The Librarian

Isiaka Atunde Alao

 Deputy University Librarian 

  1. Date of Birth: 15th March, 1951
  2. Place of Birth and State of Origin: Yaru, Kwara State
  3. Gender: Male
  4. Nationality: Nigerian
  5. Home Town and Local Government: Yaru, Ifelodun
  6. Permanent Home Address: 54, Awolowo Road, Ilorin

10. Phone Number: 08061518273

  1. Email: Address:
  2. Marital Status: Married with four children, viz Abdulquadri Abiodun Alao 12 Sept., 1983 Abdullateef Oluwaseun Alao 2 November, 1988

Maryam Atinuke Oladapo 25th June, 1991

Zainab Olajumoke Alao4th June, 1996

Institutions Attended

  • School of Computer Technology, Kwara State

Ministry of Education and Human Development 2006

  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1988-1991
  • Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1974-1977
  • Ilorin Teachers College, Ilorin 1959-1964
  • N.A. School, Yaru 1959-1962
  • N.A. School Igbaja 1963-1965

Academic and Professional Qualifications Obtained

  • Certificate in Computer Internet Application 2006
  • Master of Library Science 1991
  • Bachelor of Library Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Education
  • GCE (A/L) 1972
  • London GCE (O/L) 1972
  • Grade Two Teachers’ Certificate 1971
  • First School Leaving Certificate 1965
  1. Training Programmes Attended : Many while in Service

Honours and Distinctions Obtained: Nil

  1. Working Experience:

Career Progression

  • Kwara State University, Malete

University Librarian Sept2009- March 2018

  • University of Ilorin ,Ilorin

Librarian 1 1983-1986

Senior librarian 1988-1996

Principal librarian 1992-2009

  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

Visiting Principal Librarian 2004-2005

  • Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

Associate Librarian 2008-2009

  • National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna

Senior Documentation Officer 1981-1983

Positions Held

  • Kwara State University, Malete

University Librarian Sept 2009-March 2018

  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin
Librarian i/c Science and Engineering Library1983-1986; 1988-1996
Head, Acquisitions Unit1987-1989; 1992-1997
Head, Cataloguing Unit1987-2000
Medical Librarian2000-2004
Head, Readers’ Services Division2005-2006
Ag. Head, College (Health Sciences) Librarian2006-2008
Law Librarian2008-2009

Service on Committee and Boards

    • Kwara State University Malete
Member of Senate2009 – 2018
Member, University Management Committee2016 – 2018
Chairman, Admission Screening Committee2009 – 2012
Member, Committee on Sabbatical Policy for KWASU2015
Chairman,Staff Housing Committee2009 – 2018
Chairman, Kwasu Muslim Community Association2010 – 2018
Member, Cost-Savings Committee2015; 2017
    • University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Library Representative, Board of Faculty of Law 2005 – 2009

Member, Unilorin Library Management 2005 – 2009

Member Unilorin Library Promotions Panel 2005 – 2009

Library Representative, Admissions Committee July – Sept 2003 Library Representative, Board of Faculty of Science 2000 – 2004

Chairman, Unilorin Library Disciplinary Committee 2005 – 2009

Member, Academic Board, College of Health Sciences 2006 – 2008 Library Representative on PG School Board 2005 – 2008

Library Representative on Senate 2008 – 2009

    • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Member, Library Staff Promotion Review

Panel 2004 – 2005

    • Al-Hikmah University:

Associate Member, of Senate 2008 – 2009

  • National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna: Nil

Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies:

Member, Nigerian Library Association 1978 to date Certified Member, Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria 2011

List of Publications

Chapter in Book

  1. Alao, Isiaka A, Omoniyi, Joseph O and Adeoti- Adekeye, WilliamB(2009) “Public(library) services” In Effective Communication in Higher Education: The use of Library edited by R.O. Lasisi and J.O. Omoniyi (Ilorin, General Studies Division, University of Ilorin) p-27-43.

Journal Articles

  1. Alao, I.A1(1988)”Suggestions for effectives claiming of missing issues of serials”

Nigerbiblios13(2) 26-29; published by the National Library of Nigeria, Nigeria.

