DONALD EKONG LIBRARY WEEKLY REPORT
Monday 24th – Friday 28th July 2023
- On Tuesday, 25th July 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized two Programs:
1st Program: Creating and Winning Marketing Strategies Program. This program provided participants with tips on creative writing, identifying clients’ needs and innovative market analysis and preferences. Thirty-five (35) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Management, Social Science, Humanities, Media and Communication Studies, School of Science and Laboratory Technology, and Dentistry.
2nd Program: Blogging and Web Creation Program: This program is centred on interactive aspects of website design and content creation. Twenty-one (21) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Engineering, Media and Communication Studies, Computing, Science and Humanities.
- Two Hundred and Four (204) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, Media and Communication Studies, Engineering, Computing, School of Science and Laboratory Technology, and Dentistry.
- 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.
- The library has received an update of its OnePetro Database with the new content. https://onepetro.org/journals The database provides registered Faculty members and researchers with information on the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
- Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 20% decrease from two thousand eight hundred sixty-six users (2,866) in the previous week to 2,142 users in the current week. This decrease can be attributed to the conclusion of the semester examinations by 100 levels in the University.
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: https://library.uniport.edu.ng/
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:
LinkedIn: Uniport library
Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, CLN