A University of North Carolina Graduate Student Visits University of Nigeria Library


Mark Reeves

Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).

In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).

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Computer Based Examinations in University of Nigeria

ekereUniversity of Nigeria Nsukka has been conducting online exams for her students and it has been a worthwhile practice for both students and lecturers. Last year, we posted the success story of the GSP examinations and GSP 111 (Use of the Library and Study Skills) was one of such exams (Click here and here for the post links). Our blog post of  March 23, 2016 has a video of a student who we interviewed as she shared her experience. Okoh Chizoba testified that the GSP 111 examination was a huge success. The Administration of Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba (University of Nigeria Nsukka Vice Chancellor) has been working effortlessly to meet up with global standards.

University of Nigeria Library hosts ART + Feminism Wikipedia “Edit-A-Thon Event


ART + Feminism Wikipedia “Edit-A-Thon Event” hosted by UNN Library. Summary: Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented and the women Librarians want to change that! Women in Arts are underrepresented both in Wikipedia contribution and content. Marathon editing is ongoing. Join us on Twitter! @libraryunn and use the hashtag – #Wikiwomen to get updates on Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. To read more, visit our blog.

Computer-based Examinations in University of Nigeria

University of Nigeria Nsukka has successfully been conducting her 2016/2017 first semester examinations for students. This week has been a busy one for all first year students and staff of the School of General Studies. The Dean, Professor Apollonia Nwosu has expressed her satisfaction with the exams so far, thanking the University Administration led by the Vice-Chancellor – Professor Benjamin Ozumba, for providing such a wonderful platform which enables and enhances ICT usage among students and also eliminates some odds associated with examinations.

World Book Day in University of Nigeria Library


The World Book Day was marked today, 2nd March 2017 in University of Nigeria by the University Library, popularly called ‘Nnamdi Aziwe Library’. The library currently functions under the leadership of Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani – the first female University Librarian of the University. In commemorating the World Book Day, the library organised a display area for students and other readers. Current books and reference materials of varied subjects were selected for display.

The event was announced on the library Website,  BlogFacebook and Twitter Pages.  It was amazing to see readers flood the display area to view the materials on display. Provision was made for the readers to request for their materials of interest on a register and also leave their feedbacks or comments. Many of the readers gave positive feedbacks concerning the event which will be shared on our blog soon.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Library celebrates World Book Day!

World Book Day

The World Book Day was marked by the library on 2nd March, 2017. The Library staff attended to students who visited the display area.  A lot of book requests were made and feedbacks given by these students. It was amazing, the number of book requests that were made. This enlightened the librarians on the need to occassionally display current books while attending to students’ requests real time.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Library Marks World Book Day!

Source: http://www.worldbookday.com/

Today, 2nd March, 2017 is World Book Day and the library wishes to inform her readers, that there will be a display of current and interesting books to mark this day. Venue is at the OPAC Area. Come and have request for books and read more books and also come with queries to be answered on the spot. A lot more will follow, thanks and welcome!

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