The 3-day workshop was declared open by the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis C. Eze on Monday, 27th June, 2016. This training program on TEEAL/AGORA started in March 1999 by the Albert R. Mann Library Cornell University, USA and the information and training outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) got to FUTO in March 2015. The program is funded by various international organisations and agencies including the Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation.
As part of the leadership training responsibility, FUTO was selected as one of the ITOCA leadership centres. Consequently, ITOCA and the Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, USA entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FUTO in February 2015, to organise and carry out workshops to train librarians, academic staff, researchers and decision makers on the use of electronic scientific journal delivery programme, principally AGORA, TEEAL and information literacy skills.
The Federal University of Technology (FUTO) in carrying out scientific research mentoring and as well carrying along other sister institutions is having the third in the series of this training from Monday, 27th June to Wednesday, 29th June 2016, being organised by the University Library of FUTO. This is the third training since the signing of the MoU in February 2015. The first was Train-the-Trainers in May 2015. The second tier trained our Post-Graduate Students.
This training is aimed at equipping participants with the necessary skills to effectively search and use e-resources especially the TEEAL, AGORA and other databases in the Research4life package. Participants will be well grounded on modern citation methods using Mendeley.
Program for Monday, 27th June, 2016 were on the following:
Electronic Library Resources in Context and Introduction to databases
Electronic Library Resources, Overview of Electronic Journal Access Programs and Scholarly Databases, Types available, Research Gates
Formulating Search Strategies
Formulating, Effective Searches, Boolean Operators, Mind Maps
Introduction to TEEAL Databases and Basic Features