Biography Dr Solomon Achi Uganeya was born on the 6th March, 1959 to the family of late John Uganneya Ufom in Umuomei, Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State. He started his primary education at Umuomei Community Secondary School and proceeded to Wilcox Memorial Secondary School Aba, where attended his Secondary School.
He thereafter obtained a Diploma in Library Science from the university of Ibadan from 1985-1987. He obtained a Degree in Library and Information Science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1995-2000 and a Doctorate degree in Library and Information Science specialised in Agricultural Librarianship from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, 2008-2011
He joined the services of University of Agriculture Makurdi as a Library Assistant in 1982, when it was Federal University of Technology, Makurdi. He has risen through the ranks to the position of Deputy University Librarian and the head; Readers Service Division. He is a member, Nigeria Library Association (NLA) and member National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE). He happily married to Mrs Felicia Nenna Uganneya and the marriage is blessed with children.
Dr Uganneya has succeeded Dr A.D Ugah following the expiration of his tenure.
QUALIFICATIONS, AWARDING INSTITUTIONS WITH DATES:
Qualification(s) .......... Awarding Institution(s).........................Date
PhD. Lib and Information Science ... University of Nigeria, Nsukka..........2011
Master of Library and Information.......University of Nigeria, Nsukka....2004
Degree of Bachelor of Library and Information .........Ahamdu Bello University, Zaria .............2000 Science (BUS) Second class Upper Division
Diploma in Librarianship (Dip. lib) (With Credit)........University of Ibadan 1987
West African School Certificate ...............WAEC........................... 1980
WORKING EXPERIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES WITH DATES:
RANK........................................................ EMPLOYER................................. YEAR
Library Assistant ............Federal University of Technology, Makurdi 1982-1984
Senior Library ...................Assistant Federal University of Technology, Makurdi 1985-1987
Library Officer........................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1988-1989
Higher Library Officer....................... University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1989-1992
Senior Library Officer........................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1993-1996
Principal Library Officer .............................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1996-1999
Asst. Chief Lib Officer ...........................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1999-2005
Senior Librarian .............................................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2005-2008
Principal Librarian ....................................University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2008-2012
Deputy University Librarian ..............University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2012- 2017
Senior Lecturer (Part-time) .......Benue State University ................. 2012-2013
Associate Professor (part-time) Benue State University 2013- 2015
POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY WITH DATES
1. Head, Readers Services Division, till-date
Identification of information needs of users through user study program. Organizing
regular display and exhibition of new additions to the stock as well as the old stock.
Compilation of user's database through registration, preparation of annual budget and
appraisal staff for promotion etc.
Recovered 500 + missing textbooks.
2. Head, Technical Services Division 2013 - 2015
Management of technical Services, Management of catalog hall, updating catalog division entries, cataloging and classification Library information in addition to supervision of cataloging and classifying processes. Preparation of technical services annual budget, appraising technical services division staff for promotion and discipline staff under technical service division where necessary.
Provision of Authority File
Processed over 3,000 books
Conducted in-house training for the newly employed technical service staff on catalog
and classification processes.
3. College Librarian, Veterinary College Medical Library, 2005 - 2007
To develop a customized library services, Supervision and appraisal of staff for
promotion and preparation of annual budget.
Organized and prepared the veterinary medical library for (VCN) Veterinary Council of
Nigeria Accreditation program in 2006.
Compilation of users interest profile for identification of users specific information
4. Head, Co-operative Extension Centre, UAM, Mini Library, 2004
• Management of technical reports, research papers, proceedings of conferences.
• Repackaging information resources in a usable form.
Organized the CEC mini library for the first to a professionalized and a usable status.
Assigning keywords on documents for easy retrieval
5. Head, Serials Division Francis Suleman Library UAM 1995-2004
Management of Serials Division, abstracting and indexing journal and magazines and preparation of annual budget and staff appraisal exercise etc.
Creation of two units - Abstracting and indexing and selected dissemination of information/current awareness services for the division.
6. Head, Document and Statistic Division, 1989 – 1990
Collection and management of all non-conventional library resources including, pamphlets, technical reports, annual reports, government documents, statistic report university calendars, research findings etc.
Collected over two thousand publications at no financial cost to the university through exchange, cooperation and gift programs of library network.
7. Head, Collection Development Division Makurdi, 1999
Management of Collection Development Division, compiling reconditions from colleges and departments for order, conducting bibliographic search and verification exercise using location and access tools, ordering and receiving orders and supervising the processing of orders received. Preparation of annual budget and appraising staff for promotion.
Conducted in-house training on how to use the different bibliographic tools for searching bibliographic information for recommended book for order. Verification of over 2000 books recommended for order for accurate bibliographic information.
