ARL Standing Committee Elections: eleventh candidate

Eleventh candidate statement: Adetoun Oyelude. IFLA Standing Committee elections are currently underway, and the ARL Standing Committee is excited to be welcoming new members. We have invited our candidates to submit short biographies so that those of you who are voting members will have some background in making your selections.

The last seventeen years, I have experienced working in an academic library, Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; and before that, five years of working in a Special library, the Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC) library in Nigeria. It is a plus for me that I can also contribute to library education by teaching cataloguing and classification in the Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies of my University. Being a Visiting Scholar at the LoveJoy Library, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUE) for eighteen weeks in 2008, and also attending academic conferences and workshops worldwide has given me international exposure. Though currently in the Organizing Committee of the Women, Information Libraries Special Interest Group (WILSIG) of IFLA for the 2017 IFLA Conference, I have never worked in an ARL Committee. I therefore look forward to working and committing my energy to serving in all capacities that I can, given the opportunity. I enjoy working collaboratively to achieve developmental goals and would be able to further connections and collaborations of Africa with the rest of the world, and also bring ideas forward to make ARL more vibrant. Some of my recent publications are:

Journal Articles:
Oyelude, A. A. 2016. What’s trending in libraries from the internet cybersphere – digital clutter, Library Hi Tech News, 33.2:15-16.

Akullo, W. N. and Oyelude, A. A. (2016). Standing Conference of Eastern, Central, and Southern African Library Associations XXII 2016. International

Thank you.


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