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Job vacancy for a Librarian at Obafemi Awolowo University

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Position : Librarian

The Position
The University Librarian shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall administration of the University Library, its branches and extension and providing services for the University community.

Duties

The University Librarian is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration of the University Library and the co-ordination of Library services in the University.
He / She will be required to administer the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library System and to develop it to meet the University’s increasing needs especially its post-graduate and research programmes. In addition, he or she is responsible for:

Framing Library policies and making personal contacts and liasing with Departments on book requirements as well as giving professional advice on library matters
Preparing Library budgets
Establishing policy for Library exchange
Engaging in matters of common interest for the benefit of readers and users of the Library v.) Performing other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates for the position of University Librarian, Obafenii Awolowo University, should possess a minimum of Higher Degree of Master’s in Library and Information Science with Fifteen (15) years of experience.
Possession of a Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.
Candidates are also required scholarly publications in reputable journals and must be members of the following:

Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria
Nigeria Library Association
Committee of University Librarians
Furthermore, candidates are expected to be a computer literate and proficient in relevant computer applications as applicable to the running of a complex and modern University Library.

The Person

The University Librarian is a Principal Officer and the head of the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library.
Candidates for the post shall be visionary, have the ability to provide good leadership and command respect and loyalty of staff of the University.
Candidates must also possess personal integrity and demonstrate transparency in private and public life.

Remuneration
The successful candidate will be entitled to the salary and other conditions of service as are applicable to the University Librarian in a Federal University in Nigeria.

Conditions of Service

The appointment shall be for a single term of five (5) years only and may be extended for a further period of one year only, after which the Librarian shall relinquish his post and be assigned to other duties in the University.
The appointment is further governed by the Federal Government Establishment circulars that may be adopted by the Council from time to time. Fringe benefits include furnished accommodation, an official vehicle and a driver other benefits as approved by the Council.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward 30 copies of application and detailed Curriculum Vitae, duly signed, in the format below:
a.) Personal Data

Full Name(Surname first)
Date of Birth
Contact Details:
Physical Address
E-mail address(es):
Mobile Phone Number(s):
Nationality
State of Origin
Senatorial District
Local Government Area
Permanent Home Address
Marital Status
Number of Children and their Ages

b.) Educational Background

Higher Educational Institutions attended with dates:
Academic/Professional Qualifications and Distinctions Obtained with Dates:
Other Distinctions and Awards with Dates:

Scholarship
Fellowship
Research Grants
National Awards
International awards

c.) Work Experience with Dates

Previous Work Experience Outside the University System with Dates:
Previous work experience in other Universities
Work Experience in Obafemi Awolowo University (if applicable)

d.) Membership of Professional Bodies
e.) Publications:

Thesis/Dissertation
Books and Monographs
Contribution to Books
Published Journals Articles
Edited and Refereed Conference Proceedings
Articles Accepted for Publication
Manuscript Submitted for Publication
Creative Work
Technical Reports
Papers and Working Progress.

f.) Professional/Accomplishment
g.) Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended th Dates
h.) Current Research Activities
i.) Signature and Date

Applications and curriculum vitae of all interested candidates are to be forwarded to:

The Registrar,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife,
Osun State.

Note

Applicant should inform their nominated referees to send their confidential reports to reach the same address within the same period.
Applicant should note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted further.

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These are the 5 most ‘boring’ — and exciting — jobs in the world, according to a recent study

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Financial jobs may often be lucrative — but some of them could make you seem boring and even incompetent to the people around you, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, asked more than 500 people across five different experiments about the careers and hobbies they considered the most “boring” — and what characteristics they associated with people who did those jobs. The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this month.

Finance was overwhelmingly tagged as the world’s most boring industry, with finance-associated positions occupying four of the top five slots on the “most boring” list. The people occupying those “boring” jobs were also not seen as competent, according to the report, which surprised at least one of the study’s authors.

“I would have thought that accountants would be seen as boring, but effective and the perfect person to do a good job on your tax return,” Wijnand Van Tilburg, a study co-author and senior lecturer in the university’s psychology department, said in a statement last week.

Tilburg said that stereotypically “boring people” are generally disliked, and often avoided by the people around them — largely due to unfair preconceived notions.

Your perceptions of people can certainly change over time, but folks dubbed as “boring” don’t often get a chance to prove the stereotypes wrong, Tilburg said. “The very fact that people choose to avoid them can lead to social ostracization and increase loneliness, leading to a really negative impact on their lives,” he said.

Tilburg said he launched the study to explore stigmas around boredom, and how it can impact the way humans perceive each other: “The irony is studying boredom is actually very interesting and has many real-life impacts.”

