Job Vacancy For University Librarian At University of Education (Winneba)



THE POSITION

•   The University Librarian is the administrative head of all the University Libraries.
•   He/she shall provide professional/administrative leadership for the University of Education, Winneba Library Systems which includes the Osagyefo Library and its Satellite libraries

Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration and coordination of all library services in the University and its Campuses, Colleges, Departments, Centres and Research Units.

In addition, such candidate will:

•   manage employees, products, services and goals of the expanding library of the University;
•   design and implement an overall strategic plan for the development of the University library;
•   build on existing resources, and services to create a modern library which would respond to teaching, research and learning programmes of the University;
•   recommend and implement systems that would create a seamlessless extension of the library that provides scholars with access to evaluated, organized and preserved information in any format;
•   supervise the smooth transition of old products and serviced to new ones
•   create effective cross-departmental working relationships and
•   assist both in-house and outside scholars with world class library

Qualification Required & Experience

The candidate seeking appointment as University Librarian must possess a minimum of Masters degree in Library/Information Studies. In addition,

the candidate must:

•   have served as a Deputy Librarian for a minimum of five (5) years in a university or a comparable institution.
•   have at least five (5) publications since appointment as Deputy Librarian
•   have strong knowledge of Library management and evidence of ability to create and lead an academic library.
•   have strong knowledge of library practices from traditional management system to modern portal library
•   have solid skills in library related IT infrastructure and systems

Location: Winneba

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates should submit eight (8) copies each of:

•   Letter of interest summarizing their qualifications,
•   Vision statement as part of application
•   Statement indicating why he/she wishes to be considered
•   Curriculum Vitae

Applicants must submit three referee reports directly to the address below.
Application should be forwarded under Registered Cover marked "Application for University Librarian" to either of the following addresses:

The Chairman
Search Committee (Post of Vice-Chancellor)
Council Secretariat
University of Education, Winneba
P.O. Box 25
Winneba

OR

The Chairman
Search Committee (Post of Vice-Chancellor)
University of Education, Winneba
C/O Universities of Ghana
Overseas Office
321 City Road
London EC1V
United Kingdom

Closing Date: 31 March, 2015
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