ORIMALADE, Oluronke Olubambo

BA, MA, librarian; b: December 16, 1940; ht: Ibadan, so: Oyo; m: Adeyinka Orimalade, 1966; nc: four s, one d; ed: Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, 1956-1960; Primary School Girls, Longden Road, Shrewsbury,England;1961- 1963;University of Portsmouth (formerly, Portsmouth College of Technology); 1963-1966; University of Ibadan, 1966-1967; University of Lagos,1972, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA-,1974/75-1975/76, University of Michigan,1975; cr: Executive Officer, Federal Ministry of Education, 1967-68; Librarian II, National Library of Nigeria, 1968-71; Librarian I, National Library of Nigeria, 1971-73; snr. Librarian, 1974; Librarian CRED, University of Michigan, USA, 1974-76; Principal Librarian, National Library of Nigeria, 1976-78; Bookshop Manager, University of Lagos, 1978; vch: University Booksellers Association of Nigeria, 1981; Pan African Booksellers Association (PABA), July 1998-July 2000; Cultural Secretary, International Association for the Development of Libraries, Archives and Documentation in Africa, (AIDBA), 1972-1978; mm: West African University Booksellers Association, Treasurer, 1979; Booksellers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, Nigerian Association of University Women, University of Lagos Women Society; associate, Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Library Association, International Association for the Development of Libraries, Archives and Documentation in Africa, Cultural Secretary, 1972-78; Nigerian Association of University Women, sub-committee, Lagos Branch, Nigerian Institute of Management in the 80's; Steering Committee; Pan African Booksellers Association, July 1996-July 1998: Nigerian Booksellers Association, since 1997; National Advisory Council, Nigerian Book Foundation, since 1992; Board of Trustees M.K.O Abiola Award for Academic Publishing, Nigerian Book Fair Trust Responsible for organizing National and International Book Fairs in Nigeria, Organising Committee constituted by the Nigerian Book Foundation to handle the detailed arrangements for the 1 Annual National Book Week and National Conference on Book Development held in Lagos, April 25-27, 1994; Faculty of Arts Advisory Council, Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye, 1989-1990; Panel on National Book Policy for Nigeria, inaugurated by Hon. Minister of Education, charged with the responsibility of providing a lasting solution to the problems that bedevil the production and distribution of books in Nigeria; Secretary International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Nigerian Section, 1985-87; presd. Lagos State Chapter, Nigerian Booksellers Association, since 1996; University Booksellers Association of Nigeria, 1989-1997; v-ch. Afro- Asian Book Council, 1991-97; ch. Pan African Booksellers Association (PABA), Headquarters, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 2002; Local Organising Committee of 1 Annual Convention of the Nigerian Booksellers Association, 1986; University of Lagos Staff School Library Committee, 1982-86,Welfare Sub-committee of Chapel Committee, University of Lagos,1985-86; Bookshop Manager, University of Lagos, Akoka, 1978-2000; md. Books and Prints Ltd., since January 2001; awards: Recipient Special Award to Distinguished Contributors to the Book Trade in Nigeria, 1998 (The Nigerian Booksellers Association)Outstanding Achievement Award in Bookselling in 1997 (The Nigerian Book Foundation), Long Service Award, University of Lagos Bookshop, December l991;Academic Exchange Fellowship Award in 1990to study subsidized BooksSchemesin India ( Association of Commonwealth Universities);Financial Grant for a study tour of Library systems in USA (Midwest) designed to generate interest among American Minorities in Library Positions within the university of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. USA, Ford Foundation Grant for tour of some libraries in the United States of America July-August 1970, (Ford Foundation of America) .Listed in the Who's Who in Nigeria, first Edition, 1990; publ: Peep-hole into Pre-Independence Nigeria; Private Papers aid Journals of Colonial Civil Servants; Bibliography Labour in Nigeria. 1910-70; Subject Guide to eriodicals in the National Library of Nigeria: A Selected Annotated List; Focus on Bookshops andBook selling -in Nigeria: The University of Laogs Bookshop, NigerbiWios 7; Job Decription as Management Tool in Libraries - a bibliographic essay, Nigerbiblios. hobr gardening, reading, music, off: Books and'Prints Ltd,49,Lawimi Street, Onitiri, Yaba, Lagos; tel: 01- i454892.ext: 2199; tel/fax: 01-825789,0802 3410062,e-m: [email protected], [email protected]; P.O.Box 4060, Marina, Lagos; res: '5, Idris Alooma Close, University of Lagos, P.O. Box 4060, Lagos.
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