THE POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIAN
The Polytechnic Librarian is the operational and administrative head of the Library.
The Lagos State Polytechnic Library is presently headed by Mrs. Abiodun Olajide, who is the Acting (Ag.) Polytechnic Librarian and a Principal Officer of the Institution. She started her career as a Librarian I in June 15th 1988 in Lagos State Polytechnic. She obtained her Masters in Library Science (MLS) in 1987 at the Premier University, the University of Ibadan, and Bachelor of Art, BA (Ed) in 1984, NCE 1980 both at the University of Lagos, Akoka. She is a seasoned teacher; she obtained her Grade II Teacher Certificate in 1975 at the Muslim Teachers Training College, Lagos. She attended Akoko Anglican Grammar School, Arigidi-Akoko Ondo State where she obtained her West African School Certificate (WASC).
She has served in various units/sections of the Library such as the branch Librarian in Surulere and Isolo Campus Library respectively, Acquisition Librarian, Serials Librarian and the Customers’ Care Services Librarian. She is an Author of three (3) books and she has published in various scholarly Journals both Local and International. She is an Indexer and a Teacher, teaching Library Users’ Education since 1988 till date in LASPOTECH.
She became a Certified Librarian in 2005 and also an active member of NLA Lagos State Chapter where she served as a Treasurer for two terms. She is also the current Treasurer for Academic and Research Libraries.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Management, Nigeria. She has attended many conferences, workshop and seminars both within and outside the country.
She is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.
The Library is committed to serving as the intellectual hub of Lagos State Polytechnic.
It is a conducive place for individuals and collaborative learning by assisting patrons in discovering, evaluating and utilizing scholarly information.
The main duty of the Library is geared towards building, maintaining and providing access to carefully selected print media, and electronic resources in order to support the varied scholarly endeavours of our patrons.
The Library collaborates with the patrons towards acquiring well-balanced collections for teaching, learning and research. It also maintains qualified and dedicated staff, fostering a comfortable environment, conducive to research, study and reflection.
The Polytechnic Librarian roles include the following:
- Ensures the development of a balanced collection.
- Oversees services of the Library clientele
- Administers staff
- Prepares the Library budget
- Coordinates the affairs of all the Units in the Library.
- Ensures upgrading, improvement and continuous development of the library services.
Presently, the Polytechnic Librarian is working towards upgrading the Library services by automating it in line with the modern trends and with a view to delivering prompt and efficient services.
Library Patrons will have the opportunity to access books and other Library materials available in the Polytechnic Libraries 24/7. This has been made possible with the introduction of Koha Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which is Internet compliant. Moreover, the Library has recently subscribed to large dedicated bandwith internet facility which is made available to all Library users.
Realizing that the reading culture is fast dying in the society and especially among the students, the Polytechnic Library is making provision for a standard resource centre which will be fully automated with more than 50 Internet-ready computer systems and other self training instructional software packages which will assist both staff and students in the area of teaching, learning and research.