The Governing Council of Lagos State University hereby announces that the position of University Librarian will be vacant by 30th November, 2023.
In consonance with the Lagos State University Law, Cap L69, Volume 7, Laws of Lagos State, 2004 [as amended] and in exercise of the power contained therein, the Governing Council has decided to begin the process of appointing a new University Librarian for the University.
Consequently, applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of the University Librarian for the Lagos State University.
Lagos State University (LASU) was established in 1983 by the Enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning, establishment of academic excellence AND to meet the specific manpower needs of Lagos State, as well as undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.
The University caters for a large student population enrolled in Full-Time AND Part-Time Programmes at the Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Levels. The University is the third most admired University in Nigeria for Year 2023 according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) due to the attraction of high number of applicants following the academic successes of the University.
Today, Lagos State University is residential and operates a multi-campus system with owned campuses, having its main campus at Ojo (along the Badagry Expressway), AND the other two campuses at Epe and Ikeja, respectively.
The University has Faculties of Arts, Communication and Media Studies, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Management Sciences, Law, Science, AND Social Sciences, Schools of Agriculture, Transport and Logistics, AND Library, Archival and Information Science; AND College of Medicine comprising six Faculties: Basic Medical Sciences, Basic Clinical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. The University also has a Postgraduate School for Post Graduate Programmes.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) recently approved twenty (20) new Academic Programmes for the University after a successful Resource Assessment Accreditation of the Programmes to complement the existing seventy-one (71) academic undergraduate programmes across College, Faculties, Schools and Centres of the University.
In addition, the University operates the following Programmes:
School of Basic and Advanced Studies [LASUSBAS] at Badagry;
Pre-Degree Studies Programme at Epe;
School of Part-Time Studies [Ojo and Epe Campuses];
Open and Distance Learning and Research Institute [ODLRI];
School of Tourism, Film, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies;
and Centre for Yoruba Studies.
The University currently houses the Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Transformative STEM Education (LASU ACEITSE), Centre of Excellence for Sargassum Research, Manufacturing Assistance Centre (MAC) AND ICT/Digital Archive Centre.
Lagos State University is reputed for high standards, which it has maintained over the years and is currently ranked among the foremost Universities in the Country.
The University continuously provides the highest quality of learning and teaching with the ultimate aim of maximally developing students’ intellectual, moral, civic and creative capacities so that they can lead a life full of dignity while contributing meaningfully to national and global socio-economic development.
The University has also, over the years, maintained a tradition of excellence in various disciplines and has produced men and women of repute who hold important positions, both nationally and internationally, and are still contributing to the development of the nation and the world in their chosen careers.
3.0 THE POSITION
3.1 THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
In accordance with the Lagos State University Law, 2004 [as amended], the University Librarian is a Principal Officer, responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library Services in the University [in the Main Library (Fatiu Ademola AKESODE Library) and Libraries across all Campuses of the University].
The University Librarian is a member of the University Management Committee, Congregation, Senate and other Committees as stipulated in the Regulations of the University. As an academic Member of staff, the University Librarian will be required to provide both academic and administrative leadership to staff members in the University Library.
For the position, the University seeks a candidate with vision, strategic thinking, proven academic distinction, leadership and managerial ability, integrity, competence in job planning and organization, transparency in public life.
The right candidate should also have ability to develop linkages with external communities to support the emerging needs of the University [particularly, the University Libraries], command respect, engender cooperation with strong team building ability AND loyalty of staff AND Students of the University.
3.2 QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates for the post of University Librarian, Lagos State University should mandatorily possess:
Ph.D. in Library Science or related field with fifteen (15) years University/related working experience;
At least 20-25 scholarly publications as well as sufficient evidence of contribution to knowledge through research, administrative experience and ability to provide academic leadership;
NOT less than five (5) years’ experience at the level of Deputy University Librarian/Associate Professor Librarian in a University;
Knowledge of ICT and application of same in library services;
Conference attendance (nationally and internationally). At least five (5) in the last five years;
Membership of relevant Professional Association(s).
Excellent physical and mental health;
Meaningful contributions to the University system in Nigeria and to the growth of the society as a whole;
The ability to develop linkages with external communities and attract grants for the University;
The ability to command respect, engender cooperation and with a strong team building ability as well as win the loyalty of staff and students;
Academic distinctions, leadership and managerial abilities;
Competence in job planning and organization; and
High level of integrity and transparency in public life.
In consonance with the Lagos State University Law, 2004 [as amended], the appointment of University Librarian is for a TERM of four  years with eligibility for reappointment for a second term of four  years ONLY.
5.0 AGE REQUIREMENT
Candidates for the position of the University Librarian MUST NOT be above the age of sixty-five (65) by November, 2023.
The remuneration of the University Librarian includes Basic Salary of CONUNASS 15, housing facility AND other benefits AND allowances that apply to the University Librarian in Nigerian Public Universities, as may be approved by the Governing Council, Lagos State University.
The University continually puts in place, initiatives to adequately take care of its workforce in line with global best practices.
7.0 METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates should submit formal application for the post of University Librarian addressed to the Vice Chancellor and accompany such application with Twenty-Five  copies of detailed Curriculum Vitae [CV], providing information in the following order:
Place AND Date of Birth
Nationality [if Nigerian, indicate State of Origin]
Marital Status: Number AND Ages of Children
Academic Qualifications [including Class of Degree; copies of Certificates to be enclosed]
Post-Graduation/Professional Qualifications [copies of Certificates to be enclosed]
Publications in the last Five  years;
Conference Attendance in the last Five  years;
Contributions to the Society or humanity in the last Three  years;
Names AND Addresses of Three  Referees, who should be able to attest to the candidate’s standing abilities-professionally, managerially, morally as well as character and integrity
Contact Address [including telephone numbers, professional social media handle(s) AND e-mail address]
Candidates are also expected to submit along with the application, 500 words page statement of vision for Library Services in the Lagos State University, towards ensuring that the University becomes a leading academic repository Institution in West Africa and the world.
8.0 SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
All applications are to be submitted under CONFIDENTIAL COVER with the envelope marked “POST OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN, LASU”, sealed and addressed to:
The Vice Chancellor,
Office of Vice Chancellor,
Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) Senate Building,
Lagos State University,
All applications should be submitted and to reach the Registrar NOT later than 20th October 2023 .This advertisement is also available on http://www.lasu.edu.ng
9.0 SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES
Only shortlisted candidates will be required to make themselves available for appointment interview.
Emmanuel A. Fanu
Registrar and Secretary to Council