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LANDMARK UNIVERSITY CLR MARKS MAIDEN LIBRARY WEEK
The Landmark University Library also known as the Centre for Learning Resources (CLR) kicked off her Maiden Edition of Library Week tagged “Library Week 2018”. The week-long programme which is to hold between 22nd and 25th January, 2018 was flagged with a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju in his office by Members of the Centre on Monday 22nd January 2018.
In his address tagged ‘I Testify’, the Vice-Chancellor described the library as one of the institutions in the society that work with information, data and knowledge. He elucidated that it is a key element for open access to information that is crucial to development of polity towards attainment of an informed and egalitarian society. He stated that the University’s library is not an exception. According to him, “the Centre for Learning Resources is an inviting edifice well stocked with inspiring learning materials, stoking creative thinking, sparking research engagement, and meeting the various needs of its users. It is more than supportive to the academic and research pursuits of its users, who are not limited to the University’s Faculty, Staff and Students, courtesy of e-library facilities”.
Professor Olayanju noted that the role of library cannot be overemphasized in providing access points to the information needed for national and international development and integration in a democratic and dynamic global setting. He, therefore, appreciated the library management led by the Director, Mrs Felicia Yusuf, noting “the depth of professionalism and diligence, cheerfully and consistently demonstrated by the Staff in the Centre for Learning Resources.” He commended the leadership for keeping the tempo of excellence in its operations which have earned heart-warming feedbacks from the external context not only individuals but also educational institutions including accreditation bodies and professional organizations.
In her response to the Vice-Chancellor’s remarks, the Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Mrs. Felicia Yusuf noted that the courtesy call was part of the activities to mark the Maiden Edition of the ‘Library Week 2018,’ in attestation to the fact that the Vice-Chancellor has unwavering support for the Library. She further stated that the Library Week was aimed at reawakening the consciousness of both students and staff to the maximum use of the academic-support resources in the Centre. Mrs Yusuf said that even though, the Centre is well endowed with relevant and recent books, journals, periodicals both physical and virtual, their underutilization would be an injustice to the rich investment of the Proprietor Base. According to her, “the Centre for Learning Resources observed that majority of students read only to pass examinations, while other materials that should package them into total graduates appear not to be embraced.”
While seeking the collaboration of the Vice-Chancellor on some activities in subsequent sessions, aimed at promoting reading culture among faculty, staff and students, Mrs. Yusuf expressed optimism in salvaging reading culture and positioning the University for the actualization of the vision of raising trailblazing global leaders.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju giving his address during the courtesy visit of the Centre for Learning Resources’ Team to his office.
The Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Mrs Felicia Yusuf, giving her remarks.
Members of Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju (head table) and the CLR Team during the courtesy visit.
The Director, Financial Services, Pastor Fredrick Aghahuwa; the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju; the Director, Centre for Learning Resources, Mrs. Felicia Yusuf and the Registrar, Dr.Azubuike Ezenwoke displaying the branded t- shirt for the Library Week.
Members of Management and Centre for Learning Resources team in a group photograph at the end of the courtesy visit flagging off the Maiden Library Week.
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