The IRC holds Information Literacy/Library trainings every Friday in the e-resource section of the IRC. The IRC 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 IRC instruction section covers the following topics. you can also teach your self by following the tutorials and presentations below:
- Information resources
- IRC services
- Information literacy
- Citation management
- Publication policy and ethics
- Reaching a wider audience for your research
This module introduces users to the various forms of information resources available in the library, how to access them by using the online catalogue. The outcome will be the users will be able to navigate the library through the use of the IRC online catalogue.
This module provides users with an understanding of the journal and scholarly publishing landscape, and the open access movement
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.
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.
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
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.
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.