National President of the NLA, Alhaji Rilwanu Abdulsalami 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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


This is to inform you that the NLA conference website for 2015 "early bird" registration is now open. Paid-up members are encouraged to log onto to register online and make payment with your credit card or register & pay to the NLA account indicated, from now till Sunday, 31st May, 2015.

Non paid-up members are to pay the normal registration fee of N30, 000 only, while paid-up members will pay N22, 000 only for “early bird” registration till end of May. Normal registration for the conference commences on Monday, 1st June, 2015.

Visit the NLA conference website on: to download the conference invitation letter, list of recommended hotels for the conference, Call for Papers, Awards Application forms and other information about the conference.

Thank you
Omoh Atsenokhai
National Secretary

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Announcement of the 2015 ASIS&T SIG-III International Paper Contest for Developing Countries

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce its 15th competition for papers to be submitted for the 2015 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO; November 6-10, 2015. (

Deadline for application is June 30, 2015

Building from the overall conference theme, the theme for this year’s paper contest is: “Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community”.

This year’s conference theme provides an opportunity for information science researchers – including academics and practitioner researchers – to discuss the impact of their research on industry, on government, on local/national/global community groups, on individuals, on information systems, on libraries/museums/galleries, and on other practice contexts. The theme highlights the introduction of a new conference focus on Applied Research, which recognizes that basic research in information science is also inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a global and/or international perspective. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following core areas:

  • Impact on Individuals: information behavior; information retrieval; human-computer interaction; social media use; information literacy; etc.
  • Impact on Society: digital citizenship; cultural engagement; archival preservation; policy development; copyright; intellectual property; infometrics; information access; etc.
  • Impact on Organizations: information architecture; knowledge management; competitive intelligence; digital curation; records and archives management; etc.
  • Impact on Systems & Technology: cloud computing; digital libraries; automatic indexing; social tagging; classification; semantic web; database design; web usability; etc.
  • Impact on Information Contexts: health; education; law; environment; agriculture; business; etc.

Selection Criteria:

There will be up to three winners who will be selected by a panel of judges including: Maqsood Shaheen (IRC, US Embassy Islamabad), J.K. Vijayakumar (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), and, Innocent Awasom (Texas Tech University).

The judging criteria will be based on:

1. Originality of paper in the developing world and global information ecosystem (originality of the project described, etc.)
2. Relevance to the paper contest theme
3. Quality of argument, presentation and organization

Eligibility & Information for authors:

Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners in the 2009-2014 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.


The award for each winner is a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In the case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership. In addition, depending on SIG III fundraising for this competition, the first place winner will be rewarded a minimum of $1,000 toward travel, conference registration, and accommodations while attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference in Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO, November 6-10, 2015. (


The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors. Detailed information is available under the heading, Guide for Authors at:

Publishing opportunities:

Submitted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Information and Library Review, subject to the usual peer refereeing process, for that journal.

ASIS&T Copyright Policy:

ASIS&T will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights remaining with the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers: 

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by June 30, 2015, to Maqsood Shaheen at, preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


According to the announcement from the International  Librarians Network (ILN)

"We are pleased to announce applications are now open for the next round of this popular program to commence in March 2015. Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you."

"The ILN is open to anyone working in the library and information industry around the world. The program remains 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."

The applications process closes at midnight on Sunday 15th February 2015. Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

National Library of Nigeria is 50: NLA members invited for the Celebrations

The apex library in Nigeria, National Library of Nigeria (NLN) is celebrating her 50 years of existence. According to the statement from the Chairman, Planning Committee of the celebration and made available to members of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) through the NLA-Online-Forum on Tuesday, 25th November, 2014, members are invited to the Grand Finale of the Anniversary activities scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The morning session of the programme will feature quiz, spelling and reading competitions. While the afternoon session is devoted to the Anniversary dinner.

Please download the final progamme for the NLN @ 50 celebration: A | B.

Furthermore, the celebrations will move to Lagos State. You are all invited to a special programme at Public Service Department, NLN (Lagos Branch).

Topic: Reading : Key to Individual and National Development
Date:  Wednesday, November  26, 2014
Venue: Rotunda hall, National Library of Nigeria
              227, Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji, Yaba
Time: 10.00am

For more information, please contact Mrs. O. J. Babalola, Committee Chairperson. You can also call her on 08023526817

Friday, November 21, 2014

Invitation to Attend the 2014 Annual Conference /AGM Of The Nigerian Library Association, Anambra State Chapter Holding in Awka.


