College Librarian


The College Librarian is the Professional and Administrative Head of the College Library. He/She is responsible to the Principal for provision of adequate, relevant and up-to-date reading and audio-visual materials to support teaching, research and community service functions of the college. He/she:

• Ensures that the library, research and information needs of the college community are met
• Provides leadership in advancing the college’s teaching and research mission through a clear vision of the library’s role, comprehensive strategic planning, incorporation of emerging technology, sound fiscal management and engagement of all members in the college community
• Formulates policies for the maximum development and utilisation of the library resources of the College, in conjunction with the library committee, subject to the approval of the academic board
• Establishes and maintains procedures, policies and systems that bring about efficient library operation
• Exercises professional and administrative supervision over the library staff to ensure that efficient and effective functioning of the library
• Represents the library at the Central Administration and on relevant Boards and committees of the college
• Performs any other functions assigned by the Principal of the college


• Possess a good first degree and a minimum of research master’s degree in a library/information related field or equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution of higher learning
• Be a member of a recognised professional body
• Have served a Deputy Librarian in a college of Education or comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least 4 years
• Be able to serve a minimum of 1 term of 4 years before he/she attains the compulsory retirement age of 60 years
• Be able of draw up, monitor and ensure the implementation of college library strategic plan and also maintain linkages/collaborations with local and international libraries and relevant organisations/institutions
• Have capability for planning, organising, directing and coordinating the components of the library – ie staff, services, collections and external relations
• Be analytical, critical, result-oriented, visionary and practical and also possess hands-on ability to work independently
• Possess strong IT skills and familiarity with the relevant software and be able to keep up with current trends and developed library systems
• Be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, be a good team player and also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and management/supervisory skills

Conditions of Service

• Salary and conditions attached to the position are attractive and are in accordance with approved Harmonised condition of service for colleges of education


How to Apply

Interested applicants for any of the above-listed positions should send applications. Applications and supporting documents (marked with the position) are to be submitted through the Principal to:


The Chairman
Search Committee
Jasikan College of Education
P.O.Box 14
Jasikan-Buem, Ghana

Application Deadline: 10th August 2020.

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