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Dr. Etuk Mfon Essien


Library and Information Science


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Etuk Mfon Essien

Dr. (Mrs) Mfon Essien Etuk is a Senior Lecturer in the Library Department, University of Calabar, Calabar. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (1975), Master of Library Science (1978), PGDM (1991), MBA (1996) and Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science (2006). She assumed duty with the University of Calabar in 1980 and has worked in all divisions of the Library and is teaching in the Department of Library and Information Science of the University. In 2011, she was appointed the Pioneer University Librarian of Akwa Ibom State University. She has authored twenty journal articles and 7 chapters in books, her area of specialization are library and information science and library administration. She has attended 30 Conferences with paper presentations. She has served the library as Head of Readers Services Division, Head Processing Division, Head Resources Development Division and have also acted for the University of Calabar Librarian since the 1990s whenever the University Librarian would be absent from campus. She has supervised several undergraduate project, 2 Masters degree thesis and 3 Doctorate dissertations.

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Etuk M. E and Duruamaku-Dim (2013). Library and faculty academics and availability of theses and dissertation to post graduate program university of Calabar, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific And engineering research. 4(6): 2799-2818
Ntui, A., Etuk, M. & Ofem, C. (2011). Literacy skill development for tertiary Institutions: A case study of University of Calabar. The Information Technologist: An International Journal of Information and Communication Technology 8(1): 173-181.
Etuk, Mfon E. (2010). Marketing of library and information services for tourism development in Cross River State of Nigeria Library and information Practitioner: A Journal of the Nigerian Library Association, Calabar Chapter. 3 (1): 129-134.
Etuk, Mfon E. (2008). The relationship existing between planning, organizing, staffing, coordination and physical facilities and availability of post-graduate Theses in Universities in south-south zone of Nigeria. Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences (JOEMLS). Taiwan University press and co-published with the Department of Information and Library Science and Church. Sheng Memorial Library, Taiwan.45(4): 433 – 441.
Etuk, Mfon E. & Afolabi, M. (2007) Administrative variables and post graduate theses availability in university in south –south zone of Nigerian. Journal of library and information science 32(2): 97-108
Etuk, Mfon E. (2004) Public library development in Akwa Ibom State: problems and prospects. The Librarian and Information Manager: Journal of Nigerian Library Association, Akwa Ibom State Chapter, Uyo, 1: 84-93
Ekpe, Stella I. Etuk, Mfon E. et al (2003). Lessons from RAN – Shell reading project in Akpabuyo, South Eastern Nigeria: implications for distance learning. Ghana, Legon Journal of Humanities. XIV: 117 – 131.
Etuk, Mfon E. (2002).Library reading as an instrument for survival and national development the University of Calabar experience. Calabar International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy (IJSSPP).1: 84– 93.
Etuk, Mfon E. (2001). Book production and the availability of first language literacy materials in Nigerian libraries: challenges and prospects. Journal of Applied Science and Education. 4 (3): 37 – 39.
Etuk, Mfon E. (2001). Gender disparity of job satisfaction among library staff of the University of Calabar Library. The Paragon: Journal of National Association of Women Academic.1: 50 – 52.
Etuk, Mfon E. and Ekpe, S. I. (1999) Writing from library reading. The experience of Reading Association of Nigeria, Calabar vacation reading programme for senior primary and junior secondary schools. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria: Journal of Reading Association of Nigeria. 8: 91 –98
Etuk, Mfon E. (1998). Rural libraries in Cross River State of Nigeria: problems, prospects and implications for development. Library and Information Practitioners: Journal of the Nigerian Library Association. 1: 43 – 51.
Etuk, Mfon E. (1997). Libraries and the promotion of literacy awareness among the rural dwellers in Nigeria. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 7 pp. 337 – 346.
Etuk, Mfon E. (1991). Promotion of literacy awareness in Nigerian university libraries: strategies for success. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria. 6: 285 – 293.
Etuk, Mfon E. (1981). Job attitude of junior staff in Nigerian university libraries: Calabar. Annals of Library Science and Documentation. India. 36 (1-2): 41 – 47.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Research Grant on the Topic Rural Libraries in Cross River State: Their Problems and Prospect Naira 960.00University of Calabar1989-07-24
TETfund Intervention Research Fund as co-researcher on the title: Applying UTAUT Model to Explore Adoption of Electronic Libraries in Nigerian Libraries Nigeria 2000000Tetfund, University of Calabar2016-05-20

