BRIEF ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Clifford University (CLU), Owerrinta was granted charter on November 22, 2016 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission (NUC).
CLU started its first academic activities at the Ihie take-off campus in March 2017, with the admission of 124 students into three faculties, including Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences and Faculty of Science, comprising of ten Departments with fifteen courses. Currently, the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Law have been added to mark up to five Faculties and eleven additional new programs were added.
The University Library is named after Dr. and Barrister (Mrs.) Paul Ogwuma, who magnanimously funded the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Library building. Activities commenced fully in the library with the assumption of duty of the first University Librarian Dr. Saturday U. Omeluzor on February 1, 2017. In March 2017, full library services kicked off after the recruitment of four pioneer library staff.
Clifford University Library has about 4,000 volumes which are freely accessible to users to use within the library and to borrow. Periodicals and e-resources are also available to cover the various courses offered in the University among others. There are four service points: -the Main/Central Library which is strategically situated at the center of the University campus, the e-Library section, the Law library and the Nursing library located at the Nursing block within the campus.
To better appreciate the library and its collection, an understanding of its order or arrangement pattern is necessary. CLU library is computerized and digitally driven with a strong move to attain complete automation and digitization in order to allow for full virtual operation.
The Library environment is conducive and serene. Its friendly atmosphere supports learning and research. It is important to note that this is an era of continuous change in all spheres of human endeavor, the Library remains the stronghold of information and respond(s) to the needs of its users through the provision of relevant information materials in diverse formats to enhance research, teaching and learning. ‘Information is for use’ learn to make use of the library to maximize perceived potentials and achieve your academic goals. It is also a known fact that ‘knowledge is power’. To wield such power and relevance, you need to know where to get current and relevant information. Library is the place. Granted that the University is young, but optimistic. This has not doused the University library’s quest to operate as a 21st century academic library. This is why the process of its repositioning has begun to take care of emerging changes and innovation. Therefore feel free to access the library because it is the place for you.
C. Evans Otuza, PhD, MNLA, FBIC
University Librarian/VP Information Resources
Clifford University, Nigeria