IFIDON, Prof. Samuel Ehimigbai

Born July 7, 1941
in

Benin City, Edo State.

Prof.

IFIDON

Samuel

Ehimigbai
BA,M.L.S, Ph.D.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Betty I. Ifidon, 1976.
State of Origin: Edo State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

Izien, Evbodagbe, Summer, Unuigbe & Ilofuan

Profession University Librarian , Lecturer , Author
Working Experience

Retired Professor/Library Consultant

Previous Appointments:

– Administrative Officer, Federal Ministry of Information, Lagos, 1964;
– Graduate Assistant, University of Lagos, 1965-66;
– Assistant Librarian, University of Lagos, 1966-68;
– Library Adviser, Trade Union Institute of Nigeria, Yaba-Lagos, Nigeria 1967 – 1996;
– Sub-Librarian II, University of Lagos, 1968-69;
– Data Analyst, Office of International Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1970;
– Administrative Assistant Technical Services, University of Western Ontario, London-Ontario, Canada, 1970- 71;
– Lecturer(part-time), Fanshawe College, 1970-71;
– Administrative Assistant, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1971 – 1972;
– Sub-Librarian I, University of Lagos, 1972-73;
– Co-coordinator, University of Lagos, 1972 – 1973;
– Senior Sub-Librarian, University of Lagos, 1973- 74;
– Chief Librarian, Auchi Polytechnic, 1974-75;
– Deputy University Librarian (GL. 14 Step 2), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1976-78;
– Lecturer (Part-Time), A.B.U Library School, 1976 – 1978;
– Member, Students’ Disciplinary Committee, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1977 – 1978;
– Member, Students’ Disciplinary Committee, University of Maiduguri, 1978 – 1979;
– University Librarian (GL. 16 Step 3), University of Maiduguri, 1978-82;
– Lecturer (Part-Time), Department of Library Studies, University of Maiduguri, 1979 – 1980;
– Member, Senior Staff Housing Allocating Committee, University of Maiduguri, 1979 -1980;
– Chairman, Board of Governors, University of Maiduguri, 1979 – 1981;
– Member, Research & Publication Committee, University of Maiduguri, 1980 – 1982;
– General Library Consultant, Special Library for Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1981;
– University Librarian (EUSS 7 Step 4), Bendel State University, Ekpoma, (now Edo State University), 1982-1997;
– Member, Research & Publication Committee, Bendel/Edo State University, 1983 – 1996;
– Member, Governing Council, Bendel/Edo State University representing Congregation (1983 – 1989) & Senate (1991 – 1996);
– Chairman, Board of Governors, Bendel State University 1985 – 1988; 1991 – 1992;
– Member, Joint Senate/Council Committee for the appointment of Vice-Chancellors in Bendel State University (1989) & Delta State University, Abraka;
– General Library Consultant, Nation Universities Commission, Nigeria, 1989 – 1990;
– Member, Students’ Welfare Committee, Edo State University, Ekpoma ,1990 – 1991;
– Member, University Health Service Board, Edo State University, Ekpoma, 1992 – 1993;
– Professor and Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, 1998 – 2004;
– Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, 1999-2000;
– Dean, Postgraduate School, Delta State University, Abraka, 2000-2004;
– Professor and Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, 2004 – 2011;
– Member, Tender Board representing Senate, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, 2006;

– Member, Governing Council, Nigeria Library Association, 1972 – 2001;
– National Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Library Association, 1973 – 1975;
– Chairman, Nigeria Library Association, Borno State Chapter, 1979 – 1980;
– Member, Editorial Board, African Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1982-date;
– Pioneer Editor, Lagos Librarian official organ of the Nigeria Library Association, Lagos State Chapter 1982-date;
– Chairman, Nigerian Library Association, Bendel State Chapter, 1985 – 1988;
– Member, Nigeria Library Association, 1985- date;
– Managing Editor, COMMUNICATE: Journal of Library & Information Science; 1991 to 1997 & 2004 to 2011;
-Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), 1998;
– Member, National Information System Implementation Committee, National Universities Commission, Abuja, 1994 – 1995;
– Member, Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, 2000 – 2006;
– Fellow, Nigerian Library Association (FNLA), 2002;
– Member, Nigeria Institute of Management, 2004 to date;
– Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), 2017.

Government School, Sapele, Delta State, 1945-52; Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabondidda-Ora, Edo State, 1953- 58; King's College, Lagos, 1959-60; University College, Ibadan (now University of lbadan) under Special Relationship with the University of London, 1961-64; Institute of Librarianship, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1964-66; School of Library & Information Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario – Canada, 1970-71; University of lbadan, 1973-77.
Tertiary
N/A

– Member, Canadian Library Association, 1970-date;

Akpan of Ora , 1958.