8. SIWES coordinator, Francis Suleman Idachaba Library, 1999 - date
Coordinating all activities of students from various library schools coming for SIWES Program. Giving the students orientation, assigning tasks, supervision of tasks, grading and writing reports on them.
Conducted training for over 300 students from universities and polytechnics.
Coordinator GST 114 - both regular and sandwich program, University of
Agriculture, Makurdi 1999 - date
Coordinating GST 114 in terms of assign courses to lecturers, collating examination scripts from various lecturers, distribute the scripts for marking and submitting the result to the department.
Taught and examined over 3,000 regular and sandwich students on GST 114 Use of Library.
10. Coordinator, Master of Library and Information Science Degree Program
Oversee matters concerning the running of MLIS program, including collection and
compilation of results etc.
Developed Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree program course contents and synopses.
11. Editor-in-charge, Benue Journal of Library Management and Information Science
(BJLMIS). A publication of Nigerian Librarian Association (NLA), Benue State Chapter.
Management of editorial board of the journal, including editing papers submitted for
publication from various authors and organizing editorial board meetings.
Formalized agreement to host (BJLMIS) on African Journal on-line (AJOL) website.
12. University Librarian for several occasions.
Responsible to the Vice Chancellor.
Successfully reactivated University library water system that has been out of use for
many years. Attracted a donation of TEEAL from Bill Gates Foundation.
Memberships MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED ASSOCIATION
1. Member, Nigerian Library Association (NLA)
11. Member: National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE)
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES
1. Financial Secretary, NLA Benue State Chapter, 2003 - 2007
11. Member, Exhibition Committee on the 41 st Annual National Conference and AGM of
National Library Association, Makurdi, 7-1th September, 2003.
111. Member, Revenue Mobilization Sub-Committee for the Rehabilitation of Nkruma Hall
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2003
IV. Secretary, Committee for the drafting of Library Rules, 1988
v. Bible Study Secretary, Student Christian Movement (SCM), University of Ibadan, 1986-
VI. Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Quality of Teaching, Learning and Research, for
November 2011 NUC Institutional Accreditation, University of Agriculture, Makurdi
V11. Member, Senate Standing Committee on Library Development, university of Agriculture,
V111. Member, College of Science Academic Board, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
IX. Member, College of Agricultural and Science Education Academic Board, University of
x. Member, Postgraduate Board University of Agriculture Makurdi.
Xl. Member, Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), University of Agriculture, Makurdi
X11. Member, Senate Standing Committee on Examination Misconduct University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM).
XUl. Chairman, Library and Information Science, Master and Ph.D. Degrees, Curriculum on the committee programme development.
Publications PUBLICATIONS IN LEARNED JOURNALS
Akor, S. 0., Uganneya, S. A. Ph.D and Ikese, C. O. (2018). Evaluative Study of Digital Record
Management System in the Hospitals in Mina Metropolis. (A Case Study of General Hospital Minna,
Niger State. Nigeria). Library Philosophy and Practice 1(1), 1-34
Shidi, Hungwa, Uganneya, Solomon A. Ph.D and Ape, Rebecca (2015). Challenges to Effective
Deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Academic Libraries in Benue
State, Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Library and Information Science, 4(4), pp274-280
Uganneya, S.A. and Agoh, J.A. (2015). Library Information Services and Resources and Research
Productivity of Agricultural Scientists from Agriculture Research Institutes in Nigeria. International
Journal of Library and Information Science, 7: 1-6
Uganneya, Solomon, Terna, Ramatu, Abah Titi and Apeh, Rebecca (2013) Assessment of
the performance of Selected Library Services in the Universities of Agriculture Nigeria: A User's
Satisfaction Approach. International Centre for Business Research_2: 1-13 Link: ICBR netl0207-69
Uganneya, Solomon Dr. Ape, Rebecca Dr. and Udensilulie Dr. (2013) Agricultural Research
Information System of Nigeria. An Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness. Library Philosophy and
Practice 1 (1) 1-15 http://digital commons unl.edU/libphdprac/998
i i " Rebecca Ape (Ph.D), Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) & Nancy N. Ugbagir (2013). Health Information as
a Basic Need for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Benue. African Library Sentinels. 2(2): 143 - 152.
Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D), Rebecca Ape (Ph.D) and Nancy Ugbagir (2013). Factors Inhibiting the
Performance of Agricultural Research Libraries and Information Services in Nigeria, Library
philosophy and practice (e-journal) paper 923. http://digitalcommons.unl.edullibphilprac/923 .
Solomon Uganneya, Rebecca, Ape and Nancy Ugbagir (2012). Information Service Provision and
User Satisfaction in Agricultural Research Libraries in Nigeria. International Journal of Library and
Information Science. 3(6); 88-93. Available online: http://www.academicjournal.org/1345.
