Professor of Library and Information Science
LIS Management,ICT Application to LIS,Indigenous Publications Management
Full Name: IBEGWAM, Ahiaoma (Nee Nwaeze)
Profile: Professor of Library and Information Science
Professional QualificationsCertificate of Charter, Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria,(July,2005)
Professor Ahiaoma Ibegwam is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN, MNIM), B.A., History Hons, MLS (U.I.); Med Edu. Admin.(Unilag); Ph.D.(U.I.). Ahiaoma commenced her education in the United states at Volmer Elementary School, David B. Elementary Schools and Burger Junior High School, all in New York. She finished her secondary education in Nigeria at the Holy Child College, Lagos. She bagged a B.A, honours degree from the University of Calabar. Her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Lagos. Her Masters of Library and Information Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are from the University of Ibadan.
She was the University Librarian of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) between June,2010- June, 2015. She spent about two decades with the College of Medicine, University of Lagos rising from librarian two to Principal Medical Librarian/Acting Medical Librarian in 2003. She became a professor of library and information Science in 2015 at MOUAU. Ibegwam was a two term Assistant General Secretary of the NLA Lagos chapter and the first Vice Chairman, Association for Health Information Libraries in Africa (AHILA, Nigeria). She has attended several national and international conferences including IFLA- Women Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Satellite Conference in Tampere, Finland 8-10 August 2012. She has also chaired AD HOC University COMMITTEEs including Chairman, Committee on Disengaging AFRI-HUB from MOUAU ICT.
She has published with over 75 publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals many of which are open access in this knowledgebase. She is an editor for many peer reviewed journals and has edited several books. She has also enjoyed research grants including Award of Special Research Grant, Central Research Committee, UNILAG for the Study of the Role of Health Science Librarians in Health Education(1996). Professional reviews of papers for reputable journals include British Journal of Education, Society and Behavourial Science(BJESBS).
of Uyo, she is presently:
1. The University Librarian
2. Lecturer Edutech
3. Lecturer LIS Department
University of Ibadan, Oyo State (2005-2012)
University of Lagos, Lagos State(2003-2005)
University of Ibadan, Oyo State, (1998-1990).
University of Calabar, Cross River State (1983 – 1987)
Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, (1980 - 1983) - West African Higher School Certificate
David B. Crane Elementary School Rush -Henrietta NY, USA(1973-1975)
Afrik Computer Training Centre ,Computer Literacy Certificate (1993)
Award of Distinction, Secretary General, Historical Society of University of Calabar, (1985) CRS.
Cataloguing and Classifications (manual and online) CBAAC, The Mail and CMUL
Professor Ibegwam is an erudite scholar that has taught many. The courses she teaches are listed below:
Distant Learning Institute. University of Lagos
Technical Services in Libraries
Preservation of Audio Visual Materials (DLI, UNILAG).
Use of Library I (General African Studies)
Use of Library II
Department of library and information science, MOUAU (Undergraduate)
Use of Library
Introduction to Librarianship and Library Profession
History and Foundations of Library & Information Science
Selection and Evaluation of Information and Library Resources
Principles of Library Management
Planning of Library Building and Services
Supervision of Final year students’ Projects
Department of library and information science, MOUAU (MLS)
Application of ICT to the Library
Publishing and Marketing of Information Resources
Advanced Research Methods in Library Archives and Information Science
Supervision of MLIS students
Information and Society(UNIUYO)
Economics and Marketing of Information Society(UNIUYO)
Research Methods in LIS (MOUAU)
Automation of Libraries and Information Centres (MOUAU)
Seminar on Administration of Academic and Special Libraries (MOUAU)
Advanced research methods in LIS (MOUAU)
Supervision of PhD Students
Professor Ibegwam is a highly experienced Librarian who has served in different capacities in National and International fora. Below are some of such experiences:
Member, Appointment and Promotion Committee of Council UNIUYO (A & PC)August 1- date
2014. Chairman, panel on investigation of sale of Admission and Admission Racketeering
External moderator to:
University of Uyo
Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
and Former Head of Department
Library and Information
University of Ibadan,
Head of Department Library and
MOUAU (2016-date )
P.M.B 7276 Umuahia, Abia state)
Professor Ibegwam has done several publications in reputable Local and International fora.Below are some of them. Click here for a complete list.
Adequacy and utilization of human resources in health science Libraries in Lagos State
Influence of Indigenous Medical Publications on Library Collection Development And Usage By Medical And Dental Students In Nigerian Universities