SCHOLARSHIPS
1. School Scholarship – King’s College, Lagos, 1960;
2. Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship, 1961 – 1964;
3. Carnegie Scholarship, University of Ibadan, 1964 – 1965;
4. H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship, School of Library & Information Science, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario – Canada, 1970-71.

AWARDS
1. Resource Persons Award in Library Management;
2. Inter-University Council Award, Britain, 1978;
3. British Council International Seminar Award, I995.

PUBLICATIONS
a) BOOKS
1. (1990). Situation Report on Libraries in Nigerian Federal Universities. Commissioned y the National Universities Commissioned & jointly-written by Inuwa Dikko, Sam E. Ifidon & B.A. Oni-Orisan. 57 pp.
2. (1990). Collective Development in African University Libraries: Challenges & Frustrations (Monograph) on African Librarianship No. 1). Bloomington, Indiana: African Studies Programme, Indiana University. 32 pp.
3. (1997). A Guide to Reference Service. Lagos: St Michael’s Book. ISBN: 978-201-128-7. 104.
4. (1997). A Practical Approach to Library Collection Development. Ekpoma: Edo State University Library ISBN:978-201-112-6. 191 pp.
5. (1999). Essentials of African University Library Management. 2nd edition Lagos: National Library Press. ISBN: 978-104-5. 334 pp. First edition published in 1985 in Lagos by LIBRISERVICE.
6. (2006). Modern Theory & Practice of Library Collection Development. Ekpoma: Department of Library & Information Science, Ambrose Alli University. ISBN: 978-33872-6-1. 302 pp.
7. (2007). Basic Principles of Research Methods. Benin City: Goodness Express Communications ISBN: 978-22872-3-5. 2334 pp.
8. (2007). New Directions in Library Management. Accepted for publication by Spectrum Books Ltd & Stirling Horden Ltd Both Ibadan.
9. Daniel, J.O. et al, Eds (2012). Trends in Library & Information Science in Nigeria: Festschrift in honour of Professor Sam E. Ifidon. Lagos: Ehis Associations.
10. (2008). Reference & Information Services in Africa Libraries. Ibadan: Spectrum Books.
11. Ifidon, S.E. (2018). Reference & Information Services in Africa Libraries. Ibadan: Spectrum Books 2nd Edition (In Press).

b) CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
1. (1985). Collection Development in University Libraries. In Wise, m, ed & comp. – Aspects of African Librarianship, a Collection of Writings. London: Mansell. ISBN: 0-7201-1780-1, pp. 31-49.
2. (1988). A New Concepts of University Library Building in Nigeria. In Lawani, S.M. et al – Proceedings of the National Seminar on the Strategies for Survival by Nigerian Academic and Research Libraries During Austere Times. Ibadan, 9th -11th November, 1987. Ibadan: Nigerian Association of Agricultural Librarians & Documentalists in Collaboration with Academic & Research Libraries Section of the Nigerian Library Association. Pp. 22-28.
3. (1990). The Effects of Government Funding on university Libraries in Nigeria. In wise, M & Olden, A, eds & comps– Information & Libraries in the Developing World – Volume 1: Sub-Saharan African ISBN: 0- 85365-888-9 pp. 90 –105.
4. (2003). Policy Issues in the Funding of Nigerian University Libraries. In Lawal, O.O; ed Modern Librarianship In Nigeria. Calabar: University of Calabar Press ISBN: 978-007-106-7. Pp . 49-54.
5. (2003). Forty years of academic and research library services to Nigeria. In Olanlokun, S, O; ed Forty years of Library Services in Nigeria. Lagos: Nigerian Library association. ISBN: 978-31258-5-0 pp. 37-54.
6. Standards for University Library Buildings in Nwosu, C. & Okoro, O, eds – Standards For Library & Information Science Programmes in Nigeria Universities: Paper Presented at the 13th National Conference of the National Association of Library & Information Science Educators Held at Imo State University, Owerri Between 28th and 31st August, 2007.

