Prof. Mrs. IDOWU Adetoun Omolola (Nee Oguntoye)

Status: Professor of Library And Information Science


IDOWU A. O. (2014). Current trends in library and information science education: a challenge to Nigerian Library Schools.

  3. IDOWU, A. O. (1998). Use of Computerized Information System: An analysis of the Attitudes and Experiences of University and Research Librarians in Nigeria. A Doctoral thesis submitted to the Department of LARIS, University of Ibadan.
  5. IDOWU, A. O. (1987). A simple computer-based Information and referral system for Nigerian Educational Model. Journal of Education Media and Technology, 1(4), 367-383.
  6. IDOWU, A. O. (1987). Meeting, information and personal needs of Library users through counselling skills: A communication approach the Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 3(1&2), 36-48.
  7. IDOWU, A. O. (1987). Developing a Law Library: Problems and Prospects. The Jurists, 2, 54-67.
  8. IDOWU, A. O. (1988). The Library as a self-learning centre in Nigeria's Education System. Ilorin Journal of Education, 8(1), 94-100.
  9. IDOWU, A. O. (1994). Human Factor consideration in the computerization of organizations in Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Sociology of Education, 2(2), 36-45.
  10. IDOWU, A. O. (1994). Meeting the needs of deaf students in a University Library System: A case study of the University of Ilorin. Nigerian Journal of Development Issues: Education, Socio-political and Economic Development, 1(1), 159-171.
  11. IDOWU, A. O. (1998). Inhibitors to the successful Computerization of Libraries in Nigeria: The opinions of heads of Libraries in Nigeria. The Exceptional Child, 2(1), 20-24.
  12. IDOWU, A. O. (1998). Gender and Age factors in Attitude of Nigerian University and Research Librarians toward use of computers. Nigerian Libraries, 32(2), 1-8.
  13. *IDOWU, A. O. & MABAWONKU, 1. M. (1999). Information Technology facilities and computer applications in selected Libraries in Nigeria. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, 9(1), 27-35.


  1. IDOWU, A. O. (2002). Information technologies and the Library: recent developments in Nigeria. Sokoto Educational Review 5, 92-101.


  1. *IDOWU, A. O. (1999). Relationships between training/experience, knowledge of computer usage and attitudes of Nigerian Librarians toward computers. International Information and Library Review, 30, 303-309.


  1. *IDOWU, A. O. (1999). Socio-cultural factors in the transfer of technology to a Less Developed Country (LDC): a reference to the Nigerian situation. African Journal of Information Technology (AJIT), 5(1), 75-80.


  1. *Idowu, O. (2000). Issues and problems of office automation in developing countries. International Library Movement, 22(2), 94-101.


  1. Idowu, O. (2000). Ready-made software for Nigerian Libraries automation projects: a survey of existing facilities. Lagos Librarian, 21(1&2), 38-45.


  1. Idowu, O. (2000). Providing Library Services to Rural Women: A proposed model for women librarians. Ife Journal of Educational Studies, 7(1), 11-16.


  1. IDOWU, O. (2000). Girl-child education as an investment for society: A librarian's view point. Nigerian Journal of Sociology of Education, 5(ii), 146-156.


  1. *IDOWU, O. (2001). Educational and Information technologies in legal education and practice in Nigeria, Challenges of the 21st Century. African Journal of Information Technology and Educational Media (AJITEM), 2(1), 103-108.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2001). Crime of Theft in Nigerian Libraries: The experiences of a Law Librarian. Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 1(2), 44-52.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2002). Law Library utilization and students' academic needs: a case study of Unilorin Law Students. Middle Belt Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(1&2), 45-52.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2001). Law Librarian protection of intellectual property and public awareness. Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 2(1), 16-25.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2004). Information Technology Products and Services for the Legal Profession in Nigeria: the emerging trends. African Journal of Information Technology and Education Media (AJITEM), 1(2), 71-77.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2005). Overcoming anxiety in library use among undergraduate students in Nigeria: An overview. Owena Journal of library and Information Science, 2(1), 35-42.


  1. Mabawonku, I. M.; Idowu, A. O.; Oduwole, A. A. & Ogungbeni, J. I. (2010). Availability and Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Nigerian University Libraries. Gateway Library Journal, 13(2), 16-30.


