Are boys better “book-slayers” and library users than girls? 

I thought of this when I snapped this picture of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka a few weeks ago.  Then I observed a lot of boys made use of the library than the girls. All I could see was babes slaying around with natural hair things, all manner of hairstyles, then pouting and…

Meet the SAP Trio

It was a co-incidence, how the three of us dashed out of our rooms to see us wearing black gowns. We screamed and made sure we took some snapshots for the records. I love us.

#Recipe4Change: A Global Contest for Sustainable Cooking

COPIED from Sustainable Cooking Website  How we cook affects our planet. Each month, share your sustainable recipe and win the chance to cook it with renowned chefs the Roca Brothers in their award-wining restaurant El Celler de Can Roca. How to participate To participate just follow these 4 steps: Take on the challenge. Every month, the Roca Brothers…

#recipe4change: A Global Contest for Sustainable Cooking

COPIED from SDGfund Website The sustainable cooking contest #recipe4change is organized by the Sustainable Development Goals Fund and the chefs Roca Brothers. It is open to any individual or collective that wants to explore the importance of sustainable food and its impact on our daily lives. By cooking better and more sustainably we can build…

My First Webinar as Programme Developer for ALCTS Exchange 2017

Some years back, I won a grant to participate in an Online course organized by ALCTS. ALCTS stands for Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a Division of the American Library Association.   I had been participating in webinars as an attendee, but recently, I was accepted to develop a programme for the ALCTS Exchange event which…

Who is a True Librarian?

Hello friends. What is your definition of a Librarian? A lot of people see Librarians as archaic beings who keep custody of ancient books, and always shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. Well…the time has passed for this definition of me (yes…because I am a Librarian), because what I do in this contemporary…

Resourcing Community Libraries: Tweet Chat with helen

Hi people! The time to speak up has come. #communitylibrary. Join me and my colleague to discuss ‘Resourcing Community Libraries’, 7pm today using the hashtag: #communitylibrary on Twitter. My twitter handle is @helenekez .

Building Effective Community Libraries

Should there be more prisons than Libraries in our Community? Lack of knowledge is total imprisonment. Join me(@helenekez) and fellow prominent Librarians on this Discourse (On Twitter) as we Speak on  “Building #CommunityLibrary in Nigeria on 17th June, 2017 @7pm.  Please if you don’t have a Twitter account yet, create one and use the hashtag:…

Did You Know that African Mobile Apps are solving African Problems?

Originally posted on Inventive Africa:
In Africa, data prices are becoming more competitive, smart and feature phones are more accessible to people across the continent, and more people have access to mobile internet. This increased usage of phones means there is space for more and more mobile phone applications, that solve problems specific to Africa. More…

President Trump to withdraw United States from the Paris Climate Accord?

On 1 June 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the agreement and seek a new deal (Click here for source) Trump says: ‘We’re getting out, but we’ll start to negotiate and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair’…accord ‘will harm’ American jobs’…’I have been fighting everyday…

I am a Proud Librarian

I lack words to express how happy I am to be a Librarian. I developed interest in Librarianship during my secondary school days when I was the deputy school Librarian. When it was time to enroll for JAMB exams, I chose Library and Information Science as my first choice course of study in University of Nigeria,…