Dr Yemisi Olorunfemi becomes first female AAUA Librarian
The Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, has, at its 77th Regular Meeting, appointed Dr. (Mrs.) Doreen Yemisi Olorunfemi, as the 4th substantive Librarian of the Institution.
She is the first woman to hold the position at the university.
Dr. Olorunfemi, whose appointment takes effect from November 1, 2021, takes over from Mr. Tunde Ademodi who has been in acting capacity since April 21, 2021.
Dr. Olorunfemi’s appointment followed the recommendation of the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board. Olorunfemi obtained Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Ed.) in Christian Studies from University of Ilorin, in 1999; Master in Library and Information Science (M.LS.) from the University of Ibadan, in 2004; and earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Library and Information Science from University of Zululand, South Africa, in 2014. Before joining the services of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, in 2007 as a Librarian 1, Dr. Olorunfemi had worked as an Assis- tant Library Officer at the Federal High Court Library, Lagos (1984); Assistant Chief Library Officer, Federal High Court Library, Ilorin (2004); and Chief Library Officer at the Federal High Court Library, Ibadan (2007).
She began her academic career in Adekunle Ajasin University Library as a Librarian 1 (2007-2010); Senior Librarian (2010-2015); and Principal Librarian (2015-2018). During the aforementioned periods, she was the Head of the following Units in the University Library: Serials Unit; Law Library Unit; Readers’ Services Unit; and Coordinator of General Studies.
Dr. Olorunfemi, a highly versatile and experienced Library Administrator, was the pioneer University Librarian of Legacy University Gambia, West Africa from March – July, 2018. It was on record that, she also established the Academic Library for University of The Gambia, West Africa. She was the pioneer University Librarian of The Gambia University between September, 2018 and October 2021, the position she held until her present appointment.
She was a beneficiary of the Year 2009 TETFUND Scholarship for Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. She had taught in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko; University of Zululand, Department of Information Studies, South Africa and an adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.
Apart from having several publications to her credit, she had attended more than 20 local and international conferences and workshops.
Olorunfemi is a member of several professional organisations and bodies, including membership of the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Second Batch (LRCN No: 905); Nigerian Library Association of Nigeria (NLA); Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities and Member of Law Librarian Association of Nigeria.
She hails from Ikare, in Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Adekunle Ajasin University wishes Dr. (Mrs.) Doreen Yemisi Olorunfemi all the best in her new capacity as the Librarian of the Institution.
Victor A. Akinpelumi Principal Assistant Registrar, Radio AAUA 90.3 FM /Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Ak