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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.

Participants were divided into different groups to discuss issues such as:
-Emerging technologies
-Virtual Library
-Grants and schorlarship for librarians.
- Research etc.
The discussion in different groups exposed various young librarians to a lot of things in librarianship.
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".
She highlighted various points based on personal experience.
Some of the things includes:
- Have a vision and focus
-You must make sacrifice etc.
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.
She further stated that "As you join the profession, take all responsibilities"

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

Various topic of discussion were enumerated in each NLA Section.
#Day3 continued with reports of their  last AGM that was held in Osun State.
#Day3 featured Cultural Night!!!

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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.

#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

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Damilare Oyedele* (Host)_
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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.


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Library and You*
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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 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.
email:  or
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
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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

LITT 2015: Tools, Apps and Practices for the 21st Century Library and Information Services

The Information Technology Section of Nigerian Library Association (ITS-NLA) hereby invite you to the 9th Library and Information Technology Today (LITT) 2015 National Workshop  scheduled to hold  at Kogi State University, Ayingba between 12th—16th October, 2015


1.      Library resources management: technologies and practice
2.      Mobile apps for ground-breaking library services
3.      Online tools for teaching learning and collaborative research
4.      Creating and sharing information for Evernote apps
5.      Document surface recovery using GIMP and other Software
6.      Social media tools for creating innovation, transformation and marketing the library services

Venue: Kogi State University, Ayingba
Date: 12th—16th October, 2015

Registration Fee: N25,000.00 (For paid-up members)
N30,000.00 (For non members and non paid-up members)
Registration covers workshop materials, Certificates of attendance,
Workshop bag, CD, Refreshment, and Lunch only

Account Details
Account NameNigerian Library Association, Information Technology Section
Bank: Stanbic IBTC PLC, Alausa, Ikeja
Account Number9201329463
Sort Code: 221150302

For enquiries:   
Please contact: Ngozi Ukachi on: +234 8033269080 or +2349093622018
David on: +234 8033496550

Note: Register you attendance - Book a space NOW 

David Oguche
PRO NLA-IT section

IFLA -Cape Town Declaration (2015)

IFLA WLIC 2015Cape Town, South Africa—14 August 2015

Ministers and country representatives from Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire Lesotho, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan and Swaziland met to discuss the status of libraries and implementation of access to information agenda at a meeting on 14 August 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa—just ahead of IFLA WLIC 2015.
IFLA President Sinikka Sipilä, African Library Associations & Institutions (AfLIA) President and national librarians were also present.
The group deliberated on the status of libraries on the African continent and the progress required to meet the global sustainable development goals.  
The resulting document is the Cape Town Declaration.
The resulting document is the Cape Town Declaration.

We thereby commit to: 

  • Provide the necessary resources for the development of African libraries to respond to modern day challenges and provide access to emerging technologies; 
  • Support the establishment of a Pan African library organisation to provide a platform for networking and resource mobilisation; 
  • Encourage the establishment of institutional partnerships between libraries in the continent for exchange of knowledge and experiences; 
  • Fast-track implementation of continental innovative strategies to improve ICT and knowledge management;
  •  Encourage the implementation of fair and balanced copyright laws to facilitate access to information for all; Fast-track the implementation of the outcomes of Library Summits held in 2011, 2013 and 2015 respectively; 
  • Support the work of the African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AFLIA); and National Libraries, National Library Services, National Library Associations and Councils; Encourage the use of e-books and virtual libraries more effectively to facilitate cultural and scientific exchange and encourage a culture of reading in the continent; 
  • Promote library policies on access to information as part of a universal human rights approach as well as rights of people to knowledge; 
  • Encourage the development and promotion of local content in African libraries as part of the promotion of African Renaissance and Pan Africanism;
  • Encourage the sharing of skills, collection and preservation of African stories from our own communities; Commit that the African Ministers responsible for arts and culture, libraries and access to information will meet regularly; Adopted In Cape Town, Republic of South Africa on 14 August 2015.

Read the full text: [PDF–English]


Thursday, July 16, 2015



2015 NLA National  Conference/AGM, tagged  "Omoluabi 2015", takes  place in Osogbo, Osun State, from from 26th - 31st July, 2015
“Sustainable Nigerian Libraries: Agents of Access to Information and Development”  
1. Bring Back the User
2.Contemporary Issues in Nigerian Libraries and Services
3.Marketing Library and Information Services
4. Library Environment and the Librarian
5. Collaborative Library Services
6. Collaboration and Integration of Library and Information Services in Contemporary Nigerian Society
 FOR WHOM:  Librarians, Practitioners, Information Scientists, Archivists, Exhibitors, Publishers, Authors, Booksellers, and Friends of the Library.
 Payment for NLA Conference Fees
 Registration Fees:                                  N30, 000
“Early Bird” (Paid up members only):      N22, 000 (to 31st May, 2015)
 On site registration (paid-up members)  N25, 000
Retirees                                                   N15, 000         
Students (Undergraduates with valid ID):N5, 000(excludes conference bag & dinner)            

Friday, July 03, 2015

The International Librarians Network: new round begins August 2015

Apply Now
Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in mid-August 2015.

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. We know this because many of our participants tell us – and we’ve had over 2500 librarians from 110 countries take part so far.
Applications for the next round of partnerships  is now open and  close at midnight on Sunday 26th July 2015. Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out.

The ILN is open to anyone working (or studying) in the library and information industry around the world. The program is free and the only requirements to participate are an internet connection, fluent English skills, an hour each week and a desire to build professional connections and learn from colleagues.

Get involved now! Find out more about the way the program works, or apply online.

Ayodele John Alonge
ILN Ambassador -Nigeria 
Twitter: @OptimisticINFO

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