BANJO, Abimbola Olugboyega




BA, M.Sc, librarian, born November 19, 1940, Oyo, Oyo State; married Mofoluke Olubusola Odukunle 1965, one son, two daughters; Education: St. Luke's Demon stration School, Ibadan, 1948-50, St. David's School, Kudeti, Ibadan, 1951-54, Igbobi Col lege, Yaba, 1955-58, Ibadan Grammar School, 1959-60, University of Reading, Berks, England, 1961-64, University of Ibadan, 1965; University of Lagos, Lagos, 1969-71; University of Birmingham, En gland, 1977-78; Career: Appointed Tem porary Library Assistant, University of Ibadan, 1960; Trainee Assistant Librarian, University of Reading, England, 1964; As sistant Serials Librarian, University of La gos, 1965-67; Head, Library Department, University of Lagos, 1971-73; Visiting Li brarian, Africana, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, 1970; Deputy Chief Librar ian, Nigerian Institute of International Af fairs, Lagos, 1973-75; Acting Chief Librar ian, 1975-76; Visiting Scholar, Programme ofAfrican Studies, Northwestern University Illinois, USA, 1988; Director of Library and Documentation Services, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, 1976-96; Library and Information Consultant, since 1996; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Springswell Safari Limited, 1999- date; Deputy Director, exhibitions, Second World Black and African Festival ofArts and Culture, 1976-77; Member, Planning Com mittee, Nigerian National Congress on Books, 1982-83; Member, National Task Force on the Shortage of Books and Paper, Federal Ministry of Education, 1984; mem ber, National Advisory Council, Nigerian Book Foundation, 1993; member, Panel on Minimum Academic Standards for Library Science Programmes, National Universities Commission, Nigeria, 1995; member, Board of Trustees, Concord Press Award for Aca demic Publishing, since 1933; member, Pro fessional Board, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 1991- 93; leader, International Federation of Li BANJO brary Associations and Institution fact-find ing mission to South Africa, 1993; Chair man, Africa Section, Regional Activities Di vision, 1991-93;member, Committee on Li brary Resources, 1969-73; member, Edito rial Board, Nigerian Library Association, Lagos Division, 1967-68; Editor, Lagos Li brarian Bulletin of the Nigerian Libraries Journal of the Nigerian Library Association, 1983-89; President, Nigerian Library Asso ciation, 1993-98; member, Nigerian Society of International Affairs, since 1993; mem ber, Nigeria Society of International Law, since 1973; Chairman, member, Governing Council, Musical Society of Nigeria, since 1994; Award/Honours: Recipient, Federal Government Post-Graduate Scholarship, 1964-65; recipient, Ford Foundation Fellow, 1988; recipient, United Nations Develop ment Programme Fellow, 1988; Cited, Men of Achievement, 1984; recipient, Interna tional Biographical Centre, Award for Inno vative and Outstanding Contribution to the Furtherance of National and International Librarianship, International Federation of Li brary Associations and Institutions, 1993; Publications: Social Science Libraries in West Africa: A directory, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1987; The Poten tial for Military Disengagementfrom Poli tics: A Nigerian Case Study, 1966-79, Ni gerian Institute of International Affairs, La gos, 1980; Hobbies: Music, reading, Offi cial Address: P.O.Box 70222, Victoria Is land, Lagos; Home: 3, Dele Adedayo Street, Off Ramat Crescent, Ogudu, GRA, Lagos State.
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