Information Literacy Trainings

These trainings are carried out for registered library users especially staff and students and are aimed to supporting efficient and effective utilization of the library information resources. The trainings shall carried out during the orientation week but because few people attend, mid-semester trainings for individual classes will be carried out for the enhancement of learning and research.

Regulations for the Information Literacy trainings

  • All staff and students are required to attend the literacy trainings organized by the library department.
  • These trainings should be geared towards imparting ideal skills for access, retrieval and use of library resources and for learning and quality research.

Procedures for the Information Literacy trainings

  • User guides will be developed, designed and disseminated to the library users via e-mail, the library website and/or blog.
  • Prior arrangement for a training session between the lecturer/class representative and the library personnel in charge has to be done.
  • The training sessions will be interactive and hands on kind of tutoring.
  • Registration of all participants of the training will be done for proof that trainings are actually carried out.
  • Online surveys will be carried out every semester for evaluation and assessment of these trainings.
  • Reports will be written indicating whether or not the users have gained the necessary skills intended for them.
  • The mode of presentation for these trainings will include;
    • Use of PowerPoint presentations
    • Hands-on tutoring
    • One-on-one tutoring

Free Resources &

Free E-Journals

The World Health Organization (www.who.int/publications/en)
A large number of e-resources on epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, ethics, occupational health, Primary Health Care, and more. Country reports and clinical resources are also featured on these pages.

Free E-Books & Resources

HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme (www.who.int/hinari/en/)
HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.

Research4Life

ARDI
The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by WIPO together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

African Virtual University

OER@AVU, an African Virtual University www.avu.org initiative launched in 2011 with at least 288 OERs, has been a great contribution to the African and global OER communities. As of July 2018, OER@AVU has a total of 1,623 resources. This follows the addition of 1,335 new OERs released in 2018...