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International Arts Festival/Conference, by Eastern Illinois, University, Charleston, Illinois, USA.1975-02-211975-02-27
Conference on Personnel Management of Librarians and Library Staff by the Nigerian Library Association, Cross River State Chapter1986-02-151986-02-18
The 3rd Reading Association of Nigerian (RAN) Biennial Conference held at Jos1987-06-201987-06-21
5th Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Biennial Conference in the University of CalabarEtuk, Mfon E. (1991) Promoting literacy awareness in Nigerian university libraries: strategies for success.1991-09-031991-09-06
The 5th Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Biennial Conference in the University of Calabar1991-09-031991-09-06
A Two - day Conference on Literacy/Reading Instruction and Materials Production Organized for Adult Literacy Instructors held at Calabar by the Agency for Adult and Non-formal Education (AANE), in collaboration with Reading Association of Nigeria1992-08-131992-08-14
The British Council 50 Years Advanced Course in Reading Conference Facilitation Skills held at Bukuru, Jos. 1994-05-291994-06-04
A Karatu Conference for Facilitators Organized by Reading Association of Nigeria in Jos.1994-06-291994-06-04
British Council One Week Reading Conference Facilitation for Trainers held in Bukuru, Jos. Phase I-IV.1996-06-161996-06-22
The 6th Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Delegates Conference in Illorin, Kwara State Nigeria.1997-04-101997-04-14
The 7th Biennial Conference of the Reading Association of Nigerian (RAN) Conference at Aba, Nigeria.1999-05-211999-05-24
The 20th National Conference and Annual General of the Nigerian Library Association held at Uyo1999-07-201999-07-21
The Nigerian Book Foundation Conference in collaboration with the State Library Board, Calabar, held at the Cross River State Library 2000-04-042000-04-06
A Conference of Karatu on National Planning organized by the Reading Association Nigeria 2001-02-012001-02-07
National Conference on x-lib, Library Automation System in Calabar organized by the Raw Materials, Research and Development Council2001-02-272001-02-27
A Conference of the Department of Library and Information Science, held at University of Uyo, Uyo.2003-07-042003-07-04
A conference of the Department of Educational Technology and Library Science, held at the University of Uyo2005-02-282005-02-28
The 29th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning on Public/Private Schools Dichotomy in Nigerian Educational System2005-10-102005-10-13
The 5th International Conference of 10th Anniversary Celebration of National Association of Women Academic, (NAWACS) at Owerri2006-09-042006-09-07
African Conference of Reading for all in Ghana Etuk, M. E. (2007) Librarians and faculty academics in partnership for postgraduate theses availability: lesson from the University of Calabar. 2007-08-062007-08-10
PAN African Literacy Conference of Reading for All held in Ghana2007-08-062007-08-10
The 48th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association held in Owerri2007-08-072007-08-10
The 45th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State2007-09-092007-09-14
A Conference for Mastering Effective Computer Based Library and Information System: held at Lagos, Nigeria. 2007-09-272007-09-29
The 88th Conference of the Committee of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (CULNU) held at the University of Calabar2009-04-212009-04-23
EXXON Mobil/ Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) conference for Government Primary School Teachers in four Local Government Areas In Akwa Ibom State. held in Eket2009-08-242009-08-26
The 3rd Annual Heads of Libraries Conference of the Nigerian Library Association. held at Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri by the Nigerian Library Association Academic and Research Libraries Section. 2011-11-282011-12-01
Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria, (LRCN) in collaboration with the United States Mission, Nigeria. National Conference on e-Library Services As a Tool for Achieving the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria. held at Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja,2012-04-172012-04-19
The 50th National Conference/AGM of Nigerian Library Association held in the International Conference Centre, Central Area, FCT Abuja, on Nigeria Library Association at 50. Promoting library and Information Science profession for National Development2012-07-052012-07-20
2014 Strategic conference for benefiting institutions by Tertiary education trustfund TETFund at the National Universities Commission Abuja 2014-09-162014-09-17
Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria National Conference for Librarians and Information Managers on e-Library services at a Tool for Achieving the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria held at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State2014-11-232014-11-28
The 15th Biennial Conference of Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) held at the University of Calabar International Conference Centre2016-10-052016-10-08
The 36th Annual Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Conference on Implementing Resources Description and Access (RDA) in Nigerian Libraries: step towards visibility by Nigerian Library Association Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Section2016-10-232016-10-28
National conference for Librarians and Information Managers of the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) on Application of Free Access and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Library Operations. University of Calabar e-Library. Calabar Cross 2017-07-022017-07-07
The 102nd Conference and Biennial General Meeting of the Association of University Librarians of Nigeria Universities (ALNU), at the Michael Opara University of Agriculture (MOUA), Umodike, Abia2018-03-042018-03-07