Monday, October 31, 2016

How to knot a tie: the basics

Have you ever wondered why some men do not wear tie? It is not because they dsilike ties, but truthfully because they do not know how to knot a tie. Some ladies know how to knot ties more than the men folks. This video is a must watch for everyone, as it would give one the practical steps needed to knot a tie. We found a lot of videos on how to knot ties, but our choice for this video was determined by the greater number of views (29,268,210 views), likes (67, 648) and subscriptions (49,475) the video attracted over other related videos as at 31st October, 2016. Enjoy!

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Presidential Election

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Question of the day!


Answer these questions expect a surprise! Please use this hashtag on Facebook: #unnlibrary
Who is the lady in red?
What is her country?
Who is the man in the picture?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

IYA UWA...Department of Theatre and Film Studies, UNN

Department of Theatre and Film Studies Presents "IYI UWA"

Welcoming the fresh students

We heartily welcome the first year students of the 2016/2017 academic session. We have found that most of these new students do not know their left from their right. This is because of lack of orientation. The orientation is coming soon and we hope our students visit the library often, especially after the orientation programme where our University Librarian would unleash our packages. We have a cosy browsing arena for all of you. You may wish to visit our library website: www.library.unn.edu.ng

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UNN Postgraduate Research and Library Training


International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education

To the Attention of:
  • Chief Executives/Vice chancellors of higher institutions in Africa/globally,
  • Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:
Dear All,
We are delighted to inform you that the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and the Office of Strategic Contacts, Ethics & Publications, is organizing an upscale 2016 International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education (EGHE2016) with the support of Globethics.net (organizer of the Global Ethics Forum), Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Date: November 23rd-25th 2016.  To the Attention of:
    • Chief Executives/Vice chancellors of higher institutions in Africa/globally,
    • Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:
    Dear All,
    We are delighted to inform you that the Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba and the Office of Strategic Contacts, Ethics & Publications, is organizing an upscale 2016 International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education (EGHE2016) with the support of Globethics.net (organizer of the Global Ethics Forum), Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Date: November 23rd-25th 2016.
    • Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium (PAA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria
    • Contributors and Speakers: Over 30 chief executives/vice chancellors of tertiary institutions from Africa and all over the globe are expected to be in attendance.
    • Participants: distinguished participants/scholars from over 40 countries worldwide, from academic, business, governmental and NGO realms.
    • Languages: English and French
    • Co-organizers: University of Nigeria / Globethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland
    This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others interested in issues that surround ethics and leadership, innovation, strong ethical culture in, leadership, governance and value education. Kindly pre-register under the following links before September 15, 2016. More details on topics and target audience are included in our call for paper.
    We look forward to hearing from you soon,
    Dr Casimir Ani, Director,
    Strategic Contacts, Ethics and Publications
    Office of the Vice-Chancellor
    150, route de Ferney – CH 1211 Geneva
    Anh Tho Andres-Kammler.
    Program Executive Ethics Education
    Globethics.net – Head Office
    Switzerland
                                                                                                                                           

