CV_Dr. Mrs Ifeoma Echezona

 

Full Name                                           Echezona, Roseline Ifeoma

Post Desired                                         University Librarian

Date of Birth:                                    31 January, 1969

Place of Birth and State:                  Enugu Ukwu in Njikoka LGA of Anambra State

Nationality:                                        Nigeria

State of Origin                               Njikoka LGA in Anambra State

Permanent Home Address:             Dr Echezona, Umuatulu Awobu Village Enugu-Ukwu

Current Postal Address:                  Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria,                                                                   Nsukka

Email Address:                                 ifeoma.echezona@unn.edu.ng

Marital Status:                                   Widow

Number of Children:                        Four (Echezona,Adeze(24yrs),Echezona,Nnamdi (23yrs),Echezona,Chioma(21yrs)andEchezona, Chigbo(19yrs.)

Phone Number:                                 +2348035483000

Current Rank:                                  Deputy University Librarian

Institutions Attended                   University of Nigeria, Nsukka(1988—-1992)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka(1995—-1997)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka(2005—2009)

 

Academic Qualifications:                  Ph.D (Library & Information Science) 2009

MLS,(Library and Information Science) 1997

B.Sc. (Lib.Sc./Biology) 1992

(All from University of Nigeria, Nsukka)

Present Employment:                      Librarian in charge of Physically Challenged and Branch Libraries Division

Status                                               Deputy University Librarian

Salary                                             CONUASS 6 Step 7

Employer                                         University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Work Experiences:                           Has worked in Circulation, Cataloguing, Reference, Serials. Agric library, Education Library, Government Document Section and UNO Library. She is currently a Deputy University Librarian in Charge of Physically Challenged and Branch Libraries Division. I do the following: Supervision and evaluation of staff under my division and other academic librarians in the library. Coordination of woks in the Division, general policy initiative/ implementation and daily administrative routine, compilation of annual report, ensuring efficient services to users, Consultancy services to faculty of biological Science. Coordinator for   teaching “Use of the library” GSP111 for Medical and Health Science. Representing the University Librarian in many meetings..

Headship   Position within the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

  • Sectional Head, Agricultural Library: 1998 to 1999.
  • Sectional Head, Education Library:   1999 to 2000.
  • Sectional Head, United Nations/World Bank Library: 2002 to 2008.
  • Sectional Head, Circulation Services: 2008 to 2011
  • Sectional Head, Government Document Publications and Archival materials: 2011 to 2013
  • Divisional Head of Physically Challenged and Branch Libraries: 2013 to date

Professional Experience:                 

  • Assistant Librarian 1995
  • Librarian 2 1997
  • Librarian 1 2000,
  • Senior Librarian 2003
  • Principal Librarian 2006
  • Deputy University Librarian 2009

Professional Qualification:             Certified Chartered Librarian of Nigeria

Membership of Professional Association: Member Nigerian Library Association.

Posts Held in Professional Association:

  • R.O Nigerian Library Association ,Enugu State Chapter From 2008-2010
  • National Treasurer of Nigerian Library Association from 2010-2012.
  • Chairman Fundraising Committee for the 52nd National, Conference of Nigerian Library Association
  • Member of Local Organizing Committee for 52nd conference held in Enugu state . (June, 2014 )
  • Member: African Federation of Library and Institutional Association(AFLIA)

Research Experience:          Has about forty-five(45) journal articles and articles in books.

Research Interests:                User studies, Special collections   management, gender, girl child, information and communication technology and physically challenged studies

Teaching Experience:           Has taught some courses in the department of Library and Information Science and Use of library for General Studies in the University. Taught undergraduate courses for            one year during my Sabbatical leave at Benue State University, Makurdi

 

Supervision:                          

  • Supervising master’s degree projects in the department of Library&/Information Science, U.N.N.

Administrative/Committee Experience:     

  • Member Senate Ceremonials Committee(2014/2015);
  • Hall warden(1999-2005): ,
  • Representative of University Librarian in the Board of Faculty of Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Biological Sciences and Institute of General Studies;
  • Coordinator Library Seminar(2006, and 2014 to date)
  • Member of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library Tenders Board;
  • Member Library Management Committee,
  • Member professional career adjustment committee in the   library,
  • Member Library Appraisal Committee for academic, senior and junior staff.
  • Member, Board of Library and Information Science postgraduate studies.

