What library can do for you

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What library can do for you

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. INFORMATION RESOURCES • Library ensure to provide Information resources in various mediums.
  5. 5. What can a library do for you?
  6. 6. ACQUIRE /ORGANIZE • Acquires information resources. • Organizes the resources by classifying and cataloguing them for easy access.
  7. 7. E-RESOURCES • Library subscribes to several electronic resources/ databases and provide facilities to access them, i.e. systems, internet access etc.
  8. 8. RESOURCE SHARING • Library provide platform for resource sharing, networking and collaboration among researchers.
  9. 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. 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. 11. Communication • Library communicates and facilitates current awareness and selective dissemination of information (SDI).
  12. 12. Our duty • Librarians give support and professional advice to users through teaching, guidan ce and mentoring.
  13. 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

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