Members of the recognized association for librarians working in Nigeria – Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Kano State Chapter, being led by the Auditor General, Dr. Karimatu Isa Maisango, has paid a courtesy call to the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), Professor Ajith Kumar V.V. Speaking on the purpose of the visit, Dr. Karima, acting in proxy of the Chairman of the Association, Dr. A. Kamba, expressed her interests to establish collaboration & partnership with SUN, to organize training for professional librarians in Nigeria.
The training which will hint at key areas of libraries such as Alexa, Virtual Tour, Online Database, Koha Integrated Library Management Software, Learning Management System (LMS), Turnitin Plagiarism Software, and Facial Recognition Software, will help share ideas and best practices, dealing with emerging issues and technologies amongst librarians. It will also profer solutions to key challenges in the LIS sector.
Dr. Karima gave this brief amongst other things on Monday, 27th June 2022, while introducing the newly elected executive committee (EXCO). She expressed her appreciation to SUN for the continued support, especially during the recently held NLA Kano conference, and the University’s collaboration with the Association to donate books to Kano correctional Centre. Members of the NLA present include the Vice-Chairman, Mr. Nura Mudi, the Secretary, Mr. Alkasim H. Abdu, Ass. Secretary, Dr. Mustapha Idris, the Financial Secretary, Mr. Auwalu Dansale Yahaya, the Treasurer, Mr. Naziru Mohammad, Ex-officio, Mr. Danladi Bala.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V stated that he has heard so much about the progressive activities of the NLA, which will be an advantage to the student’s development, especially in terms of physical books and e-resources. He appreciated the visitors for finding time to visit the university, whose doors he said, are always open. He assured them of the University’s support in the training for professional librarians in Nigeria.
Earlier, the University’s Head Librarian, Mr. Kabiru Danladi Garba who gave the welcome address, appreciated the members of the NLA for their visit and urged the association to also partner in devising a means of increasing reading habits among the populace. The University Registrar, Mr. Haruna Aliyu as well as the Assistant Librarian, Mr Musa Muhammad also made important contributions to the meeting.