  1. *Idowu, A. 0, & Oduwole, A. A. (2011). Electronic resources provision and Internet accessibility challenges in Nigerian academic Libraries. Library Progress (International) 31(2), 303-313. Print ISSN: 0970-1052. Online ISSN : 2320-317X


  1. *Oduwole, A. A. & Idowu, A. O. (2011); Utilization and impact of online sourcing of information on the academic performance of medical students in a Nigerian University International Journal of Library and Information Science, 3(10), xxx-xxx.


  1. *Oduwole, A. A., Idowu, A. O. & Ladipo, S. O. (2012); Utilization of library and Information Technology tools in medical research. International Journal of Science & Educ. Research, 1(6), xxx-xxx.


  1. Idowu, A. O., Issa, A. O., Amusan, B. B., Ojokuku, B. Y., Adedeji, F. A., & Oguntayo, S. (2016). Academic Library Staffing and Implication for Librarian Practice in Kwara State, Nigeria. Ilorin Journal of Sociology Vol. 8 (1), 28-45.
  2. *Idowu, A. O., Esere, M. O. et al, 2016. Efficacy of Self Instructional talk and multicomponent techniques in reducing occupational stress among teachers in Command School in Nigeria. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 28(3), 384-400. Zimbabwe. A publication of University of Zimbabwe,


  1. *Idowu, A. O., Esere, M. O., Idowu, A. I. & Ajiboye, T. A. (2017). Influence of Social media and graffiti on behaviours of Secondary school students as expressed by teachers in Osun state, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities. Vol. 2(1), 255-266. A publication of Kampala international University, Uganda. ISSN: 2415-0843


  2. Idowu, A. O., Issa, A. O., Harande, Y. I. & Igwe, K. N. (2016). Perceived Effect of Library School Proliferation on Quality Education for Librarianship in Nigerian Universities. In I. Mabawonku (Ed.) Quality Assurance In Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. Ibadan: University Press Plc. Pp. 35-46. Published proceedings of the Annual National Conference of Nigerian Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE). Dates 9-13 May, 2016.
  4. *Idowu, A. O., Esere, M. O. & Iruloh, B. N. (2017). Computer accessibility, usage and lecturers’ perception of innovative ICT-based assessment in a Nigerian University. In F. Maringe and E. Ojo (Eds.), Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education Boston: Sense Publishers. Pp. 202-215. / Published for the 10th Annual Conference of Association of higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) at Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg. South Africa. Dates: 20-23 September, 2015.


  2. Idowu A. O. (2005) Reference Sources in Law. In use of library: A book of readings edited by Ajibero M. I & Fajemidagba, M. O. pp. 23 - 28.


  1. Idowu, A. O. (2006) Decentralization of LASU Library system. In proceedings of the workshop on Decentralization of the University Administration. Aug. 15 2006, e.t.c. LASU. PP 32 - 37.


  1. Idowu A. O. (2008). In D. Asaju (Ed.). Reference Sources in the Library for Arts Humanities & Social Sciences. General Studies I. Lagos: LASU
  2. Idowu, A. O., Adigun, J. A. & Aina, A. J. (2010). Information and Communication Technology Resource support availability, utilization and proficiency skills among University Libraries. The Lagos State University experience. In Education: a communication channel for National development; A book of readings. p. 251-261.


  2. Idowu A. O. 2003. Book review of Library and Information Science Text for Africa, By L. O. Aina. Ibadan: Third world Information Service Ltd. 2004 xi, 365p.


  2. Idowu, A. O. (2005). Tax Assessment solutions – Evaluation for the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue. DFID FUNDED. 1- 25
  4. OBAFEMI O., ODODO, S. E., BODUNDE, C. IDOWU, A. O. et al. (Eds.) (2001) Landmarks of Excellence: University of Ilorin at 25: Ibadan: Kraft Books Ltd, 670p.


