Isiaka Atunde Alao re-appointed University Librarian
The Governing Council of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has approved the re-appointment of Mr. Isiaka Atunde Alao, as the University Librarian for another period of five years. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Alao had served as the pioneer University Librarian.
Born on 15th March, 1951, Mr. Alao hails from Oke Ago compound, Yaru, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. He holds a Grade II Teachers’ Certificate (1971); General Certificate of Education (A/L) 1972; Bachelor of Library Science from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (1977); and a Master of Library Science from the same University (1991).
He also holds a certificate in Computer Internet Application from the Kwara State Ministry of Education Computer Training Institute (2006).
Before his appointment as the pioneer University Librarian in September, 2009, Mr. Alao was with the University of Ilorin, where he served as a Principal Librarian. He also served as an Associate Librarian with Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, between 2008 and 2009. He was a member, Library Staff Promotion Review Panel, Ladoke Akintola University from 2004 to 2005.
Mr. Alao is a member, Nigerian Library Association, and a Registered Member, Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria. He was also a member, Committee of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (CULNU) 2009-2014.
The University Librarian has several publications, including chapters in books and journal articles to his credit.