Personal Details


Name:Onyia, Gladys Ngozi (Mrs)

Rank/Status:Polytechnic Librarian,Research co-ordinator, Lecturer

Department/Faculty: The Library Rivers State University of Science and

Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nationality: Nigeria



  1. First School Leaving Certificate (Ekwuoma,Delta State) 1969
  2. WASC (Asaba Girls Grammer School 1974
  3. Diploma in Library Science (DLS)A B U,Zaria 1979
  4. Bachelor of Library Science (BLS)A B U,Zaria 1984
  5. Master of Library, Archival and Information Science (MLS) University of Ibadan 1989
  6. PhD Library and Information Science.Delsu, Abraka In view(External defence stage)

Publications (Textbooks)

  1. Onyia, G.N. (ed) 2006. The library and its operations: A textbook for students in the institutions of Higher learning
  2. Onyia, G.N. Types of library materials. ibid pp 24-47. (Chapter contribution)
  3. Onyia, G.N. The electronic library as the future library: Delta State Polytechnic in view, in Nwogwugwu C.N. and Osumah A. Aspects of librarianship in the 21st century (Chapter contribution)


  1. Onyia, G.N. (2000) Library and Information Agenda for the New Millennium. Delta Library Journal vol. 2 no 1,
  2. Onyia, G.N. (2007) Information Communication Technology (ICT) Utilization in Tertiary Institution in Delta State: Coal City Libraries vol. 2. no. 2,
  3. Onyia, G. N. (2009) Nigerian Libraries for the Future: The Exploratory Emergence of Virtual Library in Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku (Accepted by the Delta Library Journal)
  4. A survey of information communication technology (ICT) applications in higher institutions libraries in Delta State (Accepted for publication by Information Impact)
  5. Onyia, G.N and Aniogbolu C.(2012) The effect of training and retraining on job performance: The case of Delta State polytechnic staff (in press) International journal of research in education
  6. Onyia, G.N. and Obuh A. O.( 2010) Libraries in Open Access Era: Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. Vol. 1 no2.
  7. Onyia,G.N(2013) Causes and Effects of job related Stress among Polytechnic Librarians in Delta State,Nigeria. African Library Sentinel (ALS)vol.2 no2.
  8. Onyia, G. N(2013) Training of non-professional library staff;an issue of urgency. The case of Delta State Polytechnic Libraries, Ozoro and Ogwashi-uku. Delta Library journal vol. 6 no1
  9. Onyia,G.N(2013) Gender differences in the causes and management of work related stress among staff of Polytechnic libraries in South-South Nigeria(accepted by Africa library centinel)

Published Newspaper Articles

  1. The British Council and Library Services: A Newspaper article published in the Pointer Newspaper of Thursday August 24, 2000 page 6
  2. The Place of the library in the school: An article documented in Brochure of the 5th Anniversary celebration of Ogeah International school, Asaba on Saturday 19th May 2001
  3. Library and information agenda for the new millennium: A newspaper article published in the Pointer newspaper of Wednesday August 21st 2002 page 22

Unpublished Work/Complied Projects

  1. Catalogue manual for use in cataloguing and classification Department(1979)
  2. Newsletter of the Polytechnic & Monotechnic librarians in Nigeria(2010)
  3. The spotlight newsletter of the Nigerian Library Association, Delta State Chapter nos I and II (2007& 2008)
  4. Index to newspaper articles: a bridge to dearth of professional journals
  5. Directory of national and state libraries in Nigeria (1989)

