In line with its mission statement to "equip the academic community with the skills necessary to exploit Library resources", the Library offers various training sessions to students and staff throughout the academic year.
a) Information Literacy Skills
All first Year Undergraduate and Graduate students in all Colleges are required to attend Library registration and Information Literacy Skills (ILS) training at notified times upon University registration.
Information Literacy Skills training is also continuously offered during the semester through formal assessment. New Academic and Administrative staff members are encouraged to undertake Information Literacy Skills (ILS) training upon Library registration.
Information Literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognise when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Information Literacy is increasingly becoming important in the contemporary environment due to technological change and proliferating information resources. Resultantly individuals are faced with diverse, abundant information choices in their academic studies, in the workplace, and in their personal lives due to the escalating complexity of this environment. Increasingly information comes to individuals in unfiltered formats, raising questions about its authenticity, validity, and reliability. Above all, the uncertain quality and expanding quantity of information pose large challenges for society hence the need for Information Literacy Skills.
b) Library Guided Tours
In addition to ILS the Library provides individual and, or group guided tours around the Library highlighting various products, services and physical arrangement of Library collections. This usually forms the backbone of Library orientation activities.