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Library – Student Partnership
The library in collaboration with students who are members of the Knowledge Ambassadors Club, which is composed of students who volunteer to learn and train their peers on library resources, use of technology and online collaborations. The Club organized a two-day library open sessions under the theme “Know Your Library”. During the two days, students and staff interacted with the members of the Club and library staff who trained them on; access to subscribed electronic resources, use of audio books, registration to off-campus access to library resources among other topics. The students who participated were amazed with the wealth of knowledge in the University library and dubbed it as ‘The Power House’. They expressed appreciation to their fellow students who had initiated that noble exercise which they said was an eye-opener and an enabler to their academic journey in the university and beyond. The fruits of the two-day event were immediately noticeable with an increase in usage statistics of the library resources.
This affirmed the Club’s Vision of promoting academic excellence to enlighten the members so as to empower their peers. The members of the club extended their initiative of marketing the library resources and joined Karatina Community Library as they launched their digital corner. The students interacted with the participants during the launch and showcased the ‘talking-books’ in the University library courtesy of the American Reference Centre. The books proved to be a crowd-puller, with the participants amazed at how technology has transformed information to cater for different reading preferences.