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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 2, 2021
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    Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), formerly Katsina State University was established by the Katsina State Government out of the desire to improve access to higher education for its citizenry. The law establishing the Katsina State University was passed by the Katsina State House of Assembly on 5th September 2006. The University commenced academ...
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    University Librarian

    Job Description

    • The University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and the coordination of all library services in the University.
    • For the vacant post, the University seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and requisite professional skills and competences.
    • The candidate must be innovative and should understand the nature and dynamics of the best practices in the provision of academic library services.

    Other duties include:

    • Operations of the University’s Library and its constituent units;
    • Framing and operating all Library Policy,
    • Maintaining contact and liaison with departments;
    • Preparation of Library budgets;
    • Engaging in matters of common interest for the benefit of readers and users of the Library materials.
    • Establishing policy of library exchange
    • Carrying out other duties as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Candidate must possess a good honours degree with Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field from a recognized University;
    • A Doctorate Degree in Library and Information Science or related field will be an added advantage;
    • Candidate must be certified by the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) or Nigerian Library Association (NLA).
    • Candidate is expected to be Computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to running a modern University Library;
    • Candidate must also have at least fifteen (15) years cognate experience in an academic library.
    • A strong evidence of substantial number of scholarly publications both in quality and quantum in reputable international and national journals is required.
    • Candidate must be capable of providing academic and administrative leadership.
    • The candidate should not be older than sixty (60) years at the time of assumption of duty.

    CondItions of Service
    Salary, allowances and other conditions of service attached to the position are the same with the approved salary structure for Federal Universities in Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are required to complete University employment form (which is to be acquired in the Bursary Department) with 15 copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae with Photocopies of all Credentials and Certificates. All Applications are to be submitted under confidential cover with envelop marked "Post of Bursar, UMYU" addressed to:
    The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
    2nd Floor, Engr. Musa Daji Abdullahi Senate Building,
    Umaru Musa Yar'adua University,
    Katsina, Nigeria.

    Each applicant must provide names and addresses of three (3) referees (two of whom must be professionals or authorities in relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward confidential reports on them.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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