C/o Anambra State Library Board P.M.B 5068 Awka
On behalf of The EXCO of Nigerian Library Association, Anambra State chapter, I have the pleasure to invite you to the 2014 Annual Conference/AGM scheduled as follows:
Date: 10th to 11th December 2014.
Venue: Kenneth Dike e-Library, Awka
Opening ceremony: 10th December 2014
Conference Theme:  Information Dissemination for a Progressive Society

For whom: Librarians, Information Scientist, Archivist, Exhibitors, Publishers, Authors, Booksellers, students, Friends of the Library.
Accommodation: Delegates are to make arrangements for their accommodation. Information about accommodation can be obtained from Ogbonna 08034734389 or Ada 08037535407
Conference Fee: 
  • Paid up Members: N5000.00 only
  • Students and Retired members: N2000.00 only
Payment can be made to
Account Name: Nigerian Library Association, Anambra State Chapter
Bank Name: United Bank for Africa (UBA) 
Account No: 1001110523
For Further Information, please contact                

Dr. E. N. Anyaoku                                                  Dr. T.U. Onwudinjo
Chairman, NLA Anambra State Chapter       LOC Chairman
Medical Library                                                      Law Library
College of Health Sciences                                  Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University                                   Awka.
Nnewi Campus.

Dr. E. N. Anyaoku    

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LITT 2014 Holding at University of Benin

This is to inform you that the IT Section of NLA started her annual national workshop tagged LITT 2014 yesterday, Monday, 13th October, 2014. The workshop is scheduled to run through to Friday, 17th October, 2014

Shortly before the Opening ceremony, there was a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, Prof. O.G. Oshodin, JP  

The Opening ceremony held at MTN Virtual Library, UNIBEN. The first session of the training started immediately after the opening ceremony and ended at about 6.00pm. Participants have again been treated to sessions of hands-on-practical trainings with international best practices experiences from USA and UK by the facilitators today. 

It's been such a wonderful outing. If you can still make it to Benin, why not? If you cannot, o my! However, we promise to keep you posted.


Adeyoyin, S.O. (FUNAAB)
Progamme Coordinator

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development launched

Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development launched

Access to information, and libraries, play a critical role in supporting development. To advance this position, IFLA has today launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development outlining the need for access to information to be recognised in the United Nations post-2015 development framework. The framework will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set the agenda for development for the next decade.

The Lyon Declaration calls on Member States of the United Nations to acknowledge that access to information, and the skills to use it effectively, are required for sustainable development, and ensure that this is recognised in the post-2015 development agenda by:

  • Acknowledging the public's right to access information and data, while respecting the right to individual privacy.
  • Recognising the important role of local authorities, information intermediaries and infrastructure such as ICTs and an open Internet as a means of implementation.
  • Adopting policy, standards and legislation to ensure the continued funding, integrity, preservation and provision of information by governments, and access by people.
  • Developing targets and indicators that enable measurement of the impact of access to information and data and reporting on progress during each year of the goals in a Development and Access to Information (DA2I) report.

More than 125 institutions and associations from within and beyond the library sector, including development agencies, media organisations, gender, ICT and education campaigners have signed pre-launch, already making the Lyon Declaration the most successful campaign of its type that IFLA has ever undertaken.

Conference Paper: “Missing Links: The Digital News Preservation”

Conference Paper: “Missing Links: The Digital News Preservation”

That the spread of printed news has changed dramatically since the Internet and the Web is no news to anyone. The Christian Science Monitor, in print since 1908, ceased daily publication in 2009 to focus on web-based publishing (CSM still publishes a weekly print edition). One month before this, The Seattle Post Intelligencer stopped its print edition. More recently, Lloyd’s List, which claims to be the world’s oldest newspaper, announced that it would stop its print edition. These are but a few examples of news publishers that no longer print the news on paper.

