The Information & Communication Technology Division (ICTD) is one of the functional divisions of Kashim Ibrahim
Library. The history of the Division can be traced to the library’s automation project of early 1980s, thereabout
thirty-eight years after the opening of the Kashim Ibrahim Library as the main university library to the public
in December 1976 by Sir Kashim Ibrahim the then Governor of defunct Northern Region was when the Division was
created in 2012/2013 academic session. The Division has metamorphosed into seven servicing units from grants,
sponsorships, interventions, numerous philanthropist contributions as well as benefited from corporate social
responsibilities. These comprised the roles of Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, National University Commission,
World Bank, Education Tax Fund (now Tertiary Institution Trust Fund), MTN Nigeria and National Information Technology
Development Agency, Nigeria.
The seven functional Units of the Division comprise:
These units were created to deliver the Virtual Library Project as directed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on Library Automation in all academic libraries in 2003. The ICTD work in collaboration with other divisions in the main library, satellite libraries, faculties, departmental and centres libraries of the Ahmadu Bello University library complex system to further information found on the University library pages, electronic resources, online and off-line services and related links.
The mission of ICTD is to bridge information gaps, promote visibility and credible research-base services, maintain and sustain the digital library system of Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The vision of the ICTD is to add value to all faculty status, sustain digital literacy, evolve the use of library spaces and facilities acquired resources according to the best library practices globally.
Dr. Matthias Gabriel Kasa