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  30 Jan 2017

AUGONUS NNAMDI UHEGBU

Name:                                       AUGONUS NNAMDI UHEGBU (KSM, CLN)

Rank:                                         PROFESSOR

Area of Specialization:        Library and Information Science

Contact:                                  an.uhegbu@abiastateuniversity.edu.ng

Date of Birth:                       October, 1 1960

Academic qualifications:  BLS (IMSU), M.SC (ABSU), MLS, PH.D(UI)

Research Collaborations:

(1) A.N. Uhegbu &.R.O. Opeke (2003) 

The Literature- Search and Challenges faced by Researchers in Nigeria. African Journal of Educational Technology and Library Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, 109-118

(2.) A.N. Uhegbu & Udo Nwokocha(1998)

Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria: The Information Factor. International Information and Library Review, 30; 143-156

(3 ) A.N. Uhegbu & R.O. Opeke(2004)

Deterrents to Effective I nteracti ve Interpersonal Information Networking of Rural Woman in Imo State Nigeria. Journal of Information Science; 30 (6); 520 – 527

(4)  A.N. Uhegbu  & C.I. Okereke (2006)

Decades of Persistent Ignorance: Towards Sustainable Dissemination of HIV/AIDS Information To Rural Women in Imo State, Nigeria Library Review, 60(7); 35-44

A.N. Uhegbu & K.I. Igwe 2006) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the Millennium      Development      Goals.       The . Information Technologist, 3(2); 97-111.

(5.) A.N.  Uhegbu & R.O. Opeke   (2007)

Influence of Political Information on the Participation of Women in Politics in Imo State, Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 1(2); 18-34

(6.) A.N. Uhegbu & E.G. Nwafor-Orizu (2007)

An Appraisal of the Methods of Dissemination of HIV/AIDS Information in Nnewi – South L.G.A. of Anambra State, Nigeria. The Research Librarian 1(2); 69-80

(7.)  A.N. Uhegbu & A.  O. Unagha (2007)

Enhancing the Quality of Public Library Services in Nigeria Through Public – Private Partnership Initiative Coal City Libraries, 5(6); 76-90

(8.) A.N. Uhegbu & A.O. Unagha (2008)

Standardization of the Curriculum of the Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 3;43-53

(9) A.N. Uhegbu, J.N. Chimiah & U. Nwokocha (2012). Concepts, Nomenclatures and Career Options in Library and Information Science Profession: A 21st Centaury Perspective. Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology 5; 6-9.

(10.) A.N. Uhegbu & E.N, Osuigwe(2012) The

Status of Information Technology Skills Amongst Librarians in Information Age: A Case Study of Anambra State Library Board. Library and Information Science Degist, G;70-90.

(11.)  A.N. Uhegbu,   A.O. Unagha & N.E. OSUGIWE (2014). Influence of Disciplinary Measures on the Attitude Job Performance and of Librarians in Public Libraries in South-East Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. Abia Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 7(1); 1-12.

(12.) A,N. Uhegbu & V. Onyemerekeya (1998) Information Service and Vocational Development. Essentials of Counseling. Edited by C.C. Ekenuia. Qwerri: Barioz Publishers 168-2008.

(13.) A.N. Uhegbu & Udo Nwokocha (2009).

Information Management and Citizenship Education. Readings in Citizenship Education, Edited by O.O.Okereke. Okigwe: WHYTEM Prints, 164-155

(14.) A.N. Uhegbu & Udo Nwokocha (2000)

Recurrent Efforts on Rural Development in Nigeria. The Missing Link, In: Policy and Contending Issues in Nigeria national Development Strategy, Edited by Aja Akpuru Aja and A.C. Emeribe. Emgui, John Jacobs Classic Publishers, 168-174.

(15) A.N. Uheghu  & U. Nwokocha   (2001)

Restructuring Students Long Essays for Effective Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 11th National Conference of National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE), held at ABSU, 26- 28th Sept Edited by Udo Nwokocha and A. Odi. 41-51.

(16) A.N. Uhegbu & U. Nwokocha (2012) Nightmare of Retirement in Nigeria The Librarian perspective.   In:   Proceedings   of   the   Maiden Conference /AGM of the NLA. Abia State Chapter, Held at the National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, 11th -13 Dec. Edited by R.U. Ononogbo, A.N. Uhegbu, M.C. Nwosu and C.P. Uzuegbu; 85-88

(17.) A.N. Uhegbu, Udo Nwokocha, A.O. Unagha (eds) ( 2012) Readings in Library and Information Science Owerri. ODESAA Educational Books (Nig.) Publishers.

(18.) A.N. Uhegbu & Okocha, K.F (20110 Skill

Gap Analysis of Information Digitalization Process among Librarians and information scientists in Nigeria. Proceedings of the First and second National workshop on Electronic Applications to Information Management, Held at the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, 11th -13th Sept. 2006 and 26th — 28th October, 2009, 112-124.

 

AWARDS:

(1.)    Best Graduating Student of the Department of Library Studies of the 1988 Set Imo State University Okigwe (Now ABSU)

(2.) Award of Excellence by the Federation of Mbaise Students, 2004.

