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The Library Department is organized into units. The various units are organized into sub-units. The various units

are depicted in the organogram below

A.    Publications in Scholarly Journals        

Anunobi, C. V.Njoku, I. S. &(2015).Perceived adequacy and challenges of family meal intake of federal university of technology Owerri. Women International Journal of Gender and Development IssuesVol. 2, No. 5

Anunobi ,Chinwe V. & Udem, Obiora K. ( 2015). Information Literacy competences of Library and Information Science Postgraduate students in South East Nigerian Universities: A focus on the knowledge and skill level. Information and Knowledge Management.International Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.5, no.2 

Anunobi, Chinwe V.  & Ukwuoma S.C (2016). Information Literacy in Nigerian Universities Trends, Challenges and Opportunities. New Library World, International Journal of Library and Information Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/NLW-10-2015-0078

Anyoku, E. N. , Anunobi, Chinwe V. &Eze M. E ( 2015)Information literacy skills and perception of Librarians in Colleges of Education in Nigeria. Information and Knowledge ManagementInformation and Knowledge Management www.iiste.org. Vol.5, No.8

Anunobi, Chinwe Veronica and Onyebinama, Colette (2016).The University Library as an Innovation and Knowledge Services Centre: A case from Nigeria. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH.  .Library.ifla.org/cgi/search

Anunobi Chinwe Veronica, &Nkiru Emezie (2016) A paradigm competences and library services for e-learning: a proposal for librarians in developing countries. IFLA/WLIC. http://library.ifla.org/1455/1/124-anunobi-en.pdf

Anunobi, C V(2015). Producing a New Brand of Library Educators through Collaborative Teaching: a Position from Developing Country. Paper presented at IFLA/WLC Cape-Town, South Africa http://library.ifla.org/1072/1/196-anunobi-en.pdf                 

Ø    Anunobi Chinwe V and Ogbonna Andrew U. (2014) Providing User Preferred Information Resources for a New Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka, Nigeria. Agricultural Information Worldwide 6 : 25-33. journals.sfu.ca/iaald/index.php/aginfo/article/download/651/577

Ø    Anunobi Chinwe V. I, Ogbonna A. U.  and  Osuchukwu N. P.(2014) Information Needs of Rural Dwellers as a Measure of the Effectiveness of Library and Information Services Provision in Anambra State, Nigeria. . Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology, 7(1), 35-45. http://www.jaistonline.org/AnunobiOgbonnaOsuchukwu-2k14.pdf.

Ø    Anyaoku Ebele N and Anunobi Chinwe V ( 2014) Measuring HINARI use in Nigeria through a citation analysis of Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice Health Information & Libraries Journal 31(2), 148-155
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V.  and Nwaogwugwu, Ngozi (2013) What resources do philosophers use for research : evidence from postgraduate theses and dissertations. Nigerian Libraries 46(1), 14-27.
Ø    Anunobi , Chinwe V(2013). Human capacity building in Nigerian university libraries: an imperative for academic libraries’ contribution towards national development. African Journal of Library ,Archives and Information Science 23(1),33-44.
Ø    Anunobi , Chinwe V., Ukwoma, S & Ukachi, N.B (2012) Coping with the Challenges of the Digital World: the Experience of Nigerian Female Academic Library and Information Professionals(LIP). Taylor & Francis: New Review of Academic Librarianship  18, 127-139  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2012.708005.