c) JOURNAL ARTICLES
1. (1968). The Role of the University Librarian in the Community. Lagos Librarian (Nigeria) 3 (4): 21 – 27.
2. (1970). Shortcomings in the Library of Congress Classification (Library & Information Studies, No. 11) Joint Author London, Ontario Canada, School of Library & Information Science, 1970. 7 pp.
3. (1973). Libraries & Library Services in Ancient & Medieval Times. Nigerian Libraries (Nigeria). 9 (3): 129 – 139.
4. (1973). The Public Card Catalogue: Dictionary or Divided. Nigerian Libraries (Nigeria) 9 (1 & 2). 35 -40.
5. (1974). Special Problems Facing Librarians. The West African Experience. LIBRI (Denmark) 24 (4): 310 – 318.
6. (1976). Qualitative/quantitative Evaluation of Academic Library Collections, a Literature Survey. International Library Review (United Kingdom) 8. 299 -308.
7. (1976). Functions of Nigeria Universities & Objectives of their Libraries. Library Notes (Nigeria) 10. 86 – 97.
8. (1978). Objectives of African University Libraries, the Nigeria Experience. International Library Review (United Kingdom) 10. 43 – 50.
9. (1978). New Developments in the Nigerian Library Scene: Journal of Librarianship (United Kingdom). 10 (3). 201– 211.
10. (1978). Factors in the production of Higher Degrees in the Humanities & the Social Sciences. International Library Review (United Kingdom) 10. 301 – 311.
11. (1978). A Comparative Study of Traditional Modern Methods of Collection Development in Nigeria University Libraries. Library Scientist (Nigeria) 5. 94 -109.
12. (1979). Labour Mobility Among Librarians: Some Evidence for Nigeria. Nigerian Behavioural Sciences Journal (Nigeria). 2 (1 & 2), 81 -86.
13. (1979). Moving an Academic Library. Journal of Academic Librarianship (U.S.A.) 4 (6): 434 – 437.
14. (1979). Participatory Management in Libraries. Bendel Library Journal (Nigeria) 2 (1): 4 – 10 27, June.
15. (1983). The Library Standards & Statistics in Nigeria, 1962 – 1982. Nigerian Libraries (Nigeria) 19 (1 – 3). 1-8.
16. (1984). Establishment of Standards for Bookstock in West African University Libraries LIBRI (Denmark). 33 (2): 92-106, 1983. Also in African Journal of Academic Librarianship 2 (2). 54 – 60.
17. (1984). Establishment of New University Libraries in English-Speaking West African Countries: problems & Prospects: International Library Review. (United Kingdom). 16. 157 -174.
18. (1984). Essential Requirements for Establishing New University Libraries in Tropical Africa. Nigerian Libraries = (Nigeria) 20. 71 -87.
19. (1984). Scientific Approach to Library Development. African Journal of Academic Librarianship (Standing Conference of African University Libraries, Western Area) 2 (1). 12 – 20.
20. (1986). The Evaluation of performance: LIBRI (Denmark) 36 (3). 224 – 239.
21. (1987). William John Harris: An Eminent Pioneer Librarian in Nigeria: Library Waves (Nigeria) 2 (1). 80 -92.
22. (1987). Financial Support for West African University Library: African Journal of Academic Librarianship (Nigeria) 5 (1 & 2). 21 -25.
23. (1992). The Librarian as a Manager of an Academic Library. Library Review (United Kingdom) 41 (4). 6-15.
24. (1993). Publishing of Library Journals in Nigeria. Third World Libraries (U.S.A.) 3 (2) 45-49.
25. (1994). Planning With or Without Facts: A Comparative Study of the Uses of Abuses of Information & Information Technology Library Review (United Kingdom) 43 (6). 27-36.
26. (1995). Management of Information Institutions in a Depressed Economy: the Nigeria Experience. Third World Libraries. Special Issue on Nigeria 1995.
27. (2004). Information Superhighway: Access to Research Resources in Nigerian Stte Universities. Social and Management Sciences Review Journal (Nigeria)
28. (2005). Information & Conflict Prevention in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. African Journal of Library, Archives & Information Science (Botswana) 15 (2). 125-132.
29. (2006). Information & Communication as Instrument of Conflict Resolution. COMMUNICATEB… (NIGERIA) 8(1). 1-10.
30. (2006). Planning Without Information: The Bane of National Development, Being the 26th Inaugural Lecture in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Delivered on Thursday June 29, 2006. ISBN: 978-2100-54-4. 64 pp.
31. (2009). Electronic Information; Threat or Challenge to Librarians & Library Building. COMMUNICATE (Nigeria) 11(2): 25-39.

Mr Ifidon introduced Library Science Programme at the first degree & diploma levels in the former Bendel State University,
Abraka Campus (Now Delta State University, Abraka) in 1990.

He also introduced Library Science Programme at first degree & diploma levels in Edo State University, Ekpoma. The degree programme took off in the 1996/97 session.

Listening to Music; Traveling; Swimming; Reading; Writing.

Rotary Club-Editor/President, OWANWelfare Association

18 Apostolic Faith Church Road, P.O. Box 288, Idumebo-Ekpoma, Edo State-Nigeria.

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