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FAGBOLA BOLANLE OLUYEMISI (Ph.D) is an assistant Director (Institute Librarian).She is a fellow of Council for the Development of Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) award in 2008. During her sabbatical at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan as Faculty Librarian, Faculty of Pharmacy University of Ibadan and acting Collection Development Librarian for the University from September 2017 –August 2018, she provided an enabling environment for academic activities in the faculty, facilitated trainings that were of immense benefit to lecturers and students. She worked with staff in the faculty to prepare the Library for accreditation of academic programmes by NUC.
In 2020 she participated in the online Research4life open online course (AGORA, GOALI, HINARI, ARDI and OARE). She had also attended numerous trainings on librarianship. She holds B.A. Hons. in Russian, MLS and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Ibadan. She is a certified librarian of the Library Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). Member of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA). Member, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Member, International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity, (IUNCBD N-ISCU), Member, Association of Behavioural Research Analysts and Psychometrician (AB-REAP)
She has considerable number of publications in both reputable local and international journals. Her areas of research interest include: textbook evaluation, library services, Bibliometrics, Digital Librarianship, Information and communication technology (ICTs), Bibliotherapy and Indigenous knowledge.
Chapters in Books already published
Articles that have already appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings:
4. Fagbola, B. O. and Adebisi-Adelani, O (2007) Relevance of Information and Communication Technology to Rural and Agricultural Development in Nigeria .In Proceeding of 16th Annual National Congress of Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA) held at Bowen University, 13th – 17th August, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria, edited by Ladele, A.A. and Obinne, C.P pp 79-84.
5.Fagbola, B. O. and Adejoro, M. A. (2007) Information needs of Horticultural Scientist in Oyo State: A Case Study of NIHORT. In Proceeding of 25th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 4th – 8th November, edited by Olufolaji, A.O. and V.C. Umeh pp 253-258
6.Adejoro, M.A, Fagbola, B.O. and Adeeko, I.A. (2009) Evaluating Information Services for Horticultural Crop Research in Nigeria. In Proceeding of 27th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Kano State, Nigeria, 11th-16th October edited by Bala, M.G, Auwalu, B.M and Manga, A.A. pp 451-455
7.Badmus, M.A., Aderinto, A. and Fagbola, B.O. (2009) Impact of Fadama II Project on Market Participation of Women in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. In Proceeding of 18th Annual National Congress of Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA) held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, 16th – 18th December, Ondo State, Nigeria, edited by Ladele, A.A. and Obinne, C.P pp 53-59.
8.Fagbola, B. O., Adejoro, M. A. and Badmus, M.A (2011) Categorization of Publications on Horticultural Crops Research into Subject Areas. In Proceedings of 29th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, 24th-29th July edited by Prof. E.O Ogunwolu, Dr N.I. Odiaka and Dr. A. Onekutu, pp 65-69.
9.Idowu-Agida, O.O., Fagbola, B.O. and Badmus, M. A. (2012) Appraisal of HORTSON Proceedings: Research in Nigeria. In Proceeding of 30th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria, 11th-15th November edited by Obiefunia, J.C, Ofoh, M.C., Agu, C.M., Ogoke, I.J., Ngwuta, A.A., Obilo, C.P., and Ojiako, F.O. pp 259-262
11.Fagbola, B. O. (2014) Access to and Influence of Information Technology (ICTs) on Rural Women Livelihood around Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. In Proceeding of 32nd Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta ,19th-23rd October edited by Olasantan, F.O., Aiyelaagbe, I.O.O., Olubode, O.O., Makinde, E.A. and Bodunde, J.G. pp 250-254
12.Fagbola, B. O. (2015) Information Seeking Behaviour and Preferred Communication Channels of Floriculturists in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. In Proceeding of 33rd Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Abuja ,November 30th – December 4th edited by Magaji, M.D., Umar, U. Muhammead, M.B., Arabo, A.M., and Aliyu, K. pp 227-233.
13.Fagbola, B. O. (2016) Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge Practice among People Living in Oyo State: Medicinal Uses of Red Acalypha. In Proceeding of 34th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Federal University Gashua, 23rd-26th October edited by Ishaya, D.B,.Dantata, I.J. and Tiku, N.E. pp 411- 413.
14.Fagbola, B. O. and Olusoji, O.C. (2017) Coverage and Content Analysis of Ornamental Plants in Nigerian Daily Newspapers. In Proceeding of 35th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Kabba College of Agriculture, Kabba,29th –3rd October edited by Ekenta, C.M., Opoola, E., and Owolabi, J.F. pp 398-404.
15.Fagbola, B. O. (2018) Authorship and Conference attendance by Horticultural Scientists from 1996 – 2007 in Nigeria. In Proceeding of 36th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Nasarawa State University, Shabu-Lafia. 18th – 22nd November, 2018, pp 861-865.