Ø    Anunobi Chinwe V. And Ogbonna Andrew U. (2012) Web 2.0 Use by librarians in a state in Nigeria.The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education: Developing Country Studies 2(5), 57-66.  http://www.iiste.org/journals/index.php/DCS/article/view/1921
Ø    Anunobi Chinwe V. , Okoye Ifeyinwa and Chima James, Ngozi (2012). Citation analysis of postgraduate students as a measure of their resource preference. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education 2(4), 646-656.   http://www.ijsse.com .
Ø    Anunobi, C.V & Ezeani, M.I (2011)  Research  Review: Thrift and resourcefulness in developing a digital library. Managing Information 18(6), 66-67. www.managinginformation.com .
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Onyebinama Colette O. (2011) ETD Initiatives in Federal University of Technology , Owerri(FUTO) : Successes, Challenges , Prospects . Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations 13-17 Sepember 2011, Cape Town , South Africa. South Africa : National Research Foundation. http://dl.cs.uct.ac.za/conferences/etd2011/proceedings
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Ezeani. Majesty I.(2011) Digital Library Deployment in a University Library: challenges and prospects. Library Hi Tech 29(2),373-386. www.emeraldinsight.com/0737.8831.htm
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. & Mbagwu F.C (2009) Determinants of Internet use in Imo state , Nigeria.  Educational research & Review 4(9), 436-442. www.academicjournal.org/err
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V., Nwakwuo & Ezejiofor (2010) Serials acquisition problems in Nigerian Federal University libraries. International Journal of Library and Information Science . 2(7), 137-142. www.academicjournal.org/ijlis
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Edoka Benson E. (2010) Use of ICT facilities for serials functions in southern Nigeria Federal University libraries. Library Philosophy and Practice  . April 2010. www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lpp2008.htm
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V.,Okoye Ifeyinwa B. & Chima-james, Ngozi (2009) Library and information science professionals’ use of published research . International Journal of Library & Information Science 1(5),062-068. [www.academicjournal.org/ijlis
Ø    Anunobi,Chinwe V. & Mbagwu, Francisca C. (2009) Prevalence of gender discrepancy in Internet use in Nigeria : the implication for women empowerment  African Research Review 3(1) ,258-273.  [ www.ajol.info.]
Ø    Edoka , Benson  E. &  Anunobi , Chinwe V. (2008) Serials Processing Activities in Southern Nigeria University libraries . Library Philosophy & Practice . September 2008  ( www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/lpp2008.htm).
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe  V.  & Okoye, Ifeyinwa B. (2008)  The role of academic libraries in universal access to print and electronic resources in developing countries . Library Philosophy and Practice May 2008. (http://libr.unl.edu:2000/LPP/lpp2008.htm)
Ø    Anunobi, C.V & Emerole N. (2008)’ Motivation and encumbrances to research and publication: the case of Nigerian Library & information science (LIS) practitioners’. Educational Research & Review 3(2) [ www.academicjournal.org/ERR
Ø    Nwogu ,  J.E and Anunobi, C.V (2007)  Use and evaluation of internet resource: A case of the academic community in Imo state, Nigeria . Information Technologist 4(1), 47 – 59. .  [ www.ajol.info.]  [ www.ajol.info.]
Ø    Anunobi, C.V (2006) ‘Survey on the impediments to students use of Internet facilities’ The Information Technologist 3(2) ,40-50.   [ www.ajol.info.]
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. (2006) ‘Dynamics of Internet usage: a case of students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri ( FUTO ) Nigeria’ Educational Research & Reviews 1(6) , 192-195. [ www.academicjournal.org/ERR


Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V (2013) From traditional to technology-based medical library services : whither Nigerian medical librarians. Journal of Health Information 1(1), 8-13.
Ø    Anunobi Chinwe V., Ogbonna, Andrew U and Moneke Peter O ( 2012) Where and how of information sourcing for the 21st century university education. UNIZIK  Orient Journal of Education 6(1),139- 150.
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V and Ogbo Ifanyi E ( 2011) Extent of Automation in South Eastern Nigerian Libraries.  Nigerian Library Link 9(1&2) ,123-134.
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V., Nwakwuo Obinna P., Oga Mary and Benard , Ijeoma ( 2011)  The adoption of ICT for library and Information services . Nigerian Libraries 44(1), 89-104. [ www.ajol.info.]
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Nwabueze , Anthonia , U. (2011) Elearning as a Panacea to Frustrating Struggle for Limited Admission  Space in Nigerian Higher Institutions: Issues & Prospects . UNIZIK Orient Journal of Education 6 (1&2), 170-178.
Ø    Anunobi,Chinwe V. & Egbukole Kingsley N.( 2008) FUTO Library So Far: 1981-2008. FUTNOTES: Special Edition 9 (1&2) , 1-24.
Ø    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Nwakwuo, Obinna ( 2008) The state of ICT in university libraries in South Eastern Nigeria. Samaru Journal of Information Studies  8(1), 35-43. .  [ www.ajol.info.]
Ø    Anunobi, C.V (2008) User  Assessment of a University  Library Facilities Services . The Research Librarian   3, 65-75.
Ø    Anunobi,C.V& Ijeoma Benard.(2007) Avalability and use of ICT resources in Imo state academic library services.Coal City Libaries 5&6
Ø    Edoka ,Benson E. & Anunobi Chinwe V. ( 2006) Serials services in Nigerian Federal University  libraries. Information Trend 3,11-17.
Ø    Anunobi, C. V. (2006) ‘Students awareness of, and attitude to HIV? AIDS: Implications for information providers. Communicate: Journal of Library & Information Science 8(2), 14-26.
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. (2005)  Managing Past Question papers in Academic libraries. Niger Biblios 16(1&2)
Ø    Anunobi C.V.  (2005) “ICT Availability and use in Nigerian University Libraries” Global Review of Library and Information Science 1(1), 39-47.
Ø    Anunobi,C.V (2004) ‘Towards  University Library support for Cyber-Education’ Language and   Librarianship Journal 1(3),17-24.
Ø    Anunobi C.V. (2004) “Computer literacy status of librarians in Imo state Nigeria” Gateway Library Journal 7 (2),32-4
Ø    Anunobi C.V. (2004) “Journal citation behaviour of postgraduate students of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Federal University of Technology Owerri” Middle Belt Journal of Library and Information Science 4(1), 9-19
Ø    Nwogu, J.E, Anunobi, C.V., and Okorafor, C.N (2003).  “Journal Availability and Use by Undergraduate Students of the School Of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, FUT, Owerri, Nigerian” Nigerian Library and Information Science Trends. . 2 (1&2), 52-63
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. And Okorafor, C.N. (2002)  “Newspaper Management in Nigerian University Library: A Case of the Library Federal University of Technology Owerri” Language and Librarianship Journal 1(2), 56-63
Ø    Anunobi, C. V (2002)  Citation behaviour of undergrraduated and postgraduate students in the Federal University of Technology Owerri : an issue for concern. Nigerian Library and Information Science Trends  I,18-26
Ø    Nwogu, J.E. And Anunobi, C.V. (2002) “Crimes in University Libraries:  A Study of Four Nigerian Universities” Nigerian Library and Information Science Trends  I ,  38 – 45.
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. (2002) “Effect of Pre-University Library use on Awareness of the Role of the Library by freshmen: Federal University of Technology Owerri Experience” Nigerian Libraries 36(2), 15 –26.
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. (2002) “Citation Behaviour of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri:  An Issue for Concern” Nigeria Library and Information Science Trends, 1(1), 18-27.
Ø    Anunobi, C.V. (2001) “Perception and Effect of the Crime of Assault on University Librarian Staff in South   Eastern Nigeria” Middle Belt Journal of Library and Information Science 1 (1&2), 6-17
B.    Books in Main Discipline and Published by Reputable Publishers
o    Anunobi, Chinwe V. and Ukwoma Scholarstica C  (2009) Strategies for re-skilling the Library and information profession in Nigeria . In Varlejs, Jana and Walton , Graham(Eds) IFLA Publication 139: Strategies for regenerating the Library and information professions. Munchen: K.G. Saur.    

o    Anunobi , Chinwe (2007) Technology Librarian in a Developing country’. In Shontz, P.K & Murray, R. A (Eds)  A Day in the Life : Career Options in Library & Information Science  Library Unlimited . (http://www.liscareer.com/dil_contents.htm).

o    Anunobi C.V  (2006)(contibutor) FUTO @ 25  edited by Asiegbu L.C .  Owerri: House of Gold Press.

C.    Other Productive Works
·    Anunobi, Chinwe V. & Nwabueze, Anthonia (2010) Migrating from the traditional to the Digital Library Environment : Whither Nigerian Information Professionals .   Proceedings of Second Professional Summit on Information Science and Technology (PSIST)  held at Nnamdi Azikiwe New Library Complex, University of Nigeria , Nsukka , 3-7 May 2010. Pp 185-191.

