Dr. Isola Ajiferuke

Isola AjifeurkeAssociate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Office: FIMS & Nursing Building, Room 4025  
Telephone: 519-661-2111 x 81364
Email: iajiferu@uwo.ca


Dr. Isola Ajiferuke is an associate professor at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
His areas of research interests include the impact of information and communications technologies on development, knowledge management, informetrics, and evaluation of information retrieval systems. The focus of his current research projects is in the area of informetrics.

Professor Ajiferuke currently teaches the following courses in the MLIS & PhD programs: Statistical Methods, Knowledge Management, Managing Information Technology in Libraries, and Information Retrieval: Theory and Practice.

Prior to joining Western, Dr.  Ajiferuke had lectured at the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, Nigeria, and the Department of Library and Information Studies, University of Botswana, Botswana. He recently completed a 4-year MacArthur Foundation-funded collaborative project with the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, Nigeria, in 2014, and visited the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Ilorin, Nigeria on a 3-month Carnegie fellowship in 2015.  

Selected Publications


  • Ajiferuke, I., Tiamiyu, M., Longe, F., Nwagwu, W., Ogunsola, K., Opesade, A. & Olatokun, W. (2012). Towards an online bachelor of information science degree programme in a Nigerian University: Part 1 – Lessons from the literature and existing curricula. Education for Information, 29(2), 89-119.
  • Ajiferuke, I. (2011).  How to overcome some of the challenges that African scholars are facing in conducting informetric research. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science, 77(2), 179-183.   
  • Ajiferuke, I. & Wolfram, D. (2010). Citer analysis as a measure of research impact: library and information science as a case study. Scientometrics, 83(3), 623-638.