Monday 5th – Friday 9th February 2024

  1. On Tuesday, 6th February 2024, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized two programs:
      • 1st Program: Money Matter Mastery: Empowering Youths’ Financial Fitness. This program provided participants with important skills and knowledge about handling finances so that they could be empowered and more financially fit. It also equipped participants with an adequate understanding of how to make smart choices in financial matters, so they can build a strong financial future for themselves. Seventeen (17) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Management, Social Science, Humanities, Media and Communication Studies, School of Science and Laboratory Technology, and Banking & Finance.
      • 2nd Program: Education-USA Orientation Program. The program provided participants with insights and guidance on educational opportunities in the United States of America. Thirty (30) persons attended the program from the Faculties of Engineering, Media and Communication Studies, Computing, Science and Humanities.
  1. One hundred and thirty-three (133) 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.
  2. On Thursday 8th February 2024, The University Librarian, Prof. Helen Emasealu, received the following book donations for library retention.
      • Contemporary Issues in Adult Education; An African Perspective, edited by A.N. Ugwu & O.F. Mbalisi (2 copies).
      • Topics in Community Development, edited by G. Adekola & M.A. Oyebamiji (2 copies).
      • An Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics by Prof. Nzeneri (2 copies).
      • First Aid & Emergency Care by C.O. Udoh Adenrele Haastrup (2 copies).
      • Theory & Practice of Stick Games: Cricket & Hockey by Ifeanyichukwu Christian Elendu (2 copies).
      • Understanding Mental & Social Health by C.O. Udoh & James A. Ajala (2 copies).
      • Personal Health & Wellness by G.O. Ekenedo & G.O. Obiechina (1 copy)
      • Family Life & Sex Education by Ernest I. Achalu (1 copy)
      • Comprehensive First Aid & Safety for Everyone by Golda O. Ekenedo (1 copy).

The Management of Donald Ekong Library appreciates the kind gesture of the donors. Other scholars and library patrons are requested to contribute books, journals and audio-visual materials to enrich the resources of the Library.

  1. 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.
  1. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 99.9% increase from one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five users (1,984) in the previous week to 3,919 users in the current week.

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 the vast resources available in Donald Ekong Library.

Donald Ekong Library communication channels for remote access are as follows:

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


Prof. Helen U. Emasealu, CLN
University Librarian

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