McPherson University gets new Deputy Librarian

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By Ngozi Nwankwo

Sequel to a successful interview, McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State, has appointed Dr. Abiola Omotoso the Deputy University Librarian.

According to the statement made available by the Deputy Registrar, Information & Public Relations of the institution, Mr. Sanmi Enigbokan, Omotosho’s appointment, which is with effect from November 16, 2023, was approved by the University Governing Council upon the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor and the University Appointments and Promotions Committee.
As the Deputy University Librarian, Dr. Omotoso is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day activities of the University Library, especially in the Management of the Library staff and services generally.

She is also responsible for planning, monitoring, supervising as well as teaching as the case may be.

A member of Nigeria Library Association NLA, Ogun State Chapter and Nigeria Library Society,NLS, Omotoso holds a Higher National Diploma,HND, in Mass Communication from the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State in 2004, and later proceeded to the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree ,B.A.,in Philosophy in 2006, Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) in 2010 and topped it with a doctoral degree (Ph.D) in Library and Information Science with a specialisation in Knowledge Management in 2020.
She was employed as a graduate assistant in the Department of Library, Archival and Information Science in 2010 at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State after the concluded her NYSC in 2007.
Omotosho also worked with the Voice of Nigeria,VON, as a Librarian and later served as Deputy Head, Library Unit, under the Directorate of Programmes at VON between 2011 and 2012. She joined the services of McPherson University as one of the pioneer staff in 2012 till date.

She is a chartered Librarian and Knowledge Management Specialist with scholarly publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis Igbasan, on behalf of the University Community, wished Dr. Omotoso the very best in her new appointment.