    EGHE 2016: CALL FOR PAPER  
    International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education 
    Theme: The Power of Values Across Leadership and Higher Education
    The International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities for all participants to interact with prominent leaders in the field of governance and higher education. It will also greatly expand the global network of scholars and professionals. Early submissions of abstracts are strongly encouraged due to limited space. The Sub-themes of the conference are listed but are not limited to:
    1. Philosophy, Ethics, Leadership and Higher Education
    2. Ethics, Peace Building, Inter-religious Dialogue, Diplomacy and Terrorism
    3. Ethics, ICT, Leadership and Energy Sector
    4. Ethics, Finance, Law, Business, Oil politics and Sustainable Environment
    5. Ethics, Gender, Civil Society and Media
    6. Ethics, State Governance, Diplomacy and Anti-corruption
    7. Ethics, Agriculture, Food security and Green Economy
    8. Medical and Pharmaceutical Ethics
    9. Ethics, Sustainable Development Goals(SDG), and United Nations
    10. Ethics, Culture, Music, the Diaspora and African Studies
    11. India and China in African Development: The Ethics of Promoting sustainable development of nations
    The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 29th October 2016. Paper proposals should include 250-300 words abstract and title as well as the Author’s Name, Address, Email Address, institutional affiliation and sent toegheconference@unn.edu.ng. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the dedicated international Journal of Globe ethics.net if they meet the required international impact factor and editorial review standards. The publication of the proceedings of the conference will be carried out by Globethics.net Publications atwww.globethics.net.
    Timelines
    29th October 2016: Deadline for Abstract submission (250-300 words)
    September 30th, 2016: Confirmation of acceptance to present at the conference.
    From 30th September, 2016: Letters to be sent for visa procurement when payment is received.
    From October 7th, 2016: Completion of internal reviews and feedbacks on abstract.
    October 30th, 2016: submission of  full papers for external review (Single blind peer review).
    November 23rd-25th, 2016: Conference on Ethics, governance and higher education begins
    November 26th,2016: KAICIID/GLOBETHICS Certificate  Workshop on peacebuilding and inter-religious dialogue for Nigerian youths at the University of Nigeria (For interested registered participants and others please see the workshop advert for details)
    December 4th– December 14th, 2016: Completion of external review and feedback to the author.
    Mid-March, 2017: Publication of the special conference edition by Globethics.net, Geneva at their websitewww.globethics.net and as a hard copy
    Conference Fee/ Registration
    Registration for the Conference  -Please register at See registration link at Web: www.unn.edu.ng/eghe2016
    Conference Fees:
    All participants are expected to sponsor themselves or source for sponsorship from their institutions or organisations to cover registration fee, feeding, transportation and accommodation. The University of Nigeria does not provide participants with any form of support/sponsorship.
    Participant whose papers are accepted will also be responsible for their traveling expenses to University of Nigeria, Nsukka including the payment of a non-refundable registration fee of $150 only for foreign participants and N30,000 Naira only for participants from Nigeria. All payments should be made on the Remita platform in the registration form.
    BOOKS AND OTHER PRODUCT EXHBITORS ARE WELCOME (For interest to exhibit your books and other products contact: egheconference@unn.edu.ng)
    Enquiries: EGHE2016 Organizing Committee
    Phones: +234-(0)7032712275 and +234-(0)8138605952
  • Venue: Princess Alexandra Auditorium (PAA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Contributors and Speakers: Over 30 chief executives/vice chancellors of tertiary institutions from Africa and all over the globe are expected to be in attendance.
  • Participants: distinguished participants/scholars from over 40 countries worldwide, from academic, business, governmental and NGO realms.
  • Languages: English and French
  • Co-organizers: University of Nigeria / Globethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland
This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others interested in issues that surround ethics and leadership, innovation, strong ethical culture in, leadership, governance and value education. Kindly pre-register under the following links before November 10, 2016. More details on topics and target audience are included in our call for paper.
We look forward to hearing from you soon,
Dr Casimir Ani, Director,
Strategic Contacts, Ethics and Publications
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
150, route de Ferney – CH 1211 Geneva
Anh Tho Andres-Kammler.
Program Executive Ethics Education
Globethics.net – Head Office
Switzerland
                                                                                                                                  

EGHE 2016: CALL FOR PAPER  
International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education 
Theme: The Power of Values Across Leadership and Higher Education
The International Conference on Ethics, Governance and Higher Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities for all participants to interact with prominent leaders in the field of governance and higher education. It will also greatly expand the global network of scholars and professionals. Early submissions of abstracts are strongly encouraged due to limited space. The Sub-themes of the conference are listed but are not limited to:
  1. Philosophy, Ethics, Leadership and Higher Education
  2. Ethics, Peace Building, Inter-religious Dialogue, Diplomacy and Terrorism
  3. Ethics, ICT, Leadership and Energy Sector
  4. Ethics, Finance, Law, Business, Oil politics and Sustainable Environment
  5. Ethics, Gender, Civil Society and Media
  6. Ethics, State Governance, Diplomacy and Anti-corruption
  7. Ethics, Agriculture, Food security and Green Economy
  8. Medical and Pharmaceutical Ethics
  9. Ethics, Sustainable Development Goals(SDG), and United Nations
  10. Ethics, Culture, Music, the Diaspora and African Studies
  11. India and China in African Development: The Ethics of Promoting sustainable development of nations
The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 29th October 2016. Paper proposals should include 250-300 words abstract and title as well as the Author’s Name, Address, Email Address, institutional affiliation and sent toegheconference@unn.edu.ng. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the dedicated international Journal of Globe ethics.net if they meet the required international impact factor and editorial review standards. The publication of the proceedings of the conference will be carried out by Globethics.net Publications at www.globethics.net.
Timelines
29th October 2016: Deadline for Abstract submission (250-300 words)
From 9th October, 2016: Confirmation of acceptance to present at the conference.
From 30th September, 2016: Letters to be sent for visa procurement when payment is received.
November 7th, 2016: Completion of internal reviews and feedbacks on full paper.
November 15th, 2016: Re-submission of revised full papers for external review (Single blind peer review).
November 23rd-25th, 2016: Conference on Ethics, governance and higher education begins
November 26th,2016: KAICIID/GLOBETHICS Workshop on peacebuilding and inter-religious dialogue for Nigerian youths at the University of Nigeria (For interested registered participants and others please see the workshop advert for details)
December 4th– December 14th, 2016: Completion of external review and feedback to the author.
Mid-February, 2017: Publication of the special conference edition by Globethics.net, Geneva at their websitewww.globethics.net and as a hard copy
Conference Fee/ Registration
Registration for the Conference  -Please register at See registration link at Web: www.unn.edu.ng/eghe2016
Conference Fees:
All participants are expected to sponsor themselves or source for sponsorship from their institutions or organisations to cover registration fee, feeding, transportation and accommodation. The University of Nigeria does not provide participants with any form of support/sponsorship.
Participant whose papers are accepted will also be responsible for their traveling expenses to University of Nigeria, Nsukka including the payment of a non-refundable registration fee of $150 only for foreign participants and N25,000 Naira only for participants from Nigeria. All payments should be made on the Remita platform in the registration form. UNN  PG students are given a subsidized fee of  N15,000 with proof of registration and School ID.Please contact Dr (Mrs) Okafor for further details on how to make the payment at nneka.okafor@unn.edu.ng.
BOOKS AND OTHER PRODUCT EXHBITORS ARE WELCOME (For interest to exhibit your books and other products contact: egheconference@unn.edu.ng)
Enquiries: EGHE2016 Organizing Committee
Phones: +234-(0)7032712275 and +234-(0)81386059522

