Vol. 3 No. 12 December 2014

L R C NBulletin
ISSN:2141-9388 Vol. 3 No.12
LRCN, IREX Engage with Stakeholders To
Transform Public Libraries
The International Research and Exchange Board
(IREX) in collaboration with the Librarians
Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) held a twoday workshop at the LRCN Conference room on the
10th and 11th of November, 2014.
The aim of the training was to form a group of
stakeholders who have the same vision of a modern
library as a strong development leader in the
community. It sought to encourage libraries and
librarians towards societal development especially in
the areas of serving the community, modernizing the
libraries through partnerships with developmental
LRCN Registrar, DR. Victoria Okojie at the meeting
organizations and urging the community to maximize the library by organizing developmental
programmes and birthing technologically based projects slated to run through the year 2015.
The workshop was facilitated by two resource persons:
Mr Matej Novak, African Representative for Beyond
Access and Miss Brenda Musasizi Musoke, National
Coordinator for Uganda Community Library Association.
The participants were guided on the structure of the
expected projects and reporting formats. They were also
briefed on success stories from similar projects from
other regions in Africa. They were given time to
brainstorm and seek avenues for collaboration as well as
identify potential partners.
Presentation by Matej ongoing
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Nnamdi Ozoemena (Graphics/Design) Shuaib Usman (Photographer)
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1st from right: Principal Librarian, LRCN, Ms Ifaka Inazu with
other participants
Group discussions ongoing
The workshop was attended by 9 Non Governmental Organizations, 6 Heads of Libraries and 6
National Stakeholders, and representation from Nigerian Library Association (NLA), National
Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and Universal Service Provision Fund
Networking in progress
Group Photo of Cross section of the participants
LRCN Holds 3rd e-Library Workshop at Ibadan
o fewer than 167 participants attended the third e-Library workshop organized Librarians'
Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) at the University of Ibadan (UI) from 23rd to 28th
November, 2014. The first edition of the workshop held at Kogi State Polytechnic. Lokoja
in 2012 while the second edition was held at the UI in 2013.
Registration of Participants ongoing
Dr. Okojie presenting an address of welcome during the
opening ceremony
The four-day workshop was aimed to equip the information professionals and managers with
competencies and skills that will enable them manage e-libraries in their institution and
organizations for the attainment of the transformation agenda.
Registrar/CEO of LRCN, Dr Victoria Okojie, said the Council is committed to ensuring that
information professionals in Nigeria are at par with their counterparts in developed countries of the
Representative of the Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan and Dean of Sciences, Professor Taiwo
Farai said UI venue is most fitting for the workshop because the University of Ibadan's library is the
only library that operates 24 hours a day in Nigeria.
Part the workshop's objective is to guide librarians and Information Managers on how e-library
services can aid transformation in the education sector. Other issues discussed at the workshop
include basic steps for establishing an e-library and the application of Social Media in Libraries
including M-Technology and M- Learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Management of e-library Resources; internet Search Strategies for Research and Creating an elibrary: case studies were addressed.
The UI Librarian, Dr Benedict Oladele; National Treasurer, Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Hajia
Neemat Daud Abdullrahim and the Director, Professional Service Department of LRCN, Mr Dele
Omotoso participated at the opening ceremony.
More Pictures from the workshop
Practical session in progress
A resource person making presentation
Dr. Okojie speaking during the technical session
Cross section of participants during the opening ceremony
Representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan,
Prof. Taiwo Farai making a remark during the opening ceremony
Group photograph of dignitaries with participants after the opening