Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Nnamdi Azikiwe Library of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Celebrates 2018 World Book and Copyright Day in Style

On April 23, 2018, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka joined in the global celebration of UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. As an event that essentially celebrates the existence of libraries, librarians and writers across the world, the University Librarian, Prof Chinwe N. Ezeani put together a few activities to make the celebration memorable not only for the University community but for Nsukka as a whole.
Giving her opening speech, Prof Ezeani emphasized the importance of reading in the life of every human being. She mentioned academic excellence, socialization skills and confidence as some of the benefits of reading.
To further appreciate the contribution of authors to the growth and development of libraries, authors, poets, filmmakers and musicians, Fidelis U. Okoro and Jeff Unaegbu were invited to take part in a book chat anchored by Assistant Librarian, Prince Jacon Igwe.
The authors shared their experiences of how reading and books generally have shaped their careers. A senior lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, UNN and a playwright, Okoro lamented how the tradition of storytelling and folktales are dying across Africa today. According to him, we are not Europeans and we are not full Africans; so, that leaves us nowhere. He urged that, as much as books which contain texts are important, we can’t overlook the essence of oral tradition in our lives. He also discussed how film and television are altering the reading culture in Nigeria, most times negatively. He mentioned reality TV shows like Big Brother Naija which has become the craze of most young people in the country but hardly contributes to intellectual growth.
A cinematographer at the Institute of African Studies, UNN, Unaegbu spoke about the relationship between history and literature. There is no mistaking the influence of history on his writing. Confirming this, he said he makes it a point of duty in his work to not fake history, to present history the way things happened despite whatever creative embellishment he might use. He also commented on the sense of direction of up-and-coming writers in Nigeria, saying they are having their own voice. According to him, these voices are unique and are very much different from those of Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe, and that they are being authentic means they can appeal to a wide range of audience. Furthermore, he said that it does not help creativity and reading when people judge books by their places of publication and not by their contents.
The audience was also treated to short lectures by Anthony Izuchukwu, a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science, UNN who talked about the application of ICT to improve lifelong learning.
Dr Harriet U. Igbo, an academic librarian in the library, talked about the need to inculcate ‘library mentality’ which she described as the urge to always use the library. She also urged staff and students at the event to avoid becoming aliterates, a word that describes people who are unwilling to read, even though they have all it takes to do so.

You can check out highlights from the event on the Library’s YouTube channel.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Library


The University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Library is one of the branch libraries of the main library at Nsukka a.k.a Nnamdi Azikiwe Library. The branches include the law library for the faculty of Law, the Medical Library for the College of Medicine and the Enugu Campus Library serving the Faculty of Business Administration and Faculty of Environmetnal Sciences. These branch libraries are within the same campus based on subject consideration for proximity and effective teaching, learning and research. In this respect, institutes in the university have their libraries. 
Below are some pictures:



Moot Court Library




Circulation Section, UNEC Library




Cataloguing Staff at UNEC Library

Moot Court Library Interior



Readers in Moot Court Library
Head, UNEC Library
Head, Law Library




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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WORLD BOOK DAY, 2018

It's time again! As we celebrate World Book Day on 1st March, 2018. Have you read any book today? “Reading makes a full man” said English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon. It nourishes the intellect and nurtures the imagination. There is nothing more relaxing and soothing than sitting in a corner with a book in your hands. Remember Readers today are Leaders tomorrow.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2017/2018 Examination Time-Table INFORMATION

As posted on the University website, the time-table for the 2017/2018 academic session is out. Students are hereby alerted to download this and keep so as to enable them study hard to meet up with the dates. The library seizes this opportunity to inform our students that despite the ongoing strike by the non-academics, the library is open from 8:am Monday to Saturday, then opens 2pm on Sunday. 


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Moot Court Library, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus (UNEC)



Dr. Francis Anaeme is the Head of the Law Library, Enugu Campus. During one of our visits to Enugu, we had the opportunity to interview him. Here is a clip where he speaks on the services rendered by the library. To watch the video, click HERE or on the Youtube thumbnail below:









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UNEC Librarian speaks about the Library

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The UNEC (University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus) Library is a branch library of the University of Nigeria main library. Enugu is just about 45 minutes away from Nsukka where the main campus is located. The library at Enugu is headed by Mrs Ijeoma Ibegbulam. Hear her as she speaks about the library and the services obtainable by clicking HERE or the Youtube thumbnail below: 











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About the AFRICANA Section of the Library

The Africana Section of the library is a section that houses materials written by Africans or materials written on Africa. Find out more from Mrs Ezinne Njoku who works in the section. Our team stole into the section on a very good day, to find her joyfully attending to some students and so, we decided to interview her. Please watch by clicking HERE or on the Youtube thumbnail below:











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Introducing Reference Services at UNN Library

A lot of students, especially the newly admitted ones, do not know much about reference services. This post is a way of introducing the reference services at Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. To watch the Reference Librarian speak, click on the Youtube thumbnail below or click HERE!  








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The University Librarian Speaks on Open Access

Watch the University Librarian, Prof. Chinwe Ezeani as she speaks on Open Access. In her words, 'Our Institutional Repository rates among the best in the world'. This and more she said during the Open Access Week held in 2017 at the Library.



To watch the video, click HERE or on the thumbnail below: 
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Deputy University Librarians


Just so you know, the University Librarian is the Head of the University Library, while the Deputy University Librarians are in Charge of all the Divisions of the Library. 

These are the Key Officers of the Library and make up the library management team. All the Sectional Heads report to their Divisional Heads. Visit the Library Website to learn more about the various sections of the library.















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