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CENTRE FOR LEARNING RESOURCES
The Library occupies a central place in any citadel of learning, as it represents the hub around which all academic activities revolve. It serves as the engine room for knowledge generation and dissemination which makes it a theatre for intellectual renaissance where the past, present and future interact. The worth of any university library is determined by the robustness of its collection aimed at enhancing the quality of teaching, learning and research.
The Library in Landmark University is known as Centre for Learning Resources (CLR). It is a world-class two storey magnificent glass edifice equipped with state-of-the-art facilities with a seating capacity of 1,700. CLR acquires, organizes, stores and disseminates information in various formats; both print and electronic.
Landmark University Centre for Learning Resources is fully automated, with a Web Public Access Catalogue (WebPAC) accessible to the University community remotely from their offices, departments, halls of residence, homes and indeed anywhere across the globe.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The Centre for Learning Resources serves as a repository for intellectual content emanating from renowned scholars across the globe. We are poised to equip the University Community with necessary information materials to facilitate teaching learning and research. CLR treasures information as a premium factor of production, hence we ensure a balanced collection that meets the information needs of faculty and students across all programmes.
We provide modern day 21st century facilities and services comparable to any in the world. Continuous improvement and embracing global best practices remain our watchword. We welcome you to CLR, were much more than ever before, our seasoned professional librarians are available and committed to meeting your information needs.
To be a leading world class library committed to acquiring, organizing, storing, and disseminating information in diverse formats in support of teaching, learning, and research geared towards raising an army of reformers who will spearhead an agrarian revolution in Africa.
To make available and accessible through the deployment of cutting-edge technologies, current library resources in diverse formats that cut across all our programmes aimed at producing a new generation of solution providers who would command global influence.
The library provides access to a number of online databases. These include EBSCO, JSTOR, ARDI, Bioline, AGORA, DOAJ, HINARI, OARE, Ebrary, NUC Virtual Library and Science Direct. Ebrary alone provides access to over 400,000 e-books and other documents while others contain over 40, 000 electronic journals across all disciplines.
This section is located on the ground floor of the library and it provides a platform for relaxation and learning. It is tastefully furnished and equipped with a large screen Samsung Led television, DSTV, and Air-conditioner. This section provides access to educational documentaries, CNN, TBN and other information bearing networks.
In pursuit of the mandate of the University in raising solution thinkers that would break new grounds in all fields of human endeavour, a section called Spiritual & Leadership Development has been established. This section is fully equipped with books on leadership and spiritual development. This is to further drive the University’s Mandate of producing Total Graduates.
The library provides 40 state-of-the art computers with uninterrupted connection to the internet in order to facilitate access to various online databases. The E-library is designated purely for research purposes and it is fully air-conditioned to create an enabling environment that fosters learning and research.
The library provides wireless hotspots which enable users connect to the internet using their personal laptops and other devices.
The last copy of every book title especially those on high demand or requested by Deans and Lecturers are placed on ‘Reserve’ to allow equitable use of the materials.
Cataloguing details are digitized and made accessible through several networked computer workstations within the campus and anywhere around the world. The Library uses Alexandria Library Management Software to perform routine activities such as the creation of bibliographic databases, acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, serials control, CAS and SDI services. Locating resources on the shelves become more difficult as library collections grow, this makes the WebPAC the first port of call to all library users. The WebPAC showcases the collection of the library which underscores its importance as a quick retrieval tool.
Materials are circulated via the use of barcodes. The barcodes are scanned into the computer system which automatically updates user’s loan profile and data. Renewal of books is done either online through intercom or mobile phone or in the library at the circulation desk. Profile of all authorized users and their passport photographs are captured digitally using the Alexandria Registration Module.
We provide training on the use of the WebPAC, and other electronic information resources, as well as other search techniques. Bibliographic details of the library collections which are held in electronic format are made accessible through different computer terminals in the library and remotely from departments and other locations within the campus. This is accessible via the intranet on http://opac.lmu.edu.ng
The Library organizes practical orientation for all fresh students and new staff members. The exercise aims at exposing them to effective use of resources available within and outside the library. The Library is also involved in the teaching of the ‘Use of Library’ under the University Wide Courses programme.
