An Assessment of Library Software and E-Resources Management Workshop: The Experience at Centre for Learning Resources, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Angelina Chioma UCHE, Oyemike Victor OSSAI-ONAH, Charlie OBICHERE, Matilda C. ODUAGWU

The importance of training and retraining of professionals for efficient service delivery cannot be overemphasized. This study evaluates the library software and E- resources management workshop organized for Library and Information Science professionals held at Covenant University, Ota Nigeria. Findings reveal that participant in the conference acquired new skills in e-resources management, marketing strategy, institutional repositories management and use of special media tools. The participant level of satisfaction with resources personnel and their teaching methodology were satisfactory. The challenges to skill acquisition at the conference includes: inadequate funds to procure materials, lack of access to computers and other facilities as well as inadequacy of relevant materials. More practical teachings, training on software installation, development of indigenous software and special training on e-resources acquisition, licensing, evaluation and monitoring were recommended. The study concludes that professional conferences on contemporary issues on the area of ICT should be practical oriented to ensure that the objectives of the conference are achieved.

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