Seminar/Workshop Papers Presented

  1. Laudable Public Library Service to Children in Bendel State how Realistic: Bendel East Operation Zone as Case Study. Paper Presented at the Bendel Library Board Senior Staff Seminar (1984)
  2. Rural Development in Nigerian: The Contributory Roles of Local Governments. Paper Presented at Seminar on Critical Issues in Local Government Administration in a Presidential System (Organized by Universal Investment Development Company, (UIDC) Benin City, March 29, 1991
  3. Feebase Information Service, a Supplement to Government Subvention: Paper Presented at the Bendel State Library Senior Staff Seminar 6th September 1991
  4. Conservation and Preservation of Information Bearing Materials: The Extent of Bendel Library Involvement. Paper presented at conference/AGM, Nigeria library association at Yola 1992
  5. Financing Public Libraries for Effective Performance: The Role of Federal, State, Local Government and Non-Governmental Organizations. A Paper Presented at the workshop of the Conference of Chief Executives of Library Boards in Nigeria held at Sokoto 13-14 February 1996 on the Theme “UNESCO Public Library Manifesto 1994”
  6. Records Scheduling and Retention: A Seminar Paper Presented to Records/Registry Staff of Delta State Government, Organized by Nath-Gwonalima Consultancy Group in Asaba, 6th – 9th December, 1995.
  7. Library Services to Readers: A Paper Presented at the Training of Teacher Librarians in Primary School Libraries in Delta State, Organized by Delta State Primary Education Board with Delta State Library Board as Consultants in Asaba, Warri, Agbor, Ughelli, Kwale and Sapele, January – March 1996
  8. Benefit of Reading to the Public: A Paper Presented at the Seminar/Book fair on Promoting Reading Culture in a Society, Organized by Nigerian Book Foundation (NBF) at Asaba, 29th November – 1st December 2001
  9. Reading culture in a Society; Where and why. A paper presented at the Seminar on Promoting Reading Culture in a Society Organised by Nigerian Book Foundation(NBF) at Asaba 29Nov-1st Dec 2001
  10. Library & information agenda for the new millennium. A paper presented at the Conference and AGM of the Nigerian Library Association, Delta state chapter held at Delta State University, Oleh Campus. Nov 2001
  11. The Essence of Good and Accurate Head Count to Good Economic Plan: A Paper Presented to the Ishekpe Youths, Ogwashi-Uku on their one day Summit on 2006 Census/One Year Anniversary
  12. Library and the Quest for Knowledge: A Paper Delivered at the Student Orientation Programme of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku 2007
  13. Gender Issues and National Development: The Case of Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku: A Paper Presented at the 3rd National Conference of the Association of Business Studies and Technology Development Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-uku 2007
  14. Teacher librarianship as a career: A paper presented at the conference of the Nigerian library association, Delta state chapter held at the Ministry of Art& Culture,Asaba,22nd Nov. 2007
  15. Basic steps in interneting: A paper presented at the conference and AGM of the Nigerian Library Association Delta State chapter held at Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku 20th Nov 2008
  16. New Trends/Development in Librarianship: The Role of Library Assistants, Attendants & Porters: A Two Day workshop organised by The Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, 13th – 14th August 2009
  17. Career Development: A Paper Delivered at a two-day workshop organised by The Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro 2009
  18. The Library as tool/instrument for knowledge advancement. A paper presented at the Conference and AGM of the Nigerian Library Association held at Otefe-Oghara, 17th December 2009
  19. The electronic library as the future library: the exploratory emergence of a virtual library in Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-uku: A paper presented at the first education summit of the ministry of Education, Delta State at Warri 2009

Work Experience

  1. Branch Librarian (Igbanke)Bendel library board. 1979-1980
  2. Cataloguer and Classifier, Bendel Library Board 1981-1984
  3. Divisional Librarian (Agbor) Bendel Library Board (NYSC) 1984-1985
  4. Assistant Readers Services Librarian Benin Bendel Library Board 1985-1988
  5. Readers Services Librarian/Book Fair Secretary/Public Relation Officer –Bendel Library Board, Benin 1989-1991
  6. Deputy Director, Readers Services/ Delta State Coordinator, British Council Library Services; 1992-1996
  7. Deputy Director, Secretary, Conference of Chief Executives of Library Boards in Nigeria 1996-2002
  8. Chairman, Nigerian Library Association, Delta State Chapter: Responsible for libraries development throughout the state, organized workshops, seminars and training for librarians in the state. Represented Delta State before Nigeria Library Association 2004-2007
  9. Polytechnic Librarian /Lecturer(Principal Officer) Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku 2003-date