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Fed Govt to transform public libraries into ICT hubs

If plans by the Federal Government work out well, public libraries will soon become the hub of information communication technology (ICT) in Nigeria. The plan is to transform the libraries into public access points, where Nigerians can access timely and reliable information, enlightenment and training at an affordable cost…. Read more

IREX Considers Investment in Nigerian Public Libraries

The International Research Exchange (IREX), a non-governmental organization based in the United States of America is looking to contribute towards the modernization of public libraries in Nigeria. The Registrar/CEO of LRCN, Dr Victoria Okojie said Nigeria will welcome IREX's intervention especially in the area of training for librarians as this will help reposition public libraries to serve the country as it should. She said plans are underway to transform public libraries in Nigeria to public access venues.... Read More

Nigeria Gets Draft Standards for eLibraries

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in collaboration with Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) and Consultancy Support Services Limited has produced a draft standard for elibraries in Nigeria. The document defines the minimum standards and guidelines for setting up and managing e-Library Systems which includes: infrastructure, document management processes, hardware and software management, staffing as well as accessibility mechanisms.... Read More

Lawmakers Commend LRCN’s Capacity Building Programmes

Members of the Senate Committee on Education have commended the Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria for conducting training programmes to bridge the skills gap in the sector. The Lawmakers made this commendation on Monday, 30 June, 2014 when they paid an oversight visit to the Council.... Read More

Dr Okojie Chairs IFLA Internet Governance Workshop

The Registrar /CEO of Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Dr. Victoria Okojie chaired the pre-event workshop organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on the sidelines of the 3rd Africa Internet Governance Forum (AiGF) held from 10th -12th July, 2014 at the Conference hall, Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja… Read More

NTNU Hosts LRCN In-House Training on Baseline
Study

A capacity building programme for some staff members of Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria was held at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja on Thursday, 30th August, 2014. The aim of the training was to prepare the staffers on how to carry out baseline study and needs assessment for the e-libraries established by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). LRCN and USPF had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to make the e-libraries sustainable… Read More

FG Approves Skills Development, Certification Cadre

The Federal Government has approved a new Skills Development and Certification/Trade Testing Cadre and its inclusion in the scheme of service of the federation. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, disclosed this in Karu, Nasarawa State …Read More

Up-coming Events

1. National Workshop on E-Library Managemnt

Theme: E-Library as a Tool for Achieving the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria, Date: 22nd- 27th November, 2015. Venue: University Ibadan Library, Ibadan

2. ICADLA-4

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK AND ACTION ROADMAP FOR AFRICA’S DIGITAL LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES

Conference Announcement and Call for Proposals for Papers and Workshops

The 4th International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA-4) will be held during 27 - 29 May, 2015 at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. For more information, visit:

http://www.wits.ac.za/conferences/icadla/18123/icadla.html

 

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