Adeyemi College of Education

Library

 

 

 

 

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Overview

Since academic development is seriously dependent on the quality of the Library, Babs Fafunwa Library can boast of a building that is imposing and that, for years to come, will be most suitable and adequate for all forms of expansion that are bound to take place as the Institution grows in number of academic programmes, staff and students. Presently the Library can conveniently sit 1,000 users. The holdings of the Library have also increased from 3,000 at inception to over 30,000.

Mission of the Library

Babs Fafunwa Library serves and promotes the teaching, learning and research environment where information resources are made accessible for those who are engaged in the pursuit of knowledge and excellence in teaching, learning and research. The Library primarily supports its parent organization; a student-centered and research-based teacher training higher education institution through provision of Library and information services.

This is done by :

    Selecting and acquiring relevant Library materials

    organizing and providing access to information resources in print and electronic formats

    Providing facilities and services to all Library users

    Meeting instructional and research needs of the College’s community of Library users; and

    Providing information literacy training to all Library users and encourage self-reliance in selection and use of information resources.

    In order to meet its objectives, Babs Fafunwa Library organises its collections in one main library and two extensions attached to the main library.

    Electronic Sources

    Due to the growing dependence on online and electronic sources of information, the library has embarked on various efforts to promote trends that can bring rapid development to services and library resources in line with global academic library standards. The Library has also employed the benefits of open access initiatives to subscribe to the following open sources free of charge.These include:

    Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) - The database provides access to over 948 public scientific Journals in agriculture and related fields. It is being led by the FAO and it is available on http://www.agora.com

    Program for the Enhancement of Research in Information (PERII) PERII is an initiative made by researchers and Librarian in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides access to journals, databases and articles across a wide range of disciplines. PERII hosts full text journal sets and database from the following on- line sources:

    Scitation Library Services –: www.librarians.scitation.org

    Ingenta Connect- www.ingentaconnect.com

    SPIE Digital Library - www.spiedigitallibrary.org

    Royal Society Journals on-line -www.royalsocietypublishing.org

    Physical Facilities

    Size of the Library: The College Library operates in three separate but joined buildings. That is the Main Library and the two Library Extensions. The Main Library covers an area of 791.6m2, while the extension is 461.5m2 totaling 1,253.1m2. However, the Main library has further been expanded to provide additional seating capacity for about 400 readers.

    Library Collection

    No. of Title No. of Volumes
    Book 11,996 37,174
    Local Journals 507 1,343
    Foreign Journals 151 436
    E Resources and Databases 257

     

    List of Professional Librarians as at February, 2016

    S/N NAME OF STAFF STATUS QUALIFICATION
    1 Mr. R. A. Awoyemi Ag. College Librarian N.C.E. (Bus.Edu.), BLIS, M.Info.Sc.
    2 Mrs. A. F. Afolabi Principal Librarian B.Sc., MLIS, PGDE
    3 Dr. S. O. Ogunniyi Principal Librarian BLIS., MLIS, PGDE, Ph.D
    4 Dr. J. A. Akerele Principal Librarian B.Sc., MLIS, PGDE, Ph.D
    5 Mr. M. Jato Principal Librarian BLIS, MLIS, PGDE
    6 Mrs. O. Jamogha Librarian I B.Sc., PGDE
    7 Mr. E. F. Efosa Librarian I B.Sc., PGDE
    8 Mr. Olubiyo Peter Librarian I BLIS, MLS
    9 Mr. M. S. Sheji Librarian I BLIS, PGDE(Social Studies)
    10 Mrs. S. O. Efosa-Isibori Librarian Ii BLIS
    11 Mr. A. P. Udonsi Librarian Ii BLIS