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Dr. F. Z. Oguntuase - University Librarian

Oguntunase Femi Zaccheaus was born on 13th April, 1956 at Iro-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He started his primary education at St. Luke’s Primary School, Iro-Ekiti and later attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Ikare Akoko between 1970 and 1974. He proceeded to the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University from 1977 to 1981 where he obtained a Bachelor of Art Degree in English Language/Education. Subsequently, he was admitted into the University of Ibadan in 1984 for a Master of Library Studies (MLS) degree. In order to equip himself with essential dynamic skills to function in the challenging and changing Nigerian environment, he obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCS) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. He returned to the University of Ibadan in 2013 for a Ph.D in Library Studies. Dr. Oguntuase is a Chartered Librarian registered with the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) and has the requisite skills in Computing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). He also has competence in the use of computer software and library software especially in the Learning Management System environment.

His professional experience spans over a period of twenty nine (29) years that is, from 1986 to date. He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1986 as a Librarian II and one of the pioneer librarians who built the library from the scratch to the present stage. Since joining the University Library, he had served in all the units and divisions as a Cataloguer, Circulation Librarian, Serials Librarian, Government Document/Special Collections Librarian, Head, Audio Visual and Educational Technology Centre, Head of ICT-Unit, and Pioneer Head of Schools Libraries.

Dr. Oguntuase had a rare privilege of serving as a pioneer University Librarian in Ajayi-Crowther University, Oyo where he took active part in the completion of the modern Library building, as well as laid the library operational procedures.

Dr. Oguntuase had made some modest contributions to the University Library of Federal University of Technology, Akure. As a middle level officer, he set up the Audio-Visual/Educational Technology Centre in the Library in 1987. He introduced “Open House” to showcase library functions at the beginning of semesters.

Dr. Oguntuase has been leading the Library Accreditation Teams for NUC accreditation exercises in FUTA since 2005 up till date and the library components of the exercises have always been successful. He headed the Team that set up six schools (faculties) libraries in 1987.

Dr. Oguntuase is a bonafide member of ASUU which he represented on the Review for the Guidelines for the Appointment and Promotion of Academic Staff at FUTA. He was also a member of the following: Enterprise Research Group of the Centre for Research and Development (CERAD); Committee for the Commencement of the School of Management Technology, FUTA; Secretary, ASUU Academic Ethics Committee; Assistant Secretary, ASUU FUTA; Welfare Officer, FUTA Academic Staff Cooperative Society; Chairman of the team that set up six schools (faculties) libraries in 1987. He led the Library Accreditation team for NUC accreditation, exercises in FUTA since 2005: Dr. Oguntuase is the Vice-Chairman Nigerian Library Association, Ondo State Chapter; Member Nigerian Library Association Cataloguing and Classification Section of the NLA; National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK); National Association of Education Media and Technology (NAEMT).

Dr. Oguntuase attended several conferences, Seminars and Workshops. His hobbies include reading, writing and praise Worshipping. He is happily married with children.

 

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