Personal Details

 

Name:Uwuma Sokari

Rank/Status: Librarian I

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

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

Nationality: Nigeria

 

Qualification

  • PhD in Library and Information Science (In view)
  • Masters in Library and Information Science MLS
  • Bachelor in Library Science BLS
  • Diploma in library and Information Science DLS
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate SSCE
  • Diploma Certificate in Computer Desktop Publishing

Academic/Professional Bodies

    1. Member – Nigerian Library Association (NLA)
    2. Chartered Librarian: Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)

Publications

  1. Sokari Uwuma and Adebayo E. L. (1999). These are our enemies a look into the causes of book theft at Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Teacher Education, 1 (1), 100 – 103.
  2. Sokari Uwuma and Adebayo E. L. (2002). Relevance of references services in Nigerian libraries: a survey of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State, Journal of Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology, 4(1), 158 – 167.
  3. Sokari U. and Itedjere, A. O. (2004). Incidences of book theft and mutilation in Academic libraries: a case study of Delta State University, Abraka, Studies in technical Teacher Education, 5 (1), 46 – 53.
  4. Sokari Uwuma and Adebayo E. L (2004). Teaching of library skills and students use of library catalogue, Journal of Research & Development in Education, 11 (1), 20 – 24.
  5. Sokari Uwuma and Jennifer Igwela (2005). The state of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Academic libraries: a survey o South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria, South-South Journal of Law & multi-disciplinary studies, 1: 109 -112.
  6. Sokari Uwuma (2006). The role of library and information manager in the promotion of information literacy in the 21st century in Nigeria, International Journal of Research in Education, 3, (2), 176 -181.
  7. Sokari Uwuma. and Itedjere, A. O. (2006). The relevance of funding libraries to improve educational status in Nigeria, International Journal of Economic and development Issues, 6 (1), 205 – 209.
  8. Sokari Uwuma and Jennifer Igwela (2007). Strategic imperative of library services in technology education for sustainable Youth empowerment in Nigeria International Journal of Research in Education, 4 (1 & 2), 314 – 318.
  9. Sokari Uwuma, Igben, M. J., and Okpa-iruhan, N. (2008). The library and bibliographic control in Nigeria, International Journal of Social & Policy Issues, 5(1), 191 -194.
  10. Sokari Uwuma and Okpokwasili, N. P. (2010). Book preservation techniques and library staff awareness in academic libraries in Rivers State, Nigeria, Journal of Research in Education and Society, 1(2 & 3), 125 -131.
  11. Sokari Uwuma and Okpokwasill, N. P. (2011). The status of user education at Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State, Nigeria”, Journal of Research in Education and Society, 2(1), 1 - 6.
  12. Sokari U., Itedjere, A. O. and Achugbue, I. E. (2012). The significance of the library in technology institutions in sustainable youth empowerment, International Journal of Library science, 1(2),19-22

Research in Progress

  • Book: Fundamentals of Modern librarianship
  • Challenges of Electronic library services in Nigeria university libraries: a case of RSUST, University Library, P. H.

ICT Conference/Workshop Attended

  1. Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity – 2010
  2. ETF capacity building workshop for librarians of tertiary institutions in Nigeria on E-library and Greenstone digital library software – 2006
  3. Nigerian Library Association 49th National Conference – 2011.
  4. Nigerian Library Association 50th National Conference – 2012.

Work Experiences

  1. Librarian 1 Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2011 – Date.
  2. Librarian 11 Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2005 – 2011.
  3. Senior Library Officer Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 2003 – 2005
  4. Higher Library Officer Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1999 – 2002
  5. Library Officer Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1996 – 1999
  6. Senior Library Assistant Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1993 – 1996
  7. Library Assistance Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1992 -1993
  8. Library Attendant Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1989 – 1992

Administrative Experience

  1. Head of Department – Technical Services Department (Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 1996 -1999
  2. Head of Department – Serials / Documentation Department (Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 2000 – 2001
  3. Head of Deparment – Circulation, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 2002 – June 2003
  4. Head of Department – Reference Services Department, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State 2003 – 2005
  5. Special Assistant to the University Librarian Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2006
  6. Head of Department – Special /Archival Collections Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2009 –Date.

Teaching Experience

  1. Lectured: library studies GSE 108 – 2003/2004 (School of Education), Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State

Professional Responsibilities

  1. Member: Senate Research and Publication Committee Rivers state University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2009 – Date
  2. Member: Postgraduate School Board, Rivers state University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2009 – Date
  3. Member: Staff School Management Committee, Rivers state University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2007 – 2009
  4. Member: Library Staff Training and Development Committee, Rivers state University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 2009 – Date
  5. Secretary: Journal and publication Committee, Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State, Branch
  6. Member: School library planning Committee, Nigerian Library Association, Rivers State, Branch

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