Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April 2024

  1. On Tuesday, 2nd April 2024, the American Corner, Port Harcourt, organized three programs.
      • 1st Program: Artificial Intelligence Application: Exploring the Practical Uses of Al Program: This program provided participants with valuable knowledge, skills, and opportunities on the use of artificial intelligence programs and packages to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. The program also provided participants with practical uses of AI programs to demonstrate versatility and impact across various sectors and to drive innovation and efficiency in processes and decision-making.
      • 2nd Program: Education-USA Orientation: The program provided information to participants on undergraduate and postgraduate admission processes and scholarship opportunities in the United States of America. The program attracted participants from the University and neighbouring communities.
      • 3rd Program: Conversation with an Alumnus: Empowering Communities through Innovative Strategies for the Provision of Quality Education to the Less Privileged: This program highlighted the importance of inclusive education policies and practices to accommodate students with diverse needs, backgrounds, and abilities. The program also explored innovative and sustainable solutions that empower communities, promote educational equity, and ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has access to quality education and opportunities for personal and collective advancement.
  1. One Hundred and Twenty-Five (125) researchers patronized the American Corner in the week under review. They were from the Faculties of Engineering, Management, SSLT, Basic Medical Science, Education, and Humanities.
  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 the update of its Springer Link Database with the new content. database provides registered faculty members and researchers with millions of journals, books, and works for all disciplines.
  4. The Library has received an update on proceedings in its Science Direct Database. The database provides researchers and registered library users with information resources for scientific, technical, and medical research. It offers full-text journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books.
  5. The Donald E.U. Ekong Library, supporting reading, learning, and research activities, has acquired additional research databases under the Other Educational Resources (OER) initiative. These databases are:
    1. DIVA – Digital Scientific Archive
    2. DART-Europe
    3. EThOS
    4. The Network Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (NDLTD)
    5. ProQuest (Users must come to the library for registration using their institutional e-mail to access ProQuest). These databases can be accessed at the library website via:
  6. Weekly statistics of the patronage of Donald Ekong Library showed a 39% decrease from seven thousand six hundred and forty-three users (7,643) in the previous week to 4,662 users in the current week. This decrease can be attributed to the observance of the Easter public holiday declared by the Federal Government.

Supplementary Information: 

The Library is a veritable source of knowledge. Therefore, staff and students are encouraged to seek knowledge regularly using Donald Ekong Library learning resources. Kindly note that the dedicated staff members of the Library are eagerly waiting to continue rendering quality service in our first-rate Library, which is rich in books, journals, e-resources, and other research materials. 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:


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

Phone: +2349138269564



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Prof. Helen U. Emasealu, CLN
University Librarian

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