(3.)  Imo Statesman Community Award 2013

(4.) Award of Honour by St. Matthew Catholic Parish, MCC/Uratta Road, 2013

(5.) Award of Honour by St. Matthew Anglican Church, Ihitte Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA, 2013.

(6.) Award of Excellence by National Association of Library and Information Science Students, Imo State University Owerri, 2014

(7.) Imo State Government Orientation Ambassador Award, 2014.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

(1.) Nigerian Library Association (NLA)

 

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

(i) Organization of knowledge

(ii) Information Policy/user Studies

(iii.) Information Needs of Special Groups

(iv) Research and Statistical Methods

 

PUBLICATIONS

A. BOOKS

1.     Uhegbu A.N (2007) Information User Issues & Themes Okigwe: Whytem Prints.

2.      Uhegbu A.N (2009) Research & Statistical Methods in Library & Information Science, Owerri: Barloz Publishers

 

B. JOURNALS ARTICLES

                       1.  Uhegbu A.N (1997) The Impact of Rural Information on Community Development                                                Programmes in Imo State. Nigeria. International Information and Library Review, 29, 85 – 94.

  1. Uhegbu A.N & Nwokocha U. (1998) Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria: The Information Factor. International Information & Library Review, 30, 143 -156.
  2. Uhegbu A.N (2000) Information Communication Networking in Rural Communities: The Case of Women in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Information Science, 28, (1) 51-59.
  3. Uhegbu A.N    (2001)   Deterrents   to   Information   Service   for Community Development. Library Review, 50, (5 & 6) 237 – 242.
  4. Uhegbu A.N & Opeke R.O (2003). The Literature Search and Challenges Faced by Researchers in Nigeria. Africa Journal of Educational Technology & Library Science, 5, (1), 109-118.
  5. Uhegbu A.N (2004) Constraints on the Formulation & Implementation of National Information Policy for Nigeria. Journal of Information Science, 31 (1), 41-47.
  6. Uhegbu A.N & Opeke R.O (2004) Deterrents to Effective Interactive Interpersonal Information Networking of Rural Women in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Information Science, 30 (6), 520 – 527.
  7. Uhegbu A.N (2004) Gender Empowerment: Information and Participatory   Democracy  of  Rural   Women   in   Nigeria.   Abia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1 (1), 77-91.
  8. Uhegbu A.N   (2005)   Participatory   Funding:   The   Ingredient Lacking for Sustainable 21si Century Library and Information Science Education and Training in Nigeria. Africa Journal of Education Management, 1 (1), 89-100
  9. Uhegbu A.N (2005) Women & Professional Library Duties in Academic Libraries in South-Eastern Nigeria. Africa Journal of Education Management, 1 (2), 89-100.
  10. Uhegbu A.N & Okereke, C.I. (2006) Decades of Persistent Ignorance:  Towards  Sustainable   Dissemination  of  HIV/AIDS Information to  Rural Women   in   Imo  State,   Nigeria.   Library Review, 60 (7), 35-44.
  11. Uhegbu A.N (2006) Strategies for Effective Rural Information Networking in Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 1(1), 1-15
  12. Uhegbu A.N (2006) Electronic Filling: Ingredient for Effective Records and Information Management in the Abia State Public Service. Service Scope, 3(1), 128-139.
  13. Uhegbu A.N & Igwe K.I. (2006) Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and the Millennium Development Goals. The Information Technologist, 3(2), 97-111.
  1. Uhegbu A.N (2007) Decades of Conflicting Reality: National Information Awareness and Utilization among Rural Women in Imo State, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Education and Information Management. 9, (1 & 2), 6-22.
  2. Uhegbu A.N   &   Opeke   R.O   (2007)   Influence   of   Political Information on the Participation of Woman in Politics in Imo State, Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 1 (2), 18-34.
  3. Nwafor Orizu E.O & Uhegbu A.N (2007) An Appraisal of the Methods of Dissemination of HIV/AIDS Information in Nnewi South L.G.A of Anambra State, Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 1(2), 69-80.
  4. Uhegbu A.N & Unagha, A.O (2007) Enhancing the Quality of Public Library   Services   in   Nigeria   Through   Public   Private Partnership Initiative. Coal City Libraries, 5(6), 76-90.
  5. Uhegbu A.N (2008) Globalization and the Imperative of National information Policy in Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, 1-6
  6. Uhegbu A.N  &  Unagha A.O  (2008)  Standardization of the Curriculum of the Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria. The Research Librarian, 3, 43-53.

21. Uhegbu A.N (2011) Quality Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria: The Place of                       Public Private Collaboration. IFLA Journal, 37(3), 228-234.

