Computer appreciation and maintenance Database construction design and

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Computer appreciation and maintenance Database construction design and maintenance Systems analysis and design Presentation packages. All categories of library and information workers marshaled for virtual library systems and services need to be educated, trained and retrained to conform with their new duties and responsibilities which include ability to: Digitize the library systems, operations and services Perform literature search in the Internet, text message (such as e-mail) and web browsing Print down loaded documents from the Net, from CD ROM databases and from other networked environments Design, create and maintain portals (gateways) and websites and pages Promote library activities globally through the Net, and dedicated websites Organize for easy retrieval, access and use all forms of electronic documents. Some of the avenues readily available for capacity building in a typical information/knowledge centre include: - full-time training programme in recognized educational institution - part-time training programme in recognized educational institution - on-the-job training especially within the establishment - short-time training programme in specific area of interest to the success of the organization - in-service training programme with all the accompanying financial and material benefits to the trainee - self-sponsored training endeavour by the trainee especially for personal improvement in an area of interest - conference, seminar and workshop attendance - correspondence course of programme registration The choice of which type of training programme should the library and information workers attend or benefit from will largely depend upon several factors in the organization which include: - the human resource development policy - the existing and anticipated skills and knowledge required of the staff - the financial and material support available - the existing avenues available for staff development - the cost of the training programme in view - the type of staff currently available in the systems/organisation. What is however needed and necessary to facilitate capacity building for the emerging virtual library systems and services is the re-organization, restructuring and rejuvenation of the courses ,content and programmes of the library and information science schools and similar others to provide the much needed training and retraining to ensure the availability of the right crop of personnel that will cope with the challenges of Knowledge Management age. Concluding Remarks Definitely, the emergence of the virtual library has brought with it new challenges and expectations which require the education, training and retraining of the existing library and information workers. Unfortunately, a majority of the existing library and information workers trained and educated in Nigeria before the mid 1990s lack the requisite ICT practical application skills, and the technical know-how and know-why principally due to the impoverished equipping of the library and information science schools as well as the shortages of experience and trained staff. The
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  • Summer '19
  • retamales
  • digital library, Samaru Journal of Information Studies

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