Haramaya University’s Library and Information Services Directorate (LISD) conducted training


By Shemsedin Mohammed/ Public and International Relations Directorate

Haramaya University’s Library and Information Services Directorate (LISD) conducted training on Information Literacy focusing on AGORA, TEEAL resources and Mendeley reference management software in collaboration with Information Training and Outreach Center for Africa (ITOCA) from March 4-6, 2015 to a total of 35 Agriculture Researchers, Graduate students and Librarians on the Main Campus both at the resource center and Library.


The training was officially opened by Dr.Bobe Bedada,Dean college ofAgriculture of Haramaya University. In his welcoming speech, Dr.Bobe Bedada emphasized that the initiative taken by Directorate of Library and Information Services is part of the university`s effort of improving the quality of teaching-learning process and highlighted the importance of such training to enhance quality of research work in Life sciences.

According to Mr. Mikiyas Hailu, Director of Library and Information Services
Directorate, the main objective of the training was to increase the Quality and Effectiveness of Research and Education in Health, Agriculture, Environment and related Biological and Social Sciences, disciplinary collaboration between Agriculture, Health and Environment, which would contribute towards improving food security in the Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) region and encourage cross.
The training was sponsored by collaboration of ITOCA and Haramaya University Library and Information Services.
During the closing session, Professor Nigusse Dechassa, Vice- President for research Affairs remarked that, for the effective and efficient operation of teaching-learning, human resources is the key to achieve the intended mission and vision of education. In line with this, Haramaya University is working exhaustively in improving skills and knowledge of the human resources through short and long term training and thanked the organizers for enabling the workshop.

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