Chief Librarian

Mrs. Helen Ihuoma

Ihuoma, Helen Ihuoma (CLN), is currently the pioneer chief librarian at LAPO Institute for Microfinance and Management Studies. She is a researcher, facilitator, and a specialist in setting up virgin libraries. She led the team that set up LAPO Institute hybrid library, our Lady of Fatima college library and also served as departmental librarian in University of Nigeria Library School. Helen has a B.Sc. and MLS in Library and Information Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A member of Nigeria Library Association (NLA) and also a Certified Librarian with Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). Her interest spans across librarianship, research, teaching and education administration. She was part of the team that successfully conducted the research on Corporate Governance and Microfinance Productivity in Nigeria in 2019.


Education
MLS, Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
B.Sc., Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Certified Librarian, Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN)
Member, Nigeria Library Association (NLA)

    Research



    Research constitutes the very fulcrum of our intervention strategies.

    The Institute conducts researches and empirical studies in the field of microfinance, enterprise development and poverty.

    The outcome of our research serves as a rich reservoir of knowledge for the growth of the microfinance sector.

    Key areas include market intelligence survey, employees’ engagement survey, branch feasibility studies, clients’ satisfaction surveys, Poverty Probability Index studies, microinsurance actuarial survey and organizational training needs assessments.

    Special studies, such as corporate governance and institutional performance, are also conducted on a series basis.

    Research Work / Activities

    Status

    Staff Satisfaction Survey

    Completed

    Employee Performance Study

    Completed

    Clients Unmet Service Needs

    Completed

    ICAP

    Completed

    Progress out of Poverty Index

    Completed

    Market Scan

    Completed

    Public Perception Survey

    Completed

    Employee Engagement Survey

    Completed

    Environmental Scan

    Completed

    Corporate Governance and Microfinance Productivity

    Completed

    Baseline & Impact Assessment for LAPO Microfinance Bank Financial Services on Clients

    Completed

    System Assessment for LAPO

    Ongoing