Vacancy Announcement for The Post Of University Librarian


The post of University Librarian of the Plateau State University, Bokkos will be vacant on the 29th August, 2021. The Governing Council of the University has decided to, in accordance with the Law of the University, commence the process for the appointment of a qualified candidate to fill the position.

Applications are, therefore, invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of the substantive University Librarian of Plateau State University, Bokkos.

Duties and Responsibilities

The University Librarian is a Principal Officer Position. He/she shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library and the coordination of all Library services in the University and its campuses, colleges and institutes and other related teaching or research units.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Minimum of Second Class Lower Degree in any relevant field and a Masters and Ph.D in Library Science obtained from a recognized University.
  • He/she should show evidence of ICT at the highest level of efficiency to sustain a modern Library, including e-library of an international standard; and should be a member of the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria.
  • He/she should not be more than sixty (60) years of age by 29th August, 2021.
  • He/she should have a minimum of fifteen (15) years post-qualification relevant experience in Library work, at least five (5) of which should have been in a University Library setting or a similar institution of higher learning.
  • Scholarly publications (points to be awarded to each).
  • Outstanding and clear evidence of continuing scholarly or research activities.
  • Evidence of exceptional teaching ability.
  • Candidates should write in not more than five hundred (500) words their vision for the development and management of a digitized world class Library.
  • Some administrative experience in the library is required.


The tenure of office for Principal Officers of the University, including the Librarian is a 5-year single term.

Salary and Conditions of Service

The University Librarian is on consolidated salary. Other terms and conditions of service are as may be specified in the letter of appointment and as applicable for the post of University Librarians in all Nigerian Universities/and as may be determined by the Governing Council of the University.

Method of Application

Interested applicants are required to submit twenty (20) copies of letter of application, credentials and curriculum vitae specifying the following: Name, (Surname first), Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government Area, Permanent Home Address, Present Contact Address, Functional E-mail Address(es), Telephone Number(s), Marital Status, Number of Children with Ages, Institutions Attended with Dates, Certificates Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies, Community Service, Previous Work Experience, Present Appointment with Date and Current Salary, Post Applied, Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees and any other relevant information.

Note that all your reference letters from three (3) referees, addressed to the Pro-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos are to be sent under a confidential cover to reach the Registrar before the closing date, please.

Closing Date

All applications, addressed to the Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council, should reach the Registrar, Plateau State University, Bokkos, P.M.B 2012, Bokkos, Plateau State not latter than six (6) weeks from the date of this Publication, please.



Mr. Amos I. Mallo FCPM, FIMC