PROFESSOR FELICIA E. ETIM CLN, FNLA, FCAI, FCIL
Mrs. Felicia Edu-Uwem Etim is a professor of Library and Information Science and was the University Librarian, University of Uyo, Nigeria (2005-2015). In 2005, she became the first female from Akwa Ibom State to become a Professor of Library and Information Science. Professor Felicia was born in Ibong Ikot Akan, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, to Engr. and Mrs Sunday Thomas Umoh on March 17, 1960. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry in 1983, Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS) in 1986 and a Ph.D in Information Science in 1993 all from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She was the immediate past Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Library Board (2003-2007) and was the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Library Association from 2003-2010. She is the President and Founder, Association of Educationists and Information Managers (ASSEIMA) 1997 to date. Professor Felicia Etim is Editor-in-Chief of two professional journals, author of four books and widely published (75 articles) in national and international journals. Her areas of interest are Information User Studies, Information Literacy and Information Technologies. Her area of focus is Library Development and Information Management. She is External Examiner to many library schools in Africa and Consultant Information Manager to UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank, and Ibom e-Library. To date, she has been a recipient of over eighty awards on leadership, social, professional development and education.
“QUALITY SUPPORT FOR THE INFORMATION CONSCIOUS SOCIETY BY SAFEGUARDING BENCHMARKS IN EDUCATION,LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES.”
“TO MENTOR, TRAIN, GUIDE AND IMPLEMENT STANDARDS FOR THE INFORMATION SOCIETY”
You were not only my Boss but a leader who always been there for me through the years in the field of librarianship.
Generally, the Uniyo library system has been improved, professionalized as evidenced in robust training programmes for library staff. There are remarkable successes in the area of office space, subcription to various resources, movement of the main library to the main Campus.
A Seasoned librarian, Profeesor Felicia Etim has had a storied career during which she has built and strengthen numerous academic, professional and non-profit organizations.
Your contribution to what INFORMATION is all about , how to set a library, who a librarian should be, your publishingtendencies and your love God and humanity gives me a complete zeal for my professional practice as a University Librarian.
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