Sunyani Technical University
was converted from a Polytechnic to a Technical University by an Act
of Parliament establishing Technical Universities in Ghana. The University is mandated by the Technical
Universities Act. 2016 (Act 922) to provide Higher Education in Engineering, Science and Technology-based disciplines, Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Applied Arts and related
disciplines. The institution is a leading Technical University that offers high quality career-oriented programmes for national development.
The Position/Job Description
The Librarian is the Head of the University Library and reports to the Vice-Chancellor in themanagement of the library
He/She is responsible for the provision of adequate, relevant and up-to-date reading and audio-visual materials to support teaching, learning, research, innovation and community service functions of the University.
He/she provides leadership in advancing the University's teaching, research and innovation mission through a clear vision of the Library's role.
He/she provides comprehensive strategic planning incorporating emerging technologies, sound fiscal management and engagement of all members of the University community.
e/she ensures the maintenance of a good environment for reading and learning in all libraries of the University.
He/She exercises professional and administrative supervision over staff of the University libraries and ensures the efficient and effective running of the libraries of the University.
He/she shall in conjunction with the Library Committee, and subject to approval by the Academic Board, formulate policies for the maximum development and utilisation of the libraries of the University.
He/she shall represent the library in contacts with Administration and Committees of the University
He/she shall collaborate and maintain linkages with the relevant and appropriate institutional libraries and organisations within and outside the country in order to keep up with development trends and attain exposure developed pz systems.
He/She shall perform
official duties that may be assigned from time to time by the
Terms of appointment:
The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities, Act 2016 (Act 922) as amended and Statutes of Sunyani Technical University.
The salary and conditions of service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable with those in analogous universities in Ghana.
Possess a minimum of a postgraduate degree in library or information science related studies. A PhD in Library Science or Studies is preferable.
Have served as a Deputy Librarian in a University or comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least six (6) years.
Have a minimum of fifteen (15) cumulative publications.
Be a scholar and a member of a Professional Body in Librarianship/Information Science.
Be computer literate and conversant with Library Software.
Demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, precision and professionalism.
Be innovative and knowledgeable in procedures on the implementation of new technologies and library
Be able to ensure that adequate Library and research resources are available to meet faculty and student needs within assigned budget.