LITT 2013 OPENING CEREMONY
October 7th would continue to be a memorable day for NLA IT Section because of two major things. Firstly, we came in contact with a fully loaded 21ST Century ICT compliant Vice Chancellor and secondly, the divine intervention that reduced our human apprehension to zero. The opening ceremony of the LITT 2013 National Workshop was held at the Amphitheatre Hall of Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. It was a well-attended ceremony that had the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. B.B. Fakae, all principal officers, Deans, Directors, HODs, university community and most importantly, participants from within and outside Nigeria present. The Chairman of IT Section, Ayodele Alonge delivered the welcome address. The occasion was chaired by Dr. Femi Kadiri, the Rivers State NLA Chairman who stressed the importance and timeliness of LITT 2013 to LIS professionals in Nigeria while the Director of ICT Centre of the University, Professor Braide delivered the Keynote Address. The Vice Chancellor in his ICT emotion-laden speech eventually declared the workshop open.
Immediately after the Opening Ceremony, the training proper commenced with the opening lecture titled ‘Augmented Reality, Dynamic Capability and Next Generation Libraries’ The section was anchored by Samuel Utulu of Redeemer’s University, a Principal Librarian and doctoral student at Capetown University, South Africa. The comfort of the training venue and availability of more than enough ICT hands-on equipment made the participants felt at home as they could easily practicalise all that was taught.
Meanwhile, the workshop enters its second day today with more participants still on the way. It gets more interesting as the mystery of the workshop’s success keeps unfolding.