University of Ilorin P.M.B. 1515,, +234810-848-3222

Name: FOLORUNSHO Abubakar Lanre  

Department: Library and Information Science

Status:   Lecturer I

Phone Number :  +234-8117 85013

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (with dates and granting bodies):

PhD      2016    International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia      

MLS     2005    University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

BLS     1995     University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

List of others qualifications

Certificate in Computer and Database Management  

MPA  1998    University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Diploma in Law 1990   Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria  


Area of specialization: Information needs and seeking behaviour, Information Literacy Skills Information and Communication Technology, Electronic resources and Social networking,      

Area of interest: Research Methodology, Library Management

Work in Progress:

  • Faculty perceptions about institutional support for use of the Library for research activities
  • Nigeria University Libraries in 21st Century
  • Gender disparities in the use of Web 2.0 for research
  • ICT policy in Nigeria universities


Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN)

Member of Nigerian Library Association Kwara State Chapter (Former Secretary)

Some of his publications are:

  1. A.L. Folorunsho, Haruna Ibrahim. "A Survey of Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Kwara State House of Assembly Legislators"
  2. A.L. Folorunsho, Saka H. Taiwo, "A Survey of the availability of information technology (IT) in Academic Libraries in Kwara State". Journal of International Library Movement(An organ of ILM Foundation), India.
  3. J.S. Opaleke1,A.A. Raji2,A.L. Folorunsho3,(2004) "An Examination of Mutilation and Theft Cases in Nigeria Academic and Public Libraries".Vol. 7. Journal of Educational Forum.
  4. A.L. Folorunsho, Haruna Ibrahim,(2005). "Relationship between Work Activities of Legislators and their information needs".Journal of Educational Series, Vol.8, 41-46.
  5. Alao, I.A. Folorunsho, A.L. & Saka H.T. (2013). Book Availability in the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences Library. International Library Movement 35(2), pp. 75-85
  6. Alao I. A. & Folorunsho, A.L. (2011). What Nigerian Library Support Staff Consider Important in Judging their Supervisors in Kwara State Academic Libraries. International Library         Movement, 33(3), pp. 169 - 176
  7. Folorunsho A.L. & Oshinaike B.A. (2008). A Survey of Gender Composition in Academic and Research Institutes Library in Kwara State of Nigeria.  Samaru Journal of information Studies, 8 (1)
  8. Alao I. A. & Folorunsho, A.L.  (2008). The Use of Cybercafé in Ilorin. The Electronic Library, Vol. 26 Iss: 2 pp. 238 - 248
  9. Yahya, A., Folorunsho, A.L.  & Raji, A.A. (2008). Utilization of the University of Maiduguri     Internet Centre among the Undergraduate Students, 11(1), pp. 34-38