Department of Library and Information Science


The Current Head of Department

Library and Information Science

The Department of Library and Information Science run programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.LIS) Degree.  This is to promote professional and practical educational pursuit in the study of Library and Information Science.

The department encompasses specialized areas which include: Information Literacy, Knowledge Management, Indexing and Abstracting, ICT in Library and Information Science; Emerging Technologies and Library Resources and Services, Book Production, Publishing, Book Trade and E-resources, Library History and Management, Types of Libraries, Serials and Collection Management, Electronic Libraries, Management of Information Centres, Bibliographies and Library Services for the Rural Communities, Children and Adolescents. In this regard, Library and Information Science is a modern discipline which transverses all walks of life due to the unique importance of current information and knowledge to the smooth running of the society in this modern age. It is therefore strongly positioned to play a very essential role in emerging field of studies related to Library and Information Science such as Infopreneurship, digital and electronic librarianship, metadata, bibliometric, social media in librarianship and virtual referencing, etc.

Library and Information Science is multi-disciplinary and multi-facetted. Its role transverses all types of educational and related institutions, research institutes, governmental and non-governmental agencies and establishments for national as well as personal development, in rural and urban communities, corporate bodies, industries, national and global politics, businesses and conglomerates, etc.  Current, timely information and knowledge make a world of difference between the developing and developed countries of the world today. The use of ICT and emerging technologies in accessing information is a further boost to this role.

In the light of the foregoing, it can be seen that the library and information science department will make very useful contributions to development at local, national and international levels.

Staff list in the Department

NameRankArea Of SpecialisationEmail
Prof. B. Ahiauzu (FNLA, CLN)ProfessorAcademic Library Management / Information
Prof. N. P. Okpokwasili. (CLN)ProfessorLibrary Bibliographic / Collection
Dr. Innocent OrduLecturer llLibrary Services for Children and
Dr. C.O. Nyemezu. (CLN)Lecturer llAcademic
Dr. Vivien EmmanuelLecturer llEntrepreneurship Library and Information
Dr. Mercy EchemAssistant LecturerLibrary Services to RuralServices
ThankGod N. DimpkaAssistant LecturerLibrary and SocietyLibrary and
Dr. Lasbery AdinduAssistant Lecturer Information
Prof. B. Ahiauzu (FNLA, CLN)Head of Department, Library and Information
Gloria ObotPrincipal Confidential /
Eberechi EjuhAdministrative Officer
Roseline O. OladipupoAdministrative Officer
Akwu Kelechi Wordsworth’sSenior Executive
Ihunwo Chidinma VictorAssistant Executive
Wedeh, Livingstone AchorDriver (Casual)


The Department has the obligation equipping the student through teaching and research


The LIS Department organizational structure follows the patter below:


LIS Department

Staff       Students


The Department of Library and Information Science was established to produce highly qualified librarians knowledgeable in the art of collection, organisation, storage, retrieval, dissemination of information, use of records as well as emerging technologies to provide ready access to economic, political, social and scientific information for accelerated development at the national and global levels.


The Bachelor of Library and Information Science Programme aims to develop in students a critical appreciation and understanding of Library and Information Science, organisation and management of information resources, the art of collection, storage, retrieval of information through the use of both traditional and emerging technologies to meet the demands of the modern information environment where effective management and access to information is critical to accelerated development.

The programme, therefore, aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • To produce dynamic and resourceful Library and Information Managers in character and in learning capable of managing all types of libraries, information and documentation centres.
  • To produce Library and Information Managers with relevant theoretical knowledge, practical skills and techniques for effective and efficient job performance.
  • To create avenues for meeting the information needs of all segments of the population and promoting the library’s informational, educational and cultural roles in the society.
  • To produce Library and Information Managers capable of utilizing appropriate emerging technologies to locate, acquire, organize, preserve, store and disseminate information and information resources to users of library and information centres.
  • To fill manpower needs in the Library and Information Science profession and hence engender the culture of ready access to relevant information in the resolution of societal developmental issues at all levels of society.