OPALEKE, Deacon Joseph Sunday

BLS, DC.Sc, MLIS, CLN; chartered librarian, administrator; b: October 30, 1955; p: Offa; ht: Offa; lga: Offa; m: Alice A.I. Babatunde, October 11, 1978; nc: three s, one d; ed: St. John African LEA School, Ilorin, 1961-65; Iyeru Okin LEA School, Offa, 1966-68; Erin-Ile Secondary School, 1970-74; Lokoja Teachers' College, Lokoja, 1974-76; Federal College of Education, Katsina, 1980-83; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1986-91; 1998-2000; University of Ilorin, 1996-97; Delta State University, Abraka, Ph.D in view, since 2001; cr: Liaison Officer, NYSC, Oyo State, 1983-84; Classroom Teacher, Ebenezer LSMB, Erin-Ile, 1976-84; Master, Iyeru Grammar School Offa, 1984-92; Academic Librarian, College of Education, Oro, Kwara State, 1992- 96; Circulation Librarian, 1992-95; Head, Reader's Services, 1993- 95; Academic Librarian, University of Ilorin: Serials Librarian, 1995- 96; Reference and Law Librarian, 1996-98; Document and Reference Librarian, 1997-98; Catalogue and Classification Librarian, 1998- 01; Serials and Document Librarian, 2001; Audio visual and Thesis Librarian, 2001-02; Serials and Document Librarian, 2002; Staff Development Leave, Ph.D, 2002-03; College Librarian, College of Education, Oro, Kwara State, since 2003; mm: Nigeria Union of Teachers, Oyo branch Secretary, 1983-84; Nigeria Union of Teachers, Kwara State Auditor, 1990-92; Baptist Church, Offa, Deacon for Life, since 1989; District Educational Committee, 1990-91; Offa Local Government Education Authority, 1992-95; Offa Township Library Board, 1994-98; Editor Baptist Outreach, 1995-97; Treasurer, Nigerian Library Association, Kwara State, 1995-98; ch. Parent- Teachers' Association, Emmanuel Baptist Academic, Ijagbo, since 2005; mm: Life Bible Society of Nigeria; Gideon's International, Offa; London Institute of Commerce; Teaching Profession; Chartered, Nigerian Library Association; h: National Youth Service Corps Award, Oyo State, 1984; Family Support Programme Award, Kwara State, 1995; Staff Development Award, University of Ilorin, 2000; publ: Co-author, The Use of Library, p.213-228 and Study Skills p.229-312, in Alebiosu S.A (ed), "General Studies for Students of Higher Institutions", Outerpace, Ilorin, 1996; he has written articles in local and internal journals; and presented papers in seminar, conferences and workshops; sc: Lamondi Community Development Association; bob: reading, writing, research, teaching, agriculture; off: College Library, Kwara State College of Education, P.M.B. 309,, Oro, Kwara State; tel: 08034840313, 031-700045; e-m: [email protected]; res: Jesu Layomi House, adjacent, to Emmanuel Baptist Church, Ijagbo, P.O.Box 663, Offa, Kwara State; tel: 031801661, 08055414808.
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