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Dr. Ifeoma Abanum: A Pioneer in Nigerian Library Science


Dr. Ifeoma Abanum is a renowned Nigerian librarian who has made significant contributions to the field of library science in Nigeria. Here are some key facts about her life and work:


Early Life and Education


- Dr. Ifeoma Abanum was born in Nigeria and grew up in a family that valued education.

- She earned a Bachelor's degree in Library Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of Ibadan.

- She later went on to earn a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.



Career


- Dr. Abanum began her career as a librarian at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) Library, where she rose through the ranks to become the University Librarian.

- During her tenure at FUTO, Dr. Abanum oversaw the development of the library's collection and services, and worked to modernize its operations.

- She also served as the President of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) from 2007 to 2011, where she advocated for the development of library services in Nigeria.



Achievements and Awards


- Dr. Abanum has received numerous awards and recognition for her contributions to library science in Nigeria, including the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award in 2010.

- She has also published several articles and books on library science, including "Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria: Historical Development, Current Status, and Future Prospects."


Dr. Ifeoma Abanum is a trailblazer in Nigerian library science, and her contributions have helped to shape the field in Nigeria and beyond.



Sources


[1] Federal University of Technology Owerri Library https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_University_of_Technology_Owerri_Library




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