Landmark University Vacancy for the Post of University Librarian

Landmark University (LMU) Vacancy for the Post of Director, Center for Learning Resources (University Librarian) - August, 2020 | Internal and External Advertisement.

The Director of the Centre for Learning Resources (University Librarian) is the Academic and Professional Head of the University Library.

The Director is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration and management of the Centre for Learning Resources and coordinates all library services across the University.

The Director of the Centre for Learning Resources is a Principal Officer of the University.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT 

1. Appointment is for a period of [two years] effective from the date of the appointment and on such other terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
2. The salary is as applicable in the University's salary structure and as may be determined by the Board of Regents from time to time.
3. Other Fringe benefits include a Pension in accordance to the Contributory Pension Scheme and other allowances as may be approved from time-to-time by Board of Regents.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Candidates must possess the following: 
1. A good Honours degree with a minimum of Second-Class Lower Division, a Master and a Doctorate Degree in Library and Information Science or related fields from a recognised University. Candidates without a PhD need not apply.
2. Appreciable Post Qualification academic and professional experience including cataloguing and automation.
3. A proof of research acumen evidenced by quality scholarly publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
4. Management level experience and membership of recognised professional bodies, such as Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), will be an added advantage.

THE CANDIDATE 

1. The candidate must be willing and able to align with the visionary demands of a worldclass University and must be a person of high integrity, and demonstrates a stakeholder's mentality.
2. The candidate must fully understand the complexity of the general University system and the peculiarities of a private and missionbased University.
3. The candidate must be able to effectively utilize its human and other resources to develop a library system that will fully support the university's drive towards becoming a World Class University.
4. The candidate must enjoy good physical and mental health, in addition to excellent interpersonal relations and communication abilities.
5. A proven track record of Research, Publications and Administration, with strong demonstration of leadership abilities.
6. Ability to use existing and emerging technologies to enhance the overall effectiveness of a library, including web and online methods of improving technological access to information.
7. Good overall knowledge of archiving and filing information as well as maintaining databases and reference information.
8. Ability to quickly and professionally search databases, internet resources, and catalogues to find needed information.
9. The candidate must not be more than 45 years old, at the time of application.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates submit the following:
1. Letter of application,
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A Vision statement that includes proposed innovations that would be brought on board if appointed.

Among others, the candidate's Curriculum Vitae should give the following details:
  • Full name
  • Place and Date of Birth
  • Marital Status
  • Name and Ages of Children (if any)
  • Nationality
  • State and LGA of origin
  • Contact Information including- Permanent Contact Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number
  • Educational Background/ Membership of Professional Associations
  • Work Experience including details of former and present posts clearly indicating career progression · List of Publications with indexation 
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed
  • The names and addresses of three referees

Candidates should request their referees to send references on their behalf directly to the Registrar, via the following email address [email protected]

The submission of the electronic copies (.docx or . p d f ) should be sent as mail to [email protected], the subject line should read, “Application for the Post of Director, Centre for Learning Resources”.

CLOSING DATE

The submissions must reach the University not later than 11th September 2020. 

Signed 
Oyinloye, Adefunke Fola (MCIPM, MNIM) 
Registrar