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Ibironke Lawal

Engineering and Science Collections Librarian

Professor
Collections and Discovery, Collection Analysis and Investment

(804) 828-8739
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 204
ilawal@vcu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Education, VCU, 2008
  • M.A. Communications, Michigan State University, 1985
  • M.L.S. Librarianship, University of Ibadan, 1974 
  • B.S. Zoology/Botany, University of Lagos, 1968

Previous professional experience

  • Coordinator, Branch Science Libraries, University of Virginia, 1995-2000
  • Physical Sciences Reference Librarian, Dartmouth College, 1992-1995
  • Head Acquisitions/Collection Management, University of Ife, Ile Ife, Nigeria, 1974-1990

Teaching experience

  • Collection Management, LSC 608, Catholic University of America
  • The College and University Library, LSC 801, Catholic Univeristy of America 

Selected presentations

  • Ibironke Lawal O. (2018) Recruitment inclusive champions: Diversifying engineering faculty. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference, Crystal City, April 29-May 2, 2018.

  • Ibironke Lawal O. (2018). Panel Moderator, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference, Crystal City, April 29-May 2, 2018.

  • Gelfand, Julia; Lawal, Ibironke; Rauh, Anne; Powell, Jill (2017) A Primer in science and engineering collection. Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 6-10, 2017.

  • Farley, Kevin; Winthrop, Emily; Lawal, Ibironke; Sobczak, Patricia (2017). One root many trees: Reviving collections practices. Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 6-10, 2017.

     

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (2017). Panel Moderator, Collaborating with engineering students and faculty. American

     

  • Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, June 25-28, 2017.

     

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (2016). Panel Moderator, Expanding faculty outreach. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, June 26-29, 2016.

  • Lawal, I. (2012). Sub group response variability in the information control dimension of LIBQUAL+ survey. Poster presented at the Charleston Conference.
  • Lawal, I.O. (2011). Using LIBQUAL results to improve service quality at Virginia Commonwealth University. Paper presented at ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hassell, A., Lawal, I., Robnolt, V., Watwood, B. (2011). Openness to integrating technology: Assessing faculty and student perceptions. Poster presented at the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Lawal, I. (2011). LibQual: Library as a place: Before and after. Presented ALA Annual Conference. 
  • Lawal, I. (2010). Weeding science collections. Paper presented at ALA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Selected publications

Books

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (2009). Library and information science research in the 21st Century: A guide for practicing librarians and students. Oxford: Chandos Publishing Limited. 212p.

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (1995). Metal-Working in Africa south of the Sahara : An annotated

Book Chapter

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (2017) Library Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International Students”. In: Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for retaining and graduating International, transfer, first-generation, and re-entry students, Chicago, ALA, ACRL, 2018. (Accepted)

Articles

  • Lawal, Ibironke O. (2018). Recruitment Inclusive Champions: Diversifying Engineering Faculty. ASEE CoNECD Conference Proceedings. (Forthcoming)

  • Farley, Kevin; Winthrop, Emily; Lawal, Ibironke; Sobczak, Patricia (2017). One root many trees: Reviving collections practices. Charleston Library Conference Proceedings, Purdue University Press. (Forthcoming)

  • Lawal, I.O. (2009). Library and information science research in the 21st century: A guide for practicing librarians and students. Oxford: Chandos Publishing Limited. In bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. 270p.

  • Lawal, I.O. (2008). Student success in college: An examination of the relationship between institutional expenditures and persistence. [A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Virginia Commonwealth University.]   

Professional organizations

  • Special Libraries Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Chemical Society, Chemical Information Division
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Science and Technology Section
  • American Library Association 
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