Library In-House Training/ Workshop

The College Librarian, Dr. Nelson Edewor, organised a two day in house seminar for the staff of the Library unit of the College. The seminar was held on 17th and 18th of March, 2021.  The theme was ‘Current Trends in Library and Information Service Delivery’.

During the opening ceremony, the Provost, Prof. (Mrs.) Mary Olire Edema, acknowledged the College Librarian as one with good human relations skills and with cognitive experience of the Library affairs as seen in his performance. She advised other Librarians to learn from him.

She emphasised that the Library is the heart of the institution, and so Library staff should take their job seriously, and must be seen to carry out their duties with utmost confidence. She also admonished the staff to cultivate good working relationships with each other, for better service delivery.

Again, she mentioned that staff who participate actively, will be issued certificates.

Others present at the opening were the College Registrar, Mrs. Christine Aluyi, who was represented by the DR Registrar’s Office, Mrs. Pere Lucia Etonye; the Director of training, Mrs. Hope Uduaghan; the College Protocols Officer, Vusi Owarieta Enakarhire; Dr. Ugochukwu Emiri from Delta State University, Abraka, and the staff of the Library Unit.

The College Librarian commended the Provost for always taking keen interest in the affairs of the Library and her input in moving the library forward. He acknowledged her efforts in the recent upgrading of the internet facility in the library and the extension of the degree e-library facility. He also thanked her for the approval she gave to some library staff to further their studies.

He stated that the training became necessary because of the change in Library trends. Hence, the training will help to redesign strategies to deal with the current library trends, and so, the training will focus on user/staff relationship, use of social media, e-library services, marketing library services and products among others. He expressed hope that the training will have a positive impact on staff and enhance better performance and output.

He advised librarians to take advantage of the training because there is no end to learning.