Ahmadu Bello University library

An interview with Abdullahi I. Musa, Interim University Librarian, Ahmadu Bello University

Repositioning the library for the global stage ...read more

Jul 15, 2015 - article

Is it time to re-envision the role of academic librarians in faculty research?

When an open-ended offer of research support was made to faculty members, they all sought some form of assistance with literature searching. But is this an area librarians want to explore further, and if yes, can they deepen this relationship from support to collaboration? ....Read more

Jul 13, 2015 - article

Automating IR updates: The University of Florida and Elsevier answer questions about their institutional repository pilot project

ScienceDirect can share article metadata and full text directly with the institutional repository, so the university’s output has a better chance of being found by users and showcased within the institutional repository. ....Read more

Jun 08, 2015 - article

Shining a light on the reference librarian role as reference services adapt to users’ needs

The question of whether or not a reference librarian is still relevant is tantamount to asking whether or not man needs illumination in dark places. We believe that reference librarians are more relevant than ever in this information age. ....Read more

Jun 29, 2015 - article

Endeavour College librarians enhance knowledge and usage of Mendeley via certification program training

More than 725 librarians have registered to take part in the Mendeley Librarian Certification Program, including 10 librarians from the Endeavour College of Natural Health. ....Read more

Jun 22, 2015 - article

Journey from entomologist to librarian

“You want to be a librarian?” That is the reaction I often got when telling friends and colleagues that I was following a successful career as an entomologist with the study of librarianship. ....Read more

Jun 12, 2015 - article

Elsevier Events at ALA 2015 Annual Conference

Join us for networking, refreshments and conversations about scholarly sharing and alternative metrics at the Elsevier booth #504. Sessions will include Rise of Alternative Metrics in Scholarly Research and Scholarly Sharing - how librarians and publishers can work together to support researchers. ....Read more

May 27, 2015 - article

Research data services for compliance, collaboration and scholarship

Learn about the services offered by the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) to help researchers manage their data, and how the libraries, PURR and the research office collaborate. ....Read more