Noah Samuel

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Social Aspects Info Tech (IS202AD4)
Social Aspects Info Tech (IS202AD6)


Areas of Research: 

My research interests lie in the intersection between people and technology; I am interested in how people innovate with technology in a community setting and most importantly the potential for entrepreneurial development in local maker labs and the lessons that can be learnt from such labs. Should we be excited about the maker culture as it is currently being promoted in the US and are there lessons and potential benefits for African countries that may want to adopt this initiative in promoting innovation among its teaming youths?

Field Exam Area: 

Social Informatics


PhD in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (in progress)
Master of Information Science, Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2014
B.Sc. Communication Technology, Lagos State University, Nigeria, 2010

Selected Publications, Papers and Presentations: 

Samuel, N. O. (2016). Research Support and Open Access: Notes from Nigeria. Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. 26 (1), 17-29

Kacunguzi, D. T., & Samuel, N. O. (2016). Assessment of Nigerian and Ugandan LIS Programs in Meeting the Demands of the Digital Age. QQML International Conference. London: ISAST.

Samuel, N. O. (2016, March 14). How Consumers of Telecommunication Services Perceive Service Providers: An Empirical Study from Nigeria. University of Havana/University of Illinois Joint LIS Symposium. Havana, Cuba.

Samuel, N. O. & Olatokun, W. (2014). Telecommunication Services Provision in Nigeria: Consumers' Perspectives on Information Provision, Advertising and Representation of Services. Afr J. of Comp & ICTs, 7(5). 63-76.

Samuel, N. O. (2014). Consumers' Perception of Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Service Providers' Code of Practice Regulation. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria: Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan.

Samuel, N. O. (2010). Evaluation of Internet Usage among Senior Secondary School Students in Public Schools in Lagos State. First Degree Project. Lagos, Nigeria: School of Communication, Lagos State University

Honors and Awards: 

Award of Excellence, Africa Regional Centre for Information Science Students Association, 2013

Founder’s Award, second prize, Africa Regional Center for Information Science, November 2014

Travel grant, GSLIS and Illinois Graduate College, to participate in a community informatics conference in Havana, Cuba (March 12 – March 22)

Related Topics

Community Informatics, Cultural Informatics and Heritage, Information Policy, Social and Information Networks, Social Informatics, Social Media, human-computer interaction, user experience, technology localization