ISTEP Tanzania Nova Scotia Study Tour – When I visited the Nova scotia Libraries I learned a lot of things. The libraries were well designed and organized to meet multiple purposes.It is a place of learning and practicing through various method eg one can learn through books, journal and other written hard copy materials; also learning can be through accessing the internet as computers and learning programs are installed in. People are able to pursue their learning privately or in group within the library rooms which are some public while others are privately separate to meet the needs. There are enough spaces which can give rooms for some special activities such as practicing presentation techniques. Works of arts and other recreational activities. It is proudly that Library is so recognized by even the community surrounding it and the are very much aware of using it as a source of information or even entertainment and a reliable learning center
I was exposed to various areas of study which added a lot of skills and knowledge to my teaching and librarian carrier, I will be able to share my views on various issues related to Eco- tourism, and teaching methodology, I saw the ways museums are set, how the information in a museum is organized and set in different styles such as still pictures, slide pictures, PowerPoints and other lots of electronic designed programs to suit the case.
I have more skills of teaching and evaluation as added to my previously one and I have to find the way to pass it to my colleague staffs who do not have it. I have a good experience knowledge and skills from a place much advanced than ours which will make me much more trusted in the issues related to my professional.
I have added the using of teaching techniques as I attended the assessment and Evaluation workshop in Truro Campus. This will help me very much in teaching carrier.I also added skills in Library services, such as catalogue system, library loan procedures of printing book stickers, arranging books in the library shelves, techniques to be used when encounter library users with different interests. Also the use of websites in registering new books; various way of identifying library needs in collaboration with faculty members and to plan meeting with new users of library to give them orientation.
Lots of things I learned but to mention only few of them.
Communications Faculty and Librarian
Mikumi Vocational Training Centre