With a long experience in teaching, library science and practice, supervision and a huge academic and research passion, Prof. Umar Ibrahim has expectedly carried research projects personally and in collaboration with other fellow researchers over the years. He has also supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate researches. By the right of this text are some of his research interests, and listed below are some of his completed research works, and some student researches he has supervised:
A project commissioned by the Kaduna State Library Board 2004
Organized Center for Democratic Development Research and Training (CEDDERT) P.M.B 1077, Hanwa, Zaria. (2000)
An Index to articles published in CRYSTAL INTERNATIONAL NEWSMAGAZINE: June—December,1999, submitted to Crystal International Newsmagazine, Heritage House, P.M.B.5003, Abuja. January 2000
Organized General Aliyu Muhammad Private Library. No. 4 Coronation street, Kaduna. (1998)
Citation Analysis of Postgraduates Engineering Literatures and their Availability in some selected Nigerian University Libraries.(1994), funded by Ahmadu Bello University Board of Research.
Organised Essence International School Library, Kashim Ibrahim Road, Kaduna. The Library is designed for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools (1987)