Personal Details

 

Name:Okpokwasili, Nonyelum P. (Nee Ifedili)

Rank/Status: Principal Librarian

Department/Faculty: The Library Rivers State University of Science and

Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nationality: Nigeria

 

Qualification

  • WASC, Division II June 1974
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka: 1975 - 1980 B.Agric (Animal Science) 22 Dec. 1980
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland U.S.A ;1981 – 1983 M.L.S Dec 1983
  • Rivers State University of Science &Technology, Port Harcourt; 2000/2001 – 2004 PGDTE Feb 13, 2006
  • Imo State University, Owerri; 2007/2008 - Date(Part-Time) Ph.D (Lib & Inf. Sci.) In view

Professional Certification

  • Chartered Librarian in Nigeria (CLN), July 15, 2005.
  • Certificate in Desktop Publishing, July 2006; Grandlac Solution Limited

Productive Works

  1. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2000). Making a career in vocational/technical (agricultural) education. Port Harcourt:  Edwinson Printers, 17 pages.
  2. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2001). Bibliography for some library services. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Publications, 39 pages. 
  3. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2003). Tyler’s model for curriculum design in social studies.Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Printers, 16 pages
  4. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008). An essential document for microbiology library management. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Publications, 40 pages
  5. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008).The evaluation of some important information sources for agricultural science library. Lagos, Nigeria: Divine-Tone Publications, 85 pages.
  6. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008). Handbook for special librarians. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Publications, 36 pages.
  7. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008). System analysis of the automation of the circulation unit of university library. Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Publications, 30 pages.
  8. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2010). Guidelines for using the library for research Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Paulimatex  Enterprises, 23 pages.
  9. strong>Okpokwasili, N. P. (2010). Online research: a guide. Port Harcourt, Nigeria:  Paulimatex Enterprises, 18 pages.
  10. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). Short-Time Training Programme on Basic Library Skills: Acquisition of Library Resources (with 25 Power Points Presentation).  Presented to Rivers State Council for Arts and Culture (RIVCAC) Library Staff;  RSUST Library Cybercafé/Internet Room, May 17, 2011, 6 pages.
  11. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). A guide to poultry producers. Port Harcourt,

    Nigeria: Edwinson Printers, 21 pages.

  12. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). Guidelines for reviewing literature in research

    Port  Harcourt, Nigeria: Edwinson Printers, 30 pages.

  13. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). How to write a research proposal. Port Harcourt: Alive Press, 21 pages.
  14. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). Procedure for producing the final manuscript

    Port Harcourt, Nigeria: Alive Press, 43 pages.

  15. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). Acquisition division: manual of procedures Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. 15 pages.

