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CITATION ON Alhaji RAJI, Murtala Ajao, cln

Ag. University Librarian



Alhaji RAJI, Murtala Ajao was born in Ibadan on 19th May, 1957 and had his elementary education at the Local Authority primary school, Orisunmibare, Yinmi market, Osun state where he read primary one and two.

He joined   with his senior brother (Rasheed Raji) in Abeokuta and began his primary three at Ago –Oko Muslim primary school where he finished and had the primary school leaving certificate in 1969.

He attended Agunbiade evening classes for two years before he sat for entrance into form two at the Nawair-ud-deen Grammar School, Obantoko, and Abeokuta in 1972 and finished his School Certificate alone in 1976 when his brother has left for further at the University of Ibadan.

Alhaji Raji joined the University of in January 1977 as a clerical Assistant, Clerical officer in May 1977 and Library Assistant in November 1977. He rose through the ranks of professional librarian of library officer’s cadre from 2003 to Chief Library officer in 2012

A result oriented Library and Information professional with ability to catalog, classify, analyze, preserve and disseminate  information to users. Ability to process e-resources, collaborate and work with any stakeholders on setting up manual and online libraries. Very good in budgeting for organization’s library projects and programmes to achieve set objectives.

A student of Peace and Strategic Studies at local level, University of Ibadan, and a Certified Librarian registered with Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria.


M.A. (Peace and Conflict Studies, (2008) University of Ibadan,

B.L.I.S. (Hons) Information and Library Studies (2003) University of Ibadan

Dip. Librarianship (1983) University of Ibadan

Certificate in Data Processing (1999) Computing Centre, University of Ibadan

West African Examinations Council 1976 and 1977

Primary School Leaving Certificate 1969


Positions holding and previously held

Ag. Librarian, Al-Hikmah University Library, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, January 22nd, 2013 to date

Ag. Librarian, Crescent University, Abeokuta,(During Sabbatical his Leave) 2010 and 012

Institute Librarian, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, 2007 to 2012

Faculty Librarian, Faculty of Education Library, University of Ibadan, 2002 to 2007

Chief Library Officer (Cataloguing and Classification Section), Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1991- 2002

Assistant Chief Library Officer, (Cataloguing and Classification Section), University of Ibadan, 1989- 1991

Principal Library Officer (Institute of African Studies, Women’s Research and Documentation WORDOC Librarian) University of Ibadan, 1990- 1991

Senior Library Officer (Institute of African Studies), University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Professional Bodies and Associations

Member, Nigerian Library Association, Oyo state chapter

Registered and Certified Member, Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, 2011 to date

Member, Society for Peace Studies and Practice (S.P.S.P) no.0422, 2007.

Past Executive Member, Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, University of Ibadan branch.

Past Conferences/Seminars/Workshops attended

Indexing of books techniques workshop, Nigerian Library Association, Oyo State 1991

Computer Applications in Libraries and Information Centers Workshop, Kenneth Dike Library, Ibadan 1995

42nd Annual conference of the Nigerian Library Association, Badagary, Lagos, 2002

Participant of the 1st International Conference of Peace Processing in Africa, Society for Peace Studies and Practice, Abuja, 2007

Attended the Nigeria Library Association Conference, Kaduna, 2008

Participation in application training in  Library Management System, by Geeks 14 Consulting Limited, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, 2014

Attended the International Workshop on Africa and the Challenge of the Digital Divide: the lesson of the 21st Century, by the Nigerian Library Association, Lagos, 2015

Participated in the 2015 E-Library management Conference on the developing competent skills in an E-Library world by Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development, Lagos, 2015

Participated in the Electronic Library Resources Training Workshop on AORA and TEEAL programme, by AGORA, ITOCA and TEEAL, NCAM, Ilorin, 2016

Participant at the a 2 –Day Workshop o Basic Teaching and Assessment Skills for Lecturers in the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, 2018

He was responsible for the establishment of Women’s Research and Documentation Centre, Institute of African Studies, 1990.

He also established the Peace and Conflict Studies Library, Institute of African Studies in, University of Ibadan 2009.

Past Consultancy Participation

Setting -up of Late Chief Governor Bola Ige Private Chambers at home and office Library, Ibadan, Oyo state, 2003

Setting -up of late Chief Governor Adekunle Ajasin Foundation Library Centre, Yaba, Lagos, 2002