Polytechnic Librarian Job in Nigeria

The Federal Polytechnic, Ukana is one of the Institutions established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2014. It is located in Ukana, Km 5, along Ikot Ekpene-Abak Road in Essien Udim Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State. The Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act 2019 gives legal backing to the establishment of the Institution. It operates on two Campuses, Main and the Annex with four (4) Schools. All the Academic Programmes of the Polytechnic have been accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). The Institution pride itself on modern infrastructural facilities and state-of -the-art equipment.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below which will become vacant on 10th June, 2024:

Job Title: Polytechnic Librarian

Location: Ukana - Ikot Ekpene, Akwa-Ibom

Job Description

  • The Polytechnic Librarian is the Chief Library Officer and shall be responsible to the Rector for the administration of the Polytechnic Library and the co-ordination of the Library services in the teaching units of the Polytechnic.
  • He/she is one of the Principal Officers 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.

Qualifications and Experience
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 Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) will be an added advantage;
  • Have a minimum of second class lower division degree or a minimum of Lower Credit in Higher National Diploma (HND) in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a recognized Institution;
  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years cognate experience in Tertiary Institutions, at least ten (10) years of which must have been gained in a Polytechnic or similar TVET Institution;
  • Currently on the rank of 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;
  • Provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies 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;
  • A person who is not likely to pursue, racial, gender, political, religious or the sectional interest;
  • Morally sound, of impeccable character, proven integrity and free from financial embarrassment;
  • Physically and mentally fit [with evidence from a Government hospital]; and
  • Proficient in Information & Communication Technology (ICT).
  • Not more than fifty-nine [59] years of age as at 10 June, 2024 when the post will become vacant.

Terms of Appointment and Conditions of Service

  • The appointment is for a single tenure of five(5) years in line with extant provisions.
  • The salary is consolidated and the appointees shall enjoy any other benefits attached to the positions of Principal Officers of the Polytechnic as approved by the Federal Government.

Application Closing Date
8th March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit typed copies of their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and attach photocopies of all relevant Documents to their applications (twenty copies), giving the details in the following order:

  • Full Names (Surname first and underlined)
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • State of Origin and Local Government Area
  • Nationality and how acquired
  • Marital Status
  • Current Postal Address including Phone Number and email Address
  • Educational Institutions attended with dates
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications obtained with dates
  • Membership of Professional Bodies / Associations
  • Honours and Distinctions (if any)
  • Academic / Scholarly publications
  • Conferences attended and papers presented with dates
  • Previous Employer(s) and Post(s) held with dates
  • Present Employment to include status, duties and any other relevant experience
  • Statement of own vision for the Polytechnic (20 copies)
  • Other activities outside current employment
  • Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) who should be able to attest to the candidate's claim to high academic and managerial capabilities as well as to the candidate's notable uprightness.

Applications are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Application for the post of Polytechnic Librarian" at the top left-hand corner addressed to:
The Registrar,
Federal Polytechnic, Ukana,
P.M.B. 2014,
Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.


  • Referees (Employer, Educational and Personal) are to forward Confidential Reports directly to the Registrar, Federal Polytechnic, Ukana.
  • Applicants will be required to produce originals of their certificates and other relevant credentials if invited for interview, photocopies will not be accepted.