Vacancy at ABU: University Librarian Position Now Open

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AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY SEEKS QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN ROLE.

 

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, announces a vacancy for the position of University Librarian. The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall administration of the University Library, providing services to the University community, and establishing national and international linkages. Candidates must have a PhD, IT proficiency, a track record in scholarly publications, experience in a university setting, the capacity for research, and registration with the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). Interested applicants should send their applications and CV to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, ABU.

 

The Governing Council of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, announces a vacancy for the position of University Librarian. Qualified and interested candidates are invited to apply.

 

Job Description

The University Librarian is a Principal Officer of the University, responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches, and extensions. This role also requires the provision of library services for the entire University community and developing linkages with other library organizations and publishers, both nationally and internationally.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and qualities:

 

  • A relevant PhD degree
  • Versatility in Information Technology (IT) and library automation
  • A good record of scholarly publications through reputable media
  • Not below the rank of Deputy Librarian or equivalent in a University setting
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience and the capacity to initiate research in a University System or comparable organization
  • Not above 65 years of age at the point of assumption of duty
  • Membership of relevant professional associations
  • Must be registered with the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)

Condition of Service

The remuneration and conditions of service are in line with those applicable to the post of a University Librarian in a Federal University in Nigeria. Specifics will be determined by the Council and Government from time to time.

 

Application Process

Candidates are required to submit 30 copies of their application letter and comprehensive CV, attaching photocopies of relevant credentials. These must be under confidential cover in an envelope sealed and marked “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, ABU, ZARIA” and addressed to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Ahmadu Bello University, P.M.B. 1045, Zaria, Kaduna State.

 

Candidates are also advised to request their referees to forward reports on them under confidential cover to the same address.

 

Application Deadline

All applications and referee reports must be submitted no later than six weeks from the date of this publication.

 

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned librarian to serve in a prestigious role at one of Nigeria’s foremost universities. The successful candidate will not only contribute to the vibrant academic community at ABU but will also shape the library’s future direction and impact on students and faculty alike.

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