Dr. Umunna Nnaemeka Opara, the National President of the NLA, welcomes you to this platform. We are extremely happy you could find us on the web. Kindly avail yourself of the opportunities provided through the information provided on this website. This is our official channel for updating LIS professionals in Nigeria.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017



National Library of Nigeria in collaboration with Library and You has embarked on a Social Media Library Awareness and Sensitization Program. 

The Social Media Library Awareness and Sensitization Program has been circumspectly designed by National Library of Nigeria and Library and You to educate Nigerians on the indispensable roles of libraries and librarians to our national development.

The maiden edition of SM-LASP has been scheduled to hold on 22nd April 2017 by 7pm on Twitter.



- Prof. Lenrie O. Aina (National Librarian/ CEO, National Library of Nigeria) @lenrieaina

- Dr. Nkem Osuigwe (Director, Nigerian Book Foundation) @librarian_nkem

- Mr. Wale Micaiah (SDGs Advocate) @walemicaiah @SDGsNGA

@Librarygovng #NationalLibraryNG @libraryandyou

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Nigerian Librarian receives the prestigious Chevening/British Library Fellowship

A Nigerian Librarian receives the prestigious   Chevening/British Library Fellowship

Library and Information Professionals Today (LIPT): A Nigerian Librarian receives the prestigious Chev...:   A Nigerian Librarian receives the prestigious Chevening/British Library Fellowship.     Mrs Oluwaseun Obasola, a librarian at the Medical Library, University of Ibadan

Tuesday, August 23, 2016



The Enugu State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) announces her 16th Annual Conference/AGM for the year 2016 holding as follows:
Date: Tuessday 22nd – Thursday 24th November, 2016.
Venue: National Library of Nigeria, Independence Layout, Enugu
Conference fee:  Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15, 000).  The fee covers all conference materials, lunch and conference proceedings.
CONFERENCE THEME: “Library Services and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the Digital Era”.
1.      Evolving roles of Public Libraries in the digital age
2.      Academic Libraries in Nigeria and Sustainable Development Goals
3.      Makerspace in Libraries – gateway to collaborative learning in the digital age
4.      Information literacy and critical thinking for National development
5.      Enriching the lives of children for sustainable development through long vacation programme.
6.      School library services for Sustainable Development.
7.      Library services for the physically challenged in the digital era
8.      Building researcher-librarians for sustainable development.
9.      Libraries building digital collections for sustainable development
10.  Promoting indigenous knowledge for achieving Sustainable Development Goals
11.  Building strong Library Associations for National Development
12.  Libraries, Webinars, MOOCs and Online Learning: gateway for National Development
13.  Strategies for promoting Library Services to young people in the digital age.
14.  Building the Digital Literacy Skills of Librarians for National Development.
15.  Library Advocacy and partnership with NGOs for National Development.
Interested participants are hereby invited to submit full papers of not more than 18 pages double-line spaced with 12 point font size, processed in Times New Roman on any of the above sub-themes or any related topic under the general theme.
Deadline for submission of Full papers is Monday, October 31, 2016. Papers submitted after this date WILL NOT appear in the proceedings, but may be presented during the conference. Authors should include the name(s) and affiliations of the author(s) with functional e-mail addresses and submitted electronically to: enugu.nla@gmail.com with the subject: CONFERENCE PAPER! The file name should bear the author’s last name.
All submissions will be subjected to blind peer review by members of publication committee. Authors will be notified on the status of their submissions on or before October 15, 2016.
Format for Presentation: Accepted papers should be processed in not more than 20 slides for multimedia presentation during the conference.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings on payment of conference fee to the following bank account:
Name of Bank  First Bank Nigeria Plc
Account Name: Nigerian Library Association, Enugu State Chapter
Account Number: 2014867846

Helen Nneka Okpala (CLN)
07031030171 (State Chapter PRO)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

NLA Conference Day3 Report

#Day3 of the conference featured an outstanding mentoring session for young librarians which was directed by Mr. Samuel Eyitayo.

  • Emerging technologies
  • Virtual Library
  • Grants and scholarship for librarians.
  •  Research etc.

  • Have a vision and focus
  • You must make sacrifice etc.
After the group discussion, the leader for each group were called to summarize issues that were discussed.

Later on, LRCN Registrar Dr. Victoria Okojie gave an outstanding enlightenment speech on  "How to get to leadership position".
Some of the things includes:

She further stated that "As you join the profession, take all responsibilities"

#Day3 continued with reports of their  last AGM that was held in Osun State.

#Day3 featured Cultural Night!!!

See the life updates on Twitter #NLAConference2016   ::: @libraryandyou  ::: #SDGsNGALibraryAssociation

Participants were divided into different groups to discuss issues such as:

The discussion in different groups exposed various young librarians to a lot of things in librarianship.

