University Librarian at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

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Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates three main campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria, and School of Basic Studies in Funtua. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social-sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences agricultural sciences and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the Faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for a variety of other institutions and programs at other locations.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and interested individuals to fill the position below:

Job Title: University Librarian

Location: Zaria, Kaduna


  • 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 extension and for providing library services for the entire University community
  • He/She shall also be responsible for linkages with other library organizations and publishers, both national and international.

Candidates shall possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • A relevant PhD;
  • Versatility in Information Technology (IT) and library automation;
  • A good record of scholarly publications through reputable media;
  • Shall not be below the rank of Deputy University Librarian or Reader;
  • Shall have a minimum of 15 years cognate experience and the capacity to initiate research in a University System or comparable organization;
  • Shall not be above 65 years 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 condition of service are as applicable to the post of a University Librarian in a Federal University in Nigeria, and as may be determined by the Council and the Government from time to time.

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit 30 copies each of Application Letter and comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (attaching photocopies of relevant credentials) 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.

Note: Candidates are advised to request their three (3) referees to forward reports on them under confidential cover to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.