With the growth of remote learning, the Midlands State University’s Research and Postgraduate Studies Office in collaboration with the Midlands State University’s Library Services Department conducted a Library E-resources Workshop for the MPhil and DPhil students. The MSU Library through its network of libraries and electronic resource centres provides research collections that are responsive to current and future teaching, learning and research needs of the University.
The Executive Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Prof. L. Chikoko warmly welcomed the virtual participants and explained the importance of postgraduate students’ awareness of electronic resources in the Library.
Mr E. Makeke, the Research Support Librarian facilitated the workshop with much enthusiasm. “We have over 35 electronic journal collections with 1000’s of journal titles, from some of the best publishers in the world”, he said. Mr Makeke took the students on a step by step tutorial on how to access the E-Library resources. He concluded the presentation by indicating that the University E-Library has made research more interesting and that it has attained the status of organised intellectual information resource centre and a world of knowledge at researchers’ fingertips. The students were satisfied with the comprehensive and precise presentation as one Mr F. Njini confirmed.
In closing, Dr U. Guyo, the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies highlighted that as most countries are either in partial or complete lockdown, millions of people are reliant on the internet for education and so much more.