Rebecca Ape (Ph.D), Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) & Moses Ode (2012). Methods employed by Public
Libraries in Providing Services to people living with HIV and AIDS in Benue State. Nigeria:
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology. 9(2): 31 - 37.
Uganneya, Solomon Ph.D, Rebecca Apeh and Nancy Ugbagir (2011) Current Awareness Services and
Access to Agricultural Research Information in Nigeria. African Journal of Education and Information
Management. 12(1&2): 94-102
Uganneya, Solomon Ph.D, Rebecca Apeh and Nancy Ugbagir (2010) Current Awareness Services and
Access to Agricultural Research Information in Nigeria. Journal of Applied Information Science and
Technology. 4: 25-30.
Uganneya, S.A. and Umaru, A. (2007) Access to Information and Communication Media by Women
Farmers in Benue State, Nigeria. Production Agriculture and Technology (PAT): An International
Journal of Bio-Agricultural Production and Technology 4 (1): 53-61. Available online at www.
Solomon Uganneya and Philip Akor (2007). Networking among Agricultural Libraries in Benue State.
International Library movement 29(1): 25 - 36.
Ijoya, M.O. Aba Jane and Uganneya, S.A. (2006) The Effect of Seedbed types of Yam Minisetts yield:
A Case Study of Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. African Journal of
Biotechnology. 5 (22): 2086-2091. Available online at www,http://www.academicjournal.org/AJB.
Uganneya, S.A. and Idachaba, Joy (2005) Information System Effectiveness: A User's Satisfaction
Approach Study of Francis Sulemanu Idachaba Library, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue
State Nigeria. International Library Movement 27 (3): 165-172. Available online at
Uganneya, S.A,and Demekaa, U. (2003). Distance Education Progrmme in Nigeria: implication for
Public Libraries. African Journal of Education and Information Management 5 (1) 100 - 108.
Available online at www.Airweb.org/mediaacount. ASP.
Uganneya, S.A. and Aba J.1. (2002). Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of
Postgraduate (PG) Students at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM). Library Progress
(International) 22 (1): 117-123. Available online at www.prints.journals.com/searchresults.
Iaac Umaru (Ph.D) and Solomon A. Uganneya (Ph.D) (2016). The Need for Entrepreneurship
Education in Library and Information Science Programme in Nigeria. Benue Journal of Library,
Management and Information Science. 6(2): 73 - 84.
Agoh, Jessica A. Dooga, Austin T. & Uganneya Solomon Ph.D (2014) Retention Pattern of Veterinary
Medical Records in Nigeria: An Assessment of Regulatory Requirements. Benue Journal of Library
Management and Information Science 4 (2) 89-96.
Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) & Philip, U. Akor (Ph.D) (2013). Information on implications of
McGregor's Theories X and Y for privatization of Statutory Education Authority (SEA) Schools in
Nigeria. Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Education. 9(2).204 - 214.
Rebecca Ape (Ph.D), Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) & Ugbagir, N. N. (2012). The use ofICT in meeting
information needs of the physically challenged library users. Benue Journal of Library, Management
and Information Science. 2(1&2): 95-103
Uganneya, Solomon, Idachaba, Joy and Ugbagir Nancy (2012) The Effectiveness of Audio Cassette
Technology (ACT as a communication Support Guide of growing Cassava in Gwer and Tarkaa Local
Government of Benue State Nigeria. Benue Journal of Library Management and Information Science 2
Ugbagir, N. Ape, Rebecca and Uganneya Solomon (2012) The Internet: An ICT Veritable Tool for
Quality Service Delivery in University Libraries: The Case of Benue State University Library,
Makurdi. Benue Journal of Library Management and Information Science 2 (1 & 2): 119-125.
Rebecca, Ape, Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) and Umbur, Demekaa (2011) Enhancing Health Condition
of PL WHA through Public Library Information Resources in Benue State. Benue State University
Journal of Education (BSUJE) 11.229-238.
Rebecca Ape (Ph.D), Solomon Uganneya (Ph.D) & Umbur Demekaa (2011). Enhancing Health
Condition of PL WHA through Public Library Information Resources in Benue State. Benue State
University Journal of Education 11, 229 - 237.
Ugbagir, Nancy, Ape, Rebecca, Idachaba, Joy and Uganneya Solomon (2010) Information Resource
Needs of Library Users and Agricultural development in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Library Archival
and Information Science 1 (10) 51-62.
Ugbagir, N. and Uganneya, S.A. (2008) The need for formal collaborative Learning Paradigm for
Library Education in Nigeria. The Benue Valley-Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies A Publication of
Benue State University, 6. 50-62.
