Dr. Babagana U. Dangani

University Librarian
+234 803 296 5114
Library Complex
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The Librarian

Librarian at Kaduna State University: Ensuring access to knowledge, fostering academic growth, and supporting research excellence.

Annual Theme: KASU Matching to Excellence: Digitization and Autonomy

Roles and Responsibilities

The university librarian manages library resources, supports academic research, and provides information services. They oversee cataloging, acquisition, and organization of materials, assist students and faculty with research, implement library policies, and maintain digital and physical collections. They also conduct information literacy training and ensure access to academic databases and resources.

Our Strategic Approach

  • Enhancing Access to Resources: Expanding digital and physical collections to support diverse academic needs.
  • Supporting Research and Learning: Offering specialized services, research assistance, and information literacy programs.
  • Adopting Technology: Implementing advanced library management systems, digital archives, and online databases.
  • Collaborating with Faculty: Partnering with academic departments to align resources with curriculum and research priorities.
  • Fostering Community Engagement: Creating spaces and programs that promote collaboration, inclusivity, and lifelong learning.
  • Continuous Improvement: Regularly assessing and updating services and resources to meet evolving academic and technological trends.

Initiatives and Programs

University library initiatives and programs can include:

  1. Information Literacy Workshops: Training students and faculty in research skills, database usage, and evaluating sources.
  2. Digital Repository Development: Creating and maintaining an online archive of research papers, theses, and dissertations.
  3. Reading and Writing Programs: Hosting book clubs, author talks, and writing workshops to promote literacy and creativity.
  4. Research Support Services: Offering personalized research consultations, citation management tools, and interlibrary loan services.
  5. Open Access Publishing: Encouraging and supporting the publication of research in open-access journals and platforms.
  6. Community Outreach: Partnering with local schools and organizations for educational programs and resource sharing.
  7. Technology Integration: Providing access to cutting-edge tools such as 3D printers, virtual reality, and digital media production equipment.
  8. Special Collections and Archives: Curating unique and historical materials, and organizing exhibitions and events to showcase them.
  9. Stress Relief Programs: Offering activities like therapy dog visits, mindfulness sessions, and relaxation spaces during exam periods.
  10. Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Promoting a diverse collection, inclusive programming, and resources that reflect and support all community members.