Dr.  Issa Abdulwahab Olanrewaju

Phone:        08056362529, 07060446952, 08083805791                     
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ACADEMIC   QUALIFICATIONS                                   DATES
West African School Certificate (WASC)    (WAEC)              1984 
Diploma in Library Science (DLS)            (ABU, Zaria)           1987
Bachelor of Library Science (BLS)            (ABU, Zaria)          1991
Masters of Library Science (MLS)             (ABU, Zaria)          1996
Ph.D. in Library and Information Science   (UI, Ibadan)         2007
Post-Graduate Diploma in Education         (NTI, Ilorin)          2007
Diploma in Desktop Publishing                (Fed. Poly. Offa)    2009

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                                  DATES 
Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN)                                       2005
Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria                                 2007                            

APPOINTMENTS:    
Graduate Assistant (ABU Zaria)                                            1992-1996
Assistant Lecturer (ABU Zaria)                                             1996-1999
Lecturer 1 (Federal Polytechnic, Offa)                                  2000-2003
Senior Lecturer (Federal Polytechnic, Offa)                           2003-2006
Principal Lecturer (Federal Polytechnic, Offa)                         2006-2009
Chief Lecturer (Federal Polytechnic, Offa)                             2009-2010
 
ASSIGNMENTS: 

1. Ag. Head, Department of Library and Information Science, The Federal Polytechnic, Offa   2000-2004
2. Ag. Director, Centre for Continuing Education, The Federal Polytechnic, Offa                   2004-2009
3. Lecturer on Sabbatical, Department of Library and  Information Science, Tai Solarin 
University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State                                                    2008-2009
4. Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Library and  Information Science, Kwara State
University, Malete                                                                                                         2009-Date 


Some of his publications are:

  1. Issa, A. O. (1998). “A Study of the Public Library’s Status in Rural Information Dissemination”. Library and Information Scientists. 4. August. Department of Library and Information Science, A.B.U. Zaria
  2. Bello, R., Issa, A. O. & Jimoh, R. A.  (2002). “A Survey of School Libraries’ Facilities and Resources in Offa LGA Kwara State”. The JOBMAS, 1(1). School of Business and Management Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Offa. Pp. 1-8 
  3. Issa, A. O. & Abdulsalam, U. (2002). “Teachers Role in Qualitative Education”. Ilorin Journal of Teacher Education. Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. July, 1(2): 217-225
  4. Issa, A. O. (2002). “Information Dissemination to the Rural Persons in Nigeria: A Librarian’s Perspective”. The JOBMAS, 1(1), School of Business and Management Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Offa. 1 (1): 44-50
  5.  Issa, A. O. & Aliyu, M. B. (2003). “The Role of Information Technology in Nation Building: The Librarian’s Perspective”. Middle Belt Journal of Library and Information Science. 3 (2), December: 36-47
  6. Olanipekun, S. & Issa, A. O. (2004). “Information Business Prospects: Implications for Library Education in the 21st Century Nigeria”. The JOBMAS, 1(3).  School of Business and Management Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Offa. July- December: 92-102   
  7. Kolawole, A. A. & Issa, A. O. (2004). “Re-organizing the Nigerian Public Library System for Effective Services to the Community”. The JOBMAS, 1(3). School of Business and Management Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Offa. July-December: 68-78                                                       
  8. Salman, A. A. & Issa, A. O. (2005). “Library and Information Science Practice in Nigeria: Trends and Issues”. The Information Technologist. 2(2). Department of Library and Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna. December: 88-95 
  9. Issa, A. O. (2005). “The Impact of Cultism and Examination Malpractices on the Quality of Education in the 21st Century Nigeria”. Journal for the Promotion of Studies in Religions, Education and Languages. (4) 1. October: 296-306          
  10. Issa, A. O. (2006). Reaching the Goals of World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) through Library Services Provision in Nigeria. Journal of Library and Information Science. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. 3 (1&2). December: 56-74  
  11. Issa, A. O. & Sunday, S. B. (2007). Facilitating Good Governance through Effective Information Dissemination to the Nigerian Rural Populace. Borno Library, Archival and Information Science Journal: Journal of the Nigerian Library Association, Borno State Chapter. 6 (2)
  12. Issa, A. O. & Nwalo, KIN. (2008). Factors Affecting the Career Choice of Undergraduates in Nigerian Library and Information Science Schools. African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science. 18 (1). April.  
  13. Issa, A. O. & Nwalo, KIN. (2008). Influence of Age, Gender, Subject Background and Predisposing Factors on the Admission Choice of Undergraduates in Nigerian Library Schools.The Information Technologist. 2 (2). Department of Library and Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna.  
  14. Issa, A. O. (2009). Practical Guides to Project Writing for Students in Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities. Offa: Wumi Commercial Press.
  15. Issa, A. O. & , Blessing, A. & Daura, U. D. (2009). Effects of Information Literacy Skills on the Use of E-Library Resources among Students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice. University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE, USA. Online Journal available at: http/wwwpages.uidaho.edu/mbolin/lpp.htm. February.  
  16. Issa, A. O. & Umma, D. D. (2009) Digital Divide and Attainment of Information Society in Nigeria: The Role of Libraries. Journal of Library and Information Science. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.        
  17. Issa, A. O. (2009). Libraries and Librarians in the Knowledge and Information Society. A Chapter Contribution in Current Trends of Reforms in Nigeria: The Position of Religions, Education and General Studies. Published by National Association for the Promotion of Studies in Religions, Education and General Studies (NAPSRELGS). March: 337-346.
  18. Issa, A. O., Bashorun, M. T., M’bashir, L., Adewusi, E. T. (2010). Attitudes of Undergraduate Students of the University of Ibadan towards Computerized Services at the Kenneth Dike Library. Journal of Library and Information Science. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Vol. 7 (1&2). Dec.: 18-33.
  19. Issa, A. O., Omopupa, K. T. M’bashir, A. L. & Njoku E. U. (2011) A Study of Users’ Delinquency at the Oyo State Library Board Headquarters, Dugbe, Ibadan. Public Library Quarterly. 30 (3). Pp.228-242. Available online: 31 August 2011.
  20. A. Giwa, M.Y. Abdulkareem, M.T. Bashorun & A.O. Issa (2010) Information Technology and the Supply Chain Management for the Textile Industry. Journal of Educational Research and Development. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 5 (3). Dec. 214-223.
  21. Issa, A. O., Abdulkareem, M. Y. & Isah, A. (2011) Information Needs of Public Library Patrons: A Survey of Users’ of Kwara State Library, Ilorin, Nigeria. Journal of Pacific Northwest Library Association. 75 (3) (Spring).
  22. Issa, A. O. (2009). Fundamentals of Library and Information Science (2009). Ilorin: Mutabeeb Press          
  23. Issa, A. O. (1998). “The Information Needs of Rural Dwellers and Information Provision to Rural Dwellers in Kwara State”. Issues in the Information Profession: Nigerian Perspectives (Edited Work). National Association of Library and Information Science Educators. Zaria.