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    Senior Librarian at The Admiralty University of Nigeria

    Feb 12, 2018

    The Admiralty University of Nigeriawas established as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) through the joint efforts of Nigerian Navy Holdings (a subsidiary organization of the Nigerian Navy) and Hellenic Education Nigeria – (a private consultancy, with international educators as main partners).

    Senior Librarian


    Job Type: Senior Managerial/Administrative and Support Staff
    Department: Librarian

    Overall Purpose
    The post holder will:

    • Work closely with and support the Head of Academic Services in the design, development, promotion and delivery of high quality, relevant information resources and services for students, staff and researchers. 
    • Lead and coordinate the Librarian team in its support for learning and teaching, including the development of specialist, curriculum focused Digital and Information skills, resource support and support for design, planning, validation, delivery and review of courses and programmes.  Take the operational lead for the development and promotion of research support services provided by the University Library. 
    • Be responsible for developing and implementing an Librarian team plan for the expansion of the existing Digital and Information skills provision for research postgraduates, early career researchers and research active staff. 
    • Act as an advocate for the service and take a lead role in coordinating the library’s internal marketing and communication activities. 
    • Provide specialist library support for the learning, teaching and research activities of specified University curriculum areas, across multiple sites.

    Main Duties

    • To design, deliver and facilitate training for students and staff in digital and information skills relevant to their curriculum area, taking into account good current practice in pedagogical theory, and the differing needs of students as they progress in their academic careers
    • As part of the Academic Liaison Librarian team contribute to delivering a blended and holistic approach to teaching digital and information literacy, including face to face teaching, and the development of online activities as appropriate to enhance learning
    • Advise the Academic Management Team in the development of research support services, outlining key service developments required, and identifying strategies for increasing library engagement with researchers and research active staff
    • Co-ordinate, promote and extend the range of library training opportunities available to the University’s research community, ensuring these activities are within the context of the wider Digital and Information Literacy skills activities offered by the Academic Liaison Librarian Team  Develop all aspects of research support including; induction for new researchers, scholarly communication and open access publication, research data management, copyright and intellectual property rights, , use of bibliometric and altmetric tools, and current awareness within the research and publishing community
    • Contribute to the delivery of library enquiry services, including physical and virtual enquiry services, and responding to specialist subject based enquiries, including oversight of the day to day operation of the Library’s service
    • Contribute to the Library’s collection management and development policies in order to effectively support the learning, teaching and research activities of the University
    • Provide innovative engagement and feedback with users on library services in order to improve and develop new and existing services
    • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Library’s Marketing Strategy in order to maximize the Library’s impact within the Institution
    • The post will also have line management responsibility for the Senior Library Assistant and Library Assistants designated to the Academic Services Team
    •  Represent the Library and Learning Resources on relevant committees internally and externally, for example School and Faculty Boards, as required
    • Maintain a high level of continuing professional development to update own awareness of relevant external development and best practice for similar provision with benchmark institutions. 
    • Participate in routine staff rotas, as required

    Further information

    • Accountability in undertaking these responsibilities the post holder will clearly be able to delegate specific functions, but not accountability for them, to other individuals
    • Hours: This is a full time post. The nature of the post is such that the post holder will be expected to work flexibly and for such reasonable hours (minimum 40) as are necessary in order to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the post
    • Leave: 25 days per annum.

    Person Specification (Experience & Knowledge)
    Candidates for the role will be expected to demonstrate evidence of the following knowledge, skills, and attributes:


    • First Degree or Master Level holder 
    • Professional qualification in Library or equivalent relevant experience
    • 3 years relative experience

    Relevant Experience:

    • Previous recent experience in providing liaison/subject librarianship in an FE or HE environment 
    • Experience of collection development work across print and digital collections 
    • Experience of providing enquiry support services using different channels  Experience in supporting researchers 
    • Experience of staff line management or supervision 
    • Possesses good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
    • Possesses excellent IT skills
    • Excellent Command of the English Language – oral and written 
    • Previous experience of working in Higher Education 
    • Previous experience of marketing in a library environment

    Relevant Skills/Aptitudes:

    • An understanding of the role of the academic library in supporting research 
    • Experience of delivering Information and Digital Literacy skills training and producing associated materials
    • Able to work as part of a team and in partnership with others
    • A commitment to meeting user needs and a proactive, positive approach to student centered service development
    • Adopts a positive approach to personal learning and development
    • Able and prepared to work flexibly, including travel between campuses and locations when required
    • An understanding of the use of and application of bibliometric tools in HE

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Applications to the "Human Resource Office" via:

    To apply, it is ESSENTIAL that your Application consists of:

    • A Cover Letter (maximum one single-sided A4 page) noting your personal and contact details and specifying the position(s) you are applying for;
    • Your curriculum vitae (maximum 2 single-sided A4 pages) outlining your academic and professional qualifications as well as your work experience in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first; and
    • A narrative (maximum 4 single-sided A4 pages) as to how you match the requirements noted below:
      • Applicants must address the following in their application submission:
        • How their previous engagements are in line to all the requirements set out above under this job description section;
        • How their future work would add-value towards the criteria set out in this job description section; and
        • How they best fit in improving the academic work and student services to be delivered by the university.

    The selection process will consist of three phases:

    • Initially, the selection panel will consider all candidates that match the Job Role and Person specification criteria;
    • As an interim stage, a short-listing of best fit applicants will be compiled and an interview panel will be formed. Candidates that make this short-list will be invited to attend a preliminary interview; and
    • In the final stage of the process, selected few candidates will be asked to attend a final interview. A job offer will be made to the best applicants following this stage.

    Detailed Guidance
    Personal Details:

    • Full Name (Surname first, in capital letters);
    • Declaration of Change of Name;
    • Place and Date of Birth;
    • State of Origin & Local Government Area;
    • Nationality;
    • Permanent Home Address;
    • Present Postal Address;
    • Mobile telephone numbers; and
    • E-mail address.

    Work Experience:

    • Work Experience, including full details of former and present post(s);
    • Full details of teaching and research experience and service; and current total annual salary details.


    • Educational Institutions Attended, with Dates;
    • Academic Qualifications Obtained, with Dates;
    • Professional Qualifications Obtained, with Dates;
    • List of Publications, (where applicable); and
    • Honours and Distinctions.
    • General other:
    • Marital Status;
    • Number and Ages of Children (if any); and
    • Extra-Curricular activities.

    Two (2) Referees

    • Names of Referees;
    • Telephone number; and
    • E-mail address.

    Note: Most resulting appointments will commence in September, 2018 (fall semester) to mid- June, 2019. While the appointments will be based at the Ibuso Campus, there may also be the need to cover assignments at the Sapele Campus.

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