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LITT 2008: Basics of Web Publishing for Libraries and Information Centres

Theme: Basics of Web Publishing for Libraries and Information Centres

Libraries in Nigeria are at a crossroad in their attempt to automate their operations. Over the years, there had been considerable efforts by individual libraries and sponsors in setting up these projects. It is highly imperative for key actors to come together and share ideas on how to bring this to pass. This gathering will address salient issues that will not only address some problems currently faced by libraries but also meet the future needs. The nation has waited for too long for libraries to provide the necessary access they require in meeting their needs. The time has come to move forward.

Download Invitation letter (pdf)
Download Letter for members (pdf)
Download Hotel Tarrifs in Zaria (pdf)

Who Should Attend?

Heads of Libraries and Information Centres, Circulation Librarians, Serials Librarians, Cataloguers, Systems Librarians, Library Officers, Acquisition Librarians, Webmasters, Reference Librarians, Information Managers and Educators, Special Librarians, Information Services Librarians, Information Technology Staff in Libraries, Documentalists.

Date: 21st – 26th September 2008
Venue: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State

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The Nigerian Library Association in collaboration with Libopas Nigeria Ventures (a library operations and services consultant) plan to run a one-week intensive training workshop on “Practical Use of the Internet for Library and Information Services”.

Date: 31st March – 3rd April, 2008
Venue: George Meany Centre (GMC), Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ajase-Ipo Road (Olulade bus-stop), ILORIN, Kwara State.

Download a letter of invitation (details of the workshop included)


Objective: To empower participants to build their own Digital Libraries using the Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL).

Date: Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th April 2008
Venue: Computer Centre, University of Jos, Plateau State
Download the Flier and the letter on invitation

New Google Search Engine for NLA

A new Google Customized Search Engine has been designed specifically for Librarians including the NLA website and blogs. You are invited to try it out. You are also invited to send in websites that you found very useful in your day-to-day work.

New NLA Forum for Discussions on Pressing Issues

A new Forum has been created for our discussion in addition to the NLA-ONLINE-FORUM. This is more robust and should serve us better. Please visit NLA Forum Now. First, you must register before you use the Bulletin Board

World Library and Information Congress:
73rd IFLA General Conference and Council


Theme: "Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"
19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa
- Final Announcement (pdf)
- Grants and Fellowships

NLA Award For Young Library And Information Professionals

The Nigerian Library Association (NLA) invites all young qualified members to apply for sponsorship to the NLA national Conference/Annual General Meeting taking place from 18th to 23rd June, 2006 at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja. The award recognizes the importance of developing young Library and Information Professionals (yLIPs) in Nigeria...... more
- Download the form (doc)

Dr. James O. Daniel Award For The Most Innovative Library-Based Ict Project Of The Year 2005

The annual award, instituted by Dr. James O. Daniel, recognizes and honours a professional librarian in Nigeria who has demonstrated vision and leadership through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to promote the profession. This annual award is to encourage the individual Librarian in the innovative use of ICTs to Library and Information Services (LIS) with demonstrable impact on the library world. A cash award of twenty thousand (N20, 000) naira and a plaque will be presented to the successful candidate at the annual conference of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA)...... more
- Download the form (doc)

Awards 2006: Applications/Nominations Are Invited from Members

Applications/Nominations are invited from members of the Nigerian Library Association for the under-listed awards and fellowships of the Nigerian Library Association for the year 2006.... more

IFLA President, Now a Fellow of Nigerian Library Association (FNLA)

The Nigerian Library Association (NLA) has conferred the NLA’s prestigious award, Fellow of Nigerian Library Association (FNLA) on the President of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Mrs. Kay Raseroka... more

President Olusegun Obasanjo Awarded The Grand Patron Of The Nigerian Library Association (GPNLA)

The Nigerian Library Association (NLA) on Tuesday, 17th May 2005, took a giant stride when it conferred on His Excellency, President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Library Association (GPNLA). This award which was received on his behalf by the Hon. Minister of Education, Senator, Liyel Imoke at the Conference Room of the Federal Ministry of Education Abuja, is in honour of the enormous sacrifices and visionary policies of Mr. President, which have impacted on the Library and Information profession in Nigeria... more

Kay Raseroka - IFLA President and Salzburg Seminar Fellow

IFLA President- Kay Raseroka Visits Nigeria

The theme for Nigeria International Book Fair (NIBF) 2005 is PUBLISHING IN INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES. The IFLA President - Kay Raseroka will be participating in the LIBRARIAN'S DAY SEMINAR under auspices of the NLA. Topic of The Seminar is "Local Content and Information Society" Other speakers include Dr (Mrs.) I. Mabawonku, Mr. J.C. Anafulu FNLA, Professor G. O. Alegbeleye. The Chairman of the Seminar is Mr. A.O. Banjo.
Date: Wednesday 11th May, 2005
Venue: Hall C, UNILAG Multi-Purpose Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos
Time: 10.00 a.m.



Theme: "Challenges In Library & Information Services Delivery In An Environment Of Change And Reforms."
Date: 9th-15th July 2005
Venue: June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta
Call for Papers


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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

Theme: "Libraries - A voyage of discovery"
Date: August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway
Grants and Fellowhips: NORAD Travel Grant to support a number of delegates from developing countries to attend the World Library and Information Congress, 71st IFLA General Conference and Council
Call for Papers | Call for Poster Presentations | Conference details ..| Titbits for Prospective Participant

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

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IFLA has been heavily involved in the preparations for the World Summit on the Information Society, the first phase of which was held in Geneva, December 2003. The second phase will be held in Tunis, 16-18 November 2005.
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Applications/Nominations For NLA Fellowships/Awards For 2005

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Applications / Nominations are invited from members of the Nigerian Library Association for the under-listed awards and fellowship. Download nomination form and Award criteria. Deadline is Sunday, 31st October, 2004
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Workshop On Readership Promotion Campaign 2004

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Venues: Abuja, Kaduna, Bauchi, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Jos and Enugu
Date: March - April 2004
Theme: Reading: key to life-long development
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2004 National Conference/AGM

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Venue: Ondo State Cultural Centre, Akure
Date: 20TH – 25TH June 2004 (including arrival and departure)
Theme: Libraries: Tools For Education And Development
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Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria

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Consequent upon the powers conferred on the LRCN by Decree Number 12 of 1995,.... The Council hereby invites all librarians to apply for 'Registration' as the first step towards being considered for registration to practice as a Librarian in Nigeria.
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Applications/Nominations For NLA Fellowships/Awards For 2004

nla awards
Applications / Nominations are invited from members of the Nigerian Library Association for the under-listed awards and fellowship of the Nigerian Library Association for the year 2004.
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