Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July 2023

  1. On Monday, 3rd July 2023, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received the following book donations for library retention. 
      • Petroleum Development & the Environment in Rivers State Nigeria: Fallouts of the UNEP Report on Ogoniland Environmental Regulatory Standards & Sustainable Development Laws & Practices (LAP LAMBERT 20218/2022) by E.T. BristolAlagbariya – Four (4) copies.
      • Governance towards Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of Strategic Assessment of Decision & Actions Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) by E.T. Bristol-Alagbariya. (2013) Dundee University Press. – Ten (10) copies.
      • Participation in Petroleum Development: Towards Sustainable Community Development in the Niger Delta by E.T. Bristol-Alagbariya (2009/2010). – Ten (10) copies.

        The Management of Donald Ekong Library appreciates the kind gesture. Other scholars and library patrons are requested to contribute books, journals and audio-visual materials to enrich the resources of the Library.

  1. On Wednesday, 5th July 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized two programs:
      • 1st Program: Online Masters Research Program. Fifteen (15) persons participated in the program, which discussed improved methods of handling research work using Google tools.
      • 2nd Program: Education-USA Orientation Program. This program focuses on the processes involved in studying in the United States of America. Sixteen (16) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Social Sciences, Engineering, Dentistry and School of Science Laboratory Technology.
  1. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Owunari A. Georgewill, on Thursday, 6th July 2023, handed over the following information resources to the University Library for retention.
      • Tributes in Honour of Prof. Emeritus Nimi Briggs. Nine (9) copies.
      • The Niger Delta Conflict and the Way Forward: An Option for Non-violent Approach by Ayekedimini J. Reje. Eight (8) copies.
  1. One Hundred and Ninety-one (191) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Management Science, Education, Law, Media and Communication Studies, School of Science Laboratory Technology, Basic Medical Science and Computing.
  1. The Knowledge Commons (for undergraduates) and the Research Commons (for postgraduates) sections on the first floor of the Library are open to those who wish to access the Library’s electronic resources using the ICT facilities in the Library. Similarly, the Elsevier training laboratory on the second floor has internet access to all subscribed databases and is open to faculty members.
  1. The Library received an update on its JSTOR Database:, which provides researchers with information materials that cut across such academic disciplines as science, social sciences, arts, education, technology, and law.
  1. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 59% increase from 1,978 users in the previous week to 3,361 users in the current week.

Postscript: For a real-time response to information about the Library and its collections, library users can access the virtual librarian Chat box on the website of the Library as follows:  

Parting Shot: The library is a veritable source of knowledge. Therefore, staff and students are encouraged to seek knowledge regularly using Donald Ekong Library learning resources.

Donald Ekong Library communication channels for remote access are as follows:
Facebook: uniportlibrary
LinkedIn: Uniport library
Twitter: @uniportlibrary
YouTube: Uniportlibrary

Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, CLN  
University Librarian 




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