  2. 6th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Academic and Research Libraries section. At Federal University, Lokoja. Dates: 23-26th October, 2016
  3. 2016 Annual National Conference of Nigerian Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE). At University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Dates: 9-13th May, 2016.
  4. 10th Annual Conference of Association of Higher Education Research and policy Network (HERPNET). At Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa. Dates: 20-23rd September, 2015.
  5. U6 International Conference, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Dates: 6-10th September, 2015.
  6. 8th Annual International Conference of Global Education Network in Collaboration with the West African Union University, Cotonou, Benin Republic. Dates: 25-27th August, 2015.  
  7. IDOWU, A. O. (2013). Marketing Library services in an electronic era. Paper presented at the NLA Lagos 2013 Workshop, Lagos, March 4 – 7, 2013.
  8. IDOWU A. O. (2013). Future of Libraries in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Workshop of College Librarians held in Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos, March, 2013
  9. IDOWU, A. O. (2012). Branding and marketing your Library. Keynote address presented at a Public Private Partnership Roundtable on the newly constructed Mushin Ultra-modern Public Library, Lagos. September 20, 2012.
  10. IDOWU, A. O. (2011). E-resources and internet Accessibility: Challenges of library service in Nigeria. Paper presented at the A L A Annual conference and exhibition, New Orleans, June 27, 2011. pp 1 -16.
  11. IDOWU , A. O. (2011) Effective Library Service in the college. Paper presented at the 1st Adeyemi College of Education Library Workshop for all Library Staff, Ondo, May 21, 2011. Pp 1 – 20.
  12. IDOWU A. O. (2009) Developing a self-reliant Personality through the infrastructure of the school library in Lagos state. Paper presented at the One-day workshop on library management for principals of Lagos State Secondary Schools, Lagos. December 2, 2009. Pp 1 -10
  13. IDOWU A. O. (2009). E-resources and internet Accessibility: Challenges of Library Service in Nigeria. Paper presented at 3rd Jire Olanlokun Memorial Lecture, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos. July 1, 2009.
  14. Idowu, A. O., Issa, A. O., Harande, Y. I. & Igwe, K. N. (2016). Perceived Effect of Library School Proliferation on Quality Education for Librarianship in Nigerian Universities. Paper presented at Nigeria Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE) May 9-13, 2016.
  • NIL
  1. LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (2006 - 2014)
  2. University Librarian – 2006 – 2014
  3. Member, University Management (Principal Officer)
  4. Member, University Senate
  5. Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee (Academic)
  6. Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee (Administrative and Technical)
  7. Member, University Library Committee.
  8. Member/Panel Chairperson, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee.
  9. Director, LASU Microfinance Bank.
  10. Member, Board Credit Committee of LASU Microfinance Bank. 2006 – 14.
  11. Member LASU Security Committee 2007 – 2009.
  12. Member, Ad-hoc Committee on LASU 25th year Planning Anniversary.
  13. Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Mock Accreditation 2006-
  14. Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Signage


  1. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN (1985 – 2005)
  2. Deputy University Librarian 2002 - 2006
  3. Member, Faculty Board of law (1997 – 2005)
  4. Member, Library Senate Research Grants Committee (1999 – 2005)
  5. Member, Students’ Welfare Board. (2001 – 2005)
  6. Member, Committee of Hall Masters and Hall Mistresses (1998 – 2000)
  7. Member, Library Seminar Committee (2000 – 2004)
  8. Member, Middle Belt Library Journal Editorial Board (1998 – 2006)
  9. Member, N L A Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for workshop on computer Applications to Library and Information services. (August, 1998 – October 1998).
  10. Chairperson, NALL Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for 28th Annual Conference & AGM of Nigerian Association of Law Libraries, Held in Ilorin (March 31st – April 5th 2003).
  11. Member, Communiqué and Resolutions Committee, 28th Annual NALL conference & AGM) (March 31st – April 5th 2003).
  12. Member, Local Organizing Committee for 80th meeting of Committee of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities, CULNU, held at Unilorin. 12th – 15th May, 2004.
  13. Member, Unilorin 25th Anniversary Sub-Committee on Publications and Publicity. (September 2000 – January 2001)
  14. Represented the University Librarian on various University Boards and Committees; also acted for him on some occasions.
  15. Chairperson, Committee on Review of Welfare Issues in the University of Ilorin Library (1997 – 1998)
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCES (1985 – 2017)
  1. TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES ( Department of LIS Unilorin)
  2. Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centres (LIS 302)
  3. Indexing & Abstracting (LIS 401)
  • Entrepreneurship in information (LIS 402)
  1. Special Libraries (LIS 411)
  2. Research supervision (LIS 499)
  3. Dissertation supervision (LIS 899)
  • Foundations of information profession (LIS 801)
  • Academic libraries (LIS 817)
  1. Industrial attachment (LIS 823)
  2. Advanced Research Methodology (LIS 901)
  3. Masters / Ph.D. Supervision
  5. Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners Adigun, Ganiyu Ojo. (05/68/ML011). Evaluation of library and Information Science Support services for learning and instructional delivery at National Open University, Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed).
  6. Chief Examiner, Ph.D. panel of Examiners, Adegbore, Adebayo Muritala (13/68XF001). Adoption Factors and Evaluation of use of Integrated Library Management Systems in selected Nigeria University Libraries. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed).
  • Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners, Olarongbe, Shuaib Agboola (13/68XF007). Availability, Accessibility and ICT Skills as Determinants of Electronic Information Sources Utilisation by Journalists in Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed).
  1. Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners, Amuda, Halimah Odunayo (13/68XF004). Predictors of Adoption of Social Media by University Library staff in South-west Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis (on-going)
  2. Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners, Sadiku, Shuiab Adonia (13/68XF009). Influence of Demographic Characteristics, Computer self-efficacy and perceptions on users-satisfaction with Electronic Libraries in Northern Nigerian Universities. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed).
  3. Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners, Igwe, Kingsley Nwachinto (13/68XF006). Resources Delivery Methods and Attitudes as correlates of Information Literacy Competence of undergraduate students in Southern Nigerian Universities. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed).
  • Chief Examiner, Ph.D. Panel of Examiners, Egunjobi, Anuoluwa Feyikemi. (13/68XF005). Information Literacy, self Efficacy and Reference tools as Determinants of Quality reference Services Delivery in University Libraries, South-west, Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis (successfully completed)
  • Osho, Olutoyin Oluwakemi. Job Status, Remuneration and Career Development as Correlates of Job Commitment of paraprofessionals in academic libraries (Ph.D. Research).
  1. Eiriemiokhale, Kennedy Arebamen. (15/68XF001) Awareness and Ease of Use of Databases as correlates of Usage by Academics in Universities in South-west, Nigeria. (Ph.D. Research)
  2. Yahaya, Aliyu Ismaila. Influence of Computer self-efficacy and Information literacy Skills on Use of Electronic Information Resources by Students of UNILORIN and KWASU (M.Sc. Research).
  3. Oyedokun, Tunde Toyese. (09/52HJ052). Assessment of Knowledge management Competency of Library and Information Science Professionals in Nigeria. (M.Sc. Research)


