Polytechnic Librarian at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti is one of the second-generation Polytechnics established by law, through Decree No. 33 of July, 1979. It was first founded in 1977 as a College of Technology in Jos, Plateau State and later that year moved to Akure, Ondo State by the then Federal Military Government. In line with the harmonization of all Federal Government owned Polytechnics, it was translated from a College of Technology into a full-fledged Polytechnic by decree No. 33 of July, 1979. By 1982 and in order to pave way for the founding of the Federal University of Technology on its Campus in Akure, the Polytechnic was again relocated, for the final time, to Ado-Ekiti. The relocation process was however completed only in 1986.

The Polytechnic has grown to become one of the nation’s best entrepreneurial and technical Institution. The Polytechnic, which was established to train middle and high level manpower for the Nigerian economy, offers both National and Higher National Diploma (ND & HND) programmes duly accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Polytechnic Librarian

Location: Ado-Ekit, Ekiti

The Position

  • 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 recognised 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 recognised institution.
  • Have a 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 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.
  • Provide evidence of membership of professional body/bodies in Library recognised by Federal Government.
  • Provide evidence of scholarly publications in reputable journals as well as presentation of invited papers at educational/library conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Person who is not likely to pursue, racial, gender, political, religious or other sectional interest.
  • Morally sound, of impeccable character, proven Integrity and free from financial embarrassment.
  • Physically and mentally fit (with evidence from a Government hospital); (xi) proficient in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and;
  • Be not more than fifty-nine (59) years of age as at the date of appointment.

Terms of Appointment and Condition of Service

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

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit typed written copies of their Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and attach photocopies of all relevant documents to their Applications (twenty (20) copies) giving the details in the following order:

  • Full Name (Sumame first and underlined)
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • State of Origin and Local Government Area
  • Nationality and how acquired
  • Marital Status
  • Number and Ages of Children
  • Current Postal Address including Telephone Number and e-mail address
  • Educational Institutions attended with dates
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications obtained with dates
  • Membership of Professional Bodies/Association
  • Honors 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 are to forward Confidential Reports directly to the Registrar, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, such referees 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 and marked “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIAN” at the top left-hand corner and addressed to:
The Registrar,
The Federal Polytechnic,
P.M.B. 5351, Ado-Ekiti,
Ekiti State.


  • Applicants will be required to produce originals of the Certificates and other relevant credentials, if invited for interview, photocopies will not be accepted. 
  • All late application will not be entertained and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.