Professor of Library and Information Science

With Research Interest

LIS Management,ICT Application to LIS,Indigenous Publications Management

Full Name: IBEGWAM, Ahiaoma (Nee Nwaeze)

Profile: Professor of Library and Information Science

Professional Qualifications

Certificate of Charter, Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria,(July,2005)
Member Nigerian Library Association,(1995)
Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
Member, Association of Educational Administrator and Planners, Nigeria(2005)
Member, Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE)

Extracurricullar Activities

Singing and listening to music

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).

In University of Uyo, she is presently:
1. The University Librarian
2. Lecturer Edutech
3. Lecturer LIS Department

Academic/Professional backgound

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University of Ibadan, Oyo State (2005-2012)

Master in Educational Admin

University of Lagos, Lagos State(2003-2005)

Master in Library Studies

University of Ibadan, Oyo State, (1998-1990).

BA.(Honours) Degree in History

University of Calabar, Cross River State (1983 – 1987)


Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, (1980 - 1983) - West African Higher School Certificate

Other High Schools Attended
Holy Child College, Lagos (1976-1980) - West African School Certificate

Burger Junior High School New York, USA (Sept1975 - Oct1975)


David B. Crane Elementary School Rush -Henrietta NY, USA(1973-1975)

Other Primary Schools Attended
Volmer Elementary School, NY, USA(1972-1973)

Other Certficates Obtained

Afrik Computer Training Centre ,Computer Literacy Certificate (1993)

Certificate of Attendance Workshop of Use of CDS/ISIS Software Package for Library & Information Centres (1996)
Certificate of Attendance of Microsoft Windows3.1 Word Perfect for Windows and Lotus1-2-3 for Widows
Certificate of Attendance of Education Methods in Health Sciences (1996)
Certificate of Attendance of Computer Application To Indexing (1997)
Accessing Research Grants- Writing Feasible Research Proposals (1997)
Editorial Skills Desktop Publishing and Marketing Strategies For Institutional Publications (1998)
Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on the Health Internetwork Access To Research Initiative (HINARI), 2007.
Map of Medicine Internet Clinical Pathways Workshop (2007)
Women Leadership and Gender Management, UME, (Dec. 2012)
TOT workshop on the teaching of general Entrepreneurship in Universities(2013)
Nigerian Institute of Manpower Development and Industrial Relations Training Workshop on Gender Project Training(14-16thMay 2013)
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists(IAALD) June, 2013Thaca, New York
Innovating Leadership Strategies for a Changing Nigeria: Implications for Women Executives, Dubai, (13th December 2014)
The Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE, 2016)
Guide to getting Published Workshop. Emeralds publishing, (8th August,2019)
Effective Management of Library and Learning Resources Oxford City Academy, UK 18-24 August,2019

Distinction and Awards

Award of Distinction, Secretary General, Historical Society of University of Calabar, (1985) CRS.

The Woman of the Year in Academic Leadership Award Dubai (2014)
Award of Honour as Christ Ambassador, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy, Umudike (19th April, 2015)
Merit Service Award Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities(AULNU, 2016)
Award of Distinguished Professional, Nigerian Library Association Akwa Ibom State chapter(April 5th 2017)
Award of Excellence Educational Technology, Library and Information Sciences Students Association (29th June, 2017).
Award of Honour, Forum of Women Professors, University of Uyo(19th July, 2017) Award of Ezi Nwanyi1of Emekuku(9th Dec.2017)


Cataloguing and Classifications (manual and online) CBAAC, The Mail and CMUL

Reference Services using online data bases: CBAAC, THE MAIL, CMUL, MOUAU.
Circulation Services: CBAAC, The MAIL, CMUL
Collection Development: CBAAC, The MAIL, CMUL
Indexing And Abstracting: CBAAC, The MAIL & CMUL
Bibliographic Compilation: CBAAC,CMUL
Administration and management – CBAAC, MAIL & CMUL)
Lecturing/Teaching & Research, CMUL.MOUAU ,UNIUYO
Data Curation and Establishing an Intuitional Repository( MOUAU/ UniUyo)
Indexing and Documentation(CBAAC, MAIL & CMUL)
Organising workshops and conferences, CMUL and MOUA
Management and Administration (CMUL and MOUAU)
Lecturing(CMUL and MOUAU)

Courses Taught

Professor Ibegwam is an erudite scholar that has taught many. The courses she teaches are listed below:

Distant Learning Institute. University of Lagos

LIS 013

Technical Services in Libraries

LIS 021

Preservation of Audio Visual Materials (DLI, UNILAG).