·    Anunobi, C.V (2004) Youth and Valentine Cerebration “paper presented on the Valentine day to the Catholic Youths Organisation of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Akwakuma  Owerr, Imo state. 14th Feb.

·    Produced Index to, Agriculture: A Aasis for Poverty Eradication and Conflict Resolution. Proceedings of the 36 Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria held at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, October 20 – 24, 2002. 45lpp. ISSN 0300368X.

·    Anunobi, C.V. (1997)”Adult Lending and Reference Services in Imo State Public Library” in Public  Library Seminar Series Dr. J.N. Aguman (ed): 48-64p.
·    Anunobi, C.V. (1997) “Materials for Professional Training: Library Education Seminar Series J.N.   Aguman(ed).

    Dr.(Mrs.) Chinwe Veronica Anunobi (University Librarian)

                                                B.Sc. (Ed.), MLS., PhD, CLN, CIMIM


  Dr. (Mrs.) G. C. Umunakwe (Deputy University Librarian)

  Ph.D (UNN), MLS (IMSU), B.Sc Edu/Lib, NCE Bio/Lib, TC2

  Coordinator, Branch Libraries/Junior Staff Matters 

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  She is a Chartered Librarian of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN),

  an active Member of Nigeria Library Association, Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU),

  Association of women Librarians, Nigeria Union of Teachers and Science Teachers Association of Nigeria. 

She has headed various unit in the library namely Processing Unit, collection development –Acquisition, Research, Training and Statistics,

Documents Unit ,Bibliographic services unit ,  Acquisition unit and Serials Unit of the University library. currently she is the Coordinator, Branch Libraries and Junior Staff Matters  .

she has been a Member of the University/School Committees in the University which include: University Library weeding committee, Career development:

in line to promote gender equality and women empowerment FUTO, Taskforce team on inventory of books donated to University,

FUTNOTE Committee, SMAT Board committees, SOSC Board committees, SMAT Board committees, Committee on library staff appraisal


  Mrs. Nancy Emerole (Snr Librarian)

  MLS (UI), B.A Hons

  Coordinator,Collection Development (I) Books (CDB) Acquisitions

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  She is an active member of the Nigerian Library Association, Association of Women Librarians

  in Nigeria and American Library Association. She has headed various units in the library which

  includes; Serials Unit, Acquisition Unit, Processing Unit, Users Services Unit, Coordinator,  ICT Unit and currently the Coordinator       Acquisition Unit.

  she has held membership in various committee in the university and also has represented the

University Librarian in various school boards namely; School of Science Board of Studies, Secretary Library Committee, Member Library

exhibition Committee, Member Protocol Sub-Committee on Matriculation, Member Protocol Sob-Committee on Convocation,

Post Graduate School Board, Member, Strategic Planning Committee for FUTO Library SMAT Board of Studies, Statutory member,

Gender Policy Committee, School of Science Board of Studies, PGS Board, Regularization/Conversion of Junior Staff, Member,

Advisory Board for Institute of Erosion, FUTO Strategic Planning Committee, SOSC Professorial Appraisal, SEET Professorial Appraisal,

Co-ordinator, Embedded Librarians, Co-ordinator, Weeding of Library resources.


Dr. J. C. Ogugua (Snr Librarian)

Coordinator,Collection Development (iii) Processing Unit (PU)

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  Dr. Mrs Genevieve. C. Opara (Snr Librarian)

  Ph.d (ABSU), MLS (UI), BA.Hons Eng/Lit Studies

  Coordination, Rare Collections Unit

  Email: oparagenevieveThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">yahoo.com

   A Chartered Librarian of the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN),

   an active Member of Nigeria Library Association. she has been head and acting

Co-ordinator for both Serials Unit and  Research, Training & Statistics Unit.