Uganneya, S.A. and Ugbagir Nancy (2007) Comparative Study of Personal Information Collection of
Health Professionals in Some Nigerian Hospitals. Nigerian Journal of Library, Archives and
Information Science. 1 (5) 16-26.
Uganneya, S.A. and Agoh, J.A. (2006) African Union (AU) Information Needs of Library Users in
Benue State. Inter-World Journal of management and Development Studies 2 (1) 275-282. Available
online at www.Rduronassociates.com./files.managment.
Uganneya, S.A. and Idachaba, lA. (2004). The Acceptability of Audiocasstee Technology (ACT) as a
Development Communication Medium by Women Farmers in Benue State, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal
of Arts, Science and Technology 2 (1): 12-20.
Uganneya, S.A. (2002) Effectiveness of the Agriculture Scientific Information Dissemination and
Management System in Benue State. Zaria Journal of Librarianship 5 (1 & 2): 65 - 70. Available
online at www.Books.google/mediaacount.ASP.
Aba, J. I., Iyoyal, M., Uganneya, S. A. (2001). Associated Problems of Sustainable Agricultural
Information Management in Nigeria. Zaria Journal of librarianship, 4; 52-62. Available online at
(C) BOOK CHAPTERS
Uganneya, S. A. (2016). Information Literacy Skills and Information Retrieval. In Ochogwu, M. C.
Ugah, D. A, Abah, J. I. and Uganneya, S. A. (eds). An Introductory Test to the Library and Information
Profession. Makurdi: Climax Graphic and Publishing Ltd. Pp. 27-34.
Uganneya, S. A. (2016). Intellectual Property Rights and Libraries. In Ochogwu, M. C. Ugah, D. A,
"' Abah, J. 1. and Uganneya, S. A. (eds). An Introductory Test to the Library and Information Profession.
Makurdi: Climax Graphic and Publishing Ltd. Pp. 106-120.
Uganneya, S. A. (2016). Bibliographic Citation and Citation Formats in Ochogwu, M. C. Ugah, D. A,
Abah, J. I. and Uganneya, S. A. (eds). An Introductory Test to the Library and Information Profession.
Makurdi: Climax Graphic and Publishing Ltd. Pp. 145-157.
Shidi, Hungwa and Solomon Uganneya (2014). Electronic Resources: History, Scope, and challenges:
An overview. In Nihar K. Patra, Bharat Kumar and Shi K. Pari eds Progressive Trend in Electronic
Resource Management in Libraries India IGI Global pp 1-16.
Ape, Rebecca Ph.D. and Uganneya, Solomon Ph.D (2014) Quality Assurance Library and Information
Science education and Information services Provision in Nigeria. In Udo Nwokocha and Michael G.
Ochogwu (eds) Contemporary Issues in Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria
Umuahia. Zeh Communication Pp. 150 -162.
Uganneya, Solomon Ph.D and Agoh, Jessica (2013) Librarianship for Higher Education Students.
(E) CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Ape. Rebecca, Uganneya, Solomon (Ph.D) and Nwackukwu, Victor (Ph.D) (2011) Barriers in
Delivery Health Information People living with HIV and AIDS through Public Library Services in
Benue State. A paper presented at the June 2011 Annual Conference and General Meeting of Nigerian
Library Association (NLA) Plateau State Chapter.
Uganneya, S.A. and Idachaba, J. (2007) Traditional Librarianship in Electronic Information
Environment: Challenges and Opportunities. Paper Presented at the 4th Annual English Language
Teaching Today (ELTT) Conference. University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 2- 5 August.
Uganneya, S.A. (2002). The Modern School Library and the Universal (UBE) Programme in Nigeria
in Dominic A. Gbakighir (ed) NLA (Benue Chapter). Proceeding of the Seminar on the Library
Services and UBE Programme, Makurdi. zo" December, 2000.
Uganneya, S.A. (2003). Agricultural Information Service Resources and Library User's Needs in
Benue State MLIS Thesis. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 110p.
Uganneya, S.A. (2010). Information Services Provision and Users satisfaction in the Agricultural
Research Libraries in Nigeria, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nigeria, 153pp
Research Archive CURRENT RESEARCH
Implication of Library Work-flow - Acquire, Cat, and Put-on-Shelf on Information Service Delivery in
University Libraries in Nigeria.
Responsibilities : TEACHING LOAD
1. LIS 204 Information Dissertation 2 credit units
11. LIS 205 Reference Services 2 credit units
111. LIS 417 National Information Development 2 credit units
IV. LIS 803 User Studies 3 credit units
v. LIS 804 Reference and Bibliographic Services 2 credit units
VI. LIS 808 Indexing and Abstracting 2 credit units
V11. LIS 812 Practical in Library 4 credit units
V111. LIS 813 Seminars in Library and Information Science 3 credit units