UPDATE — Warri Prison Book Drive

We asked, You answered. Books have been pouring in for Warri Prison from all over the country. Library Advocacy Group acknowledges the receipt of – – 88 books from Dr. Chinwe Anunobi, University Librarian FUTO, – 12 books from Donald Ekong Library, University of Port Harcourt – 20 serials from Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, Awka – […]

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BOOK DRIVE FOR WARRI PRISON

Librarians drawn from different states of the country, under the auspices of Library Advocacy Group are seeking new and fairly used books to be donated to Warri Prison in Delta State, on 1st August, 2019. This is in furtherance of the efforts aimed at increasing Nigeria’s literacy rate through reaching the underserved, vulnerable and outlier […]

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SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND USERS’ SATISFACTION: A CALL TO ACTION

Introduction Librarianship is a profession and an academic discipline that is as old as human existence. As a human-centered discipline, the essence of its being has always been to inform, educate, and preserve cultural affinities, among others. Consequently, information users have always been taking a central place in library resources acquisition and service delivery. This […]

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IMPERATIVES OF LIBRARIES IN NATION-BUILDING

The development of both human, economic and infrastructural resources take a huge part of every nations’ agenda. It is fulcrum on which every activities and operations of government and organisations are hinged. Thus, countries are classified based on their level of economic, human, educational and infrastructural development. Interestingly, countries of the world are classified as […]

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THE STATE OF NIGERIA’S LIBRARIES: PART 1

Introduction Libraries provide unique services that empower individuals, communities and the society at large. The role of the library as a change agent in all ramifications is not in doubt. Over the years libraries have and still playing significant impact in nation building. Libraries serve as hosts to global information and knowledge and are key […]

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Society, Libraries and Development

Man coexisted as a social entity guided by a common affinity with social interactions, sharing a common social territory. Thus, man existed in a society with principles that dictate its terms of existence and operations. Over time, the society began to experience some sort of complexities arising from governance, agriculture, economic transactions to local medicine […]

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LIBRARIES, ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND THE 2017 WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Seeking and receiving information is a fundamental human right as stipulated by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and […]

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LIBRARIES AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Everyone deserves information to exist functionally and attain the desired objectives. When one knows what goes on around him, there will be no apathy because it is the lack of information that makes one feel dejected, disadvantaged, unaccepted and unacknowledged. Information engagement processes that give everyone the opportunity to improve, restore human dignity and take […]

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Monkeypox

FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MONKEYPOX

Background Information Monkeypox is a rare viral disease caused by a double-stranded DNA, zoonotic virus of the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae, called monkeypox virus (MPXV). It afflicts humans with symptoms similar to smallpox. The first recorded identification of the virus was in Copenhagen, Denmark, when State Serum Institute was investigating a disease among […]

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NEED FOR A LIBRARY AT HOME

In recent times no one seems to talk about private libraries as much as other library types like, public, school, special, academic and national libraries. Private libraries are those libraries owned, financed and are taken care of by individuals. Private libraries are ‘spring boards’ for better articulation and utilization of other libraries from a tender […]

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