She has represented the University librarian in various school boards and committee namely: SMAT Board of Studies,

SAAT Board of Studies, SEET Board of Studies, SOHT Board of Studies Editorial Board on Library FUTNOTE, ,

Supervision of Students on Industrial Training (IT) and Students on FUTO Work-Aid Scheme posted to the Serials Section

of the Library,Committee on ASUU FUTO Own a House Scheme Member, Constitution Drafting Committee on ASUU FUTO

Welfare Scheme, Ceremonials Sub-Committee on Entertainment during the University Convocation Ceremonial, Ceremonial,

Committee on the Development of  FUTO Multi-Purpose Corporative Society  Estate, Pre-Degree Board of Studies meeting,

the PGS Board of Studies meet, FUTO Water Board of Directors meeting. She is also a member of Certified Librarian of Nigeria

(CLN), IFLA/ FAIFE Train the Trainers Group on HIV/AIDS Information and Libraries, Nigerian Library Association (NLA),

American Library Association (ALA),ICT Section of the NLA, Preservation/Conservation Section of NLA, Society of Nigerian Archivists.


 Dr. (Mrs.) Francisca Mbagwu ( Senior Librarian )


 Coordinator, Embedded Unit Librarian

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 GSM Number: 08033600494

 A Member of the Nigerian Library Association, Nigerian Library Association,

 Association of Women Librarians, Library Registration Council of Nigeria.

she has served the University as the Sub-Head Bibliographic unit of the User Services Unit and she is presently

the Librarian, Postgraduate School Library.


Dr. Felix Eke

Coordinator, Innovative Library Services Unit

Dr. Mrs. Ifeoma Njoku

Coordinator, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Unit

Dr. Mrs. Ifeyinwa Okoye (Senior Librarian)

coordinator,User Services (US)

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 Dr.Mrs. Ngozi Chima-James (Senior Librarian)

 Coordinator,Collection Development (II) Serials (SDS)

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 She is member of Nigerian Library Association, Cataloguing and Classification

 section of NLA and has also held administrative/headship position in the University

 namely; head, Processing Unit, Acting University Librarian, Head, Research, Training

and Statistics Unit, Acquisition Unit. She has also represented the University Librarian in different school committee in

the University namely; SOSC Board meeting, SOHT Board of   studies, SAAT Board of Studies, Member, committee

for weeding of Library resources. Once the Research, Training and Statistics Librarian she has organized Seminars

/workshops and also a resources person in the library namely; Library Operations and services in this computer Age

for Library supervisors, Assistants, Higher Library officers and Academic Staff and Lectures GST: Use of library

(Use of English Component).


Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Chima-James

Ag. Coordinator, Research, Training and Statistics


Mr. M. I. Oparajiaku (Chief Library Officer)

Collection Development (III), Documents


Mr. I. N. Nwosu (Asst. Chief Library Officer)

Bindery/ Reprography Unit



Dr. (Mrs.) I. Ukoha (Asst. Chief Library Officer)

Gift and Exchange Unit

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Mr. P. O. Moneke (Librarian I)

Special Duties Librarian

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 Welcome Remarks from the Desk of the University Librarian

  You are most welcome to the official website of the Library,

  Federal University of Technology, Owerri. The site is necessitated

  by our drive and commitment in providing a user- friendly and pleasurable

  access to one of the best enriching University Library collections in Nigeria

  and Africa in general.

  No doubt, we are a library committed in vision to provide: resources and conducive

  environment for teaching and research in an Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  based set-up and  the mission to: Provide relevant information materials for teaching,

  research and relaxation; Preserve the collection heritage of mankind including published

  and unpublished of FUTO staff and students; Contributes to the National Information Infrastructure

  for the development of research on economic progress through donations to other institutions of learning.

  Best wishes !

  Dr.(Mrs.) Chinwe. V. Anunobi


The Office of the University Librarian is responsible for the day to day running of the University Library

by providing responsive and reliable administrative services which includes:

  • Communicating about the Library to FUTO community and beyond
  • Coordinating assessment activities across the Library
  • Keeping facilities in good order and managing facility improvements
  • Maintaining a secure environment for staff, Library users, and our collections
  • Managing financial resources to maximize impact and efficiency
  • Providing Library staff with the technology they need to be productive and efficient
  • Supporting a talented workforce that has the skills we need to achieve our goal