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In‐house Staff Training Programme at Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria

Rose B. Okiy (Technical Services Librarian at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. (

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



This paper discusses a training programme organized for non‐professional and professional staff of the Delta State University Library, Abraka. Coming about twelve years after the University Library opened, it was obviously overdue as these categories of staff had started to display some shortfalls in the performance of their duties. These areas of shortfalls were identified and addressed through relevant paper presentations and demonstrations by competent professional librarians in the library. The areas are: circulation duties, shelving and shelf‐reading, collection development, reference and reserved book services, filing and card maintenance, cataloguing and classification, special collection services, computerization activities and library administration. The problems encountered in the course of the training include the limited ICT skills of most of the staff being trained. This slowed down the pace of the training on the computers Recommendations were made to encourage and improve on similar training programmes in future.



Okiy, R.B. (2004), "In‐house Staff Training Programme at Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 21 No. 9, pp. 10-12.



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