OAU Vacancy: University Librarian

Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU vacancy for the position of the University Librarian.

Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library

Obafemi Awolowo University Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library established in 1962, is the major repository of all academic resources (books, journals, theses, government documents etc) which serve the needs of both staff and students of the University as well as other interested users in the Community.  The Library holds over 700,000 volumes of books and print materials.  It also has two units providing electronic services.  These facilities provide access to learning and research in soft contacts that are available globally for the use of staff and students of the University. Wireless facilities are available for users to connect to the internet within the Library building. The Library operates an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which is a database of all resources in the library.  The Library also has access to the Telepresence Cloud Computing Facilities available at the University’s ICT Centre.   Therefore, the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library is a very big Library and epicentre of academic information of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The Position

The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and providing services for the entire University community.


The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University Library and the co-ordination of Library services in the University.  He / She will be required to administer the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library System and to develop it to meet the University’s increasing needs especially its post-graduate and research programmes.

The Person

The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and the head of the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library. Candidates for the post shall be visionary, have the ability to provide good leadership and command respect and loyalty of staff of the University. Candidates must also possess personal integrity and demonstrate transparency in private and public life.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates for the position of University Librarian, Obafemi Awolowo University, should possess at least a minimum higher degree of Masters in Library and Information Science with fifteen (15) years of cognate experience. Possession of a Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage. He / She must be 50years old and above, but not more than 65 years of age by February, 2017. Candidates are also required to have scholarly publications in reputable journals and must be members of the following:

  1. Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
  2. Nigeria Library Association

Furthermore, candidates are expected to be very computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University Library.


The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other conditions of service as are applicable to the University Librarian in a Federal University in Nigeria.


The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years only and may be extended for a further period of one year only, after which the Librarian shall relinquish his post and be assigned to other duties in the University.  The appointment is further governed by the Federal Government Establishment circulars that may be adopted by the Council from time to time.  Fringe benefits include furnished accommodation, an official vehicle and a driver and other benefits as approved by the Council.


Candidates should forward 30 copies of application and detailed curriculum vitae, duly signed, in the format below:

  1. Personal Data
  1. Full Name (Surname first)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Contact Details:
  • Physical Address
  • E-mail address(es):
  • Mobile Phone Number(s):
  1. Nationality
  2. State of Origin
  3. Senatorial District
  4. Local Government Area
  5. Permanent Home Address
  6. Marital Status
  7. Number of Children and their Ages
  1. Educational Background
  1. Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates:
  2. Academic/Professional Qualifications and Distinctions Obtained with Dates:
  3. Other Distinctions and Awards with Dates:
  • Scholarship
  • Fellowship
  • Research Grants
  • National Awards
  • International awards
  1. Work Experience with Dates
  1. Previous Work Experience Outside the University System with Dates:
  2. Previous Work Experience in Other Universities
  3. Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo University (if applicable)
  1. Membership of Professional Bodies
  1. Publications:
  1. Thesis/Dissertation
  2. Books and Monographs
  3. Contribution to Books
  4. Published Journals Articles
  5. Edited and Refereed Conference Proceedings
  6. Articles Accepted for Publication
  7. Manuscript Submitted for Publication
  8. Creative Work
  9. Technical Reports
  10. Papers and Work in Progress.
  1. Professional Accomplishment
  2. Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended With Dates
  3. Current Research Activities

Signature:…………………                                                 Date:……………………………


Applications must be submitted under confidential cover in sealed envelopes clearly labelled “Post of University Librarian” to reach the Registrar and Secretary to Council not later than close of work (4.00p.m.) on March 9, 2017.                                 

Applicants should inform their nominated referees to send their confidential reports to reach the same address within the same period.

Applicants should please note that only short-listed candidates shall be contacted further.


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