The Executive Secretary/CEO, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Ado M. Yahuza, was on Wednesday 13th September, 2023, at the Institute ‘s Training School, Abuja Study Centre Jikwoyi, to inspect the Hands-on Practical Session on Technical Services (Cataloguing and Classification), at the ongoing training workshop for library staff of the Research and Documentation department.
The ES, while inspecting the session, charged the staff being trained to take this opportunity provided to improve their knowledge serious because, according to him, “this aspect of library science is key to your field of study”
Speaking further he said, “if you say you are librarians and cannot do the technical aspect of Cataloguing and Classification, what then is the difference between you and others who are not trained in this field, which means, you cannot claim to be librarians”
Yahuza informed the trainees that, understanding the importance of training towards effective and efficient service delivery is the reason why, despite paucity of funds, management of the institute had ensured they sourced for funds to enable the staff to be trained.
In addition, the ES noted that after the training workshop, all gadgets that will be needed, the technical equipments like shelve units, catalogue cabinet/cards will be procured.
The ES also stated that management will endeavor to ensure that all other technical equipments like laptops, desktops and other needed resources will be provided to make certain that their work in the library is effective.
Noting that, “we are looking at and talking about e-library or virtual library but it is when you know this basics that we will proceed, let us start from the known to the unknown”
He said, this is the beginning of the journey in the right direction, stating that even the space provided will not be enough for the envisage library and information communication technology office, but we will start from where we are and progress.