The TEEAL Technical training-of-trainer workshops seek to increase the effectiveness of personnel who are responsible for the installation of the TEEAL database and those responsible for maintenance within the institution (IT administrators, Electronic Resource Librarians etc.). The aim is to empower them with the skills to ensure that the new TEEAL works well within the institution. It will also be a platform for them to bring to light any challenges they may be facing, and have them discussed and resolved.
The major goal of the TEEAL project is to help improve research and education in agricultural research, extension, policy and education through enhanced access to and effective use of international and local agricultural knowledge-base. By adding new open content to the collection TEEAL has expanded the available agricultural knowledge-base particularly in institutions that do not have reliable access to online resources.
The TEEAL/AGORA Training-of-Trainers workshop was held at the CSIR-INSTI Conference Room in Accra (Ghana) from Monday, 6th June to Wednesday, 8th June, 2016. It was organized by the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) in collaboration with the CSIR-INSTI.
COURSE CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
The workshop will be conducted over 3 days (13 - 15 JUNE 2016). The course will comprise lectures delivered in a classroom setting, with live demos, hands-on exercises and group work. Some of the exercises will involve accessing relevant live websites and portals on the Internet and others will be conducted offline. Each participant will have access to a computer during the practical exercises. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own laptops.
The course is open to IT personnel who are or will be working with TEEAL; electronic resource librarians; librarians responsible for TEEAL; or the person in charge of installing the TEEAL resource within your institution. The language of instruction is English. It is assumed that all participants have basic computers skills and the use of the Internet. No basic computer modules will be covered during the training.
FUNDING AND FINANCE
This course is supported and funded by Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library and run by ITOCA. The sponsorship for successful applicants will cover the cost of registration, light refreshments and lunches for each participant.
Please, take note of the following:
- Local and in-country transportation to and from the course venue as well as accommodation costs (if any) will be borne by the participants/nominating institutions.
- During the course, lunch and teas will be served for all. No reimbursement will be paid for any meals that are missed.
- There will be no honorarium or “sitting allowance” paid to any participant at the workshop
Only thirty five (33) participants will be invited to attend the course. Therefore we would appreciate if you respond quickly as the available slots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. An Application Form is included in this announcement. Completed application forms with signed authorization should reach the Workshop Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 10, 2016.
The workshop is organized by ITOCA in collaboration with A. Mann Library at Cornell University. The Workshop Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions about the workshop or participant attendance.