Major Contributions to the Profession/University and Society

  • Member of Injury prevention and safety promotion World wide
  • An award recipient on 4th January,2014 by Eze Enugu-Ukwu and Igwe Umunri for attracting and donating a Bus and half load of books from Emeka Offor foundation to the community library,
  • Chairman fundraising committee for the first library summit of University of Nigeria Nsukka (The committee raised one million naira for the summit)
  • Chairman, fundraising for Nigerian Library Association Conference/AGM held in Enugu 2014(The committee raised two million for the conference)
  • Vice- President University Women Association,UNN(2015)
  • Member of Children Center library Committee UNN(1999—date)
  • Social and Public Secretary, University Women Association(1999-2001 and 2001-2004 respectively)
  • Member Professional West Africa UNO depository librarian,
  • Member Pan African Safety Association

Professional Training:

  • Workshop on LATex,Web tools ,Library Soft wares and other training held in the   University Library
  • Workshop on Managing University Libraries for Online Education held at Galilee Institute(Isreal), November 2013;
  • Workshop on United Nations Documentation, Overview and Research Options on the UN Website held   September 2nd -4th (2004) in Addis Ababa..
  • Train the trainers workshop on course management and e-learning for the special e-learning drivers’ team held at University of Nig. Nsukka, November, 2008 Library Security Seminar(Jos) 2005.
  • World Bank partnership training (Abuja) 2007
  • Workshop on Learning Management System (Black Board) held in University of Nigeria Library, 2012.
  • Online cataloguing training t(UNN) 2004 Workshop on digital circulation (Lagos) 2008

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  • Best practices for Preservation of Library Resources for global Access
  • Fundraising as a management strategy in Academic libraries
  • Libraries , Information Services and Insurgence.

Extra Curricular Activities: Reading, writing, dancing and listening to music

Scholarly Publication

Echezona ,R.I and Chigbue ,E.D. (2015) Assessment of Strategies for Retention of Users in

Academic Libraries in South East of Nigeria. Published in Nigerian Library Association

Conference Proceeding held in Osogbo, Osun State from 26th-31st July 2015

 

Echezona,R.I,,Ibegbulam,I &Nwegbu,M. (2015). Bring back the users in academic libraries in

the digital age. . Published in Nigerian Library Association Conference Proceeding held in

Osogbo, Osun State from 26th-31st July 2015

Tion, S. D and Echezona, R. I. (2014). Availability of ICT Facilities in University Libraries to Promote E-Learning in selected Federal Universities in the North Central, Nigeria. International Multidisciplinary e-Journal,vol.111(V11),171.

Ibegbulam J ,Echezona, R ..I and Nwegbu ,M..(2014)Positioning academic libraries in Nigeria for the knowledge society: Competencies requirement for librarians. Published in Nigerian Library Association conference Proceeding held at Enugu State in June 2014

Tion,S D. and Echezona,R..I .(2014) Problems of Involving University Libraries in the   Electronic Learning in Selected Federal Universities in the North-Central l Nigeria. Nigerian Libraries,vol.47(1),67

Nwegbu, M.U; Echezona, R.,I. .and Obijiofor, V. (2013) Lobbying Strategies for                    Promoting Survival Of Academic Libraries: Implication For Advocacy.   Aarjshvol 1 (17) ,7

Ozioko,R. E, Echezona, R I and Osadebe, N(2012) Mentoring as a Strategy for Continuing Professional Development for Librarians in Academic Libraries in Nigeria.. Nigerian Libraries.Vol.45 (1),14

Echezona,R I,Ugwu,C.I. and Ozioko,R E(2012) Disaster Management in University Libraries: Perceptions,problems and Strategies .IRJLIS. Vol. 2(1),22

Echezona,R I and Ugwu,C.I(2012)Cultural Practices, Widows Safety and equityIn Enugu State::Roles of ICT and Implication for Library Services .Borno Library Archival and Information Science Journal.Vol.10(1),12

Nwegbu,M.U, Echezona,R. I and Okafor,R I(2012)Strategies for Enhancing the Functionality of Public Libraries in Rural Areas of Anambra State. Nigeria. Library Association,. University Press Plc

Echezona,R.I,Osadebe, N and Asogwa ,B(2011)Access and services rendered to the physically challenged: UNN Experience. . JAIST,Vol.5 (1),9.

Echezona, R I, Asogwa, B..E and Asadu, B.U (2011) Constraints to Effective Use of Circulation Services in Academic Libraries in South East Nigeria. Nigerian Libraries.Vol.44 (1),13.

