The University Librarian

Dr. (Mrs) Ruth Simon Bassey (University Librarian)

Dr. (Mrs) Ruth Simon Bassey (University Librarian)

Dr. (Mrs) Ruth Simon Bassey

(Formerly Margaret Bassey Edem)

B.A., MLS, Ph.D

The Librarian, University of Calabar


Dr. (Mrs) Ruth Simon Bassey

Born on the 19th of June, 1962, Dr. (Mrs.) Ruth hails from Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.

She began her educational pursuit in 1968 at Government Primary School, Atu Street, Calabar and in 1973 obtained her first school leaving certificate from the same school. Between 1974 – 1980, she attended Holy Child Secondary School, Calabar, Federal Government Girls’ College, Ojo, Lagos State and Calabar where she got a WAEC O/L. In 1980 she was admitted into the University of Calabar graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts (ELS) degree. She then proceeded to the University of Ibadan where she obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Library Science.

Dr. (Mrs) Ruth Simon Bassey before her employment into the University of Calabar in 1987, had worked in the West Africa peoples institute (WAPI) as a tutor between 1986 – 1987.

In Unical, she was posted to the University Library from where she took up added responsibilities as, Library Representative on Law and Graduate School, Coordinator, Library Skills-GSS 1101 as well as membership of various committees including: Library Accreditation committee, Graduate school Result and Thesis vetting committee.

Dr. Ruth has also supervised DLS, B. Ed and MLS Degree Projects since 2004 as well as taught various courses related to the use of English and Library Skills in the university.

The widely published librarian has also attended a lot of conferences and training programmes both locally and internationally.

She is the Editor of a journal of the Nigerian Library Association, Cross River state chapter, the National prayer secretary, Calabar missionary society of Nigeria and the secretary of her church marriage committee.

Dr. (Mrs) Ruth, Simon Bassey, Ph. D, CLN is a member of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) and a chartered librarian of the Librarians Registration council of Nigeria (LRCN).