How does one promote open access and institutional repositories in a country where they are still relatively novel? Can you communicate effectively about library issues in a place where everyone speaks English as a second language? Do you eat amala with a fork or just use your fingers? The answers to these questions and more are the focus of this informative session on academic library development in Africa’s most populous country. In November, 2019, Michael Boock and Richard Sapon-White spent two weeks at OSU’s sister library at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, meeting with colleagues, consulting on setting up their institutional repository, and presenting at two conferences. They will also provide their up-close and personal experiences with Nigerian music, food, and popular culture--including their visit to the palace of the alake (king) of the Egbas. Come hear the highlights of their visit and learn the benefits of establishing a sister library relationship of your own!
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:30am
The Valley Library, VLib 3622 - East Willamette Industries Seminar Room
201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis, OR 97331