Monday 7th – Friday 11th August 2023

  1. On Monday, 7th August 2023, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received the following instructional materials from UNESCO for library retention.
      • UNESCO Science Report (2 copies)
      • Mind the Gender Gap: Excerpt from the UNESCO Science Report (1 copy)
      • Engineering for Sustainable Development by UNESCO (2 copies)
      • Mathematics for Action by UNESCO (1 copy)
      • Are we using Science for Smarter Development by UNESCO (1 copy)

The Management of Donald Ekong Library appreciates the kind gesture by UNESCO. It encourages other scholars, library patrons and corporate bodies to contribute books, journals and audio-visual materials to enrich the resources of the Library and stimulate further research.

  1. On Tuesday, 8th August 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized three programs:
      • 1st Program: Word Press Content Program. This program focused on Web content management systems, including traditional website development, mailing lists, internet forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems and online stores.
      • 2nd Program: Content Marketing Program. This program was on Marketing tips for creating, publishing and distributing content for a target audience online.
      • 3rd Program: Blogging: This program centred on interactive aspects of website design and content creation.

Fifty-seven (57) participants attended the three programs, drawn from the Faculties of Engineering, SSLT, Clinical Science, Humanities, Education, Dentistry, Basic Medical Science, Education, and Agriculture. Some participants came from outside the University community.

  1. One Hundred and Thirty-One (131) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Engineering, SSLT, Clinical Science, Humanities, Education, Dentistry, Basic Medical Science, Education, and Agriculture.
  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 updated ARDI (Research for Development and Innovation) Database update with the new content. The database provides registered faculty members and researchers with information materials, journals, articles, and conference proceedings on science and technology-related disciplines.
  4. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 52% decrease from one thousand and twenty-one (1,021) users in the previous week to four hundred and sixty-three (463) users in the current week. This trend can be attributed to the conclusion of the semester examinations by the undergraduate students in the University.
  5. Supplementary Information:

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

  1. 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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