Monday 17th – Friday 21st July 2023

  1. On Tuesday, 18th July 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized two Programs:
    • 1st Program: Blogging and Web Creation Program. This program centred on interactive aspects of website design and content creation. Twenty-three (23) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences, Media and Communication Studies, Computing and Education.
    • 2nd Program: Digital Marketing Program. This program focused on digital marketing techniques, types and digital media platforms for promoting products and services. Fifty-two (52) persons attended the program from different Faculties and the broader university community.
  1. Two Hundred and Seventy (270) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences, Media and Communication Studies, Computing, Education, Humanities, Pharmaceutical Science, Management Science, Agriculture, and Basic Medical Science.
  2. 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.
  3. The Library has received an update of its HS Talks Database with new content, The database provides registered faculty members and researchers multimedia materials ranging from videos, audio, and animated audio-visual lectures centred on biomedical and life sciences and the business and management disciplines.
  4. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 25% decrease from three thousand nine hundred thirty-one (3,931) users in the previous week to two thousand eight hundred and sixty-six (2,866) 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:

Phone: +2349138269564
Facebook: uniportlibrary
LinkedIn: Uniport library
Twitter: @uniportlibrary
YouTube: Uniportlibrary

Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, CLN
University Librarian






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