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Dr. LAWAL Wasiu Olayide, is presently Head, College Library Services ’Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta. He had Diploma in Library Studies from Department of Library, Archival and Information Science, University of Ibadan in 1990. He graduated from Department of Foundation and Educational Management, Ogun State University (Now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye in 1997. He obtained his Masters Degree at the Department of Library, Archival and Information Science, University of Ibadan in 2001. He obtained his Ph.D degree at the Department of School Library and Media Technology (Formally Center for Educational Media Resources Study) in 2019.

Lawal joined the services of Ogun State University, University Main library as Library Assistant in 1985. After completion of his Diploma programme, he was given Acting Library Officer in 1990 and later appointed as Library Officer in 1991.

Lawal was appointed Assistant Librarian/Graduate Assistant in 1999 (Academic Librarian / Staff) and was upgraded to Librarian II in 2001 after completed his Master Degree Programme in Library and Information Science, University of Ibadan.

He has similarly served as Head, Technical Services Division (2007-2009); Head, Readers’ Services Division (2010-2012) and Acting University Librarian, University Main Library (October – November, 2011) Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Lawal was on Sabbatical at the Main Library, Fountain University as Visiting Senior Librarian / Acting University Librarian (May 2009 – October, 2010).


Lawal transferred his services from Olabisi Onabanjo University to Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta in February 1st, 2012 and was appointed as Principal Librarian / Senior Lecturer. Since then, Lawal has served in many capacities as the Chief Cataloguer / Head, Cataloguing Department now Technical Services Department (2012-2014), Institute Librarian, Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD); Head Serials Section, Head Readers’ Services Division and presently Head, College Library Services.

Lawal had received many sponsorships, Honours and Conference Grant. He was the first staff from the University Main Library, to be sponsored for Diploma programme in Library Studies 1988-1990 and Master Degree programme in Library and Information Science, University of Ibadan (1999-2001). He also received Long Service / Meritorious Service Award by Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye in 2006.

He equally received Conference Grant by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to attend 2nd  International Conference on Academic Libraries (ICAL 2013) held at Guru Gorbind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India in 2013.

He had experience in Teaching, Research and Community Services. He have conducted researches and published on various types of Library Services, Public, School, Special / Private and Academic Libraries and their Components – Users Studies, Electronic Information Resources Usage, Preservation and Conservation Studies, Management.

He has also been teaching courses on the subjects at the Masters level in the Department of General and Communications Studies, College of Agricultural Management Rural Development (COLAMRUD).

Dip. Lib. (Ibadan),

B.A. (Ed), (Ago-Iwoye),


PhD (Ibadan)

(i) Academic and Research Libraries
(ii) School Library Media
(iv) User Studies
(v) Electronic Information Resources Use

(a) Conference Grant by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)
to attend 2ND International Conference on Academic Libraries
(ICAL 2013) held at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University,
New Delhi, India. 2013
(b) Long Service/Meritorious Service Award by
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye 2006

i. Representative of the University Library, Publication Committee, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (2013 to date)
ii. Representing University Librarian at the College of Engineering (COLENG) Promotion Assessment Panel, FUNAAB (2015 – 2016)
iii. Representing the University Librarian at the College of Animal Sciences and Livestock (COLANIM) Promotion Assessment Panel (2014 – 2015)
iv. Secretary, Ad-hoc Committee of Publication Committee on Guidelines for the Management of TETFUND Publication Grant (March, 2013 – 2017)
v. Member/Representative (Publication Committee) in Ceremonials Committee (CERECOM) (2016 to date)
vi. Representative of the University Librarian at the yearly orientation Programme for Fresh Students (2017 – 2018)
vii. Chairman Sub-Committee (Publications), CERECOM (2017 – 2018)
viii. Chairman Sub-Committee (Special Duties) CERECOM (2018 to date)
ix. Member Sub-Committee (Publicity), CERECOM (2017 to date)
x. Member Sub-Committee (Programmes), CERECOM (2017 to date)
xi. Member Sub-Committee Finance CERECOM (2017 to date)
xii. PG Representative on Thesis/Dissertation assessment and oral examination (2019)

Nigerian Library Association (NLA)
•    Nigerian School Library Association (NSLA)
•    West African Library Association (WALA)
•    Publisher Association of Nigeria (PAN)

Projects and Dissertation
1. LAWAL, W. O. (2002). “Communication Strategies as Effective Means of Information Dissemination in Selected Nigerian University Libraries”. African Journal of Education Management 10(1) 195-205.
2. LAWAL, W. O. (2002). “Legal Issues in Publishing: The Basic Publisher’s Fronts” UNIQWA Research Chronicle, 4(1) 229-317.
3. LAWAL, W. O. and AMUSA, O. I. (2005). “Library and Information Services: The Need for Their Promotion in Ogun State, Nigeria” Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science, 3(1), 32-42.
4. LAWAL, W. O. (2007): “Availability, Accessibility and Use of Information Sources as Precursors of Research Productivity of Medical Scientists in the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan”. Journal of Library and Information Science, (JOLIS). 4(1&2) 59-72.
5. LAWAL, W. O. and BELLO, T. (2009). “A Survey of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Availability and Use in Selected Private Secondary School Libraries in Ibadan Township, Oyo State”. Journal of Library, Educational Media and Information Studies (JOLEMIS). 1, 86-100.
6. LAWAL, W. O. and OJO, R. A. (2008). “Information Technology use and Perceived Impact on Learning among Post Graduate Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye”. International Journal of Applied Psychology and Sport Performance (IJAPSP). 2, 127-149.
7. LAWAL, W. O. and AZEEZ, N. A. (2011): “Towards a Secured Digitalized Library: Challenges, Solutions and Implementation” International Journal of Library Science (IJLS). 3(J11) 95-106.
8. LAWAL, W. O. (2010). New Media in Educational Challenges for Media specialist in Nigeria Educational Systems. Journal of Library and Information Sciences (JOLIS). 7(1&2) 112-138.

1. LAWAL, W. O. (2000): “Readers Services” in OYESIKU, F. A. (ed.) Fundamental of Library Practice in Nigeria. Ikeja: Higher Education Book Publishers. 60-73.
2. LAWAL, W. O. and BANWO, C. O. (2009): “Strategy and Delivery of Information to the Impaired Adult and Children in Nigeria. Current Trends in Library and Information Science; Essay in Honour of Late O. K. Odusanya. 289-298.
3. LAWAL, W. O. and ADEKUNMISI, S. R. (2011) Library Development and Use for Agricultural and Rural Transformation in Nigeria in ADEYOYIN. S. F. (ED). Rural and Agricultural Sociology in Nigeria,- Ile-Ife: Nigeria Rural Sociological Association (NRSA) with Ankold Publishers. Letter of Acceptance Dated 13th January, 2011 Attached.
4. LAWAL, W. O. and OSHINUGA, I. D. (2011) “A Guide to Internet-Based Research and Open Access. –Ibadan: Rasmed Publication.

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