Sunday, September 25, 2011

INVITATION TO LIBRARY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TODAY (LITT) 2011 WORKSHOP


The Nigerian Library Association, Information Technology Section is pleased to present the 5th Annual Library and Information Technology Today (LITT) – the most practical sectional workshop on all aspects of library and information technology.


Theme:Information Literacy in the 21st Century”

Workshop Overview
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought about an unprecedented level of information explosion in every sphere of life. The Library and Information Service professionals have the implicit responsibility to manage this explosion in information, and in addition, strive to match users with the right kind of information. Information Literacy and lifelong learning have been described as the beacons of the information society. Information Literacy empowers people to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, professional, educational, and corporate goals. Information Literacy is perceived as very critical in managing information explosion and knowledge. Thus, it is a 21st century skill which every librarian must possess for efficient service delivery. This workshop will provide a practical and interactive environment for acquiring the much needed skills and knowledge of Information literacy in the 21st century.

Sub – themes 
  • Concept of information literacy
  • Development of information literacy : current principles, policies, programmes, and practices
  • Information literacy : types, models and standards
  • Evaluation of Information Sources
  • Information retrieval and search engines
  • Use of free online resources/ tools for dynamic information retrieval
  • Social media and information literacy
  • Library literacy programmes on the net - examples of the good, the bad  and the ugly programmes
  • Practicing searching and retrieval using a range of electronic databases (e.g) EBSCOhost, Ebrary, JSTOR, AGORA, HINARI, DOAJ.

Who Should Attend
Heads of Libraries and Information Centres, Librarians in Academic, Public, Government, Special libraries, Librarians working with various multinational organizations, Webmasters, Information Managers and Educators, Information Technology Staff in Libraries, Records Managers, Archivists, Internet Professionals, Content Managers, Researchers and other information professionals.

Workshop Methodology
Lecture/presentations, practical sessions/hands-on, case studies/Discussions

Registration Fee
Paid - up members: =N=25, 000.00. None members: =N=30, 000.00
(This fee covers workshop bag, CD, all workshop materials, tea, lunch and materials for further learning)

Date
10th – 14th October, 2011

Venue
Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi Ukwu, Delta State

Some of Our Resource Persons
·         Mr. Samuel Eyitayo (FNLA), IRC Director, USIS, Lagos
·         Dr. Stephen Akintunde, Deputy University Librarian, University of Jos, Plateau State
·         Dr. Charles Omekwu, University Librarian, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State
·         Dr. Ayoku A. Ojedokun, University Librarian, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State
·         Dr. Ezra Gbaje, Lecturer,  Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
·         Mr. Linus Emeghara, EBSCO Regional Sales Manager, Africa  
Please click on the following links for LITT 2011 invitation letter, some of our resource persons and list of hotels:  

Covering Letter: http://goo.gl/mPCuk Invitation letter: http://goo.gl/FgO7s Some of our resource persons: http://goo.gl/zqwxN 

                           For information on accommodation, please contact:                    For registration enquiries, please contact: Bukky Asubiojo – 08034088424,         Chuma Obiora – 08036331665 or email: nlaitnews@yahoo.com
Remy Edozien – 08035469282

  

This is a must-attend event!
We look forward to seeing you in Delta

Felix Azubuike
Chairman
NLA, IT Section








                          

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