Samuel Akumatey, GNA
Ho, Feb. 07, GNA –
Professor Anankyela Anaba Alemna, a expert in librarianship has bemoaned
the absence of obtain to academic library sources for non-residential pupils,
and called for educational services to be made available to all.
He said educational
libraries seemed to focus only on residential learners and was not
obtainable to those people on sandwich courses.
“We appear to
have marginalized distant training students, element time pupils and many others. In the meantime
we are meant to provide all. Sandwich pupils are not authorized, but they pay out
a lot more charges than household students,” Prof. Alemna observed.
The Professor claimed
this when he delivered a talk on academic library management at the 39th
Normal Conference and Seminar of the Committee of University Librarians and their
Deputies (CULD), held in Cedi Auditorium of the University of Wellness and Allied
Sciences (UHAS) in Ho.
The Professor stated
with the exception of the Cape Coastline University, all other tertiary
institutions in the place had no libraries at their student centres.
He requested librarians
to reorient them selves to their roles as in the educational program, and assist
deliver the methods desired in the pursuit of excellence.
“Each individual library
must have a mission and a vision. Libraries are subsets of the mother
university and products have to relate to the vision of the college.
will have to make sure information and facts is obtained and organised in this kind of a way that fulfills the
wants and programmes of library and their buyers, he mentioned and asked them to
stock only pertinent components,” he stated.
The Professor urged
them to make the library a lot more seen and available to all, additional calling
for individuals residing with disabilities to be granted reasonable accessibility.
“So a lot exertion
is invested in getting sources, and we have to work to ensure that they are
put to use. We have to be proactive with customer relations and should not hold out
for pupils to occur”.
The professor named
for information sharing amongst libraries throughout establishments for growth, and
stated they wanted to appear with each other to give information and facts in much more numerous techniques
to go well with the times.
The two working day assembly
is an annual convergence of librarians, and facts experts from
universities, analysis, and tertiary establishments from throughout the place.
It is on the topic
“The Position of Academic Librarians in Larger Schooling”, and has in excess of
the a long time been held on themes that assisted check out means of enhancing tutorial
Mr Christian Yao
Kofi, Librarian of UHAS, and Chairman of CULD, reported librarians ought to be
revolutionary and artistic to allow them develop the library as an efficient and
successful facts infrastructure.