Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems
Samuel Utulu has work experience in four universities in the Nigerian university sector. I started my career as an academic Systems Librarian at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State. I was one of the take-off staff of the university. I doubled as the Head of, Technical Services Unit and managed the planning stages of automation projects in the university. I was one of the members of the university’s website development and maintenance committee. As an academic systems librarian, my job requirements involved carrying out and publishing research studies. Consequently, I had my first publication, conference paper, in 2005. At the time, my research interests were webolog and open access initiatives.
In August 2007, I joined the services of the Redeemer’s University, Redemption Camp, Ogun State as an academic systems librarian Grade I. I worked closely with the University’s Information Technology Unit to develop strategies for adopting and managing IT for library and information services and teaching and learning across different levels of the university. In 2011, I was co-opted into the General Study Program Unit as a lecturer. So, I started to double as an academic systems librarian and a lecturer at the General Study Program Unit. I taught Information Literacy in the College of Management Sciences.
In February 2012, I started my doctoral program in the Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa, and worked part-time with the Redeemer’s University. I maintained my position as an academic systems librarian and lecturer with the General Study Program Unit. I was also appointed as a teaching and research assistant at the University of Cape Town. I was the winner of the Research Associate Award of the University of Cape Town in 2014. The award is giving to Ph.D. students with an exceptional scholarly publishing track record.
In March 2016, I joined the services of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. I was employed as an academic systems librarian and lecturer with the University’s General Study Program Unit. I was the Coordinator and Examination Officer of the Information Literacy Course of six of the university’s academic colleges-Humanities, Social and Management Sciences, Medical Sciences, Law, and Engineering.
In January 2020 I joined the Information Science Unit of the Department of Library and Information Science, Adeleke University as a Lecturer. I thought courses on information resources management, multimedia resources management, information and development and I supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I have served as a guest public speaker at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos State, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, and Lagos State University, Ojoo, Lagos State.