The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has approved the appointment of Dr Robert Akinade Awoyemi as the University Librarian of the Institution. The appointment conveyed in a letter dated 28th April, 2023, and signed by Mr. Richard Arifalo, Registrar and Secretary to Council, will be for a period of five years in the first instance. Until the new appointment Dr Awoyemi was a Chief Librarian at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
Dr Awoyemi, 53, from Ago Are, Oyo State, obtained a second-class (upper division) Bachelor degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Ibadan and Master of Information Science Degree in 2004 at The African Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Information Resources Management with specialisation in Strategic ICT use in Library Services from the Babcock University in 2021.
Dr Awoyemi started his career in Librarianship at the Oyo State Library Board, Ibadan in 2004. He left Oyo State Library Board in 2008 for Redeemer’s University, Ede as a faculty member and Systems Librarian. He joined the services of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo in 2009 from where he rose to the peak of his career serving as College Librarian. Dr Awoyemi has considerable experience spanning over 20 years in library and information science, knowledge management, open learning systems and information technology.
Dr. Awoyemi is a prolific scholar who has attended numerous international and local conferences and presented insightful papers in his fields of specialization. His professional international exposure has taken him to USA, Australia and India, where he acquired training in Library Automation; and Nairobi, Kenya for E-learning and Collaborative Tools Training.
Dr Awoyemi is happily married and blessed with children.