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Thursday, September 3, 2015

EU on the March: VC's Welcome Message to New Students of Elizade University

On behalf of the Founder, Sir (Chief) Michael Ade.Ojo, OON, members of the Board of Trustees, the Governing Council and the University Management Team, I welcome you all most warmly, to an academic institution of truly international standard. These standards are such that would provide you equivalent educational experiences and exposures (but at a fraction of the cost) as you would have in the UK, USA, or in Continental Europe.

Prof Kunle Oloyede

It is the philosophy of the University to produce in you, that Total Man or Woman, who shall be equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to compete effectively with any of your colleagues anywhere in the world. To be a Total person demands, and indeed, requires a blend of academic excellence and ethics consciousness which forms the basis of our Vision as a University.

To train you to become the best you can be educationally, Elizade University has gone the extra mile in providing you access to the following distinctive features/ facilities:
i)    ICT-driven Administrative procedures
ii)    Technology-driven library & laboratories
iii)    Air-conditioned Lecture rooms & Laboratories
iv)    World-Class Academics /Instructors from Nigeria, Canada, US, UK, South Africa etc
v)    Internship /work-study /scholarship opportunities for students
vi)    World-Class Hostel accommodation with double occupancy
vii)    24/7 Electricity/water supply & treatment
viii)    Excellent catering facilities & conducive business environment
ix)    Excellent indoor/out-door sporting facilities + an 18-Hole Gulf Course and,
x)    Serene Environment in which the physical facilities are in perfect harmony with nature.

During his recent visit and inspection of our facilities, the Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka had this to say of Elizade University: “the crucial element of education, which is standard, could be enhanced with an initiative like Elizade University which is based on strategic planning. The University is nature-friendly and nature integrating. Even though I am not a science person, the laboratories are very good; the students hostels are humane and  a good architecture concept”

Perhaps, most importantly, you will find here in the University, highly dedicated and competent academic and non-academic staff that will guide and direct your training needs along our core values of: Honesty, Integrity, Responsibility and Excellence.

Once again, I welcome you to learn in the best of academic traditions.



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Carnegie CPD4: The Group on The Last Day

After all the trainings and exposures, and of course at the end of the final Group Project presentations, we converged on the starecase of the IT Building, Department f Information Science, University of Pretoria to take the last group photo, the one you are seeing below
                                              Beautiful faces, Made in Africa!

Five Librarians Selected as 2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellows

OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2016. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.
The 2016 IFLA/OCLC Fellows were announced today at a news conference during the World Library and Information Congress: 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa. The 2016 Fellows are:
  • Idowu Adegbilero-Iwari, Elizade University, Nigeria
  • Željko Dimitrijević, National Library of Serbia
  • Penninah Musangi, Karatina University, Kenya
  • Rhea Jade Nabusan, Tarlac College of Agriculture, Philippines
  • Shaharima Parvin, East West University, Bangladesh
The Fellowship Program provides advanced continuing education and exposure to a broad range of issues in information technologies, library operations and global cooperative librarianship. With the selection of the five Fellows for the class of 2016, the program will have welcomed 80 librarians and information science professionals from 38 countries.
"The IFLA/OCLC Fellowship Program has made a profound difference in the lives of many of the librarians selected," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "Many who have completed the program go on to serve in leadership roles and have had a significant impact on those they serve in their home countries. The Fellows are truly committed to serving libraries and promoting the evolution of librarianship around the world."
During the four-week program, the Fellows participate in discussions with library and information science leaders, library visits and professional development activities. The program is based at OCLC headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.
"This is one of the best opportunities available for librarians in the world," said Masimba Muziringa, University of Zimbabwe Libraries, who was a 2015 Fellow. "You get to understand best practices in librarianship. You also get to understand the trends. All of our visits gave us a broad spectrum of American lifestyle, cultural values and best practices within our profession."
The selection committee for the 2016 Fellowship program included: Fiona Bradley, IFLA; Sarah Kaddu, National Library of Uganda; Nancy Lensenmayer, OCLC; and Susanne Riedel, Universitätsbibliothek Bielefeld, Germany.
Application information for the 2017 Fellowship Program is available on the OCLC website. Information about Fellowship Program sponsorship opportunities for interested organizations is also available on the website.

About IFLA

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, IFLA now has 1,500 members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for IFLA headquarters. More information can be found at

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.