What library can do for you

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The slide Introduces the Postgraduate Students of Babcock University to several services and support they could access through the use of library.

The slide Introduces the Postgraduate Students of Babcock University to several services and support they could access through the use of library.

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  • 1. WHAT LIBRARY CAN DO FOR YOU Being a seminar presented to the Postgraduate Students at Babcock University Postgraduate School on September 30, 2013 by Saturday U. Omeluzor Systems Librarian Babcock University Library
  • 2. BRIEF DEFINITIONS • A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. • A place in which literary and artistic materials, such as books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, prints, records, and tapes, are kept for reading, studying and reference.
  • 3. Purpose of a library • The purpose of establishing a library was to support teaching, learning and research of students and staff of an institution.
  • 4. INFORMATION RESOURCES • Library ensure to provide Information resources in various mediums.
  • 5. What can a library do for you?
  • 6. ACQUIRE /ORGANIZE • Acquires information resources. • Organizes the resources by classifying and cataloguing them for easy access.
  • 7. E-RESOURCES • Library subscribes to several electronic resources/ databases and provide facilities to access them, i.e. systems, internet access etc.
  • 8. RESOURCE SHARING • Library provide platform for resource sharing, networking and collaboration among researchers.
  • 9. ACCESS TO JOURNALS AND BOOKS • Library provide access to current peer reviewed journals and books from reputable publishers in virtually every area of study.
  • 10. NEW TOOLS • Library consistently provide tools to ease access and retrieval of information within and outside a library wall, i.e. OPAC, Abstract, Inde xes etc.
  • 11. Communication • Library communicates and facilitates current awareness and selective dissemination of information (SDI).
  • 12. Our duty • Librarians give support and professional advice to users through teaching, guidan ce and mentoring.
  • 13. References Wikipedia (2013). Bibliotheraphy. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliotherapy University of Georgia (2013). What is a library? http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit03/libra ries0_02.phtml The Free Dictionary (2013). Free Electronic Library http://www.thefreedictionary.com/library