Polytechnic Librarian at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State.


·       Job Type:             Full Time

·       Location:            Ebonyi


  • The post will become vacant with effect from 1 January, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Polytechnic Librarian is the Chief Library Officer and is responsible to the Rector for the administration of the Polytechnic Library and the coordination of the Library Services in the teaching units of the Polytechnic.
  • He/she is a Principal Officer of the Polytechnic. In addition to proven experience in Library Management and Leadership, the successful candidate must have a demonstrable passion for academic endeavours and must also be credible.

Academic Qualifications and Qualities
The candidate for the post must possess the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Master’s Degree from a recognized institution in Library Science or Library and Information Science while possession of a doctorate degree (Ph.D) will be an added advantage;
  • Have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (second class lower division) or a minimum of lower credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a recognized institution:
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) years cognate experience in a tertiary institution at least ten (10) years of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic or similar TVET institution
  • Currently be on the rank of a Chief Librarian from the Polytechnic Sector with not less than five (5) years experience on the rank
  • Demonstrate evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership, initiative and creativity in Library policy formulation, good human relation and positive managerial attributes
  • Be not more than fifty-nine (59) years old as at 1 January, 2024
  • Provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies in Librarianship recognized by the Federal Government
  • Provide evidence of scholarly publications in reputable Journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational/library conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Must be a person who is not likely to pursue, racial, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest
  • Must be morally sound, impeccable character, proven integrity and free from financial embarrassment
  • Be physically and mentally fit (with evidence from a Government hospital)
  • Must be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Terms of Appointment / Conditions of Service

  • The appointment of the Polytechnic Librarian is for a single tenure of five (5) years beginning from the Date of Appointment in line with extant provisions.
  • The salary is consolidated and the appointee shall enjoy other benefits of office as may be approved from time to time for Principal Officers of the Polytechnics by the Federal Government.

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