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Ayo Onatola

  • Librarian
  • Buckinghamshire County Council Library Service, UK
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A Biochemist, trained Teacher and practising Librarian. A researcher and author of books, scholarly articles and book reviews in refereed librarianship and medical journals, including contributions in online networks. At present, a Librarian with the Buckinghamshire County Council Libraries, Buckinghamshire, UK (2016-date). Involved in community development, web content editing, biographical works, research and publishing activities. Advisor, Health Information For All by 2015 (HIFA2015) Campaign (2007-date); and Past Secretary, Librarians Without Border (2009-11); Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), United Kingdom (2005-); Chartered Librarian by the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (2011-).


Co-authors (2)

Publications (5)

  • Information seeking habits of clinical information by nurses at Nigeria's premier university teaching hospital: A survey

    • Komolafe H
    • Onatola A
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  • Survival strategies for health information professionals (HIP) in Nigeria

    • Oduwole A
    • Onatola A
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  • Reaching people with disabilities in developing countries through academic libraries

    • Onatola A
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  • Planning and organizing a 21st century digital library in Nigeria

    • Onatola A
    • Oduwole A
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  • Publications



One Nigerian + 2 International Librarianship & Information Science journals


2009 - Present

Professional experience


Buckinghamshire County Council Library Service, UK

December 2016 - Present

College Librarian/Supervisor of Learning Centres

Abingdon & Witney College, Oxon, UK

October 2012 - May 2014(2 years)

College Librarian

Saint Christopher IMD College of Medicine, Bedfordshire, UK

December 2004 - January 2011(6 years)

College/Medical Librarian

Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja-Lagos, Nigeria

April 1999 - December 2004(6 years)

Medical Librarian

Olabisi Onabanjo University - Ikenne/Sagamu Campus

November 1993 - April 1999(5 years)

Trainee Librarian

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Mini Campus, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria

November 1992 - October 1993(a year)

Master Grade 1

Ogun Teaching Service Commission, Abeokuta, Nigeria

December 1985 - October 1992(7 years)


Master in Library, Archival & Information Science

University of Ibadan

May 1994 - April 1996(2 years)

PGDE (Teacher Education)

University of Ibadan Faculty of Education

August 1988 - November 1990(2 years)

BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

December 1981 - July 1984(3 years)