DONALD EKONG LIBRARY WEEKLY REPORT
Monday 13th – Friday 17th November 2023
- From Monday 13th, to Friday, 17th November 2023, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized five (5) programs:
- 1st Program: Youth Entrepreneurship for Social Inclusion. The program was on building entrepreneurship skills for societal growth and development.
- 2nd Program: Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship. The program focused on building entrepreneurship skills to close the gender inequality gap in the society.
- 3rd Program: Driving Inclusion in West Africa: The Role of Social Entrepreneurship. The program exposed participants to the role of social entrepreneurship skills in driving inclusion in West Africa.
- 4th Program: Removing Barriers in Entrepreneurship: The program focused on removing barriers to building entrepreneurship skills and ensuring equality and even representation in the society.
- 5th Program: Introduction to Digital Tools, Capturing, and Modelling. The program was anchored by Obiesha Bell-Gam, and it provided participants with digital, capturing and modelling tools.
One hundred and seventy-nine (179) participants attended the five programs from the Faculties of Engineering, Humanities, Management, Social Science, Law, and Education.
- On Monday 13th November, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received the accreditation team for the Faculty of Dentistry under the College of Health Sciences.
- The University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, alongside other Principal Officers of the University, attended the 12th Registry Day celebration on Thursday 16th November, 2023.
- On Friday, 17th November 2023, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received the accreditation team for the Departments of Early Childhood, Health Education and Human Kinetics, and Business Education in the Faculty of Education. The team was impressed with the Library’s physical collections and the up-to-date electronic resources used in teaching and learning.
- On Friday, 17th November 2023, the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu, received the following Journals donated by the Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education for library retention:
- National Council for Adult Education Journal. vol.25 Issue 2, June, 2020. 2022 A publication of Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (1 copy).
- National Council for Adult Education Journal. vol.24 Issue 2, June, 2019. 2022 A publication of Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (1 copy).
- African Journal of Adult Education and Development Studies (AJAEDS) vol. 3, June, 2021(1 copy).
- African Journal of Adult Education and Development Studies (AJAEDS) vol. 2, December, 2020 (1 copy).
- African Journal of Adult Education and Development Studies (AJAEDS) vol. 1, June, 2020 (1 copy).
- Donald E.U. Ekong Library acquired the underlisted 2021/2022 Weekly Law Reports and 2020/2021 Comprehensive Index to N.W.L.R. They were received by the University Librarian, Dr. Helen U. Emasealu:
- Comprehensive Index to N.W.L.R (2020) vols 1 & 2
- Comprehensive Index to N.W.L.R (2021) vols 1 & 2
- W.L.R 4 Parts 1756 – 1809 (January to December, 2021) 1 N.W.L.R 1-206
- W.L.R 3 Parts 2022 Part 1810 – 1863 (January to December, 2022) 1 N.W.L.R 1196
- 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 (Computers and Internet) in the Similarly, the Elsevier training laboratory on the second floor has internet access to all subscribed databases and is open to faculty members.
- The American Corner in Collaboration with Silent Heritage, headed by Mr. Obiesha Bell Gam, on Friday, 17 November, 2023 carried out a certifiable hands-on workshop on Introduction to Digital Tools: Digitizing Cultural Heritage. The programme had 10
- The Library received an update on its JSTOR Database, https://www.jstor.org/ The database provides registered faculty members and researchers with information materials that cut across different disciplines from sciences and social sciences to arts, education, technology, law and other research-related disciplines.
- Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed 37% decrease from 2,841 users in the previous week to 1,793 users in the current week. This reduction can be attributed to the NLC strike that took place on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th November,
The Library is a veritable source of knowledge. Therefore, staff and students are encouraged to seek knowledge regularly using Donald Ekong Library learning resources.
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