The Vice-Chancellor Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Professor Timothy Abiodun Adebayo, has commended the Information Technology Section of the Nigerian Library Association for ensuring that its members are abreast with developments in the industry. He made the remarks on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 when the Executive Committee of the Association paid him a courtesy visit before the commencement of the 15th Annual Conference of the body hosted in the University. The Vice-Chancellor also stated that the advent of the internet has tended to ease access to information making it imperative for Librarians to be updated on the latest trends in the academic environment.
He said the University opted to host the conference as a way of supporting the Association. He expressed satisfaction with the University Librarian, Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Fabunmi, whom he described as hard-working and dependable. The University Librarian received the team with the Vice-Chancellor.

In his response, the Chairman of the Association, Mr. David Ogbuche of the Nigerian institute of Advanced Legal Studies, expressed gratitude to the University for hosting the conference. He said the theme for this year’s event is ‘Maximising Virtual Space for Cutting-Edge Library and Information Services. Other members of the Executive that came for the courtesy call include Agwu C. Uzodinma (UI) Dr. O. N. Ekoko ( DELSU), Dr. Mrs. Ngozi B. Ukachi( UNILAG) and Mrs. Gani Esther( KASU).

The team then moved to the Olajira Olaniran Auditorium where the event was declared open. The Registrar, Dr. J.E.T Babatola, was Special Guest, while the University Librarian declared the event open on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. The keynote address was delivered by the former National Librarian, Professor Lienre Aina while Professor Iyabo Mabawanku was Chairman of the ceremony.

The Registrar used the occasion to present a congratulatory message of the University to the University Librarian and Chairman NLA Information Technology section for their enormous contribution to scholarship and at preserving books and promoting reading culture while praying for safe return of delegates.