Dr. Abu Yusufu holds a Diploma in Library Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1988, Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1997 and Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS. ) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2004 and a Doctorate degree ( PhD ) in Library and Information Sciences from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 2013.

He started his working career as an Library Officer at National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) 1989, steadily raised through the ranks to the position of Senior Librarian in charge of Technical Section, in 2000 he joined the services of Arewa House Center Historian Document Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna as a Librarian I (Librarian-in-Charge).
Dr. Abu Yusufu has served as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 2004-2007, steadily raised through the ranks to the position Senior Lecturer in October, 2013.

With the establishment of the nine new Federal Universities by the Federal Government in February, 2011, in 2015 Dr. Abu Yusufu was called upon to serve as the University Librarian, Federal University Kashere, Gombe State .

 

International Conferences Attended/Organized with dates:
International Workshop on Open Access Repositories, organized by elFL.net and A.B.U. Zaria from 28th to 29th April, 2008.
Multicultural African Conference 2013 [with the theme] Resource Mobilization, Management for Access and Quality Education in Africa. Organized by Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, June 11 to 15, 2013.
National Conference on Management of Information in a Democratic Dispensation [organized by] Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 21st to 22nd October, 2010.

 

2nd National Conference on Education and Development in Northern Nigeria held at Babanginda University, Lapai, Niger State between 30th March to 4th April, 2009
46th National Conference/AGM of Nigerian Library Association, held at Arewa House, Kaduna 3rd to 6th June, 2008.
1st National Conference on Education and Development in Northern Nigeria held at Babanginda University, Lapai, Niger State between 25th and 28th February, 2008.
National Conference on Educational Reforms, Problems, Challenges and the Way Forward, held between Tuesday 20th and 22nd November, 2007 at the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
38th National Conference/Annual Meeting of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, June 25-30, 2000. Theme: Library and Information Agenda for the New Millennium.
35th National Conference/AGM of Nigerian Library Association, held at Arewa House, Kaduna, 1997.

Publications/Articles: (i) in peer reviewed journals & books; (ii) in official conferences proceedings.

Peer Reviewed Journals and Books
Yusufu, Abu (2005). “An Information System: A Profile of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology”. Library Trends, Vol.2: pp40-45. Nigerian Library Association, Kaduna State Chapter.
Yusufu, Abu (2007) “An Overview of Nigeria Information Policy.” Samaru Journal of Information Studies, Vol.7(1):8-12. ISSN 1596-5414.
Yusufu, Abu (2007). “The Challenges of Managing Information Resources in a Changing Environment: The ICT Question.” Journal of Education Research and Development, Vol.2(2): 222-226, Faculty of Education, A.B.U. Zaria.
Yusufu, Abu (2004). “Information Service Utilisation of the Raw Materials Information System: A Survey of Selected Research Institutes in Nigeria.: Library Focus Vol.22, pp.21-26. Nigerian Library Association, Kaduna State Chapter.
Yusufu, Abu (2004) “Information Management Profile of Raw Material Information Systems Services: A Survey of Selected Research Institutes in Nigeria.: Samaru Journal of Information Studies Samaru Journal of Information Studies, Vol.4(1&2): pp12-19. Published by Department of Library and Information Science, A.B.U. Zaria.
Saka, Katamba Abubakar and Yusufu, Abu (2007). “An Assessment of University-based Library Schools in Northern Nigeria: The Academia.” Journal of Educational Reearch and Development, Vol.2(3): pp100-106. Faculty of Education, A..B.U. Zaria.
Fatuyi, E.O.A., Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim, Adamu (1997). “Funding of Research Libraries: Problems and Solution.” Nigerian Libraries, Vol.31(1&2): pp52-57.
Yusufu, Abu. (2008). Contemporary Educational Issues and Problems in Northern Nigeria: The Northern Education Research Project Agenda for Action. In: Education and Development in Northern Nigeria. Edited by Okegbile, A.S. et al. pp53-60.
Yusufu, Abu (2010) “Libraries and Sustainability of the Democratic Order: The Place of Public Library System in Nigeria.” In: Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Edited by Talla Ngarka S [et al]. pp229-236.
Okoli , A.C. and Yusufu, Abu.(2010) “Corporate Libraries and Information Systems: Types, Nature, Characteristics and Services.” Journal of Educational Research and Development, Vol.5(2): pp173-176. Faculty of Education, A.B.U. Zaria.
Yusufu, Abu (2012). “Assessment of Information Sources and Services Provided for the Business Needs of the Micro and Small Scale Entrprises in North West Zone, Nigeria.” Samaru Journal of Information Studies, Vol.12(1&2) pp48-56.
Mohammed,Aliyu and Yusufu, Abu.(2012) “A Preliminary Assessment of Online Information on Health Care Delivery System in Nigeria.” Nigeria Education Forum(NEF), Vol.20(1), pp23-30.
Yusufu, Abu (2011). “Contributions of Engineers to Development of Management Theories. ”Journal of Business Educational Research and Development (JOBERD), Vol.2(1),pp61-68.

