Ezra Shiloba Gbaje
Professor Ezra Shiloba Gbaje (PhD) was born on 27th April, 1970, attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Staff School (1976-1982), and Demonstration Secondary School(1982 -1988) for his primary and secondary education respectively. After his secondary school education, Ezra Shiloba Gbaje secured admission to the Federal University of Technology Minna in 1988 to study Mathematics and Computer Science and upon graduation in 1993, he participated in the National Youth Service Corp (1994) before joining the services of Ahmadu Bello University in 1995 as a Systems Programmer in the Bursary Department, a position he held for 5 years. He transferred his services to the Department of Library and Information Science of the same University as a Graduate Assistant.
In August 2004, Dr Gbaje secured admission for a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Emporia State University, Kansas USA, an American Library Association accredited Library School. On completion of his MLS in December 2005, he worked briefly as the Digital Services Librarian for the Raymon H Mulford Library, the Medical University of Ohio (now University of Toledo Health Science Campus). In 2006 he returned to the Department of Library and Information Science Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as an Assistant Lecturer and immediately enrolled for his Ph.D in Information Science, where he bagged his Ph.D Degree in 2011.
Dr Gbaje has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Library and Information Science and has supervised over 41 Masters Students and 6 Ph.D Students with many more ongoing. He has over 38 peer-reviewed articles in both local and International Journals and has also presented over 15 papers at both local and International Conferences in addition to serving as a resource person in over twenty workshops. He has attended international and local workshops pertinent to librarianship in the digital age. As a strong advocate of Open Access Initiative, Dr Gbaje in 2008 and 2009 secured a grant of $9,701.00 and $3,000.00 respectively from the Electronic Information for Libraries Network (www.eIFL.net) to organize an International Workshop on Open Access Advocacy at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
Dr Gbaje served as Chairman of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association from 2014 to 2016. His proficiency in digital information technology has made him one of the highly sought resource persons in library and information technology-related workshops in Nigeria. He has also served as a consultant in the deployment and implementation of digital library and information technology projects in Federal, State and Private institutions
In the past few years, before his appointment as the University Librarian Federal University Lokoja, he had held administrative positions in the Department which include acting Head of Department, Examination officer, and Postgraduate Coordinator of the Departments of Library and Information Science Ahmadu Bello University.
Dr Ezra Shiloba Gbaje has since completed his tenure as the University Librarian Federal University Lokoja and has returned to the Department of Library and Information Science Federal University Lokoja doing what he loves most (Teaching and Research).
The Senate of Federal University Lokoja at its 67th Meeting held on Thursday, 4th November, 2021 announced the Promotion of Dr Ezra Shiloba Gbaje to the Rank of full Professor.
Yani D.S., Lakan E.L., and Gbaje E.S. (2020). Sense making of antenatal information by pregnant women in non-western cultures: using Wieck’s sense making theory as a lens.. Samaru Journal of Information Studies, Vol. 20(1), 20-29. A Publication of Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello Univetsity, Zaria Nigeria
Gbaje E.S., Yani S.D., and Odigie I.O. (2020). Digital Scholarship Practices in Nigerian University Libraries in: Management of Library and Information Centres in the Era of Global Insecurity.. A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. (SIR) Matthew Idowu Ajibero(KSM). ISBN:978-978-57021-9-4
37. Adamu D.I., Ibrahim U. and Gbaje E.S (2020). Reasons for Integrated Library System (ILS) Switching in Nigerian University Libraries. Samaru Journal of Information Studies, Vol. 20(1), 20-29
36. Usman A. A., Umar I. and Gbaje E.S. (2020). Assessment of the Administration and Services of Public Access Computers in Academic Libraries in Kaduna State, Nigeria. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Information and Communication Engineering Vol:14, No:8, 2020
Gbaje E.S, Yani.S.D and Odigie O.I( (2018). Assessing the Competencies and Skills of Academic Librarians in Nigeria for Scholarly Communication.. Paper presented at World Library and Information Congress: 86th IFLA General Conference and Assembly Kuala Lumpur, 24-30th August 2018
Gbaje E.S. and Mohammed F.M (2017). Long-term Accessibility and Re-use of Institutional Repository Contents of Some Selected Academic Institutions in Nigeria. Paper presented at World Library and Information Congress: 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly Wrocław, Poland 16th August 2017
20. Gbaje E.S and Kotso J. (2014). Assessing the Contents of Nigeria Academic Library Website.. Information and Knowledge Management. Vol. 4 (7).
