A University of North Carolina Graduate Student Visits University of Nigeria Library


Mark Reeves

Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).

In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).

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Harriet Uche Igbo (MLS)


Harriet U. Igbo (MLS)  [Librarian 1]

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Igbo, Harriet Uche (CLN) is Librarian I in the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She holds Masters Degrees in Education (2000) and Library and Information Science (2008) in addition to a Bachelors Degree in Education (1994) and Diploma in Social Work (1988) all of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Presently, she is a doctoral student in the Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mrs. Igbo is the Assistant Circulation Librarian in the Public Services Division of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library. Her duty schedules, among others, include assisting the Circulation Librarian in all the processes involved in library circulation work, coordination of general shelving supervision, coordination of  IT program, supervision/assessment of Library and Information Science intern students in Circulation Section and coordination of user registration. A Research Consultant to the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who also lectures in the Use of the Library and Study Skills (GSP111) Course for undergraduate students of the University. She has attended several conferences at the state, national and international levels with papers presented. She has published several journal articles and some chapters in books in the field of Librarianship.

Areas of Interest/Summary of Expertise:

Main research interest includes user studies, information literacy and digital libraries. Skillful in the application of technology to information service delivery and indexing processes, especially back-of the-book indexing.

Courses taught/ co-ordinated:

Use of the library and study skills.

Other Scholarly activities/ Membership of professional bodies

  • Certified Librarian of Nigeria (CLN) with the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)
  • Member Nigerian Library Association (NLA)
  • Member/ Financial Secretary Enugu State Chapter of Nigerian Library Association
  • Member National Association of Science, Humanities and Education Research (NASHER)