Nwegbu,M U, Echezona, R. .I and Osadebe, N. (2011) Enhancing Access to Knowledge for People with Disability. Information Technologist, Vol.8 (2),37

Echezona,R. I ,Ugwu,C. I and Ozioko,R.. E.(2011) Socio-Economic Predictors of Youth violence in Nigeria Library Intervention Strategies. JAIST,Vol.5 (1)22

Echezona,R. I, Okafor, V. N and Ukwuoma, S. C. (2011) Information Sources Used by Postgraduate Students in Library and Information Science Citation Analysis of Dissertation. Library Philosophy and Practice

Nwegbu,M .N, Echezona ,R..I and Obijiofor, V.(201I) Promoting Resource Sharing   between Federal and State University Libraries in Anambra and Enugu State of Nigeria”. IRJLIAS,Vol.1(2),30

Echezona,R .I Ozioko, R. E and Ugwuanyi, C..F (2011). Public Library Intervention in Conflict Resolutions in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria: Librarian’s Perspectives   IJLIS,3(5),7

Echezona, R. I. and Ugwuanyi, C. F (2010) African University Libraries and Internet Connectivity: Challenges and the way forward .Library Philosophy and Practice .

Echezona,R. I (2010) Supervision of Special collections in Federal and State University Libraries in Nigeria. .Library Philosophy and Practice.

Nwegbu,M.U. and Echezona, R. I . (2010)Socio-Cultural dimension of ICT use among the youths and their effects on the family. Journal of Home Economic Research. Vol.12(1),138

Echezona, R. I .(2010) Developing Library Special collections in a Digital Era. In Modern Library and Information Science for Information Professionals in Africa(Ed) by Madu, E C and Ezeani, C.N. Ibadan. p128.

Echezona, R. I .and Ogwu, M..F. (2010) Comparative Study of Information Seeking Behavior of Academics in Natural and Social Sciences Faculties in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Proceedings of the Second Professional Summit on Information Science and Technology. PSIST .Held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe New Library Complex, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 3-7 May,2010

Omekwu, C .O and Echezona, R. I .(2009)   Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Nigerian libraries in Global Information System .International. Library Review.vol.58(7)482

Echezona, R I, Ugwu, C . I .and Ukwuoma, S. (2009). Sources of information .In introduction to the use of the Library and study skills by Omekwu ,C O,,Okoye,M.O and Ezeani,C. (ed). A publication of the Library Department, University   of Nigeria,Nsukka. Ibadan: Awemak.

Echezona,R. I. and Edoka, B. E. (2009). Information Services Provided by Special Collections Units in Federal and State Nigerian University Libraries. The Information Technologist Vol.,6(1),85

Echezona,R. I. and Afolabi, M. (2009). Staffing and Special Collections Management in Federal and State University Libraries in Nigeria. Borno Library Archival and Information Science Journal. Vol.,8(1),11

Echezona,R I (2009)Strategies for Improving the Management of Special Collections in Federal and State University Libraries in Nigeria. H-JOLIS VOL.3(1&2),104

Echezona,R..I. and Osadebe, N. (2009) Women Librarians’ Use of Information and Communication Technologies for Information Collection, Communication and Sustainable Development. Borno Library,Archival and Information Science Journal. Vol.8,(2),81

Echezona,R. I. (2008) Promoting the Right of the Girl-Child in Nigeria: Roles of ICT and Implication for Library Services. Journal of Home Economics Research. Vol., (.9)    ,318

Echezona, R. I .(2008) Planning and Organization as Variables in Managing Special Collections in Six Federal and State University Libraries in Southern Nigeria..Journal of Information Resources Management. Vol. 1(2),9

Echezona, R. I, Ezema,I J & Asogwa-Eze, B (2008) Globalization, Information Revolution And Higher Education in Nigeria: The challenging Roles of Library Professionals. .International Journal of Library and Information Science Vol., 1(6),14

Echezona, R. I. and Ezema, I. J. (2008) Information Service for Preventing Child Right Violation in Nigeria. Global Review of Library and Information Science. Vol.4, 88-98.

Echezona, R. I. & Okafor, V. N. (2008)The Instrumentality of Information in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria: Role of Library. Nworgu, B G (Ed).In Educational Reforms and the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (Mdgs): The Nigerian Experience. University Trust Publishers

Echezona, R. I. (2007). The Role Of Libraries in Information Dissemination for Conflict Resolution, Peace Promotion And Reconciliation. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science. Vol. 17(2), 16

Echezona, R. .I. (2005). United Nations Publication and the Benefits to Depository Libraries in the Current Era of ICT. Coal City Libraries Vol.2(1&2),32

Echezona, R. I. (2005). Library Intervention in Promoting and Dissemination of Health Information for Family Survival. Journal of Home Economic Research.Vol.6(2),127