Gbaje E.S. and Zakari M. (2013). Digital Preservation Policy in National Information Centres in Nigeria.. The Electronic Library, Vol. 31(4).
Gbaje E.S. (2013). Re-training of Librarians for the Digital Work Environment by Nigerian Library Association. International Federation of Library Association and Institutions
Gbaje E.S (2011). Digital Preservation Strategies: A Case Study of Nigerian National Information Centres.. International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) Journal Vol.37(3). 218-227
2020 TETFUND Research Grand of N12,431,725.00 for Research on “The Narrative Impulse Fake News in Nigeria: Study and Solutions
2009 Secured a grant of $3,000.00 from the Electronic Information for Libraries Network (www.eIFL.net) to organize 2nd Open Access Initiative Workshop held at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
2008 Secured a grant of $9,701.00 from the Electronic Information for Libraries Network (www.eIFL.net) to organize an International Workshop at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
|1||Wyorkson M. Influence of personal collections on Library use by Research Scientists in Selected Research institutes in Kaduna State, Nigeria - PhD Dissertation||2021||Completed|
|2||Lakan E.L : Knowledge Sharing Among Public Health Practitioners on Zoonotic Diseases in Plateau State. - - PhD Dissertation||2019||Completed|
|3||Akpena J.E.: Attitude of Librarians Towards the Marketing of Library Resources and Services in University Libraries in North Central Zone, Nigeria: -PhD Dissertation||2019||Completed|
|4||Yani S.D : Perceptions of Antenatal Information by Pregnant Women at General Hospital Kafanchan Kaduna State: - Ph.D Dissertation||2019||Completed|
|5||Kotso J.A: Gatekeeping for Conflict Resolution, Mitigation and in Nasarawa State: - PhD Dissertation||2018||Completed|
|6||SABO M.: Assessment of the Level of Digital Literacy Skills of Faculty Members in the Department of Library and Information Science in Federal Universities of North-Eastern States of Nigeria.- MSc Thesis||2018||Completed|
|7||Okeowo A.: Knowledge Utilization by Policy makers in the Nigerian Health Sector; Msc Thesis||2018||Completed|
|8||Haruna I: Knowledge Sharing for Academic Activities Among Undergraduate Students of the Federal University of Technology Minna: MLS Thesis||2017||Completed|
|9||Mohammed F.M Using perceived attribute of innovation to understand the non-use of Digital Library Service by Faculty members in A.B.U Zaria: - PhD Dissertation||2016||Completed|
|10||ODIGIE I.O.: Exploring The Perceptions of Network Managers on Bandwidth and Online Video Steams in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria:- Msc Thesis||2016||Completed|
|11||YABANET L.: Perception of Postgraduate Students on Reference Services of Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.-MLS Thesis||2016||Completed|
|12||ADAMU S.: Assessment of Information of Information Management in National Hajj Commission of Nigeria: MLS Thesis||2016||Completed|
|13||IKWE A.J: Multimedia Technology Application to Information Service Delivery in the University Libraries in the Northern States of Nigeria: MLS Thesis||2015||Completed|
|14||OKWOLI M.E.: Adoption of Cloud Computing Technology For Library Services in the National Open University of Nigeria Library: MLS Thesis||2015||Completed|
|15||OKOLO E.S: Utilization of Social Network Media for Reference Services in Academic Libraries in Delta State: - MLS Thesis||2015||Completed|
|16||ADAM U. A: Assessment of Management of Public Access Computers in Academic Library in Kaduna State||2015||Completed|
|17||LAWAL O.A.: Adoption of Open Access for Teaching and Research by Lecturers in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.||2015||Completed|
|18||SANUSI A.B.: Effects of Plagiarism on Scholarly Publications of Academic Staff in Federal Universities in Northern States of Nigeria: - MLS Thesis||2014||Completed|
|19||ABUBAKAR A.: Application of Cryptography for Information Security In Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.||2014||Completed|
|20||KPAKIKO M.M.: Management of Digitization Projects in Nigerian University Libraries:- MSc Thesis||2014||Completed|
|21||WHONG M.F: Application of Information and Communication Technology to the Management of Library Information Resources in Selected Nigerian Federal University Libraries.||2014||Completed|
|22||OPOOLA S. T.: Strategies for Implementation of Disaster Management Policies in Selected Special Libraries in Kaduna State : MLS Thesis||2014||Completed|
|23||ATTE S.L:. Competency of Librarians for Library and information services delivery in some selected Nigerian University Libraries||2014||Completed|
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FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LOKOJA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA.
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