GAS 214

Use of Library I (General African Studies)

GAS 224

Use of Library II

Department of library and information science, MOUAU (Undergraduate)

GST 116

Use of Library

LIS 111

Introduction to Librarianship and Library Profession

LIS 112

History and Foundations of Library & Information Science

LIS 124

Collection Development

LIS 212

Selection and Evaluation of Information and Library Resources

LIS 229

Academic Libraries

LIS 314

Principles of Library Management

LIS 417

Planning of Library Building and Services

LIS 420

Supervision of Final year students’ Projects

Department of library and information science, MOUAU (MLS)

LIS 741

Application of ICT to the Library

LIS 710

Library society

Supervision of MLIS students


LIS 731

Information and Society(UNIUYO)

LIS 737

Economics and Marketing of Information Society(UNIUYO)

LIS 712

Research Methods in LIS (MOUAU)

LIS 814

Automation of Libraries and Information Centres (MOUAU)

LIS 817

Seminar on Administration of Academic and Special Libraries (MOUAU)

LIS 911

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:

Service to Community

Member, Appointment and Promotion Committee of Council UNIUYO (A & PC)August 1- date

Member, UNIUYO Finance and General Purpose Committee (F & GPC) August 1 2016- date
Member, UNIUYO Management August 1, 2016- date
In attendance, MOUAU Governing Council June21 2010- June20 2015
Member, UNIUYO Board of School of Continuing Education September 10th, 2018- Date
Convocation Organising Committee, UNIUYO and MOUAU (June, 2010-date)
In attendance, MOUAU Governing Council June21 2010- June20 2015
Member MOUAU Management June21 2010- June20 2015
Member MOUAU ,UNIUYO Senate June21 2010- date
Member, University Tenders Board MOUAU June 18 2010- July 2015
Member, University Public Procurement Committee MOUAU June 18 2010- July 2015
University Tenders Board MOUAU and UNIUYO June 18 2010- date
Member, CMUL Management 2003-2005, 2007-June 2010
Member, Senate Library Committee CMUL,MOUAU, UNIUYO 2003-2005, 2007-June 2010- date
Member, CMUL Library Committee2003-2005, 2007-June 2010
Member, College of Medicine Academic Board. 2003-2005, 2007-June 2010
Member, Curriculum Review Committee, CMUL 2005-2009MOUAU,June21 2010- June20 2015
Member, Postgraduate Board CMUL, MOUAU, UNIUYO June21 2010- June20 2015
Member, Research and Development Committee, MOUAU. June21 2010- June20 2015
Publications Committee, MOUAU June21 2010- June20 2015
General Studies Coordinator CMUL , (2003-2010)
Use of Library Coordinator. MOUAU,( 2012- June20 2015)
Chair person, 6th Convocation Lecture Committee MOUAU,2012
Member Convocation Committee, MOUAU (June21 2010- June20 2015)
Chairman of some ad-hoc Disciplinary committees CMUL, MOUAU
Lecturer, DLI Library & Information Science Courses, UNILAG and MOUAU (June21 2010- June20 2015)
Member, Lagos University Medical Society (June 1st 1992- June 21st 2010)
Member, MOUAU Women; Society(June21 2010- June20 2015)
1st Vice Chairman, Association for Health Information Libraries in Africa
AHILA (Nigeria)
Member, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Aguda , Lagos 1997-2009
Member, ST. John’s Catholic Church, Igando, Lagos, 2009-date
Member, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Chaplaincy, 2010-date


2014. Chairman, panel on investigation of sale of Admission and Admission Racketeering

2013, chairman, Committee on the Tampering with the University Website
2013, Member, COMMITTEE on MOUAU ICT
2013, Chairman, Committee on Disengaging AFRI-HUB from MOUAU ICT
2012,Chairman, Establishment of University Bookshop MOUAU
2012, Member Committee on the Rising Cost of Operating Generator on Campus
2012, Member, 5th Convocation Ceremonial Committee MOUAU
2008, Member, Disciplinary Committee CMUL

Service to the Nation

External moderator to:

  • LIS Department since 27-28th May 2014
  • Federal Polytechnic Nekede

Resource Person to Interview Candidates for Position of University Librarian at:
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri ,4th May 2015
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University,13th May 2015
  • Delta State University Abraka, 16th May 2017

External Assessor for professorial cadre appointment and Associate Librarian/ Deputy Librarian:
  • Federal University of technology, Owerri. 2015,2017,2019, 2020
  • University of Benin 2018
  • Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta 2018
  • CRUTECH, 2018
  • University of pPort Harcourt,2020

NUC Accreditation Team:
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State Federal Technical College of Education May 2017
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state. May 30th -1 June 2018
  • University of Ibadan October, 2018
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna October17th-20th2019


Professor Ibegwam has done several publications in reputable Local and International fora.Below are some of them. Click here for a complete list.

M.ED Dissertation

Ibegwam, A.

Adequacy and utilization of human resources in health science Libraries in Lagos State

PhD Thesis

Ibegwam, A.

Influence of Indigenous Medical Publications on Library Collection Development And Usage By Medical And Dental Students In Nigerian Universities


Ibegwam, A.

Fundamentals of Library and Information Science Education.