She highlighted various points based on personal experience.

She further stated that leadership is Sacrificing yourself.

Dr. Victoria Okojie is an important personality in Library and Information Science.  Her over 31 years experience and sacrificial service in librarianship has made her worthy of emulation and aspiration by young librarians.

After her astonished  talk which open the minds of librarians, various sections in the NLA were told to assemble to have their meetings.

Various topics of discussion were enumerated in each NLA Section.

Reported by
Damilare Oyedele* (Host)
Library and You*
OSBC TV Channel 32UHF | STARTIMES Channel 113

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NLAConference2016 Day2

Today being #Day2 of the #NLAConference2016 was eventful and informative.
It started with the introduction of dignitaries,  Director/ CEO National Library of Nigeria Mal. Habib Jato, Royal Father of the day HRH, The Oba of Abaji, Alh. Adamu Yunusa, Mal. Adamu Adamu Honorable Minister of Education, among others.

Chairman's welcome address was delivered by Alh. Riliwanu Abdulsalami CLN, FNLA.

Keynote address was delivered by Mrs. Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals.
Goodwill messages was delivered by various dignitaries; Registrar LRCN Dr. Victoria Okojie, Linda Parker  
Information Resource Officer US Embassy Abuja among others.

An interesting fact was unveiled by Dr. Victoria Okojie, she stated that "Nigerian Library Association is the largest Librarian association in Africa with 45000 members.
#Day2 continued with exhibition which was followed by presentations.
Dorren Appiah, a staff of African Library and Information Association and Institution (AFLIA) gave a comprehensive delivery about AFLIA.

African Library and Information Association and Institution (AFLIA) was formally lauched on Friday 5th, July 2013 during the Censored African Library Summit hosted by University of Pretoria, South Africa. AFLIA is an independent non profit organisation. AFLIA is the voice of libraries and information science professionals in Africa.AFLIA is created in Africa by African and for Africans. www.aflia.net

#Day2 continued with delivery and presentation by various firms. 

"Give the young librarians opportunities to showcase their prolific talents" Linda Parker, Information & Resource Officer US Embassy Abuja.
#NLAConference2016 continues tomorrow with #Day3

Reported by
Damilare Oyedele* (Host)_
Library and You*
OSBC TV Channel 32UHF | STARTIMES Channel 113

NLA Conference2016 Day 1

*NLAConference2016  #Day1
Reporter: Damilare Oyedele

The conference started with registration of the participant which went smoothly.

Librarians from every corner of the country assembled at FUNTAJ International School Multipurpose Hall for the long awaited gathering of greatest minds in Librarianship.

Presentation of papers was done by scholars who presented content filled papers.

Some of the presentations are:

-Area of Partnership between Libraries, Private Sector, and NGOs towards actualization of SDGs.
- Promoting Open Access Initiative to Nigerian Libraries as Catalyst for Sustainable Development.
- Medical Libraries in achieving # SDGs.
- University Libraries - bridging digital gaps and accelerating the achievement of #SGD through ICT.
-Repositioning school libraries and media centres for effective information sources for #SDG. Etc.

To be continued tomorrow.


Reported by
Damilare Oyedele* (Host)_
Library and You*
4pm | OSBC TV Channel 32UHF | STARTIMES Channel 113

Friday, July 08, 2016

LITT 2016: Theme: Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Libraries & Information

Libraries in recent times tend to be experiencing some challenges resulting from the increasing demands of adopting technological facilities in providing creative and innovative services to the users. 
The current and emerging trends in information handling and communication processes call for continued skills update if we do not want to be relegated to the back or forced to go into extinction as anticipated by most users who have accustomed themselves with the search engines. LITT workshop which over the years had been known for its provision of practical exercises (hands-on) on new trends in the profession has packaged this year’s training on the theme:
Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Libraries and Information Centers: Actions for Impact
  • Transformative and cutting-edge services and practices: Strategies and technologies to support them
  • Creating value for research communities with new tools and techniques
  • Innovations and tools for records’ management in an electronic era
  • Online tools for web archiving and preservation
  • Exposure to grant and fellowship opportunities with the winning tips
  • Landfills and steps to embedded librarianship practice
Date: 17th – 21st October, 2016
Venue: Yaba College of Technology, Yaba – Lagos
Registration Fee: N25, 000 (Paid-up Members) N30, 000 (Non Paid-up Members)
Who should attend?
Heads of Libraries and Information Centres; Librarians working in Academic, Public, Special, School and Private Libraries; Records Managers; Digital Librarians; Webmasters; Information Technology Staff in Libraries; Archivists; Internet Professionals; Content Managers; Cybrarians; Information Consultants; Information architects and Researchers.
For invitation, registration and details 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERSFinal Verdict: Traditional Versus Digital Divides in Librarianship

