Baze Library
James O. Daniel, FNLA, Ph.D.

Dr. James O. Daniel is the first substantive University Librarian of the University. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the USA, where he obtained his Masters and Doctoral degrees, having completed a BLS degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. A Fellow of the Nigerian Libraries, current President of West African Library Association, former Secretary General of International Federation of Library Associations, and Institutions (IFLA) Africa Section. Dr. Daniel was also, the President of Nigerian Library Association for five years, as well as, the pioneer Board Chairman that inaugurated the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). He specializes in ICT and Library automation. A respected Librarian and Information Scientist with vast wealth of experiences in academic librarianship. He has pioneered many tertiary institution Libraries and grew them to maturity and fame. He is an astute scholar with several articles contributed to peer reviewed learned journals, and numerous seminar papers presented at national and international conferences and workshops. He is well known for his doggedness for success.

Dr Daniel is a go-getter, and a workaholic with an eagle-eye for perfection. He has taught, mentored, and impacted so many successful professionals and colleagues, which has earned him respect and honour among his peers in his chosen profession across the globe. Dr. Daniel is well travelled, having physically visited five out of the seven continents of the world