  1. Uhegbu A.N, Chimah,  J.N.  Nwokocha,  U  (2012) Concepts, Nomenclatures and Career Options in Library and Information Science   Profession:  A 21st Century  Perspective.  Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 5,6-9.
  2. Osuigwe, E.N    and    Uhegbu,    A.N.(2012)   The   status    of Information Techology Skills Amongst Librarians in Information Age: A case study of Anambra State Library Board. Library and Information Science Digest, 6, 70-90.
  3. Uhegbu, A.N, (2014) Information and grassroots development in Nigeria. Ebonyi Journal and Information Science, 1 (1), 2-5.
  4. Uhegbu, A.N., Unagha A.O. & Osuigwe N.E.(2014). Influence of Disciplinary Measure on the Job Performance and Attitude of Librarians in Public Libraries in South-East Geo-Political zone of Nigeria. Abia Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 7 (1), 1 -12.
  5. Amaogu, U.K. and Uhegbu, A.N. (2015) Bibliometric analysis of papers presented at Nigerian Library Association (NLA) national conferences/AGM, 2007-2013. Nigerian Libraries.

 

C. BOOK CHAPTERS

                      1.Uhegbu A.N (1997) the Teacher and the Library in: Elements of Classroom Organization,                                         Edited by C.B Ozuzu, R.N, Achunine, U. Emetarom, Owerri: Creative Education Management                               Consultant, 89-98.

                      2. Onyemerekeya, N & Uhegbu A.N (1998) Information Service and Vocational Development                               In Essentials of Counseling. Edited by C.C Ekennia, Owerri Barloz Publishers, 168-208.

  1. Nwokocha, U. & Uhegbu A.N (2001) Information Management and Citizenship Education. Readings in Citizenship Education, Edited by 0.0. Okereke. Okigwe: Whytem Prints, 164-185.
  1. Uhegbu A.N (2004) Readers’ Services and Reference Material. The Use of English: A Higher Education Text, Edited by J.O.J Nwachukwu-Agbada. Okigwe: Whytem Prints, 447-467.
  1. Uhegbu A.N (2010) Documentation and Documentation Styles in Citation. Modem Approach to Use of the Library Edited by Udo Nwokocha. Owerri: Liu House of Excellence Ventures, 89-115.
  2. Uhegbu A.N (2011) Promoting Quality Library and Information Service Education   in   Nigeria   through   Public-Private  Sector Partnership.     Higher    Education     and    Nigerian     National Development. Owerri Barloz Publishers, 118-132
  1. Unagha, A.O. Uhegbu A.N., Nwabueze Nwokoro (2014). The Quagmire of a Regulatory Professional  Body:  The  Case of Librarians’      Registration      Council     of     Nigeria      (LRCN). Contemporary   Issues   in   Library   and   Information   Science Education in Nigeria. Edited by Udo Nwokocha and Michael G. Ochogw. Umuahia,: Zeh Communications, 195-205.
  1. Uhegbu A.N. Okocha K.F (2012) Local Content Approach to Digitization. Readings in Library and Information Science. Edited by Uhegbu   A.N.,   Udo   Nwokocha   &  Unagha,   A.O.   Owerri: ODESAA Educational Books (Nig) Publishers, 61 -77.
  1. Uhegbu A.M. (2012), Promoting Quality Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria Through Public Private Partnership. Readings in Library and Information Science. Edited by Uhegbu A.N., Udo Nwokocha & Unagha, A.O. Owerri: ODESAA Educational Books (Nig) Publishers, 203 -222.

 

D. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  1. Nwokocha, U. & Uhegbu A.N (2000) Recurrent Efforts on Rural Development in Nigeria. The Missing Link, in Aja Akpuru-Aja and A.C Emeribe (eds). Policy and Contending Issues in Nigerian National Development Strategy.  Enugu: John Jacobs Classic Publishers, 168-174.
  2. Nwokocha, U. & Uhegbu A.N (2001) Restructuring Students Long Essays  for Effective  Library and  Information  Science Education in Nigeria. In: Udo Nwokocha U. and A. Odi (eds). Proceedings   of   the   11th   National   Conference   of   National Association   of   Library   and   Information   Science   Educators (NALISE) held at ABSU 26th – 28th September, 41-51.
  3. Uhegbu A.N & Nwokocha U. (2012) Nightmare of Retirement in Nigeria: The Librarian’s Perspective. Proceedings of the Maiden Conference/ AGM of the NLA Abia State Chapter, held at the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike 11th-13th December., 85-89.
  4. Uhegbu A.N (2012) Promoting Library and Information Science Profession. In Nigeria: Meeting the Dynamics of the time. Being a keynote address presented to the Annual Conference/AGM of the NLA, Imo State Chapter Held at Conference Room of the Imo State Library Board, Owerri.
  5. Okocha, K.F Uhegbu A.N and Akanwa P. (2011) Skill Gap Analysis of Information Digitalization Process among Librarians and Information Scientists in Nigeria. Proceedings of the First and Second National Workshop on Electronic Applications to Information Management, held at the National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, 1.1th – 13th September 2006, 26th -28th October, 2009 respectively. 112-124.
  6. Uhegbu A.N (2011) Economic Benefits of Local Content Digitalization. Being a keynote paper presented at the workshop on Local Content approach to Digitalization in Nigeria, held at the National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike, 26th – 28th October 2009, 89-115.
  7. Uhegbu A.N (2016) Sustaining gains of ICT in Libraries in Nigeria for Sustainable Development. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference of the NLA, Abia State Chapter, held at the Abia State Polytechnic Aba, 14th – 17th November, 1 – 8.