Monday 14th – Friday 18th August 2023

  1. On Monday, 14th August 2023, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received two (2) copies of a book titled Ageing, Dying and Financial Education: The Inevitable Passage of Every Mortal donated by Professor J.E.F. Okpako. 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 and promote research.
  2. On Tuesday, 15th August 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized three programs:
      • 1st Program: Word Press VIP Program. This program was on Web content management systems, including traditional website development, mailing lists, internet forums, learning management systems and online stores.
      • 2nd Program: Content Marketing Program. This program provided marketing tips on creating, publishing, and distributing content for a target audience online.
      • 3rd Program: Blogging. This program was on interactive aspects of website design and content creation.
        Thirty-one (31) participants attended the three programs, and they were from the Faculties of Education, Humanities, Clinical Science, Dentistry, and Basic Medical Sciences.
  1. Ninety-nine (99) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Education, Humanities, Clinical Science, Dentistry, and Basic Medical Sciences.
  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 OARE (Online Access to Research) Database with the new content. The database provides registered faculty members and researchers with information materials bordering on the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
  4. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 12% decrease from 463 users in the previous week to 153 users in the current week. This trend can be attributed to the conclusion of the semester examinations by undergraduate students of the university.

Supplementary Information:
For a real-time response to information about the Library and its collections, library users can access the virtual librarian Chatbot 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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