Saturday, November 4, 2017

Leave a Message for the Reference Librarian

Visit our blog and click on the chat box that pops up from the bottom right of this blog (Follow the red arrows in the pictures below). Type in your name, email and message. Your queries will be replied as soon as possible. You can ask any research-related question. Thanks.

"Why I love Reference Section"

Mrs Ozioma Eneasoator (Reference Section)
This is featuring Mrs Ozioma Eneasator of the Reference Section as she shares a brief information on Reference services.

            Library is basically a place where information is organized, stored and is accessible to users on time.  The major functions of libraries are defined in these three roles. Libraries acquire information, organize that information for quick and easy retrieval , and disseminate the information the library has acquired to the appropriate users . Reference section is very important and crucial in the library because it houses majorly research materials that cannot be found in any part of the library. Reference materials are very important that they are not meant to be taken away from the library. In Nnamdi Azikiwe Library , University of Nigeria ,Nsukka , the section is directly under the public services division of the library which means it has constant interaction with students on daily bases .Current and factual answers are readily given at the Reference Desk of the section .
A snapshot with users
A good research provides an avalanche of information that will help take a nation to the next level. It can provide information on how to tackle so many national development like food scarcity ,physical security ,national security and health well of the nation. Reference services include promoting quality research by the provision of an enabling environment, reference materials such as encyclopedia-general and specific, Dictionaries –general and specific , the WHO IS WHO’s in Africa, World books , world Historical sites and locations ,Guinness books of records and indeed so much more are available for your research, internet services, user education, Online referencing, university databases, open access journals, university repository are available through the use of internet services available at the section of the library.

 Visit us today@ Reference section, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka   and have rewarding research time.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Beyond Pictures: Watch the Reference Librarian speak about reference services.

We earlier posted pictures of the Reference Librarian speaking to Internship students about reference services in the library. Here is the video from Youtube. Click on the icon and watch. Please leave your comments in the comment box below. Thanks.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ask A Librarian

Welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Help Desk. Do youWhatsApp need answers to your queries regarding access to any of our resources, how to get about your research topic and related queries? Chat up the Reference librarian via WhatsApp! Check below for the number.
To download WhatsApp, follow this link or Click on the WhatsApp download icon below:

The Reference Librarian teaches Internship Students

Today, the Reference Librarian - Dr. Mrs Justina N. Ekere took the intern students through reference services in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library. It is in the habit of the library to welcome every student on industrial training from within and outside the University of Nigeria, into the library system by having them go round each section under schedule. 

The Reference Librarian introduced the reference services to the students and gave them examples of reference materials such as dictionaries, gazettes, maps, encyclopedias, etc. She added that the reference section is the first port of call for every student seeking information for conceptual framework of a study. 

According to Dr. Ekere, the section serves various categories of users - undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and staff, and external users. She defined reference materials as materials that are not meant to be read from cover to cover. She also made mention of e-referencing where users are being served via the Internet. She introduced the WhatsApp number where users can chat up the Reference Librarian. For more information on chatting up the Reference  Librarian, click HERE!

See more pics below: 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Visit to UNN Library by the First Secretary, Embassy of Japan

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 On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Federal Republic of Nigeria and his team, paid a visit to the library after a courtesy call at the Vice Chancellor's office. In the company of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), they were welcomed by the University Librarian, ably represented by the Deputy University Librarian (Administration), and other Deputy University Librarians.
During their chat, a lot of things regarding the library was discussed, especially collaboration issues between the library and the Japan system. The visitor mentioned that hopefully, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library will benefit from a book donation project powered by the Japan Embassy.

More pics:

Library Services to the Physically Challenged, University of Nigeria Nsukka

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Welcome to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. As we have various branches and sections of the library, this is to bring to your notice, that we have a section for our physically challenged students. For the wheel-chaired students, the red arrow on the picture is your way into the library which is at the basement, adjacent the MTN Digital library.

The Librarian in charge of the library is our Award-winning Librarian,  Dr. Ngozi Osadebe whose passion is to take care of the physically challenged group. She has worked with her team to help these special students overcome the past computer-based examinations. See pictures below:

Dr. Mrs Ngozi E. Osadebe

Mr. Arinze Ojionuka, helping a blind student understand the examination process

Dr. Mrs Okore, Dr. Osadebe and other library staff  in charge of the Physically Challenged group

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


You are invited to the first-of its-kind 'Open Access Week' to be held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 24th October, 2017. The Theme of the event is "Open in Order to Increase Visibility in Teaching and Research". The event is being organised by a group of Open Access Advocates in UNN to mark the International Open Access Week which is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world.  

Event  Breakdown

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Venue: MTN Digital Library, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, UNN

Time: 9:00am- 9:30am -Radio Call-in Programme at Lion FM    
         11:00am - 1:00pm  - Workshop at MTN Digital Library

Please Note: 

* The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek. 

* The UNN Open Access Week event hashtag is: #OAweekUNN 

* You are invited to use the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo to start an online conversation about the benefits of an open system of communicating scholarship.
*UNN Open_Con Satellite event comes up in November (Details to be announced during OA Week event)

To register for the event, click here to  fill the short online form

*Attendance is not restricted to the number of online registrants. 

To learn more about the UNN Open Access Group, visit our blog:

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Laptop Assemblage Commissioned in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Laptops (Lion Computers) are now being assembled at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. This project was commissioned on 6th October, 2017 during the 57th Founders' Day event at the University of Nigeria. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba is really striving to restore the dignity of man, as this is the first of its kind among Nigerian Universities and beyond.

Meanwhile, the complex was commissioned  by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammmad Sa'ad Abubakar III. CFR, The Sultan of Sokoto who was the Dignity of Man lecturer. He spoke on: " Restoring the Dignity of Man: Education as a Veritable Tool".

Education is now technology-enhanced and with this project, the sky is just the beginning for Nigerian students.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

International Day of Peace

Together-graphic-close-upThe International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
2017 Peace Day ThemeTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
LEARN MORE about this year’s theme and the UN’s TOGETHER campaign.