Take-Off of the UNN Business School



ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TAKE-OFF OF THE UNN BUSINESS SCHOOL
The Vice-Chancellor has approved the take-off the UNN Business School with effect from the 2016/2017 academic session.
Thank you.
Professor P. O. Osadebe,
Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Mortenson Center celebrates International Day of Peace

The Mortenson Center invites libraries and librarians around the world to join our International Day of Peace Celebration on September 21st In collaboration with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign we are inviting our community to add their peace wishes to our Tree of Peace, and #treetyourself to our photo booth.

Tell us how you are celebrating at https://librariesforpeace.org/ and follow us or post your activities using the hashtags #librariesforpeace #peaceday
To learn about our International Peace Day initiative, visit librariesforpeace.org.  This website is for librarians worldwide to learn about what libraries are doing to promote peace, how they can initiate their own efforts, and where these actions are taking place; to discuss and share ideas of libraries and peacebuilding; and to serve as an information hub for an international library celebration and action day for peace.  

JOIN this Libraries for Peace (L4P) movement by going to the website to:
Celebrate Library for Peace (L4P) Day on 21st September, 2016 (International Day of Peace)
  1. Pledge to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Share your story of how you and/or your library are working toward building a peaceful and sustainable local and global community.

The Libraries for Peace web portal was created to advance the mission of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, which for the past 25 years, has worked to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace. Libraries as information, education and cultural centers have a role in advancing peace internationally.

For more information, please email mortenson@illinois.edu
Source: Email alert on helen.okpala@unn.edu.ng
NB: Same information has been posted to the following blogs:

 www.helenokpala.com
www.nlaenugu.blogspot.com
www.phreeinfo.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 15, 2016

UNN Library Internship Students- Finishing strong!

The library wishes to thank all the Intern students from the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and other Universities like Michael Okpala University, Umudike, University of Benin and others, who have invested their time and energy in helping out with work in the library. They were all deployed to the various sections of the library, including the Bindery section. Here we have some of them after the cut...

Now, this is Miss Ujunwa, an elegant staff or more like it, intern who currently serves in the Africana Section. As seen in the picture on the left, she has been engrossed with ensuring these projects get processed and users access them. Africana Section of the library is one of the busiest sections in the library that attracts several users on a daily basis due to the nature of material the section houses such as Projects, Theses and Dissertations, Biafrana materials and Achebeana. Probably during the forthcoming Founders' Day Celebration, there would be another Unit created from the Africana Section...Let's keep our fingers crossed. The Biafrana materials are currently being digitized for posterity and preservation and uploaded in the Institutional Repository (IR) of the University. These materials are very rich contents which may not be found elsewhere. They are materials written about Biafra, especially during the times of Biafra. Most of them are brittling away and so, the library decided to digitize them for users to gain access easily for maximum utilization. Users from other Universities do visit the Africana section to consult projects and other useful materials. The staff of the section are eager to deliver to users and are warm in reception. These Intern students are for sure, going to miss their stay in the section. The picture might be deceptive because males are also part of the internship venture. Interviewing some of these students, we have some of their comments:

