Libraries have played a big role since the human being begun to seek to understand what lies beyond what is known. Scholars, decision makers, planners and even the general knowledge seekers have for ages depended and continue to depend on them. Information was kept on formats like animal skins; walls; papyrus. These formats have turned out to be useful sources of very rare information/knowledge. It is important to ensure that the people who are in charge of such information sources are well trained in developing, designing, evaluating systems that are used for creation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information to the clients.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Information services managers e.g. librarians, documentarists, knowledge workers in fields like health, education, public services, etc.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Apply techniques to manage the information services of an organization more effectively and efficiently;
• Develop and design information services capable of serving the information needs of the organization;
• Develop individual subject interest profiles for customizing services to individuals;
• Monitor and evaluate the performance of the information services.
• Types of libraries and their respective roles in society;
• Role of librarians and documentarists in organizations;
• Information and knowledge management; repackaging of information;
• Selection, classification and indexing of materials for the users of the library;
• Library materials storage;
• Selective dissemination of information;
• User subject profiles;
• Information search strategy inter alia.