Dr R.I Echezona
Dr. (Mrs.) R. I Echezona is a Chartered Librarian and the University Librarian of University of Abuja, the first female University Librarian.
She holds B.Sc. (Lib.Sc./Biology), MLS (Library and Information Science) and PhD (Library and Information Science) from University of Nigeria Nsukka.
She has about twenty four (24) years experience as a staff at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and over nineteen (19) years post-qualification cognate experience. She was appointed the University Librarian, University of Abuja in January 5th 2016.
Dr. Echezona has published journal articles in reputable Library and Information Science journals locally and internationally, also attended conferences at Local, National and International. She was one time the Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Library Association, Enugu State Chapter, former National Treasurer of Nigeria Library Association and currently the Treasurer of the Association of University Librarian of Nigerian Universities. She is presently contributing to Library Education and Scholarship by teaching at the University of Abuja and she was an approved supervisor of the Master programmes of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Abuja.
Dr. Echezona is hard working, results-driven, decisive, proactive and resilient. She is sociable, people oriented, dependable and reliable. She also has high personal mien that enhance results in her official responsibilities. Her research interests are User Studies, Special Collection Management, Physically Challenged, Disaster Management, Conflict Resolution, Injury prevention and safety Promotion and Information and Communication Technology. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and listening to music.