By Shemshedin Mohmmed: Public and International Directorate

For the effective and efficient operation of teaching-learning, human resources and material resources are the two important inputs 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 in modernizing the University’s resources to meet international standards in providing quality education.

The Inauguration of Digital Library held at Main Library on April 8, 2015 is one of these activities undertaken by the University Library to deliver information anywhere and anytime for those who are engaged in knowledge and skill pursuit in the campus. On a ceremony President of Haramaya University Dr. Girma Amente, others Vice Presidents and college deans as well as directors were present.

According to Mr. Mikiyas Hailu, Director of Library and Information Services Directorate, digitization of library has multipurpose in higher education to meet the need of resources with increased number of students joining higher institution: saving search time, saving money allocated for buying books every year, accessibility, preservation and reservation.