Zetech University once again celebrated the effective and indispensable use of the university library through a week-long initiative dubbed ‘Zetech Library Week 2016’; an event designed to champion proper use of the multi-million facility and increase readership among the institution’s learners.
The annual Library week initiative, in its second edition, incorporated numerous exciting fundamentals to inspire students on effective and enjoyable reading ensure and better understand the value of a library for research, growth and academic development.
Commenting on the event, Chief Librarian Simon Macharia stressed the need to boost use of the library and empower students to think critically through exciting activities around the facility,
“The idea is to get trainees to embrace the Zetech University library as an ideal place of stimulating innovations. Activities planned were geared towards promoting use of the library as an important tool for academic excellence.” Macharia noted.
The activities around the campaign included a competitive essay competition that saw tens of students pen a 2000-2500 essay on ‘The Making of an Innovator’ with the winner securing a cash prize for a well researched and referenced piece.
In addition, the varsity hosted a number of book publishers and sellers who interacted with students and lecturers and sold materials at a discounted rate for the benefit of the library users.
In the 2016 edition, the library ambassadors, comprised of students and staff at the university, took time to engage in a CSR visit at the Ruiru Rehabilitation Centre in Kiambu County where they enjoyed an afternoon of fun and interaction with hundreds of kids at the centre. The team donated a host of stationery and reading material to enable the children to read and study effectively.
At the close of the week-long initiative, Zetech Library Week hosted an insightful public lecture at the varsity main campus where United States International University-Africa (USIU) Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing Joseph Ngugi spoke on the topic, ‘Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship.’