A festschrift that covers a broad spectrum of management practices in librarianship and other issues in Library and Information Science (LIS) in the 21st century is being packaged by the University Library in honour of William Abiodun Akinfolarin, CLN, the pioneer head at the University Library, University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria. The honour is deemed fit on this personality as he prepares to bow out of the academic system in the year 2020

Brief Biography

William A. Akinfolarin is an astute manager, administrator and mentor in librarianship. He started his career at the Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979. He served a two-term tenure as the University Librarian, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Ondo State (2005-2015). His professional sojourn spans through pioneering roles at the university libraries of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado-Ekiti (1983), which became Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (1987), and later Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (2000). He was also a pioneer staff member at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (2015), where he currently serves as the Ag. University Librarian. He is a recipient of several awards, an achiever and administrator per excellence.

Call for Contributions

Please visit the call for contribution page for details about the festschrift chapters and submission details.

Deadlines/Important Dates 

10th March, 2020   Notification of acceptance
5th May, 2020      Full paper submission
6th – 30th May, 2020      Review process
1st June, 2020    Editorial decision
15th June, 2020   Revised paper submission

Project Team 

  1. Rotimi A. Egunjobi, Ph.D. (University Librarian, AAU, Akungba-Akoko)
  2. Prof. Pearl C. Akanwa (HOD, LIS Department, Imo State University)
  3. Johnson Ayodeji Akerele, Ph.D. (Acquisition Librarian, ACE, Ondo)
  4. Lucky O. Urhiewhu (Readers Services Librarian, UNIMED, Ondo)
  5. Biliamin O. Popoola (Systems Librarian, UNIMED, Ondo)

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