in its six campuses located in the six geopolitical zones of the State.
It is the thirtieth State and the eightieth University in Nigeria. UNIOSUN has a vision to be a center of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experiences which will engender the production of entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting on their environment while being globally competitive. The University has a full time undergraduate population of over 6,000.

Osun state University hereby announces that the position of University librarian is vacant. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post. Interested applicants are requested of note the following information.

Job Responsibilities
The University Librarian is the Academic and Professional Head of the University Library and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration and management of the University Library and the College as well as Departmental Libraries. By virtue of his/her position, the University librarian is a principal Officer of the University.

The Candidate shall be a person of high integrity and moral character with excellent interpersonal relations. S/she must be able to instill confidence in others and command the loyalty and respect of peoples/he must fully understand the complexity of University system and must be able to effectively utilize its human resources to develop a library system that will fully support the university’s aspirations to attain world class status in the shortest possible times/he must enjoy good physical and mental health and must be ICT compliant.

Candidates must possess a good Honors degree and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences/he should have a least 15 years post qualification academic and professional experience, with a minimum of five years at the management level.
Person currently below the rank of a Deputy University Librarian in a recognized University or equivalent position with minimum of three years’ experience in the post need not bother to apply. Possession of a doctorate degree and membership of recognized professional bodies will be an advantage.

Interested candidates are required to submit thirty-five (35) copies of an application accompanied by a vision and mission statement for the development of the University Library of not more than 3,000 words.
Among others, the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae should give the following details.
– Full name
– Place and Date of Birth
– Nationality
– State and LGA of origin
– Permanent Contact Address
– Marital Status
– Name and Ages of Children (if any)
– E-mail Address
– Cell Phone No.
Educational Background/Membership of professional Associations
Statement of Experience including details of former and present posts clearly indicating career progression
– The names and addresses of three referees and
– Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed.
– Candidates should request their referees to forward references on their behalf DIRECT to the Vice-Chancellor.
– List of Publications (required)
– Other activities outside current employment.

Method of application
The application process is as follows:
The application process requires subscribe to Hr.-Admin
NOTE: ALL applicants should expect Letter of Notification / detailed resumes within two weeks Via Mail Box

Applications (35 copies) should be enclosed in an envelope marked UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN at the top left hand corner and be addressed to:


The applications must reach the Vice-Chancellor not later than 28 JUNE 2012.
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledge.

The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by full electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachment in PDF or MS word format to:, the subject line should read. “Application for the post of University librarian”, Referees should be similarly encouraged to submit signed electronic copies of their references in PDF format to the same address.

Appointment is for a period of five years effective from the date of the appointment and on such other terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. The salary is as applicable to similar positions in Federal Universities in Nigeria.


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