  1. Alao, I. A. (1992) “The status of job satisfaction among library assistants in four Nigerian academic institutions” African journal of Academic Librarianship 10(1&2), 311; published by the Standing Conference of African University Librarians (Western Areal, % University of Lagos Nigeria.
  2. Alao, I.A. (1996), “Job Satisfaction among university library catalogues in Nigeria” WorldLibraries 7(2) 67- 77; published by Dominican. University Graduate school of Library and information Science, River Fores( 60305, 1!.S.A. Available at
  3. Alao, I. A. (1996) “A comparative study of job stratification between university library cataloguers and reference librarians in Nigeria” Nigeria Library and Information ‘.

Sciences Review 14 (1&2), 58-64; published by the NLA~ Oyo state Chapter, Ibadan Nigeria.

  1. Alao, I. A. (1997) “A survey of book duplication practices in Nigeria university libraries

Nigerian Journal of Library and Information v. 2, 41-45; published by the NLA Bauchi State Chapter, Bauchi, Nigeria.

  1. Alao, I. A. (1998). “Students and Library book borrowing in an overseas university”

Learning Resources Joumal14 (2), 71-72; published by the ‘Learning Resources Development Group, 5 White Hart.Lape, Waterston, Crewe’, Cheshire.

  1. Alao, I. A. (1999). An evaluation of an overseas library book collection though the users~ opinions” Learning Resources News 37, ii-iii; published by the Learning Resources Development Group, 5 white Hart Lane, Wistaston Crewe, Cheshire.
  2. Alao, I. A. (1999)” Charging patrons for lost and damaged books: a survey of practices in four Nigeria academic libraries” Library and Archival Security 15 (I), 67-74; published by the Haworth Press Inc, 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13094- 15 80
  3. Alao, I.A. (2000). “Faculty participation in library book selection at the University

of Ilorin, Nigeria”. Lagos Librarian 21(1 &2),31 – 37 published by the NLA Lagos State Chapter Lagos, Nigeria.

  1. Alao, I.A. (2000). “An Analysis of out-of-print book orders at a Nigerian University Library” “African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science 10(.1), 55 – 62 published by Archlib and Information Services Ltd,

U.I P. 0.Box 20.

12· Alao, I.A. (2000). “Theft and mutilation of library materials by students in a university” Library and Archival Security, 16(2), 63 – 68; published by the Haworth Press Inc, 10 ” Alice Street, Binghamton NY 13904-1580.

  1. Alao, I.A. (2001). “Characteristics of Library books which students hide”. Library and Archival Security 16(2), 63 – 68; published by the Haworth Press Inc, 10 Alice

Street, Binghamton NY 13904 – 1 580.

  1. Alao, I. A. (2002). Students and overdue books in a medical library.“Journal of the Medical Library Association 60(3), 294 – 297; published by the Medical Library Association, Suite 1900, 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago.
  2. Alao, I.A. (2004) ” The effectiveness of library measures against theft and. mutilation: an opinion survey” Library and Archival Security 19(1), .29-37; published by the Haworth Press Inc, 10 Allice Street Binghamton, NY 13904- 1580
  3. Alao, I. A., Ajala I.O. and Makinde, A.K (2007) “The use and control of GSM in Nigerian academic libraries” The Information Technologist 4 (1), 68-77; published by the Nigerian Association of Information Professional’ of Nigeria. Available, at
  4. Alao, Isiaka Atunde and Folorunsho Abubakar Lanre (2007)” The use of cybercafés in

Ilorin, Nigeria.” The Electronic Library 26 (2), 238-248; published by Emerald Group publishing Ltd. 60/62 Toller Lane Bradford BD8 9BY, UK. Available at www.emeraldinsight.comm/0254-0473.htm

  1. Alao, L.A. Folorunsho, A.L and Saka, H.T(2007) (“Book availability in the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences Library” World Libraries 172p.published by Dominican Graduate school of Library and information Science, River Forest, Ilionis 60305, USA ‘Available at
  2. Alao, I.A. and Adedibu, L.O. (2008) Essentials of Library disaster control plans” Nigerbiblios19(182), p.47-53; published by the National Library of Nigeria
  3. Adedibu, L.O, Alao, I.A. Adesina, O.F and Aboderin, G.O. (2009)” The state of disaster preparedness in fourteen libraries in Kwara State, Nigeria.” Nigerian Libraries v.42, p.45-59; published by the Nigerian Library Association.
  4. Alao, I.A. Folorunsho, A.L. (2011) “What Nigerian library support staff consider

important in judging their supervisors” International Library Movement” 33(3), 169- 176, published by the LM Foundation.