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Dr. Nkoyo Bassey Edem


Library and Information Science


Associate Professor


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About Dr. Nkoyo Bassey Edem

Dr (Mrs) Nkoyo Bassey Edem is an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science and currently the University Librarian, University of Calabar, Calabar. She is a holder of B.Sc ( Fisheries), MLS and Ph.D in Library and Information Science. Dr Edem has co-authored books, book chapters in referred texts and more than forty articles in scholarly and professional journals. She is a Certified Librarian of Nigeria ( CLN ) and a member of the Nigerian Library Association ( NLA ). She teaches, research and consults in areas like application of ICTs in Library operations, reference services, collection management in the digital era as well as user's studies. She is happily married with Children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificatePCN Community Primary School 19711976
WASSCEImmaculate Conception Scondary School19761981
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in FisheriesUniversity of Calabar19861990
Masters in Library Science (MLS) University of Ibadan, Ibadan19971999
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)University of Uyo20032006

S/N Publication
Ekon, E. E. & Edem, N.B (2018). Effective of Five – Step Conceptual Change Instructional Model on Students’ Cognitive Achievement and Interest in Biology. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education 9(2).
Edem, N.B. & Egbe, N. (2016). Availability and Utilization of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students in a Nigerian University Library: A Case Study of University of Calabar, Nigeria, Information and Knowledge Management, 6(2),60-69.
Robert, B.E & Edem, N.B. (2016). Impact of ICT on Cataloguing and Classification of Library Materials in three University Libraries in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. Computing and Information Systems Journal, 20(3).
Ekon, E.E. & Edem, N. B. (2015). Effects of computer- based constructivist instruction on students’ achievement and interest in Biology. Educational Research, 6(4).
Edem, N.B (2015). Utilization of information technology facilities for research by undergraduate students in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Information and Knowledge Management, 5(10), 81-87.
Ekwueme, C.O, Etop, Esther,O & Edem, N. B.(2015). Integration of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) into Research and Teaching in selected Universities in South-South Zone of Nigeria, AASCIT journal of education. 1(5).
Edem, N.B. & Ani,O.(2015). Development of electronic libraries in Nigerian universities. Information Technologist: An International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 12(2).
Edem, N.B (2012). Influence of information source parameters and personal characteristics of librarians on reader’s ability to retrieve information in reference service. Library Philosophy and Practice e. journal.
Ani, O. & Edem, N.B.(2012). Access and usage of online databases in Nigerian universities in teaching/research. Library and Information Practitioner, 5(1&2).
Edem, N.B; Ani, O. & Ntui, A.(2011). Developing strategies for effective knowledge management (km) in university libraries in Nigeria.Journal of Knowledge Management and Practice,12(4), 65-73.
Edem, N.B & Ottong, E. (2010). Information utilization and development in the 21st century: A case study of women in academics. Library and Information Practitioner, 3(1), 185 191.
Edem, N.B (2010). Fee-based service. A means of making information material more readily available for tourism development in Nigeria. Library and Information Practitioner, 3(1), 121–128.
Edem, N.B, Ani, O. & OCheibi, J.(2009). Students’ perceived effectiveness in the use of library resources in Nigerian universities. Journal of Educational Research and Review, 6(4), 322-326.
Edem, N.B. (2008). Use of information and communication technology (ICT) among librarians in selected Nigerian University Libraries in the South-South zone.Gateway Library Journal, (2), 25-37.
Edem, N.B (2008). The digital age: Changes and challenges to librarians in Nigerian University libraries. Delta Library Journal,2(1&2), 47-57.
Ani, O. E., Esin, J.E. & Edem, N. B. (2005). Adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in academic libraries: A strategy in library networking in Nigeria.
Edem, N.B. (2003).Comparative study of collection management in selected tertiary institutions in Cross River State. African Journal of Education and Information Management, 5(1), 20–24.
Ocheibi, J. A., Buba, A. and Edem, N.B. (2002). Information needs and information gathering behaviour of medical doctors in Maiduguri. Nigeria. Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences,4(2), 260 –272.
Edem, S. U. & Edem, N. B. (2002). Organization and utilization of reference resources in the University of Calabar Library. African Journal of Education and Information Management, 4(1), 95 – 101.
Edem, N. B. (2001). Students’ use and misuse of library catalogue among undergraduates in the University of Calabar. Zaria Journal of Librarianship, 4, 36–42.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Tet fund under the Institutional based Research (IBR) 2016NRN 1,995,000Tet Fund2016-05-20

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Second International Conference of Women Academics (NAWACS), organized in Abuja Information utilization and development in the 21ST century: A case study of women in academics2000-09-052000-09-08
45th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association at Uyo,Library and information services in rural communities: A study of Calabar South in Cross River State, Nigeria2007-09-092007-09-14
47th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association at Jorgor Centre, Ibadan, Oyo StateRole of library in conflict and peace process in Bakassi Area of Nigeria.2009-07-262009-07-31
First National Conference of Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Cross River State Fee-based service: A means of making information materials more readily available for tourism development 2009-11-092009-11-11
and Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Library Association (NLA) at AbujaStrategies for knowledge management (KM) in academic libraries in Nigeria.2010-07-182010-07-23
Computer Assisted Learning (CAL 11: Learning Futures) Conference in Manchester, UK Access and usage of online database in Nigerian Universities in Teaching/Research 2011-04-132011-04-15
Annual Seminar/Workshop on Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Section of the Nigerian Library Association (NLANew Directions in Cataloguing and Metadata Management held at Administrative Staff College of Nigeria2011-10-232011-10-28
50th National Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association Trends in the development of virtual libraries in Nigerian Universities.2012-07-102012-07-18
A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders2015 Associate Program: “Innovative, Engaged and Responsive Libraries2015-05-282015-06-23
A two-day retreat for University Senior Officers in the University of CalabarRe-engineering the University system for effective service delivery2015-09-152015-09-16
36th Annual Seminar / Workshop of the Nigerian Library Association- Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing sectionImplementing RDA in Nigerian Libraries: Practical Steps towards Visibility 2016-10-232016-10-28
101th Meeting of Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities African University Science and Technology, (AUST) Abuja.2017-03-052017-03-08
A Resource Person at the National Workshop for Librarians and Information Managers on the Free and Open Source Software in Library Operations (FOSS)An Overview of Open Source Software in Nigerian Universities.2017-07-022017-07-07
55th National Conference and Annual General meeting of the Nigerian Library Association in LagosLibraries in Promotion of National Integration for Development”2017-07-232017-07-27
A joint conference at the University of the west of Scotland, United Kingdom 28th International conference on Information Management Association (IIMA) and 4th international Conference on Information Technology and economic Development (ICITED)2017-09-112017-09-13
A Professional Development Program for Library Leaders and Innovators; at the Mortenson Centre for International Library Programs University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between2018 Mortenson Center Associates Program:“Imagine, Design, Engage, Act2018-05-232018-06-19