Here are the results of the study, including top-five lists for most boring jobs, most exciting jobs and most boring hobbies:

Top 5 most boring jobs
Data analysis
Accounting
Tax/insurance work
Cleaning
Banking

Top 5 most exciting jobs
Performing arts
Science
Journalism
Health professional
Teaching

Top 5 most boring hobbies
Sleeping
Religion
Watching television
Observing animals
Math
Some of those “boring” jobs do tend to pay more than some of the “most exciting” ones. According to compensation software and data company Payscale, the average salary for a data analyst is around $62,754 per year. That’s approximately $10,000 per year more than the average salary of someone in performing arts — roughly $52,522, according to Glassdoor.

And while “sleeping” ranked as the single most boring hobby anyone could have, getting regular amounts of high-quality sleep is essential to your productivity, health and mental sharpness, according to research.

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The 10 most-searched jobs in the U.S., according to Google—and how much they pay

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The coronavirus pandemic has spurred millions of people to quit their jobs to spend more time at home, become their own boss or pursue their dream career, among other reasons.

This phenomenon – often referred to as “The Great Resignation” – has dominated conversations in recent months, and new research from Google based on its search trends suggests that this quitting wave is reaching other continents.

The top countries searching for “how to leave your job” on Google between January 2021 and 2022 were the Philippines, South Africa, the U.S., Australia and the U.K.

While Google did not include additional global insights in its report, their researchers did identify the top jobs people searched for in the U.S. alongside the phrase “how to become,” such as “how to become a lawyer,” to determine which careers people are most interested in.

Google’s research shows that people are most excited about jobs that help others improve their mental and physical health, offer ample travel opportunities and flexible work schedules. “Real estate agent” and “flight attendant” claimed the top two spots on the list.

Some jobs, however, are more popular in certain regions over others. People in the Northeast, Northwestern Midwest and Western U.S. appear to be the most interested in real estate careers, while swaths of people in the South and Midwest wanted to become notaries.

Only two states’ most-searched jobs didn’t include notary or real estate agent: New Mexico, where flight attendant was the most popular gig, and Montana, where people searched for personal trainer jobs more than any other role.

Here are the top 10 jobs people want in the U.S. right now according to Google, how much they pay and the education requirements:

Map showing the top jobs in the U.S. including real estate agent and personal trainer based on new Google research


Image courtesy of Google

  1. Real estate agent
    Median salary: $51,220

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Flight attendant
    Median salary: $59,050

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Notary
    Median salary: $37,000

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

  1. Therapist
    Median salary: $47,576

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree

  1. Pilot
    Median salary: $130,440

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree and flight training

  1. Firefighter
    Median salary: $ 52,500

Typical entry-level education: Postsecondary nondegree award (certificate program and other skills training)

  1. Personal trainer
    Median salary: $40,510

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Psychiatrist
    Median salary: $208,000

Typical entry-level education: Doctorate of medicine, or M.D.

  1. Physical therapist
    Median salary: $91,010

Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

  1. Electrician
    Median salary: $56,900

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

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These are the top companies to work for in the UK in 2022, according to Glassdoor

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Software company ServiceNow has been named as the best place to work in the U.K. in 2022, according to Glassdoor’s annual employer rankings.

ServiceNow entered the U.K. rankings for the first time this year, with employees highlighting the company’s strengths in its workplace culture, career opportunities and training, in anonymous reviews left on Glassdoor.

California-based ServiceNow is headed up by Bill McDermott, the former CEO of software solutions firm SAP.

McDermott noted that the “employee experience is really everything” amid the return to work, speaking on CNBC’s “TechCheck” in August, on the back of ServiceNow’s acquisition of indoor mapping and wayfinding company Mapwize.

“There’s a war for talent out there … the companies that are early adopters to these technologies [will] win and the one’s that don’t will lose a lot of people,” McDermott said.

Global jobs website Glassdoor compiled the rankings by looking at companies that had received at least 30 ratings across nine attributes, including an overall score from an employee, as well as factors such as work-life balance, compensation and benefits, and whether staff would recommend their employer to a friend.

I.T. consultancy AND Digital came in second place on Glassdoor’s 2022 list and was also a newcomer in the rankings.

Jill Cotton, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, told CNBC via email that this year’s rankings had seen a number of new entrants partly because the coronavirus pandemic had “turned the business world upside down but this gave companies the opportunity to embrace change, rip up the corporate rulebook and put their people first.”

Cloud-based software firm Salesforce, which topped the rankings last year, dropped down to third place on the 2022 list.

Cotton said that technology companies dominated the rankings because they were “well-equipped to adapt during the pandemic.”

In addition, she said that the pandemic had forced many businesses to speed up their adoption of technology.

“This growing importance means that now all businesses need to be a tech company of sorts,” Cotton added.

Immediate Media Company, a special interest content and platform company, and Abcam, a supplier of protein research tools, rounded out the top five companies on Glassdoor’s list. Here’s the full rundown of the U.K.’s best employers.

The U.K.’s top 10 employers for 2022
ServiceNow
AND Digital
Salesforce
Immediate Media Company
Abcam
McKinsey & Company
Adobe
VMware
Arm
Meta (Facebook)

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