New Journal Article: “Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities”

New Journal Article: “Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities”

Scholarly communication outreach and education activities are proliferating in academic libraries. Simultaneously, digital humanists—a group that includes librarians and non-librarians based in libraries, as well as scholars and practitioners without library affiliation—have developed forms of scholarship that demand and introduce complementary innovations focused on infrastructure, modes of dissemination and evaluation, openness, and other areas with implications for scholarly communication. Digital humanities experiments in post-publication filtering, open peer review, middle-state publishing, decentering authority, and multimodal and nonlinear publication platforms are discussed in the context of broader library scholarly communication efforts

German Language Brockhaus Encyclopedia Becoming Online Only Reference Resource

German Language Brockhaus Encyclopedia Becoming Online Only Reference Resource

Journal Article: “The Rise of Patron-Driven Acquisitions: A Literature Review”

Journal Article: “The Rise of Patron-Driven Acquisitions: A Literature Review”

This literature review examines the growing trend of patron-driven acquisitions in libraries. The article discusses different types of patron-driven acquisitions, as well as advantages, challenges, and best practices for adopting this purchasing method. The dearth of literature on public libraries using this method is noted, suggesting future opportunities for research.

Friday, August 15, 2014

NLA-IT Section's New Website is launched. Start exploring!

Our new website is launched. Start exploring!
We are pleased to announce that our new website has officially launched. 

We hope you will enjoy it and found it to contain all the information you need to learn more about library practices and Information Communication Technology applications.

You have many good stuffs to read and download from the site:

  •   NLA IT section Newsletters
  •  Past LITT workshop presentations (PowerPoints)
  •  eResources
  •  ICT-based trainings and fellowship opportunities
  • ICT and Library related Announcements
  •  Useful site links etc.

You can also find detail information about the forthcoming Library and Information Technology Today (LITT) on our new website. You can as well download LITT 2014 invitation letter and flayer. You can register for the conference on

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

INVITATION TO LITT 2014 NATIONAL WORKSHOP:- Creating Real Impact Using Innovative Technologies”


We have the pleasure to invite you to the 8th Library and Information Technology Today (LITT), 2014 National Workshop scheduled to hold at the MTN Virtual Library, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State,  from 13th – 17th October, 2014.

Library professionals need the skills and knowledge to assist patrons one on one with technology questions, and provide classroom based technology instruction. Libraries too as institutions of lifelong learning are positioned to make a difference in our communities by providing necessary facilities to facilitate the use of these technologies. In view of the above, this year’s them is based on how to create effective impact by making use of innovative technologies in library and information services.

THEME:           “Creating Real Impact Using Innovative Technologies”

Sub Themes:
¨       Information Discovery and Search: Strategies and Emerging Search Tools
¨       Transforming Library and Information Services Delivery using Innovative Technologies
¨       New Tools and gadgets for Responsive Web Design and Development
¨       Next generation digital reference tools: going where the users are.
¨       Content management using open source software

 Target Audience:
University Librarians, Heads of Libraries and information Centers, Systems Librarians, Outreach and Logistics Librarians, Circulation Librarians, Serials Librarians, Cataloguers, Acquisition Librarians, Reference and Information Services Librarians, Digital Librarians, Information Managers, Webmasters,  Information technology Staff in Libraries, Record Managers and Archivists, Internet professionals, Content Managers and Researchers.

Venue:  MTN Virtual Library, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo state.
Registration fee:        -N25, 000 (paid up members)
-          N30, 000 (Non - paid up members & non - members)
 Registration covers workshop materials, certificate of attendance,
 Conference bag,  CD, refreshment and lunch only.

Account Details:
Account Name -  Nigerian Library Association, Information Technology Section
Bank Name -              Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Alausa 

Branch, Lagos
-Account Number –   9201329463
-Sort Code -                 221150302

For enquiries:
Please contact: Ayo on 08061381789 or Ukachi on 08033269080

Hope to see you at that POPULAR UNIBEN

Friday, August 01, 2014

Johnson, Omolayole excited as e-library berths in Ikorodu

Johnson, Omolayole excited as e-library berths in Ikorodu...

L-R: Johnson, Aniponle and Benson.
Elder statesman and a former military Governor of Lagos State, Brig. General Mobolaji Johnson (retd.), has stressed the importance of a functional library in educational development.

Alongside other prominent Nigerians that included a former Managing Director of Unilever, Dr. Michael Omolayole, Johnson noted this on Friday when the City Profs Education Foundation laid the foundation of an e-library at the Ayangburen Primary School, Ikorodu, Lagos State.....

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