Personal Details


Name: BATUBO, Friday Bagshaw

Rank/Status: Principal Librarian

Department/Faculty: The Library

Nationality: Nigeria




  • West African School Certificate, Grade II (1965)
  • Diploma Library Science (Merit) (1973)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Librarianship (1980)
  • Master of Arts (ALISE) (1981)
  • Associate, Library Association (ALA), London (1983)
  • Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (1985)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (1992)
  • Barrister at Law (1993)
  • Chartered Mediator and Conciliator (2002)
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K (2004)
  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (London), (2005) Accredited Mediator
  • Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria (2010)
  • Certified Librarian of the Librations Council of Nigeria (2011) (LRCN) [No. 00611]
  • Merit Award in recognition of support and immense contribution, commitment and dedication to the development of the Nigeria Librarian Association, Rivers State Chapter, (2013)


  • British Library Association and the Nigeria Library Association since 1974.
  • Member, Rivers State Task Force Committee on National Festival of Instruction Materials, (1985 – 1987)
  • Nigerian Institute of management, (1985)
  • Nigerian Bar Association, (1992 to date)
  • International Bar Association  (2003 to date)
  • Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators
  • Association of University Academic Staff Union
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, (Nigerian Branch)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria.


  1. Batubo, F. B. (1986) Rivers State Library Board: Its Origins and Growth. Library Waves (1) 79 – 92.
  2. Batubo, F. B. (1986) “The Role of the Library in a Changing society” Insight: 36 – 40
  3. Batubo, F. B. (1987) ”Library Cooperation: The Network Approach for 21st Century Nigerian Libraries”. Paper presented at the General Meeting/Conference of Nigerian Library Association, Abeokuta.
  4. Batubo, F. B. (1988) “Library Co-operation” International Library Review, 517 - 532
  5. Batubo, F. B. (1995) “Librarianship and Copyright in Nigeria in the Computer Age” Nalis: Journal of Library Science of the Abia State University, Uturu, Vol. 6.
  6. Batubo, F. B. (2007), “Preservation and Security of Library and information Materials”. In Ahiauzu, B., Akobo, D. and Igben M. J. (2007) Fundamentals of Library Practice, Port Harcourt, Davidstone: 146 – 159.
  7. Batubo, F. B. and Digitemie-Batubo, B. N. (2008), Challenges in Information and Communication: A Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. 17th – 21st June, 2008 (to be published as book chapter).
  8. Batubo, F. B. and Digitemie-Batubo, B. N. (2010) “The Role of Libraries in Conflict Resolution: the Niger Delta Case”, Library Philosophy and Practice
  9. Batubo, F. B. (2010) University Law Library Development and Administration in the 21st Century in Nwachukwu, V. and Blakes, E. Ft. (2010) University Library Management: 21st Century Perspectives.
  10. Port Harcourt, Ulamba, pp. 127 - 143.
  11. Idiedo, V. O. and Batubo, F. B. (2012) Use of Library … Jurisconsult;
  12. The Journal of Law Students Association, Niger Delta University, 3rd Issue. Pp. 94 – 112.
  13. Batubo, F. B and Digitemie Batubo, F. B. (2010) Towards Automation in the Niger Delta University: Prospects and Challenges.
  14. Batubo, F. B. Mediation: the core Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process [In view]
  15. Ahiauzu, B; Digitemie-Batubo, B. N and Batubo, F. B. Application of ICT to collection development in Nigerian Academic Libraries for knowledge Society: A Study of Rivers and Bayelsa States Academic Libraries [In-view]

Conference Attended

  1. Nigeria Library Association, Seminar on Cataloguing, University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, 26th – 29th July, 1983.
  2. Nigeria Library Association: Seminar on Cataloguing and Classification, University of Jos, Markurdi Campus, Makurdi, Benue State, 23rd – 26th September, 1987.
  3. National Seminar on the Promotion of Reading, July 24th – 28th, 1984, Lagos University, Akoka, Lagos.
  4. Nigeria Library Association: Annual General Meeting, (1974 to date).
  5. October, 2000 – Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  6. March, 2002 – Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators
  7. Nigeria Bar Association, Annual General Meeting (1992 to date)
  8. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom (Nigerian Branch Annual General Meeting) 2003 to date.
  9. International Conference of the Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 17 – 21 June, 2008.

Work Experience

  1. Head, Reference Department 1992-April 2007
  2. Head, Serials Department May 2007- Dec. 2011
  3. Acted for University Librarian Severally.
  4. Head, Readers Services Librarian 1st January 2012 to date.

Member of University/Faculty/Department Committee

  • July 23, 1973 – October 15, 1977
  • Rivers State Library Board, Port Harcourt Library Officer-in-charge of Acquisitions and Pre-Order Searching: Assistant Cataloguer.
  • October, 1981 – July 1989 Rivers State Library Board, Port Harcourt Senior Librarian-in-charge, Readers’ Service Department, i.e. Circulation, Librarian Lending, Reference, Children’s Mobile Section and Extension services; Research, Publications and Staff Training.
  • July, 1989 – June, 1991 Principal Librarian in-charge of Acquisitions/Technical Services and Chief cataloguer, Grade Level 12/4.
  • July, 1991 – March, 1994 Chief Librarian and Research Officer, Grade Level 13/8, Rivers State House of Assembly, Port Harcourt.
  • March 1994 – August, 1994 Chief Librarian/Cataloguer, Rivers State Library Board, Port Harcourt.
  • August, 1994 – December, 1997 Assistant Director, Ministry of Education, Port Harcourt, Legal Adviser.
  • January 1st, 1998 – April 13th, 2006 Principal State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Retired: April 13th, 2006.
  • April 25 – May, 2008 Acted University Librarian, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
  • October – November 8, 2011 Acted University Librarian, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
  • August 31st, 2007 – February 28th, 2013 Law Librarian, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
  • March 1st 2013 Till date Law Librarian, Rivers State University of Science and Technology Nkpolu, Oroworukwo Port Harcourt