University Librarian



BRIEF BIODATA           

Dr Isaac M. Ogbonna is a librarian with over three decades of work experience in both the Public and Academic types of libraries. He started his work experience as a Library Assistant and progressed through the ranks to the position of Deputy University Librarian at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.

He is currently the Acting University Librarian, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. Dr Ogbonna previously headed the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu Library for over ten years and also headed a State Public Library as the Director/Chief Executive of the Enugu State Library Board, Enugu.

He also headed the library of a higher institution that was modelled in a Polytechnic pattern – the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu – as the Institution’s Librarian. Dr Ogbonna obtained B.Sc in Library Science/Biology, MLS (Information Science), and Ph.D (Library and Information Science), all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was certified/chartered as a Librarian by the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). He is a member of the Nigerian Library Association; a Fellow, Institute of Corporate Resource Management (crmi); and a Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development (IPMD).

His area of academic specialization is Library Development and Advocacy while his areas of professional interest include Bibliographic Control Services; Community Library Development; Reference Services; and Library Management. He has several academic publications in reputable professional journals and has also authored textbooks and chapter contributions in textbooks.  Dr Ogbonna is married to one female wife and the union is blessed with four children.