MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the Kaduna State University Library Systems and Academic Information Services. Whether you are a lecturer, student, visiting faculty, or a guest at KASU the University Library Systems and Academic Information Services is well positioned to support your academic and scholarly success through our wide range of collections, services, and spaces (physical and virtual).
The Kaduna State University Library Systems and Academic Information Services is committed to actualizing our vision of being one of the best in Africa and globally. In this sense, we are situating our library as an active partner in improving teaching, learning, and research in KASU. Over the last six month our staff have undergone rapid transformations with emphasis on result and achieving optimal productivity. Consequently, KASU Library pride itself of having dedicated staff that offer wide range of academic information services that directly support two key activities:
(1) the teaching and research requirements of lecturers, and
(2) the learning, and research needs of students.
In this sense, I encourage you to take advantage of the expertise of our library staff though the following services that we offer: workshops (link), individual consultations (link), and orientation sessions. research data management, e-journal publishing, repository services, among others.
I extend my warm invitation to you to explore our first-class collections of thousands of textbooks and over 30 million electronic books, journals, databases, archival materials and special collections. Our distinctive collections provide lecturers, students, and scholar’s exclusive opportunities to consult information resources from reputable publishers. You will find seminal literature, rare literature and manuscripts, costly textbooks and journals published by Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, NOVA SCIENCE, McGraw Hall, Cengage, etc Whatever your research and teaching interest is you will find KASUonline database useful and handy.
If you are a researcher looking for a partner to collaborate in research project you will find KASUCollaborate handy. If you are looking for literature in specific subject area you will find our KASUlibraries useful. Tired of studying in wooden chairs and not too welcoming environment environment? You will find KASUKnowledgecommon a perfect alternative.
Looking for audiovisual to support teaching? KASUMedia Commons provides hundreds of media clips, video, and audio to support teaching and learning. Want to publish in high impact journal? You will find KASUPublish indispensable! Is your computer or tablet out of order stalling your progress in research and/or learning? Do not worry—we offer through our LIBTECSERVICEs circulating laptops and tablets/iPads services. We also offer collaborative study spaces services, solo workstation space services among other services.
Feel free to try your hands on KASUSearch—it provides you with information resources to support your teaching, learning, and research needs—from a single search box. For news and updates about our services click on…http://libr. We at KASU Library understand that navigating the information landscape in 21st century can sometimes be confusing and intimidating—click on our tab “Ask an academic information specialists” to chat live with one of our information resources consultant.
Our information consultant are available to help lecturers, scholars, and students. Are you an international researcher outside Nigeria interested in literature or data about Kaduna State or Nigeria please contact us at……
As KASU student you will find our course pack handy. For each class our dedicated library staff in consultation with course lecturers have carefully developed a course pack—a blend of book chapters, articles, case studies, the instructor’s manuscript, images, video clips, sound files, and more.
In the next 12 months beginning from September 2017 with the support of the KASU Vice-Chancellor the KASU library will be working on a renewal blueprint that will allow us to provide spaces that accommodate a variety of learning styles and requirements, emphasize services that enable the successful navigation of the digital information resources, position KASU librarians to partner with lectures and scholars in the full life-cycle of research.
Welcome to the University Library System again and please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, questions, or feedback via email
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