Echezona, R. I (2005). Use of Information Resources by Lecturers in Biological Science. Global Review of Library and Information Science Vol.,1(1),19

Echezona, R. I. (2004). Teaching Of The Effective Use Of School Library Resources As Foundation For National Building. Health and Movement Education Journal. Vol. 8(1),111

Echezona, R. I .(2003). Promoting Reading Habit Iin Children. The Nigerian Library Link Vol.1 (1),8

Echezona, R. I. (2002). Research Literature Up-Date in Information Study 1991-2000. Journal Of Nigerian Education Research Association Vol.15(1),66

Echezona, R..I .(2000). The Public Library as an Instrument for the Realization of Poverty Alleviation Initiative in Nigeria. Journal of Nigeria Education Research Association vol, (5)127

Okoye,U. O. And Echezona, R I(2000)Increased Economic Responsibilities Of Child-Bearing Rural Woman: The Sap Experiment In Nigeria .Ed. By Anugwom, E.E In The Social Sciences: Issues And Perspective Nsukka :Fuldu

Echezona, R.. I. (2000)           Curbing Secret Cults Dimension Crises In Nigerian Universities. In Akubue, A U And Enyi, D. Crises And Challenges In Higher Education In Developing Countries: A Book Of Reading. Ibadan: Wisom Publisher

Alemma, A. (1993) Oral Literature in African Libraries: Implication for Ghana. Reviewed by Echezona,R. I .In Frontiers Of Information and Library Science Vol., 1 (1).12

       Conferences Attended and Paper Read

Echezona ,R.I and Chigbue ,E.D (2015) Assessment of Strategies for Retention of Users in

Academic Libraries in South East of Nigeria. Paper presented at the 53rd National Conference

and Annual General Meeting of Nigerian Library Association from 26th 31st July ,2015 at

Osogbo,Osun State

Echezona,R.I,Ibegbulam,I &Nwegbu,M. (2015). Bring back the users in academic libraries in

the digital age. . Paper presented at the 53rd National Conference   and Annual General

Meeting of Nigerian Library Association from 26th 31st July ,2015 at Osogbo,Osun State

Echezona,R.I.(2015)Attended 3rd African Library Summit&1st AFLIA Conference held in

GIMPA Accra Ghana from 29th May to June 2015

Ibegbulam J ,Echezona, R .I and Nwegbu ,M.(2014) “Positioning academic libraries in Nigeria for the knowledge society: Competencies requirement for librarians”. Paper read at Nigerian Library Association conference   held at Golden Royal Enugu ,Enugu State, June 2014

Nwegbu,M.U, Echezona,R. I and Okafor,R (2012)”Strategies for Enhancing the Functionality of Public Libraries in Rural Areas of Anambra” Presented at. Nigerian Library Association 50thth National Conference and Annual General Meeting held in International Conference Centre Abuja From July 15th to 19th , 2012

Ozioko,R E, Echezona, R I and Osadebe, N (2011) “Mentoring as a Strategy for Continuing Professional Development for Librarians in Academic Libraries in .Nigeria”. Nigerian Library Association 49th National Conference and Annual General Meeting held at Awka, Emmaus House Complex,, Anambra State from 10—15 July, 2011

Nwegbu,M N, Echezona ,R.I and Obijiofor, V(201I) “Promoting Resource Sharing between Federal and State University Libraries in Anambra and Enugu State of Nigeria” Nigerian Library Association 49th National Conference and Annual General Meeting held at Awka, Emmaus House Complex, , Anambra State from 10—15 July, 2011

Echezona,R I ,Ugwu,C I and Ozioko,R E(2010) “Disaster Management in   University Libraries: Perception, Problems and Strategies”. Paper presented at the Safety 2010 World Conference 21-24 September, 2010 , London.

Echezona,R I ,Ugwu,C I and Ozioko,R E(2010) “Socio-Economic Predictors of Youth violence in Nigeria Library Intervention Strategies” . Paper presented at the Safety 2010 World Conference 21-24 September, 2010 , London.

Okoye, U O and Echezona, R I (2010) “What constitutes elder abuse: A study of Knowledge and preventive mechanism known to young people” . Paper presented at the Safety2010 World Conference 21-24 September, 2010 , London

Echezona, R. I. and Osadebe, N (2009) “Women Librarians’ Use of Information     and Communication Technologies for Information Collection, Communication and Sustainable Development”. Paper presented at Third World Academy of Women in Science (TWOWS) African Regional Conference held in Abuja from 16 – 20th November, 2006

Echezona, R. I (2009) “Planning and organization as variable in managing special collection in six federal and state university libraries in Southern Nigeria”. Paper presented at the first library summit at Hall of Fame ,Nsukka. 2009.

