Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari on ResearchGate


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How to Top Perform as Local Guide on Google Maps

I am a proud Google Maps Local Guide on Level 5 and still aiming higher... Minutes ago, I received complimentary mail from Google thanking and alerting me of my top performances in 2019. This is cheering and already serving as encouragement to do more in 2020.

Here are some of the stuffs you can do to be a top performer as Google Map's Local Guide, according to Google themselves:
1. Rate & Review
2. Take Photos, share them too
3. Add a Place, a new place that is missing on Google Maps
4. Edit a place, some places are wrongly named
5. Answer Questions, Google asks a lot of them
6. Check the Facts, with your superior knowledge of places, events and all

Why must you do these? 
...influence how millions of people navigate the world
Any reward?
Yes. You earn points, levels, badge, other perks and travel opportunities to the US.

Hey, one more thing, Check out my 2019 as a Local Guide on Google Maps at

Above all, #LetsGuide


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Routine Maintenance of Computer Systems and Basic Internet Search Skills

Here is the link to my presentation at a training programme organised for the staff of Elizade University Library, Ilara-Mokin. See full slides here.
I also, in the document, did mention the need to manage oneself so as t make the computer system function optimally.
Maintain yourself • You are a major component of the computer system that needs to be maintained otherwise the computer will suffer • Be in the right frame of mind when using the computer • Don’t overstay on the computer, take occasional break • Begin shutdown 30 minutes before closing- use the time to properly shutdown and allow for updates to be installed and then freshen up your look and smell nice.

Friday, June 21, 2019


Our business is getting you talking
Our duty is linking you up
Our goal is connecting you to the world
Our mandate is getting you going
Our aim is to make you grow
We work to see you glow
Come on, GLOw With Pride!

As greens cover the earth so shall your reach be
As the forest grow without restraints
So shall our network thicken your business with grace
The green that we are, feeding you as greens feed the world
A pride of all stones, the emerald
So shall this Glo mobile your life to stardom
Enthroning you to Rule Your World!

Talk! Talk! Talk long; Talk! Talk! Talk cheap
Talk deal, talk biz all with the ease of sheep
Without rush, call! With pleasure, talk!
Talk, win; talk, cross borders; talk and get rich
This we do nerving the masses.
All we know to do, it’s our manner,
Glo! We Get People Talking!
Composed 22nd Aug., 2009 @ Abeokuta. Nig. Modified with 3rd stanza 13th Aug., 2011 @ Ibadan. Nig.
© Adegbilero-Iwari, Idowu Jan., 2012.

Opportunity Meets Passion- the Skilling of Four Library Para-professionals: A Remark Delivered at the Graduation Ceremony of Elizade University Library’s Bindery Staff by the Library Coordinator

It has been eight weeks of intensive training for these four colleagues, gentlemen and lady, learning the art and practice of what could be called book making but essentially repairs; what is popularly called bindery. I am most excited and grateful to be involved in this life-changing experience these dutiful members of Library staff have had. Suffice it to say none of them or even anyone here could have figured out the possibility of these trainees picking up this technical skill at this stage of their lives. I am grateful to God for letting me and the management of Elizade University play roles.
The former Ag. Librarian, Mrs. O. A Oke, had mused the idea of a ‘mini bindery’ for the Library. On assuming the leadership of the Library as Coordinator upon her retirement, we vigorously considered the idea and pursued it with courage coloured by grace. Grace because, one, the management obliged, and two, I had a meeting at Adeleke University a month or so into my role. Going round their library, behold a ‘mini’ bindery; and two of them at that because they had a separate one for their Law Library. I was just agog to ask, how did you do it? They said a man..., and that was how we called in Mr. Jolaoye. The product is what you are all seeing today.
I have thus learnt that when the right environment is created, people can aspire and achieve success. 
While we were thinking of how to get a binder to man the equipment, Mr. Jolaoye’s proposal had training (apprenticeship) component embedded in it. This looked funny and not achievable, training people on the job for 8- weeks? Some of us thought they will never master it within the period. But he reassured me. And b the time his reassurance was met with great zeal by nominated staff and those who nominated themselves we were already winning a glorious victory of endowing our colleagues with new technical skills.

Essentially, three factors played themselves out here: the University administration provided the environment, the Library management gave the opportunity and the staffers received it with passion. Today, it is cheering to report that these bindery novices of eight weeks ago are now being certified as bindery experts. Thanks to the fourth factor, their trainer, Mr. Jolaoye, who dispassionately poured out himself and everything bindery into them. He is such an amiable old man with a physique betraying his age. I will not be surprised if the apprentice and the entire library staff miss him dearly after today; he quite blended into the library family.
My advice for the apprentices, the graduating binder woman and men, is that they should repay the investment of the University with honest service and devotion. I congratulate you much as I do myself for playing a role in rewriting your stories and the story and revenue base of Elizade University.
I will thus close this remark with gratitude to the EU management team and other colleagues in the Library who took up the Library tasks that were left by these people during the training period. Above all, I give glory to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for making this ideal a reality.
Thank you and see you at the Top!

Adegbilero-Iwari, Idowu
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Information and Library Services for 21st Century University Staff

Everything is changing in the 21st Century and so is university education ditto the information and library services required by its staff. This presentation was done at an orientation programme for the new staff of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria.
Download full slide here