University marks successful Library Week
The University Library celebrated a successful Library week having trained 1300 library users, above the set target of 1000. Training students and staff, including Executive Director, Administration Planning and Development Beryl Mate, the themed academic week sensitised users on how to make the most of online and offline resources to enhance their academic experience.
The event kicked off with a spirited launch by the DVC, Academics, Research, Extension and Student Affairs, Dr. Alice Njuguna and Registrar Academic Peter Osumba, who encouraged the Zetech University Knowledge Ambassadors and other students to use available resources for academic work, research and knowledge seeking to enjoy learning at Zetech.
Encouraging the Zetech fraternity to interact effectively with available resources, Registrar Osumba said, “This is an important imitative as it empowers learners to learn how to better use resources to enrich their work. I am pleased with the progress we have made as an Institution in building a strong reading and studying culture among our students.” he said.
Commenting on the initiative, Acting Head of Library Librarian Samuel Kihara noted that the efforts by his department and support by the library staff and University management played a role in the execution of a successful campaign; he appreciated staff and students for taking a keen interest on learning how best to use the Library.
“We are pleased with the success of the campaign as it speaks to the increased interest by students and staff to use the facility in a more efficient way. We were able to provide training on e-resources, create awareness on off campus options as well as advocate for proper acknowledgement of researchers in academic work.” said Samuel, adding that the department also conducted an essay writing competition that saw Diploma in Communication and Media Studies student Pearl Nimo take home the top prize for writing the best essay.