CABI Direct Sensitization cam Training Workshop

CABI in collaboration with JKUAT Library today held a sensitization cam training workshop for JKUAT teaching staff and postgraduate students drawn from three colleges namely: COANRE, COHES and Zoology Department from COPAS.

The workshop was aimed at creating awareness for students taking agriculture, health and animal health-based courses at postgraduate level as well as imparting search skills. To achieve this objective, participants were treated to live demos on search strategies including simple as well as advanced search and other search tools provided in the database. the database provides unique tools for:

  • of search citation
  • Creating profiles for ease of retrospective search
  • Use of Orchid id for unique identification of researchers using the database resources

The workshop main objective was to market the resources with the aim of creating demand in the university and thus convincing the university to subscribe to the database.

However, all KLISC member institutions are expected to benefit by subscribing to the database at the Consortium negotiated pricing. Thus, Consortium is already engaging the CABI for collaborative subscription and to have the database among its negotiated resources. in summary the CABI databases for KLISC negotiation Include:

  • CABI Abstract
  • Global Health database
  • THe Compodium
  • CABI Ebooks

The workshop was also attended by Library staff led by the University Librarian, Dr. Roselyne Mangira.

The workshop facilitator was Mr.David Onyango from CABI I International. The Facilitator used the occassion to donate textbooks to JKUAT Library. The donated titles:

  • Living with trees of life
  • Practical plant nematology: A field and laboratory guide
  • Fertilizer use optimization in Sub-saharan Africa

The Principal COANRE Prof. Mburu closed the workshop. He also used the closing session to sensitize the participants on RUFORUM initiatives in terms of scholarships accessible in all RUFORUM member universities in Africa. These scholarships were agreed on in a forum of Vice-Chancellors of RUFORUM member universities held about four years and seen a number of students get funding for different degree programs in various member institutions.

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