Publications

    Books
  1. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2002). Titles of bachelor’s degree project/theses published in Plant science and related disciplines in the universities in Rivers State, Nigeria: 1986-2000. Port Harcourt: Pre-Joe Publishers, 72 pages
  2. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2003). Abstracts of post-graduate degree dissertations published in Plant science and related disciplines in the universities in Rivers State, Nigeria: 1986 - 2000. Port Harcourt: Pre-Joe Publishers, 263 pages.
    Chapter in a book
  1. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2007). Cataloguing and classification of library and information materials. In chapt 3: Fundamentals of library practice, Ahiauzu, B. et al (eds.).Port Harcourt: Davidstone Publishers Ltd, pp 39-65.
  1. Published papers in refereed journals Okpokwasili, N. P. and Bundy, M. L. (1989). A study of selection/acquisition policies of agricultural libraries in the United States. Libri: International Library Review 39(4): 319-330.
  2. Okpokwasili, N. P. and Adegbola, T. A. (1994). A note on methionine- supplemented Brewer’s yeast as a substitute for fishmeal in broiler chick diet. Delta Agriculturist, 1(2): 53-56.
  3. Okpokwasili, G. C. and Okpokwasili, N.P. (1994). Virulence and drug resistance patterns of some bacteria associated with “brown patch” diseases in tilapia. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 9:223-233
  4. Okpokwasili, N. P. (1996). The effect of substitution of fishmeal by brewer’s yeast in Broiler starter rations in the tropics. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa. 44:71-72.
  5. Okpokwasili, G. C., Ogbulie, T. E. and Okpokwasili, N. P. (1998). Fungal flora of samples from Nigerian freshwater fish culture. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 13(4): 269-276.
  6. Ogbulie, J. N., Ogbulie, T. E. and Okpokwasili, N. P. (2005). Microbial succession and deterioration of treated and untreated rubber latex. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology, 19(1-2): 605-610.
  7. Okpokwasili, N. P. and Puyate, S. T. (2006). Standard of the preliminary section of Bachelor’s degree projects in Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (African JIS), 7(1&2): 1-9.
  8. Okpokwasili, N. P. and Puyate, S. T. (2006). Value of the main body of bachelor’s degree projects in Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, Journal of Vocational, Science and Educational Development (JOVSED), 7(1&2): 1-16.
  9. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008). Effective management of challenges facing technical services operations in libraries. African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (African JIS), 8 (2): 98-110.
  10. 10Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008). What it takes to be an information scientist. Journal of Vocational, Science and Educational Development (JOVSED), 8(1): 25-32.
  11. Okpokwasili, N. P. (2008).Combating library crimes as a way of preserving library materials. African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (African JIS), 8(1): 41-46.
  12. Okpokwasili, N. P. & Disegha, G. C. (2008). Level of students’ response to the use of modern educational facilities in the classroom. African Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (African JIS), 8(1): 87-93
  13. Okpokwasili, N. P. & Uwuma, S. (2010). Book preservation techniques and library staff awareness in academic libraries in Rivers State. Journal of Research in Education and Society: International Perspective, 1(2&3): 125-131.
  14. Uwuma, S. & Okpokwasili, N. P. (2011). The status of user education at Federal College of Education (Technical) library, Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Education and Society: International Perspective, 1(1): 1-6.

Conferences Attended

  1. Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Annual National Conference and General Meeting. Information for the Sustenance of Democratic Culture. May 9 – 24, 1999; Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  2. Nigerian Library Association, Academic and Research Libraries Training Workshop. Computer Applications to Libraries and Information Services. September 13-16, 1999; Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.
  3. Nigerian Library Association, Rivers/Bayelsa State Chapter. Workshop on Computer System Maintenance. April 10, 2001, Rivers State College of Education, St John’s Campus, Port Harcourt.
  4. Nigerian Library Association 39th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting. Libraries and Librarians: Making a Difference in the Knowledge Age. June 17-22, 2001; Concord Hotel, Owerri, Imo State.
  5. 23rd Annual Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Seminar/Workshop. Current Trends in Technical Services: the Role of ICT. November 2-8, 2003; Ilorin, Kwara State.
  6. 24th Annual Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Seminar/Workshop. Strategies for Managing Technical Services in Libraries and Information Centres. October 17-23, 2004, Lokoja, Kogi State.
  7. Nigerian Library Association 43rd National Conference and Annual General Meeting. Challenges in Libraries and Information Services in an Environment of Change and Reforms. July 9-15, 2005; June-12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
  8. 26th Annual Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Seminar/Workshop. Resource Sharing in Cataloguing, Bibliographic and Indexing Services in an ICT Age. October 29th – November 3rd, 2006; Simeon Adebo Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
  9. National Library of Nigeria’s 2007 National Interactive Seminar/Workshop. Digitization of Library Materials; Processes and Tools. July 16-20; 2007, Computer Centre, University of Jos, Plateau State.
  10. 27th Annual Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Seminar/Workshop. Changing Work Patterns for Cataloguers, Classifiers and Indexers in an Era of ICT. October 28th to November 2nd 2007; Minna, Niger State.
  11. Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State Chapter Library Week and Annual General Meeting. Reading for Self-Development. November 27-29, 2007. Amphitheatre, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  12. Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State Chapter Library Week and Annual General Meeting. Libraries in Early Education. December 9-10, 2008. Ebitimi Banigo Auditorium, University Park, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt.
  13. HINARY/AGORA/OARE User Trainer Workshop. December 11-19, 2008. Information Technology Centre, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  14. CTA/RSUST Training Course: Web 2.0 Tools Learning Opportunities, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 11-15 October, 2010
  15. Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State Chapter Library Week and Annual General Meeting. Information for all: community-based library and information services. February 20-21, 2011. Multipurpose Hall, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku.
  16. Nigerian Library Association (NLA) 49th National Conference and Annual General Meeting. Information for all; strategies for national development. July 10-15, 2011. Emmaus House Complex, Author Eze Avenue, Awka, Anambra State.
  17. Nigerian Library Association (NLA) 50th National Conference and General Meeting. Nigeria Library Association at 50: Promoting Library and Information Science Profession for National Development and Transformation. July 15-20, 2012; International Conference Centre, Abuja.
  18. Nigerian Library Association, Information Technology Section (LITT 2013). Evolving in new directions. October 7-11, 2013; Information Technology Centre (ITC), Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt
  19. Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State Chapter. One day workshop on eResource Discovery for Librarians. Organized by the U.S. Mission, Nigeria. 8th November, 2013, The Library, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt

Active Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member: Nigerian Library Association (NLA)
  • Member: Academic and Research Library Section of NLA
  • Member: Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing section of NLA
  • Member: Association of Women Librarians in Nigeria (AWLIN)

University Administration

  1. March 25, 1985 – November 30, 2003; The Librarian, Rivers Institute for Agricultural Research and Training (RIART), River State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  2. December 1, 2003 – April 29, 2007; Chief Cataloguer, Central Library, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  3. April 30, 2007 – Date; Acquisition Librarian, Central Library, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  4. June 18-23, 2006; August 22-24 and 30-31, 2007, affairs of the RSUST university library system in the absence of the University Librarian.
  5. August 9-13, 2010 and October 12-15 2010: Took charge of the affairs of the RSUST university library system in the absence of the Deputy University Librarian.

membership of University/Faculty/Department Committees

- Library Committee (Secretary), Rivers Institute for Agricultural Research and Training (RIART), RSUST; March 25, 1985 – November 30, 2003.

  •  Research and Publications Committee, RIART, RSUST; March 25, 1985 –      November 30, 2003.
  •  RIART Professional Board; March 25, 1985 – November 30, 2003.
  •             - RIART Welfare Committee, 1985 -1995; Chairperson, 1990 -1995.
  • RIART Seminar Committee; 1985 – 1998.
  • Faculty of Agricultural Board, RSUST; 1990 –2009.
  • Faculty of Science Board, RSUST; 2005 – Date.
  • RSUST Library Welfare Committee (Chairperson); 2004 – Date.
  • RSUST Library Automation Committee (Chairperson); 2004 -2008.
  • RSUST Library Management Committee; 2004 – Date.
  • Junior Library Staff Appraisal Committee; 2004 – Date.
  • Non-Academic Senior Library Staff Appraisal Committee; 2004 – Date.
  • Faculty of Technical and Science Education Board; 2006 – Date.

Community Service

  • The Secretary, Women’s Wing, Ukpo Improvement Union, Port Harcourt Chapter; 1990 – Date
  • The Financial Secretary, Parish Church Council, Bishop Sam Elenwo Anglican Church (BSEAC), Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt; 2002 2004.
  • Group 3 Leader, Women’s Wing, BSEAC, Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt; 2000 2004.
  • Member, Marriage Committee, BSEAC, Rumuokwuta; 2000 – 2004.
  • Member, Harvest Committee, BSEAC, Rumuokwuta; 2000 – 2003.
  • Member, Women’s Guild, Anglican Communion; 2001 – Date.
  • Member, Mothers’ Union, Anglican Communion Worldwide; 2002 – Date.
  • The Treasurer, Band Management Committee, St Nicholas Anglican Church, Aluu, University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT); 2004 – Date.
  • Lady Auxiliary of the Knight of St. Christopher (KSC), Anglican Communion, April 4, 2009 – Date.
  • Member, St Mary’s Group, Women’s Wing, St Nicholas Anglican Church, Aluu, UNIPORT; 2004 – 2011.
  • Group Leader, Deborah Group, Women’s Wing, St Nicholas Anglican Church, Aluu, UNIPORT; 2012 – Date.

Work Experiences

  • July – September 1978 and 1979; The Library, University of Benin; Student Library Assistant (Long vacation job).
  • 1982 – 1984; College of Library and Information Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America; Student Acquisition Assistant.
  • March 25, 1985 – September 30, 1987; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Librarian II
  • October 1, 1987 – September 30, 1989; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Librarian I
  • October 1, 1989 – September 30, 1994; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Senior Librarian
  • October 1, 1994 – Date; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt; Principal Librarian

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