The mission of the LIS department is to prepare and equip library and information professionals with high quality skills and digital competences to serve dynamic roles in the society, particularly to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in communities, institutions and in corporate organizations.
LIS Programme Justification
Development of society pre-supposes upliftment of the people in the society and elevating their well being through development in various areas such as education, health care, agriculture, energy, etc. It is recognised now that knowledge and information plays an - all pervasive role in every sector of the society. Knowledge and information are strategic inputs along with the traditional ones of man, money and materials. It is said that the 21st Century will be a knowledge century where creation, access and utilization of knowledge will be the driving force. A continuous flow of information in all sectors of human activity through research and innovation has brought drastic changes in the present society. In this context the role of information professionals is of much importance. Hence, there is expansion in employment market for information professionals with skills in the pathways of the information and communication technologies (ICT) to generate, analyze, organize, store and disseminate information and contents for professional, educational, social, cultural and entertainment related purposes.
Learning Resources & ICT Infrastructure
Students and staff members are provided with excellent collection of learning resources. The Library & Information Science department has a well equipped information technology laboratory with other needed facilities to meet the requirements of the academic and research programme of the department.
Mr. Lanre Osaniyi obtained a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985. He started his professional career in Library and Information Management at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan in 1986. While at IITA, he proceeded for Master Degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Ibadan between 1988 and 1990. He progressed rapidly to become a Management Staff at the International Inst of Tropical Agriculture in 1992 when he was promoted to the post of Principal Librarian. He left the services of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in 1998 to set up a private information management initiative known as Research and Development Information Link in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Mr Osaniyi joined the services of Babcock University as Principal Librarian in 2003 and was responsible for the implementation of X-lib Library Automation System at the Babcock University Library. He was also Adjunct Lecturer at the Information Resources Management Department of the same University. He left Babcock University in September 2009, when he was appointed as University Librarian, Lead City University. In January 2010, he was awarded the Commonwealth Fellowship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, London, to attend 6 month professional development course at the Middlesex University, London, UK. He became an Associate of the Mortenson Center of International Library Program, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, USA in June 2012. He is member, Nigerian Library Association and also, member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), London. He has to his credit many academic papers published in local and international journals. His areas of research interest include agricultural documentation, information technologies; library automation, management of electronic and digital resources, and lately, management of indigenous knowledge.
He is married with children.