  1. .. D.Have been teaching undergraduate students the library component of GNS course since 1985. GNS 101 (UNILORIN) and GNS 111 (LASU) course consists of the following topics:
  2. Definition and history of Libraries
  3. Types of Libraries
  4. The Departments in the library
  5. Cataloguing and classification of library materials
  6. Reference sources in the library
  7. Libraries and Research activities
  8. Copyright and implications for Libraries.
  9. Information and communication technology in the Library.
  10. Library and Education
  11. Sourcing information on the internet
  12. Strategy for Information Retrieval and Analysis
  13. The serials collection and online Journals accessibility

These topics are taught throughout the first semester of every session to all new entrants 100L and 200L (Direct entry). Attendance across the faculties is usually between 2,000 – 4,000 students per semester.

  1. Between 2004 and 2005 taught Extra Mural Classes at Sabo Oke


English Language (O’ Level)

English Literature (O’ Level)


  1. Consultant: State and Local Government programme (SLGP) Lagos. DFID funded project on Automation of Tax Assessment Records. October 3 – 14th
  2. Consultant for Universal Basic Education Programme (UBEP) Abuja, on management and use of classroom materials. PEP II Project. 2001 – 2002 (venues: Abuja, Enugu & Makurdi)
  3. Supervisor to JAMB Examinations (1999 – 2004).
  4. Volunteer/Financier Christian Faith in Action Team (CFIAT): - A voluntary group that caters for the welfare of the needy irrespective of their religious or ethnic background. (1997 – Date).
  5. Member, Tunde and Friends Foundation (TAF) – A foundation for physically challenged people. (1998 – Date).
  6. Matron, Christian Law Students Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON). Unilorin Chapter. (1998 – 2005)
  7. Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Signage. LASU (2006 – 2014)
  8. Member, Beautification Committee LASU (2006 – 2012)
  9. Member, LASU social responsibility Initiative Committee. (2007 – 2013)
  10. Treasurer, FLORA Kindergarten Centre (FKC) Parents’ Teachers’ Association (PTA). 1999 to 2005)
  11. Examiner to WAEC – 1988 – 1995
  1. Employment:

University Librarian, Lagos State University Feb. 2006 – May 2014


Presently on Sabbatical leave after successful completion of tenure (2006 – 2014)

  1. Salary: CONUASS 07 step 11
  2. Employer: Lagos State Government.
  1. Reading
  2. Travelling
  3. Gardening
  4. Interior Decoration
  5. Singing
  6. Listening to Music
  7. Helping the needy