College of Education, Ikere Ekiti

Profile of Ayo Arogundade, college librarian, college of education Ikere Ekiti

Ayo Arogundade was born to late Hon. Adetoso Arogundade and Chief Mrs. Victoria Arogundade at ipoti Ekiti, Ekiti State. He attended seventh day Adventist Primary School, Ipoti High School ipoti Ekiti where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate in 1978. He there after proceeded to Oyemekun Grammar School Akure, for his Higher School Certificate (H.S.C) which he obtained in 1981. In the same year he proceeded to the famous University of Ibadan where he obtained his B.A (Hons) Degree in History in 1984, Ayo Arogundade also obtained his Masters of Library studies (MLS) from the same University of Ibadan in 1987. He is one of the first set of Chartered Librarian in the Country having obtained his Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (C.L.N) in 2005. Ayo Arogundade is a professional librarian to core. He did his N.Y.S.C in Ogun state in 1984/1985 and worked briefly as a teacher in old Ondo state. He was at the Ondo State Library Board as a Librarian in charge of many departments such as readers services, mobile library services, reference services and school library services between 1988 to 1993. At this period he was a member of the Akure book fair committee. In March1993 he was employed into the services of the College of Education Ikere Ekiti as a Librarian I, he rose through ranks to reach the position of the College Librarian on October 1st 2013. He is presently the College Librarian.

At the College of Education, he is a member of many committees, member of the College Management, and member of the Academic Board. He has also served in many statutory and ad-hoc committees of the college. He was at a time the Coordinator of the Kaduna Center of the College. As a Professional Librarian, he was the PRO Nigeria library association old Ondo state, Vice Chairman and later Chairman, Nigeria Library Association Ekiti state till 2015. He was once, the Chairman, Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union COEASU many years ago and had attended many conferences of the union to improve the welfare of members. A public affairs analyst on local radio and television. A community leader of repute and the Chairman ipotiday 2016 Planning Committee. Ayo Arogundade has manypublication including articles in journals,books, indexes,bibliographies to his credits. He has attended many professional seminars and conferences in Nigeria.

A Christian of the seventh day Adventist church. An ordained Elder of the church and the past director of communications of the church in Ekiti state. Ayo Arogundade is happily married to Bose Arogundade the marriage is blessed with successful children.

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