Dr. Adam Gambo Saleh

Dr. Adam Gambo Saleh

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Adam Gambo Saleh was born in 1965 in Maiduguri, Borno State. He is Shuwa by tribe. He attended Yerwa Central Primary School, Maiduguri from 1970 -1977,  Government Science Secondary  School Potiskum 1977-1981 and  Borno College of Basic Studies from 1982-1985. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Library Science (BLS) from University of Maiduguri in1988, proceeded to Bayero University Kano for his Masters Degree (MLS) in1992 and Ph D Library and Information Science with specialization in Information Seeking Behaviour from International Islamic University, Malaysia in 1013. He started his teaching career with the University of Maiduguri in 1989 as a Graduate Assistant and rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 2013. Prior to his current appointment as the University Librarian, he served the National Institute for Legislative Studies (National Assembly, Abuja) as its Institute Librarian from 2014 - 2016. He is widely published in Local and International refereed journals and attended several conferences. He is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN), an active member of Nigeria Library Association (NLA) and other several professional bodies. His area of research interest includes Information Seeking Behaviour, Library Automation and Library Literacy. He is married and blessed with 5 children. His hobbies include Badminton and Horse riding.





  • Day to day administration of the University Library.
  • Ensure effective Library services delivery.
  • Co-ordination of Library services.
  • Development of Library Policies.





  • Information Behaviour Studies.
  • Library Automation.
  • Library Literacy.





Journal Articles.

  • Adam, G. S. & Mohammed, M. (2015). An assessment of the Quality of Hadith Information on the Internet. Impact, Vol. 6(1). Available at http://informationimpact.org/Vol6No1-Article2.html
  • Adam, G.S. & Hauwa, B.M. (2015). Meeting the information needs of the Ulama in the digital age: challenges for the Muslim information professionals. Jewel Journal of Librarianship: A publication of the Gombe State Branch of Nigeria Library Association, Vol.8(I)
  • Adam, G.S. & Ijudigal, E. (2014). Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Rural Dwellers: a case study of Gulak in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Information Resources Management: A publication of the Niger State Branch of Nigeria Library Association, Vol.4 (1).
  • Adam, G.S. (2014). Meeting the Information Needs of Remote Library Users: The Case of University of Maiduguri Distance Learning Programme. Information Impact, Vol. 5(2). Available at http://informationimpact.org/Vol5No2-Article1.html
  • Adam, G.S. & Hauwa, S. (2013). Information Needs and Seeking Behavior of Muslim Clerics in relation to Preaching in Nigeria. International Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.5 (3). Available at http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJLIS/edition/March 2013
  • Adam, G.S. & Ahmed, S. (2013). Information Seeking Behaviour of Ulama in relation to preaching and counseling roles in Nigeria. Theological Librarianship: An online Journal of the American Theological Library Association, Vol. 6(1), pp. 41-58
  • Adam, G.S. & Hauwa, S. (2012). The influence of denominational affiliations on the information seeking behavior of the Ulama in Borno State, Nigeria. Annals of Library and Information Studies, Vol. 59(2). Also available at http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/14436/1/ALIS%2059%282%29% 2079-89.pdf
  • Adam, G.S. (2012). Employer’s expectations of Library education in Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, November issue. Available at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/gambo-saleh.htm
  • Adam, G.S. (2011). Educator’s perspective of Library education in Nigeria. . Library Philosophy and Practice, March issue. Available at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/gambo.htm
  • Adam, G.S. & Fatima, I. (2011). Information needs and information seeking behavior of rural women in Borno State, Nigeria. World Libraries Vol. 18(2) Also available at http://www.worlib.org/vol18no2/index.shtml
  • Adam, G.S. & Fatima, I. (2011). An assessment of public library services in North eastern Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice, January issue. Available at http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/saleh-lasisi.htm
  • Adam, G.S. & Fatima, I. (2010). Information as a major criterion for success in women group activities in Borno State, Nigeria. Borno Library, Archival and Information science Journal, Vol. 9(1)
  • Fatima, I. & Adam, G.S. (2009). The impact of school Libraries on the academic performance of secondary school pupils in Maiduguri. Borno Library, Archival and Information science Journal Vol.8
  • Mohammed, L, Bulama, K. & Adam, G.S. (1999). Perceived effect of literacy level on the rehabilitation of Blind in-mates of a rehabilitation center. MAJES Vol.3(1)
  • Fatima, I. & Adam, G.S. (1998). Library education in the University of Maiduguri 1978-1998: an overview. Educational Forum Vol.4
  • Fatima, I. & Adam, G.S. (1991). A survey of library resources and usage in selected primary schools in Borno State. Continuing Education and Extension Quarterly Vol.1 (2)

Conference Papers.

  • Adam, G.S. & Michael, O. The relevance of library education to professional practice: a study of BLS degree holders in Northern Nigeria. Presented at the 7th National Conference of Nigerian Association of Library and Information Science Educators (NALISE) held at Bayero University, Kano on 20th July, 1997.
  • Adam, G.S. & Ahmed, B.A. Meeting the information needs of the Ulama in the digital age: challenges for the Muslim information professionals. Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for the Muslim World (ICT4M) held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14-16 December, 2010.
  • Adam, G.S. & Ahmed, B.A. A survey of information resources required by the Ulama to perform their work roles. Paper presented at The World Conference of Muslim Library and Information Scientist (WCOMLIS) held at International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 25-27 November, 2011.

Book Chapter.

  • Adam, G.S. & Ahmed, B.A. (2011). A survey of information sources consulted by the Ulama to perform their work Roles. In A. B. Abubakar (ed) Information Needs and Information Seeking, Malaysia: International Islamic University Press