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  • Area of Specialization: Library and Information Science, Records/Information Management, Archives Administration, Preservation and Conservation, Information and Communication Technologies, etc.
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  • Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu is a Certified Librarian with the Librarian's Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). The cradle of his professional career commenced on January 4th 1993 upon assumption of duties as an Academics (Assistant Librarian) at the Delta State university Library, Abraka where he served as a Cataloguer/Classifier and Head of Book Finishing unit in the Technical Services Division from 1993 - 1995. He was re-deployed to Head the Circulation Unit from 1995 - 1997 and later to Reserve Stock Collections from 1998 - January 2004, both in the Reader's Services Division of the Library. Having obtained over a decade of practical experience in Librarianship and Information Management, in a bid to extend the frontiers of knowledge and learning coupled with his flair for teaching and research, picked up a fresh appointment as as Assistant Lecturer in February 2004 at the Department of Library and Information Science in same university . He rose to the rank of an Associate Professor in 2020. He went on Leave of Absence from the university from 2016 - 2021 upon his appointment by the Delta State Government as a Polytechnic Librarian at the Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu. Basil is a member of professional bodies such as the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Preservation and Conservation Section (PCS) of the NLA, Society of Nigerian Archivists (SNA), the National Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE) and Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). He was Chairman, Delta State Chapter of the NLA, National Council member of the Association from 2012 - 2016 and the National Secretary of the PCS from 2011 - 2018. Basil served as the Internal Auditor and Welfare Secretary of ASUU - DELSU from 2010 - 2011 and 2013 - 2016 respectively. Dr. Iwhiwhu holds a B. Sc. (Ed) Honours Degree in Chemistry from Bendel State University, Ekpoma, 1991; Diploma Certificate in Computer Science (MIS), 1998; a Master and Ph. D Degrees in Library, Archival and Information Studies in 1999 and 2013 respectively from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan and a Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping and Ports Management at The Certified institute of Shipping, Nigeria in 2019. He has several scholarly articles published in reputable national and international learned journals. His research interest is in the area of Records and Information Management, Knowledge Management, Preservation and Conservation of Information Resources, ICT Application to Library and Information Management, Archives Administration and Library Automation. He is also interested in Cataloguing and Classification of information Resources. He has several graduates at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels that passed through his tutelage. Basil has also received several Awards as a result of his commitment to duty and result-oriented approach to responsibilities at his disposal. He is Married to Margaret Oghenovo Basil-Iwhiwhu, a Director at the Post Primary Education Board, Asaba and the union is blessed with children.
    My Publications
  1. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2020) Cataloguing and Classification Education and the Use of Library Catalogue by Library and Information Science Undergraduate at Delta State University, Abraka:, Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology Vol.13 (2) Pages: 196 - 207

  2. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2020) Managers' Role in Organisations in Mitigating Security Challenges for National Development , Journal of Business Management and Maritime Technology
    Vol.1 (1) Pages:

  3. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2020) Enhancing Warri Port Operations In Nigeria: Information And Communication Technology As An Enabler , International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science Vol.Vol. 8(10) Pages: 308-319

  4. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2020) Records Managers’ Capacity Building for Sustainable Information Management in Nigeria. , International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science Vol.Vol. 8(9) Pages: 271-279

  5. Azino, O. A., Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu &F. N. Olise (2019) Consotia Resource Sharing: A Tool for Collection Development in Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria , POMLIF - Journal of Library and Information Science
    Vol.2 Pages: 1 - 9

  6. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2016) Preserving X-Ray Films as Information Source for Medical Diagnosis, Delta Library Journal
      Vol.Vol. 10, 1 & 2 Pages:

  7. Oghenovo Kelvin Onoriode & Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2016) Use Of Information And Communication Technologies In Academic Libraries In Bayelsa And Delta States, Nigeria, International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science Vol.Vol. 4(4) Pages: 100 – 103

  8. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and Blessings Amina Akporhonor (2014) SCHOOL RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: PANACEA TO QUALITY ASSURANCE IN EDUCATION, Library and Information Science Digest Vol.Vol 7 No. 1 Pages: 143 - 154

  9. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and V. O. Idiedo (2013) Availability and Use of Law Library by Students of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Amassoma Bayelsa State, Nigeria, NAILS Journal of Law Librarianship and Information Technology (NJOLLIT)
    Vol. Pages: 80 - 92

