OLLA Grace Omolara Oluwatoyin

OLLA Grace Omolara Oluwatoyin

Senior Librarian


Grace Omolara Oluwatoyin Olla is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN) with over 10 years of experience as a Librarian at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science with Education (BLS Ed.) and a Masters in Information Science (M.Inf.Sc), from Delta State University, Abraka and the University of Ibadan respectively.

She has served as the Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions unit and is the current Head of Information Resources Management Section, Cataloguing and Classification Unit, Bowen University Library. In addition to her extremely challenging professional and administrative duties, she has taught “Indigenous knowledge systems”, “Collection development”, “Records management” and “Bibliography”, and still teaches “Information literacy”, as an academic librarian. She has also published several articles in reputable, peer reviewed journals. Her research interests include information literacy, information and communication technologies in libraries, and user studies.


  • Masters in Information Science (M.Inf. Sc.), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 2004
  • Bachelor of Library Science (BLS. Ed.), Delta State University, Abraka, 1998
  • Diploma in Computer Application, Ra-ah Institute for Advanced Computer Training, (RIFACT), Jos, 2001


  • Adekunle, P. A. and Olla, G. O. O. (2015). Social media application and the library: An expository discourse. In Tella, A. (ed.) Social media strategies for dynamic library service development. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp 41-70.
  • Adekunle, P. A. and Olla, G. O. O. (2018). Unlocking the Unlimited Potentials of KOHA OSS/ILS for Library Housekeeping Functions: A Global View. In Khosrow-Pour, M. (ed.). Optimizing Contemporary Application and Processes in Open Source Software. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp. 70-130
  • Adekunle, P. A. and Olla, G.O. (2019). "Bridging the Digital Divide in Nigerian Information Landscape: The Role of the Library". International Journal of Digital Literacy and Digital Competence (IJDLDC), 10(3): 10-31.
  • Adekunle, P. A., Olla, G. O. O., Olajide, A.A., Okereke, C. N. & Adedoyin, A. (2019). Attitude of Undergraduate Students to Information Literacy: Bowen University Experience. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 6(1): 1-11.
  • Adekunle, P. A., Olla, G. O, Oshiname, R. M. and Tella A. (2015). "Reports Generation with Koha ILS: Examples From Bowen University Library, Nigeria". International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS),5(2): 18-34.
  • Adeyemi, E.A. and Olla, G. O.O. (2020). Knowledge Sharing among Healthcare Providers in Gombe State, Nigeria. Journal of Health Information and Librarianship, 5(1): 26-42
  • Ayoku A. Ojedokun, Grace O.O. Olla and Samuel A. Adigun (2016). "Integrated Library System Implementation: The Bowen University Library Experience with Koha Software". African Journal of Libraries, Archives and Information Science (AJLAIS), 26(1): 31-42
  • Olla, G. O. O., Adekunle, P. A., Oshiname, R. M. & Ajayi, A.O. (2019). "Measuring Customer Satisfaction in Bowen University Library, Iwo, Nigeria". International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS), 8(2).