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Nigeria : LRCN, NITDA partner to make strategic interventions to bridge skills gap in ICT among librarians

August 16, 2014

In order to make strategic interventions to fill the skills gap in information and communication technology (ICT) among librarians, Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) has partnered with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

To serve the purpose, the duo has arranged a workshop on application of free and open source software (FOSS) in library activities.

The workshop will equip librarians with skills to become major players in the ICT industry, able to use and apply the ICTs to enhance the lot of all information seekers.

Dr Victoria Okojie, Registrar/CEO of Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria, said LRCN has pledged to ensure that Nigerian information professionals are at par with their counterparts in the world's emerged countries.

She said : "It is in line with this wider picture that the Council considered it appropriate to partner with the foremost public IT organisation, NITDA in seeking to equip information professionals and managers with competencies and skills that will enable them choose and work with free and open source software in their libraries."

Mr Peter Jack, The Director General of NITDA, said the two organizations are seeking Open Source Solutions for enhanced service delivery in the libraries optimistic that if librarians are equipped with relevant IT skills, they would be re-positioned to address some of the issues in the industry and thereby make meaningful contributions to national growth and development.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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