Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


American Univeristy of Nigeria library set for launch

13 March 2014, 19:23

Abuja - The American University of Nigeria (AUN) says it working on plans to launch its smart library in May this year.

The university said the smart library would serve as a model for using technology innovation to make learning easy and accessible.

The university added that with the smart library project, about 210 000 e-books and e-journals could be accessed using tablets, e-readers and other devices.

The library thus would be available to students and faculty 24/7 regardless of their location.

“It is multi-functional, efficient, has more services because it deals with e-resources and it does not require as much space. Instead, we have space to add more services that were once taken up by hard copy books, resulting in greater efficiency and effectiveness,” Margee Ensign, AUN President, said.

She added that the university was focusing more on the use of technology to make learning easier.

“In Nigeria we cannot just focus on traditional education. To make education accessible and less expensive, it has to be about technology,”
said Ensign.

She said the university's e-book collection was not only Africa’s largest but also significantly larger than that held by most universities in America.

– CAJ News

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...