The librarian, University of Lagos, Dr. (Mrs.) Olukemi Fadehan says the University is championing the course of improved access to information through an all inclusive library system which meets the needs of all users including the visually impaired.
Speaking with UNILAG radio and Television reporters in her office, Dr. Fadehan also disclosed that no fewer than 120 artefacts are presently domiciled in the UNILAG library out of which one is currently on loan to Germany at an ongoing exhibition.
Dr. Fadehan affirmed that UNILAG places high premium on information to support teaching, learning and research, a feat which she said led to the creation of data base to cater for the specific information needs of all users.
The UNILAG librarian said the institution now enjoys a unique reference system and a vibrant automation platform which stands it out among the comity of ivory towers in Nigeria.
She highlighted the establishment of a Music library, the Gandhi library named after the famous Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi(1862- 1948) and the creation of micro sections such as the one dedicated to the late Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Adetokunbo Sofoluwe as sterling innovations all aimed at celebrating and preserving worthy legacies of heroes.
Dr. Fadehan noted that the UNILAG library operates a hybrid system which caters for the needs of both the old and the new users.
Speaking on initiatives put in place for the generation of materials for the library, the librarian highlighted efforts of the Gifts and Exchange Unit of the library and lauded public spirited individuals and organisations that have made donations to the library through the unit.
While reassuring of the UNILAG library’s continued commitment towards meeting the information needs of all its users, Dr. Fadehan called for more valuable donations so as to improve the content and quality of materials just as she pledged the continued commitment of the University of Lagos towards making the UNILAG library world class in terms of knowledge preservation and information accessibility to aid teaching, learning and research.