THE CREATIVE HOLIDAY eLIBRARY PROJECT
Creative Holiday has developed an eLibrary to provide African youths with adequate information and knowledge for the development of CREATIVITY in the Arts and STEM. The eLibrary (https://creativeholiday.org.ng/library) also provides knowledge of SOFT SKILLS, which are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character traits, attitudes, career attribute, social intelligence and emotional intelligence quotients among others that are essential for life success.
We believe access to relevant information is of great importance, and a well-equipped library is necessary to provide the relevant information to strengthen the educational, intellectual, creative as well as research ability of its users.
There is also plan to build digital partnerships between our library and Libraries in Joint Educational Programmes in advanced countries with the aim of promoting international exchange of knowledge, focusing on the development of creativity and innovation, social values as well as building capacity in the younger generation of Africa. Digital partnerships between libraries involved in joint educational programmes can remove barriers to information resource sharing and ensure easier access to the world's knowledge in all areas of interest.
E-LEARNING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION
Our Library will also support e-learning and distance education.
There is plan for every library user to have access with a unique Username and Password. For proper monitoring, an automated library system will be installed, so as to determine what information users are accessing or trying to access. There will also be Parental Guide.
Ask A Librarian
This is a specialized service offered by in-house Librarians and Information Professionals to attend to information needs of users.
INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
Of equal importance is the teaching of users to identify, locate and evaluate information. The effective use of the Creative Holiday eLibrary requires users to be information literate. Information Literacy Skills helps the problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision making, and cooperative learning that prepare users for the challenges in society.
Literacy training should provide users with knowledge and experience for exploiting the library and its information resources and various other tools. Undoubtedly, information literacy and lifelong learning are critical to the success of every individual in the global information society.
The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) has grouped the Information Literacy standards under three headings:
ACCESS: the user accesses information effectively and efficiently.
EVALUATION: the user evaluates information critically and competently.
USE: the user applies information accurately and creatively.