  10. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and V. O. Idiedo (2013) Information Resources Use of Law Library by Students, International Library Movement
    Vol.Vol. 35, 3 Pages: 163-172

  11. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu; O. K. Onoriode and O. Ivwighreghweta (2012) Motivation as a Tool for Enhancing the Job Performance of Professional Librarians in Selected Academic Libraries in Nigeria, Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Technical Education and Management Sciences
    Vol.Vol. 6 No. 3 Pages: 1-14

  12. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2012) Mentoring library and information science professionals for sustainable practices, Delta Library Journal
    Vol.Vol. 6 (2) Pages: 13 – 19

    Vol.6 (3) Pages: 1 - 14

  14. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and P. O. Okorodudu (2012) Public library information resources, facilities, and services: user satisfaction with the Edo State Central Library, Benin-City, Nigeria , Library Philosophy and Practice Vol.  Pages:

  15. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2011) Information resources availability and utilization in the legislative process by lawmakers in Edo State , Journal of law and conflict resolution Vol.3 No 7 Pages: 112 - 116

  16. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2011) Towards Electronic Records Management Strategies In Frameworks for ICT Policy: Government, Social and Legal Issues, IGI Global Vol. Pages: 263-276

  17. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2011) Electronic records management in Africa: Problems and prospects In Handbook of research on information communication technology policy: trends, issues and advancements, IGI Global Vol.  Pages: 161-185

  18. Alex O. Obuh and Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2011) The Role of Metadata in the 21st Century Library and Information Profession, Delta Library Journal
    Vol.Vol. 5 (1 & 2) Pages: 13 – 19

  19. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2010) Research in the changing information media, International Library Movement
    Vol.32 (1) Pages: 23-40

  20. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and J. O. Ruteyan (2010) Institutional Archives: An Essential Aspect of University Growth and Development, Delta Library Journal
    Vol.Vol. 4 (1 & 2) Pages: 48 – 53

  21. Ovowoh, R. O. and Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2010) Preserving Information Bearing Material in Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria, Library Philosophy and Practice Vol. Pages:

  22. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu, J. O. Rutetan & A. Eghwubare (2010) Mobile phones for library services: prospects for Delta State University Library, Abraka, Library Philosophy and Practice Vol. Pages:

  23. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and E. O. Eyekpegha (2009) Digitization of Nigerian University Libraries: From Technology Challenge to Effective Information Delivery, The Electronic Library Vol.27 Number 3 Pages: 529-536

  24. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2008) Information Re-Packaging and Library Services: A Challenge to Information Professionals in Nigeria, Library Philosophy and Practice Vol.Paper 178 Pages:

  25. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2008) Towards Introducing E-Governance in Nigeria: Records in Governance for National Sustainability in the 21st Century Nigeria, National Association of Science, Humanities and Education Research (NASHER) Journal
    Vol.Vol. 6 No. 2 Pages: 152 – 159

  26. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2007) Democracy and Information Provision for National Sustainability in the 21st Century Nigeria, National Association of Science, Humanities and Education Research (NASHER) Journal
    Vol.Vol. 5 No. 1 Pages: 259 – 264

  27. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and E. O. Eyekpegha (2007) Digitization of Nigerian University Libraries: Case study of University of Port Harcourt and Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Heartland Journal of Library and Information Science (H-JOLIS)
    Vol.1 No 2 Pages: 112 - 123

  28. Akporhonor, B. A. ans Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2007) The Management of Staff Records at Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria., Library Philosophy and Practice Vol. Pages:

  29. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and Adomi, E. E. (2006) Seminar/Workshop on Capacity Building for Teacher-Librarians in Primary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria, Library Hi Tech News Vol.23 Number 4 Pages: 8-10

  30. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu, B. A. Akporhonor and A. M. Obaro (2006) Use of Internet Resources: A Case Study of a Nigerian University, Perspectives in Education
    Vol.Vol. 22, No. 2 Pages: 115-122

  31. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu and B. A. Akporhonor (2005) Computer Application in Higher Education in Nigeria: A case study., Perspectives in Education
    Vol.Vol. 21, No. 4 Pages: 231-237

  32. Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2005) Management of Records in Nigerian Universities: Problems and Prospects, The Electronic Library, Vol.23 Number 3 Pages: 345-355

  33. Adomi, E. E. and Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu (2004) Users’ levels of satisfaction with reserve collection services in a state university library in Nigeria, Collection Building, Vol.23, No. 1 Pages: 39-44