What A Library Is Not

On Twitter today, someone put up the picture on the right as an example of a school library in a Community Secondary School he visited. In his words, This public school doesn’t have a dedicated room for library, when asked during an assessment this is what I was shown as their library. Thx [Source: @lanredavido1] […]

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Elasticity of Libraries

In Nigeria, a lot of people perceive libraries as elitist institutions, patronised by only those who can read and write. This explains the need for us to stress the true significance of libraries, especially public libraries, as we need to portray them also as spaces fitting for the unschooled, dropouts, as well as artisans. Hence, […]

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Edo Government to Revamp Public Libraries

It is indeed a great news for the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) especially the Edo state chapter as the Executive Governor of the State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured of his administration’s determination to revamp public libraries and equip them with state-of-the-art facilities. The governor disclosed this in Benin City when he received the Joint […]

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Library Advocacy 101

Who should be a library advocate? Anybody who believes in the importance of libraries and access to information! This includes library trustees and Friends, library users (including children and their parents), educators, community leaders and librarians. What can you do to advocate for your library? Use PaLA’s PA Forward initiative to frame issues your elected […]

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Why We Need Libraries in Communities

Librarians, academics and a few might understand and appreciate the importance of Libraries in the society. However there are so many that do not recognize that or probably they’ve forgotten! That’s what advocacy is all about- pointing out to people, reminding those that have forgotten of the exclusive niche that libraries have in education, literacy […]

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Read and Earn Yourself a Prize

Are you a book lover? Do you like to read as a way of luxury? Do you like intellectual competition? Do you want to win a reading prize? If yes, yes, yes, then this is for you!. As a way to mark the International Youth Day, Library Advocacy Group presents a literacy promotion competition for […]

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