University Librarian at The Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U)

The Technical University Ibadan (Tech-U) is a newly licensed tertiary institution, an initiative of the Oyo State Government of Nigeria. It is founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence, and the uplifting of human condition. We are therefore committed to the efficient and responsible use of science, technology, engineering, and innovation in solving societal problems, while maintaining a culture of entrepreneurship anchored on quality programs that are responsive and financially suitable.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below: Job Title: University Librarian Location: OyoBrief on Oyo State Oyo State is located in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Created in 1976 on the official creation of more States in Nigeria, it is made up of cosmopolitan ethnic composition, with a total of 27,249sq km of land and official population of 5,591,589 (2006 Census) comprising 2,809,840 males and 2,781,749 females, a higher percentage of which are youths.Oyo State today boasts of about 10,000,000 inhabitants. With its 33 Local Governments and 35 Local Council Development Authorities, Oyo State is the most urbanized of Nigeria’s States. It is peopled by very enlightened and highly educated elites being a fallout of the free education scheme of the earlier administrations. It remains the intellectual capital of the nation having nested the premier University in Nigeria.Oyo State is a very special place with a rich history of excellence and ground-breaking achievements in Africa. The first TV Station, standardized stadium and university medical school in Africa are all in Oyo State. It has as a matter of critical necessity set out to produce fresh sets of technical hands, entrepreneurs, innovators and provide blue collar jobs. It is in this quest to tap into our latent strengths to rebuild our education structure that the Technical University was conceived.Vision Our vision is Global, and we aim to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and commitment to International best practices.Mission Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting.sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus Is to provide the training and learning environment that produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.Tech-U is committed to offering degree programs of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnership. Job Description The Librarian must be capable of articulating a strategic vision for the role of the university library system in supporting the mission and objectives of the institution, and should serve as advocate for the Libraries within the university and larger community.The Librarian is the chief administrator for the University Libraries, and is responsible for the successful administration of the Libraries in accordance with authorized policies and procedures of the University. Responsibilities Facilitates the continuing transformation of the University Libraries into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with university units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community.Creates an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity with an understanding of innovative and traditional methods of information dissemination.Establishes a shared vision that promotes the University’s and the University Libraries’ mission.Implements a clear and concise strategic plan to advance that vision.Supports a culture of collegial governance.Fosters an organizational and educational climate that promotes and celebrates diversity.Communicates internally and externally regarding the University Libraries. -Develops strong relationships with Deans of other units, the Provost, Vice Chancellor and other University administrators.Delegates authority to others for specific administrative tasks.Recruits, retains, and leads high-quality staff.Creates an environment which supports professional advancement.Acts as an advocate for the libraries and its staff.Fosters professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the University Libraries,Enforces policies and regulations adopted by the University Council, the offices of the Vice Chancellor and University Provost, the Faculty Senate.Cultivates external relations and fundraising opportunities with public and private sectors in support of the University Libraries’ programs.Represents and promotes the University Libraries formally and informally to the University community and the world. -Participates actively in local, state, national, and international library organizations.Develops and maintains good relationships with students, faculty, staff and communityPromotes and advocates for library programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty,-and the community.Works with library and department heads, as Well as external sources, to identify evaluate and implement programs that Improve services and facilities enhance the quality of resources and increase operational efficiency within the libraries.Functions as fiscal officer for the library system and provides clear communication about its budget. 

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