NLA Elects Alex-Nmecha New Rivers Chapter Chairman

By Sam Kpenu


The Rivers State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) has elected Dr Juliet Alex-Nmecha, a Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science of the University of Port Harcourt, as its Chairman. The new Chairman and her Executive Council were inaugurated at a well-attended investiture ceremony at the 58th and 59th National Conference/AGM of the Association which held in Kano State. Dr Alex-Nmecha was also honoured at the event by the Young Librarians of Akwa Ibom State for her continuous role in the mentorship of younger Librarians across the country. In her Inaugural Address, Dr Alex-Nmecha expressed hope that with the support of members, the new Executive would take the Rivers State Chapter of the Association to greater heights. She also stressed the need to intensify awareness campaign among the younger generation on available opportunities in the Library sector in Nigeria. Recall that in recognition of Dr Alex-Nmecha's dedication to duty and excellence in Library Science in Nigeria, an ward was conferred on her by the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), that its 56 Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting rd thwhich held between 23 and 26 July 2018. The gathering held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State, where the award recipient was praised for her immense contributions to the advancement of library practice. Dr Alex-Nmecha was also conferred with the Dr Victoria Okojie Award for Advocacy and Promotion of Library Services.

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