Research profiles of Professors and Heads of Departments are compiled for Selective Dissemination of Information. These profiles are being captured at the point of Library Registration. Relevant materials in their areas of research interest are then being forwarded through their e-mails by the Reference Librarian.
Also, newly acquired materials are duly publicized by routing and displaying tables of content at various departments and strategic notice boards within the campus. This is aimed at sensitizing students and faculty to library holdings of interest.
Photocopying services are available for use by staff and students. Copies are made at a token fee of N5.00 per page. Printing of materials also attracts minimal charge to cover cost of consumables.
The library renders online reference services via the intranet through the Tracking System. Every inquiry/request made by students and/or staff, is assigned a unique ticket number with which they can track the progress of their requests online. This service is accessible on http://support.lu.edu.ng. Other reference Services rendered include individual assistance with library usage, online database and CD-ROM searching.
Overnight loan service of reference materials and journals is available to staff. Undergraduate students are not eligible for this service to forestall careless handling of the materials.
An executive summary of key Nigerian dailies is compiled on a daily basis and sent to the entire Landmark University Community. This is to keep everyone abreast of daily happenings in the country and around the globe.
A compilation of remarkable events in history is made available to the University Community on a daily basis via their email addresses. This is to further situate the learning dimension of the CLR.
In her bid to be at the cutting edge in the delivery of information resources and services to faculty, staff and students in support of teaching, learning and research, access to an avalanche of electronic resources is provided by the Centre for Learning Resources.
Periodic trainings on the use of the electronic resources is organized by the Centre in order to engender usage. The University Library provides access to the following electronic databases on the virtual library platform:
EBSCO: http://search.epnet.com. EBSCO alone has over 20,000 electronic journals. List of databases in EBSCO include:
PROQUEST EBOOK CENTRAL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/lmung. Ebook Central contains over 5 million e-books and other documents.
Science Direct: http://www.sciencedirect.com
ARDI: <span ">http://ardi.wipo.int
BIOLINE: <span >http://www.bioline.org.br/journals
NUC VIRTUAL LIBRARY:
MIT OPEN COURSEWARE:http://ocw.mit.edu/
Web of Science Master Journal List: ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
100 Time http://www.who.int/hinari.Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/03/100-time-saving-search-engines-for-serious-scholars/
The Landmark University Institutional Repository represents a rich collection of all publications emanating from the University. Specifically, the Repository contains publications such as Chancellor’s speeches, Convocation Lectures, Keynote Addresses, Inaugural Lectures, Public Lectures, Journal publications of Landmark University Faculty, Conference Proceedings, Past Question Papers among others. The Repository is accessible on eprints.lmu.edu.ng.
In our quest to better satisfy our eminent faculty and students as well as facilitate effective and efficient library service delivery, librarians have been assigned to the three Colleges as Liaison Officers. They are as listed below:
Mr. Oguntayo, Sunday Liaison Officer, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mr. Aregbesola, Ayooluwa Liaison Officer, College of Science & Engineering
Mr. Owolabi, Sola Liaison Officer, College of Agricultural Sciences
Mrs. Okocha, Foluke Liaison Officer College of Business & Social Sciences
Mrs. Eyiolorunshe, Toluwani Liaison Officer College of Business & Social Sciences
World Book Day
The Centre for Learning Resources recently joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World Book Day. Activities that marked the event include; appointment of Library Ambassadors, Video Clip on the importance of reading, and an award presented to a Faculty member, Dr. Nwozor Agaptus, who was adjudged to be outstanding in driving library usage among the students of Landmark University.
Revamping the Omu Aran Public Library
The CLR proposes to collaborate with the LMUCDII to revamp the Public Library in Omu Aran. This is to further drive and improve reading culture of members of the Omu Aran Community. Also, the St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School library has been pencilled down for book donation.
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