Library Training

The Library holds Information Literacy/Library trainings every Friday in the e-resource centre of the IRC. The library educates users on how to make use of the various available e-resources. The topics cover a wide range of aspects all aimed at ensuring that the library user can optimize the use of the library. The library instruction section covers the following topics.

1.) Information Resources and OPAC

This module introduces users to the various forms of information resources available in the library, how to utilize them and access them by using the search catalogue. The outcome will be to enable the users to navigate the library through the use of the online public access catalogue (OPAC).

2.) The Web & Scholarly Research

This session is meant to equip users on how to optimize the use of the internet for their course work.

3.) Online Database Searching

This session introduces library users to the diverse online resources that are available in the library, giving each user hands on experience on how to search e-Resources.

4.) Evaluating Information Resources

This session will enable the library user to critically analyze information resources and incorporate the selected information into his/her knowledge base and value system.

5.) Citation & Reference Techniques

The outcome of this session is to equip the user with the relevant skills on how to acknowledge the different types of information resources using APA and other formats. Included in this module is the instruction on how to utilize online reference systems such as Mendeley, Zotero and Citeulike

6.) Ethical & Fair Use of Information

The outcome of this session is to equip users with an understanding of the economic, legal and social use of information access; ethically and legally.

7.) Social & Information Networks

This module is aimed at developing skills necessary for adapting the new models of information delivery in academic set ups. These include social network platforms. The module will also explore new trends in information processing; and how to access these platforms for lifelong learning.