Digital Literacy Plan

Technological facilities are evolving with its associated rapid and spontaneous changes in the global information handling and communication processes. Demand for digital information and virtual services are also increasing. These changes have placed Library and Information Professionals (LIPs) worldwide on a steady move towards the acquisition of skills necessaryfor the adoption of the technologies in their service delivery. The extent of involvement of UPs in Nigeria in this knowledge and skills acquisition pursuits, is not yet commendable, as a high percentage of our colleagues can only function effectively in a traditional library setting. Reasons for non-participation in trainings and skills acquisition programmes have been attributed to inadequate funding, including long distance to training sites (locations). It is against this background and the need to proffer solution to technology related challenges encountered by Librarians in Nigeria in their service provision that the Information Technology Section of our noble Association – Nigerian Library Association (NLA), is organizing this training which its second and third strands will hold in the Western and Northern Zones in Nigeria, respectively.

The dearth of training fund in our institutions which has been a major constraint to skills acquisition is considered by the organizers of this training; hence, the minimal cost charged for participation in the training.

Training Outline:

  • Channels for accessing free online trainings and webinars for skills development.
  • Beating Internet gurus with extraordinary searching skills.
  • Superlative online tools for collaboration and information sharing to enhance productivity
  • Amazing media for engaging communities for effective service delivery

Who should attend?

Heads of Libraries and Information Centres; Librarians working in Academic, Public, Special, School and Private Libraries; Digital Librarians; Health Librarians; Cataloguers; Webmasters; Information Technology Staff in Libraries; Records Managers; Archivists; Internet Professionals; Content Managers; Cybrarians; Information Consultants; Information architects and Researchers.

Venue: Anambra State Library Board, Awka, Anambra State

Registration Fee: N15,000.00

Registration covers workshop materials, Certificates of attendance, Workshop bag, CD, Refreshment, and Lunch only

Account Details

Account Name: Nigerian Library Association, Information Technology Section

Bank: Stanbic IBTC PLC, Alausa, Ikeja

Account Number: 9201329463

Sort Code: 221150302

For enquiries:

Please contact: Ngozi Ukachi on: +234 8033269080 or +2349093622018

David Oguche on: +234 8033496550