Scholarly Communications Librarian, Elizade University

Science Communication and Collaboration: Tools and Platforms for Internationalizing Nigerian Research

Mr. Adegbilero-Iwari Idowu is presently the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Head, E-Library, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, the first Nigerian to serve as scholcomm librarian in a Nigerian library. Idowu is a winner of many prestigious grants and scholarships including the prestigious Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship award for the year 2016.

A long-time enthusiast of Open Access, Idowu consolidated his entry into the scholcomm sector when he received the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI) 2018 scholarship to attend the summer course in scholarly communications at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

He has recently been offered a specialised Board Grant to attend the Library Publishing Coalition Forum in the spring of 2020 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.