A Festschrift in Honour of
 Dr. Benedict Adekunle Oladele- University Librarian, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Librarianship is undergoing some transformation from traditional routines to digital innovations. Routines that were hitherto carried out manually are now being automated. The transformation from the past to the current is however not without history, issues, experiences and practices that need to be recorded for posterity because they are not adequately addressed in contemporary literature. It is therefore incumbent on library and information science practitioners both in the libraries and academia to address these issues.  
It is then the objective of practitioners of the University of Ibadan Library System to honour Dr. Benedict Adekunle Oladele who is preparing to complete his tenure in September 2016 as the University Librarian with a festschrift. The justification for this festschrift is linked to his immense contribution in transforming the premier academic library in Nigeria. In the light of this, the book will promote and encourage diligent service provision among librarians. Interested members of the profession are therefore invited to submit abstract of proposals on any of the sub-themes.

The book is aimed at the following:
ü  To document efforts that have been made in the past to bring libraries to what they currently are
ü  Providing a platform to give account of the advantages embedded in digital transformation in libraries
ü  To communicate problems and challenges recorded in transforming from traditional to digital libraries and
ü  To promote best practices in the digital age in libraries
Target Audience:
Practicing Librarians, Library and information science educators, Information Managers, Individuals in information-related disciplines, Students and other researchers
1. Library Management (Human Resource, Financing, General
    Administration etc)
2. Digitization and Institutional Repository
3. Automation and Cloud Computing
4. Security and Safety: Fittings, Infrastructure and pest control
5. Knowledge Management and Innovative services
6. Collection development in libraries
7. Ethical issues: Privacy, Information Access, Plagiarism etc.
8. Emerging Technology and Social Media
9. Evidenced Based Research
10. Library Architecture
Submission Guidelines:
Authors are invited to submit a proposal/abstract of not more than 300 words to kdlfestschrift@gmail.com on or before April 08th, 2016. Proposal should provide a bird’s eye view of the paper. Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal by April 22nd, 2016.  Full papers are expected to be submitted by June 06th, 2016. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Important Dates: 
April 08, 2016:                                  Proposal deadline
April 22, 2016:                                  Notification of Acceptance
June 6, 2016:                                    Full paper submission
June 07, 2016 – June 22, 2016:       Review process
July 07, 2016:                                   Editorial Decision
July 30, 2016:                                   Revised paper submission
Ola, Christopher Olumuyiwa, CLN.
Deputy University Librarian
Kenneth Dike Library,
University of Ibadan.
co.ola@ui.edu.ng  or oluoniola@gmail.com
Adegbore, Adebayo Muritala, CLN.
Cataloguing Librarian
Kenneth Dike Library,
University of Ibadan
Tel.: (+234) 8032154904

Monday, September 28, 2015

Carnegie CPD Applications for 6th Intake -Now Open

Library and Information Professionals Today (LIPT): Carnegie CPD Applications 6th Intake Open Now: Carnegie CPD Programme -6th Intake Open Now Enhancing librarians' ICT skills for research enablement in African universities: a Car...

Enhancing librarians' ICT skills for research enablement in African universities: a Carnegie CPD programme

See Detail Here:

Important Dates

Applications open: 28th of September 2015
Applications close: 28th of October 2015
Successful Candidates will be notified by the 
30th of November 2015 
The course will commence on the 27st of February 2016
For Application process and detailed information about the Program visit 

Contact Details 
Carnegie CPD Administration:
Ms Joan de la Haye
Telephone: +27 12 420 2887

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Call for Paper: -NSLA 2015 : Theme Change: School Library Learning Spaces

 Nigerian School Library Association (NSLA) holds her 20th annual Conference between October 26-30, 2015 at Chapel of Resurrection, Multipurpose Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 
If you are interested in presenting a paper, send your paper to daveelaturoti@yahoo.com
Theme - Change: School Library Learning Spaces

1) Leadership at School Library . 
2) Library Management software for Nigerian Schools - The Library Thing 
3) Legislation for School Library services in Nigeria - Justification. 
4) Training qualified personnel for Nigerian School Library Resource Centre. 
5) Multimedia collections for effective curriculum delivery in Nigerian schools 
6) Organization of learning resources in Nigerian school library Resource Centre. 
7) Strategies for developing reading culture among Nigerian children 
8) Library and Information literacy skills for schools 
9) Empirical reports on innovation in School Library services in Nigeria

For further details contact Dr Kolawole Aramide +234-8023795300, +234-8138313183 or
Mr Tayo Adebayo +2347033190546

Fadekemi Oyewusi PhD
Ag. Director
Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies
(Formerly Abadina Media Resource Centre)
Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan

Oyo State, Nigeria

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