Akor, U. P and Echezona, R. I,(2009) “Globalization and its Impact on the Development of Library Education in Nigeria”. Paper presented at the National Association of Library and Information Sciences Educators (NALISE) at University of Nigeria. Nsukka, 2nd – 5th June, 2009

Nwegbu, M. U. and Echezona, R. I(2009) “Socio-Cultural dimension of ICT use among the youths and their effects on the family”. Paper presented at the 10th Annual National Conference of HERAN held at University of Nigeria,Nsukka, 16th – 19th September, 2009.

Echezona, R. I, Okafor, V. N and Ukwuoma, S. C(2008). “Citation analysis of thesis accepted by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Implication for collection, development and use”. A paper presented on the AGM/Conference of the Nigeria Library Association (NLA) Enugu State Chapter   held at the Ministry of information Enugu State Secretariat, 3th – 6th December 2008

Omekwu, C. O. and Echezona, R. I, (2008) “Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria Libraries in a Global Information System”. A paper presented at the Annual National Conference/AGM of the Nigeria Library Association (NLA) held at Kaduna, 1st – 6th June, 2008.

Echezona, R. I (2006) “Information Dissemination for Conflict Resolution, Peace Promotion and Reconciliation: The Role of the Library” Paper presented at the 8th World Conference on Injury prevention and safety promotion held in Durban, South Africa From 31st March to 5th April 2006. .

Echezona, R. I and Ezema, (2008) “Child Rights Awareness and Librarians’ Attitudes toward Information Collection and Dissemination for Preventing Child Right Violation in Nigeria.”   Paper presented at the 4th International conference organized by Child and Accident Association of South Africa held in Cape Town form 31 August – 7th September, 2008.

Echezona, R. I, Ezema, I. J. and Asogwa-Eze B (2008). “Globalization, Information Revolution and higher Education in Nigeria: The Challenging Roles of Library Professionals.”   Paper presented at the Annual National Conference organized by Faculty of Education on Education in the Information Age: Global Challenges and Enhancement Strategies held at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from 17 – 21 June, 2008.

Echezona, R. I, (2007) “The Instrumentality of Information in Curbing the Human Right Violation of the Girl-child in Nigeria” Paper presented at the Annual National Conference organized by HERAN, held inat Nsukka on the 6th – 8th September, 2007.

Echezona, R. I, and Okafor, V. N. (2007) “Instrumentality of Information in Achieving the Millennium Development goals in Nigeria: The role of Library” Paper presented at the Annual Conference organized by Faculty of Education on Educational Reform and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals held in Nsukka on 7th – 10th August, 2007.

Amucheazi, O and Echezona, R. I(2005)”, Special Collections as a critical resource for research in the 21st Century: Case of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library” Paper presented at the 50th Anniversary of Nigeria Library Association, Enugu State chapter held in the National library, Abuja from 16th – 18th November 2005.

Echezona, R. I (2004), “Teaching of the Effective Use of School Library Resources as Foundation for National Building”. Paper presented at the Valedictory Conference in Honor of Prof. (Mrs.) O. C. Nwana by Physical and Health Education Department 12th – 15th September, 2004 .

Echezona, R.I (2004)I,” Library Intervention in Information Dissemination for family Survival” Paper presented at the 5th Annual National Conference of HERAN held at University of Nigeria,Nsukka, 16th – 19th September, 2005.

Echezona, R. I (2001) “Research Literature Up-date in Library and Information Studies 1999 – 2000”. Paper presented at the special conference of Nigerian Education Research Association (NERA) held at University of Nigeria, Nsukka in July 2001.

Echezona, R. I (2001)“The Role of Library in Realization the goals of Universal Basic Education”. Paper presented at the first Enugu State Chapter Annual General Conference/Annual General Meeting held on 20th – 22nd November. 2001 held at the Enugu State Central Board Library.

Echezona, R. I, (2000). “The Public Library as an Instrument for the Realization?of Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria”. Paper presented at Annual; Conference of Nigerian Education Research Association, Nsukka. October 9th – 13th 2000.

Echezona, R. I, (1999).” Curbing Secret Cults Dimension Crises in Nigeria Universities.” A paper presented at the International Conference held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka from 14th – 17th 1999.

Referees:

Prof.V .W Dike

Department of Library and Information Science

University of Nigeria,Nsukka

Prof M . I Ajibero

Department of Library and Information Science

University of Ilorin

Kwara State

Dr. B Oladele

University Librarian

University of Ibadan

Oyo State