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Oluwabunmi Dorcas Bakare

Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Management, Lead City University, Nigeria

Degrees:Post Doc, Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Home Institution

Lead City University, Senior Lecturer, Library & Information Science, Department of Information Management, Faculty of Information and Information Sciences


Oluwabunmi had her Bachelor in Library & Information Science and Masters in Information Science, University of Ibadan respectively; while her Ph.D. was obtained at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a certified Librarian by the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) and the Pioneer Head of the Department of Library and Information Science Department, Lead City University, Nigeria.

Research Interest

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Information Literacy
  • Digital Libraries
  • Mobile Bullying/Bullying
  • Gender Studies
  • Infopreneur & Entrepreneurship Studies
  • Library Aesthetics
  • Research Ecosystem

Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period

I am looking forward to an intellectually rewarding time as a QES Scholar. Symbiotic research interactions with my mentors and other QES Scholars on site as well as the Alumni. Networking and collaboration with scholars at Carleton University & St. Paul University which is my placement partner. Broaden my horizon in the library & information Science domain within the Canadian space and research ecosystem.

The QES Project and Advancement of Your Career

My QES research is centred on “Literacy as the Bedrock for a Sustainable Future: Information Professionals as a Channel for Unlocking the Potential in the Nigerian Child”. This project will provide a veritable opportunity to showcase my professional competencies as an Information Professional who has ample knowledge of students’ variability and inculcate the requisite skillset in school librarians that will put them in a better stead in being the ideal channel for unlocking the potential in the Nigerian child.

The outcome of my QES project will translate to upskilling or re-training information professionals to fit into the contemporary trends in the discourse of information literacy as it is expected on the global landscape to lead to the sustainable future of the Nigerian Nation. Also, it will provide a platform for the Oyo State Government to know the present state of school librarians cum libraries and the Oyo State Library board which is expected to translate to making transformative and pragmatic policies that will truly place school libraries at the heart of our schools.

The QES Fellowship will expose me have a full grasp of the Information Literacy Skills of students across continents by putting into perspective the ACRL Framework of Information Literacy for Higher Education as a theoretical basis for understanding graduate students at St. Paul’s University which is my placement partner.

All these will contribute to the advancement of my career as an Information Professional saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that students in my research space are literate within their research domain and the society at large in order to perform maximally well in their academic journey with sound character.