University Librarian Vacancy at the Delta State University

The Delta State University was established on 30th April, 1992 to encourage the advancement of learning throughout the State and Nigeria at large and to hold out to all persons, without distinction of race, creed or sex the opportunity of acquiring a liberal education.

The Governing Council of Delta State University hereby announces that the position of the University Librarian is vacant.In accordance with the Edict establishing the Delta State University, Council wishes to commence the process for appointment of a substantive University Librarian.

Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons with requisite qualifications and cognate experience for consideration for the position below:

Job Title: University Librarian
The Person

  • Candidate for the position should be visionary, have the ability to provide good leadership and command respect and loyalty of staff of the University.
  • He must also possess personal integrity and demonstrate transparency in private and public life.


  • The University Librarian is the Head and Officer in charge of the University Library, and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and co-ordination of all Library services in the University and its Campuses, Colleges, Faculties, Departments, Institutes and other teaching or research units.

Qualification and Experience
Candidates for the post of the University Librarian should:

  • Possess a minimum of Doctoral Degree plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Librarianship or a Doctoral Degree in Library Science from a recognized University plus at least eighteen (18) years post qualification experience, most of which (12 years) must be in a University Library.
  • Candidates below the rank of Deputy University Librarian and candidate(s) who had been interviewed previously need not apply: or
  • Be a Professor of Library Science who must have worked in the Library in a tertiary institution.

Candidates are also required to have scholarly publications in reputable journals and must be members of the following:

  • Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN).
  • Nigeria Library Association (N LA).

Furthermore, the candidate must be computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University Library.

  • The candidate must not be more than 60 years of age at the time of assumption of office.

Salary Scale (New Consolidated Salary Structure) CON UASS 7 Step 1.
Conditions of Service

The appointment shall be for a single tenure of Five (5) years on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment. Other allowances and fringe benefits are as applicable in the Nigerian University System.


  • Candidates should also request their referees to send reports on them under confidential cover, direct to the Registrar from whom further details may be obtained.
  • Late applications will not be entertained.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are required to forward 25 copies of typewritten Applications and Curriculum Vitae accompanied with photocopies of their Certificates and relevant credentials. Candidates are required to give the following information in their CV’s:

  • Full Names (Surname first)
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Nationality, State of Origin
  • Local Government of Origin
  • Permanent Home Address
  • Current Contact Address
  • Marital Status
  • Number of Children (with dates of birth)
  • Educational institutions attended with dates
  • Qualifications obtained (with dates)
  • Details of Previous and Present Appointments
  • Publications (if any/where applicable)
  • Extra-Curricula Activities and Names and Addresses of three Referees.

All Applications should be forward to:
The Registrar,
Delta State University,
P.M.B. 1, Abraka,
Delta State,

Application Deadline: 19th April, 2017.

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