''We have really enjoyed our stay and have learnt a lot working in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka...we've learnt so much that money cannot buy. It is not all about money, but what can you carry out to the world that could help you solve problems outside there. We have met with very interesting staff that were very warm to us and willing to answer our queries whenever we have them, and we always do. Coming to the challenges, we really had a great challenge with staying back when the school was not in session due to accommodation squabbles, but in all we thank God  and pray we get good grades afterall'

 Helen Nneka Okpala - reporter!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SOLAR ECLIPSE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

On September 1, 2016, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a brilliant ring of sunlight visible from Nsukka.
When the moon creates a ring of sunlight during an eclipse instead of completely blocking the solar disk, it's known as an annular eclipse. And although the September 1 event won't be a total eclipse of the sun (from south eastern part of the country), it will still be a stunning sight of partial solar eclipse.





For those interested in watching this eclipse event, the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group of this University is making special viewing glasses (eclipse glass) available at the Christ Church Chapel field, UNN, starting by 7.30am (Please, never look directly at the sun with your unprotected eyes!). Viewers will be able to see the moon cross paths with the sun on Sept. 1 (Thursday) between 8 – 9 a.m.
For further information or enquiries, please call any of the following numbers: 08037734303, 08039555777, 08050764262 and 08034376366.

Prof. A.A. Ubachukwu
Leader, Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Group, UNN.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Professor Charles O. Omekwu delivers inaugural lecture at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Invitation Card


Our own Professor Charles O. Omekwu is blazing the trail come September 8, 2015 as he delivers his inaugural lecture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Please save the date and endeavour to attend:

Date: Thursday September 8, 2016
Venue: Princess Alexandria Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Time: 1:00pm prompt.
Topic: Cyberspace Revolution: Issues, implications and Imperatives.
Please feel free to contact him and wish him well and pray for him via his e-mail:
charles.omekwu@unn.edu.ng

COAL CITY ENUGU 2016 AGM/CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

 
NIGERIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, ENUGU STATE CHAPTER
CALL FOR PAPERS

The Enugu State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) announces her 16th Annual Conference/AGM for the year 2016 holding as follows:
 
Date: Tuessday 22nd – Thursday 24th November, 2016.
Venue: National Library of Nigeria, Independence Layout, Enugu
Conference fee:  Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15, 000).  The fee covers all conference materials, lunch and conference proceedings.
 
CONFERENCE THEME: “Library Services and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the Digital Era”.
Sub-Themes:
1.      Evolving roles of Public Libraries in the digital age
2.      Academic Libraries in Nigeria and Sustainable Development Goals
3.      Makerspace in Libraries – gateway to collaborative learning in the digital age
4.      Information literacy and critical thinking for National development
5.      Enriching the lives of children for sustainable development through long vacation programme.
6.      School library services for Sustainable Development.
7.      Library services for the physically challenged in the digital era
8.      Building researcher-librarians for sustainable development.
9.      Libraries building digital collections for sustainable development
10.  Promoting indigenous knowledge for achieving Sustainable Development Goals
11.  Building strong Library Associations for National Development
12.  Libraries, Webinars, MOOCs and Online Learning: gateway for National Development
13.  Strategies for promoting Library Services to young people in the digital age.
14.  Building the Digital Literacy Skills of Librarians for National Development.
15.  Library Advocacy and partnership with NGOs for National Development.
 
Interested participants are hereby invited to submit full papers of not more than 18 pages double-line spaced with 12 point font size, processed in Times New Roman on any of the above sub-themes or any related topic under the general theme.
 
Deadline for submission of Full papers is Monday, October 31, 2016. Papers submitted after this date WILL NOT appear in the proceedings, but may be presented during the conference. Authors should include the name(s) and affiliations of the author(s) with functional e-mail addresses and submitted electronically to: enugu.nla@gmail.com with the subject: CONFERENCE PAPER! The file name should bear the author’s last name.
All submissions will be subjected to blind peer review by members of publication committee. Authors will be notified on the status of their submissions on or before October 15, 2016.
 
Format for Presentation: Accepted papers should be processed in not more than 20 slides for multimedia presentation during the conference.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings on payment of conference fee to the following bank account:
 
Name of Bank  First Bank Nigeria Plc
Account Name: Nigerian Library Association, Enugu State Chapter
Account Number: 2014867846

Find attached, please.

Helen Nneka Okpala (CLN)
07031030171 (State Chapter PRO)