16.Fagbola, B. O. and Idowu, O.O. (2019) Appraisal of Documentation of Mushroom Research in Nigeria: 1977-2018. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria held at Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State Nigeria. 18th – 22nd November, 2019 edited by Adesina, J. M., Iwala, O. S., Kekere, O. and Ajayi, A. J. Ajayi E. O. and Idowu-Agida O.O. pp 1006-1010.
Articles that have Appeared in Learned Journals
19.Fagbola, B. O. (2004) The Role of Sports, Physical Education and Libraries in Combating Delinquent Behaviour in Youths. Education Today 2: 38 – 43.
20.Fagbola, B.O. (2008) Potentials of Information Technology: GSM in Urban-rural Market Integration, Case Study of Two Markets in Ibadan Municipality. Nigeria Journal of Rural Sociology 8:57-62.
21.Adejoro, M.A., Odubanjo, A.O. and Fagbola, B.O. (2010) Research Focus on Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.): Nigeria Perspective. Acta Horticulturae 879 : 857-864.
22.Fagbola, B. O. (2010) Bibliotherapy: a Panacea for Delinquent Behaviour in Children. Journal of Sociology and Education in Africa 9 (3):53-61
23.Fagbola, B. O. and Okwilagwe, O. A (2011). An Evaluation of the Quality of Core Primary School Textbooks among Publishers in Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Sociology and Education in Africa 10 (2):61-72 .
24.Fagbola, B. O. and Adejoro, M. A. (2012) Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science and Citation Pattern for the years 1990-2005. Journal of Library Philosophy and Practice. (e-journal) Digital Commons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/ISSN 1522-0222
25.Adejoro, M.A, and Fagbola, B.O. (2012) Appraisal of Documentation of Musa literature in West and Central Africa. Acta. Horticulturae 928:41-46.
26.Fagbola, B. O. (2012) Bibliotherapeutic Influence of Marriage and Family Life-Getting the Best by W.F. Kumuyi on Marital Behaviour of Couples in Ibadan, Oyo State. Jewel Journal of Librarianship 4: 108-113.
27.Adejoro, M.A., Fagbola, B.O., Adelowo, E.O. and Adeniyi, D. (2013) Structural Analysis of Publication Profiles for Telfairia occidentalis in Nigeria. Acta Horticulturae 1007:479-486.
28.Fagbola, B.O. (2013) Pertinent Knowledge of Medicinal Plants as Elucidated through National Newspapers Publications in Nigeria Middlebelt Journal of Library and Information Science 11: 205 – 216.
29.Adejoro, M.A., Akinyemi, S.O.S., Fagbola, B.O. and Adebayo, O.S. (2013). Bibliometric Analysis of Disease Incidence on Musa species in Africa. Acta Horticulturae 1007:349-354.
30. Adepoju, T.O. and Fagbola, B. O. (2013) Evaluation of Library Orientation -Programme for Student Library Users in a Nigerian Polytechnic. Journal of Library, Educational Media and Information Studies 5(2):53-58.
31. Fagbola, B.O. (2014) Availability and Adequacy of Library in Public Primary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria. Middlebelt: Journal of Library and Information Science 12:52-60.
32. Fagbola, B.O. (2014) Functional Education through Provision of Quality Textbooks and Libraries in Nigerian Primary Schools Nigerian. Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation 13(1):135-145.
33. Fagbola, B.O. (2014) Production and Utilization of Core-Textbooks in Primary School System: Impact of Authors and Publishers. Nigerian School Library. Journal 13:60-69.
35.Fagbola, B.O. (2015) Academic Libraries and Academic Achievement of Students in Higher Institutions. Journal of Educational Research and Development l&2:84-90.
38.Fagbola, B.O. (2016) Documentation of Research on Vegetables and Spices in Proceedings of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria between 2005 and 2012. Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science. 21:77-84.
40.Olajide-Taiwo, F. B., Adeoye, I. B., Kenneth-Obosi, O., Akinpelu C. A. Utobo, O., Oladunjoye, M.T., Yomi-owojori T.O. Fagbola B. O., Muazu, Y. G., Hudu Abubakar, Oyedele, O.O., Olajide-Taiwo, L. O. (2018). Gender involvement in home garden activities in selected Geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Horticultural Science 23, pp 38-45.
41.Amao, I.O., Olajide-Taiwo, F.B., Adeoye, I.B., Effi M.O., Bamimore, K.M., Ngbede S.O, Akinpelu, C.A., Fagbola, B.O., Nwankwo E., Habu S. H., Idris Bala, A, Shuaibu M. Akinrinola, A.O., Hudu, A.H. Oyedele O.O, and Olajide-Taiwo, L.O. (2019). Perception of Garden Owners on the Health and Nutritional Importance of Home Gardens. Nigeria.Journal of production,Agriculture and Technology 15:1:33-38 ISSN:079-5213
42.Fagbola, B.O. and Ogunjobi,T.E (2020) Abuse of Library Materials in selected Nigerian Special Libraries. Journal of Behavioural Research and Scale Development 2:66-70
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