Conference Publications
Fatuyi, E.O.A., Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim Adamu. “Funding of Research Libraries: Problems and Solution.” A paper presented at the 35th NLA National Conference/AGM held at Arewa House, 1997.
Fatuyi, E.O.A.and Yusufu, Abu (2000). “The Role of the Librarian in the 21st Century”. A paper presented at the 38th NLA National Conference/AGM held at Arewa House.
Aduku, Baba Shaibu and Yusufu Abu (2007). “An Overview of Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria.” A paper presented at the National Conference on Education Reforms, Problems, Challenges and the Way Forward held between 20th and 22nd November, 2007 at the Faculty of Education, A.B.U. Zaria.
Yusufu, Abu (2008). “Contemporary Educational Issues and Problems in Northern Nigeria: The Northern Educational Research Project Agenda for Action.” Paper presented at the First National Conference on Education and Development in Northern Nigeria, held at Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State between 25th and 28th February, 2008.
Yusufu, Abu (2009) “Libraries and Sustainability of the Democratic Order: The Place of Public Library System in Nigeria.” Paper presented at the 2nd National Conference organized by IBB University, Lapai from 31st March to 2nd April, 2009. Theme: Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria:
Yusufu, Abu (2008). “Guideline for Primary School Library for the Model Integrated Qur’anic Primary School.” A paper presented at the Review Workshop on the Model Integrated Qur’anic Primary School, organized by the Centre for Regional Integration and Development at Arewa House Auditorium between 23rd and 24th of May, 2008.
Yusufu, Abu (2010). “Record Keeping and Documentation”. Paper presented at the Leadership Training Course (LCT) of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Kaduna State Zone from 10th to 12th December, at the Multipurpose Conference Hall of the Dept of Mass Communication, A.B.U. Zaria. 4pp.
Yusufu, Abu (2013). “Preparation, Improvisation and Utilization of Instructional Materials. [Module 5].” In: Curriculum Implementation and Evaluation in University Education: A Training Manual for University Academic Staff. Edited by Deborah O. Otu (PhD), pp74-87.

Bibliographic Indexes
Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim, Adamu (1990). Leather and Leather Technology, 1970-1979: A Bibliography. Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, 94 leaves.
Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim, Adamu (1990). A Catalogue of Monographic Materials in the Reserve and Reference Unit of NARICT Library. Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, 74 leaves
Fatuyi, E.O.A., Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim, Adamu (1993). A bibliographic compilation of NARICT Seminar Papers from 1980-1989. Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, 28 leaves.
Fatuyi, E.O.A., Yusufu, Abu and Ibrahim, Adamu (1993). Leather and Leather Technology, 1980-1989: A Bibliography. Zaria, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, 77 leaves.
Back of the Book Index [Published] In: Individual Rights and Communal Responsibility in Nigeria (1998) Edited by Muhammad Tabiu and Muhammad Tawfiq Ladan, Human Rights Commission, Abuja. pp142-146.
Back of the Book Index [Published] In: Administration of Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Nigeria. (1998). Edited by Muhammad Tabiu, Human Rights Commission, Abuja, pp78-83.
Back of the Book Index [Published] In: Leadership, Accountability and the Future of Nigeria (1998). Edited by Abdullahi Mahadi and George Kwanashi, Kaduna, Arewa House, pp117-122.
Back of the Book Index [Published] In: Issues in the Information Profession: Nigerian Perspectives. (1998) Editors: Tijjani Abubakar, Zakari Mohammed and John Otim. Abuja, NALISE and NLN, pp.157-163.

Books
Yusufu, Abu (2012) Computers in Information Work: A Complementary Study Note for Library and Information Studies. Zaria, Yagina Printers, 83pp.
Yusufu, Abu (2011). Contemporary Issues and Developments in Corporate Information Services Delivery. In: Ndakotsu, T.M., Ekoja, I.I. and Abah, A.A. (eds). Concepts and Issues in Special Libraries in Nigeria. Pp93-112.

Yusufu, Abu (2013). Media Resources and Services in Information Work: An Introduction. [In Press].

Hobbies: Jogging, Listening to Assorted Music and Watching Movies.

Dr. Abu Yusufu is a member of many Professional bodies Nigerian Library Association, National Association of Library and Information Science Educators.

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