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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Dr. Nkem Osuigwe

Happy Birthday to our Eminent Leader – Dr. Nkem Osuigwe

Hurray! The Initiator and Lead Strategist of Library Advocacy Group Nigeria, is plus 1 today. We celebrate a hardworking woman of excellence. An intelligent and unassuming librarian of International repute. You are always on “fire” for the development of libraries and librarianship. We are proud of you our leader, an erudite scholar, the number one […]

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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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LIBRARY CULTURE

Everyone has a personality that reflects his/her identity. This identity influences internal and external interactions, exhibited in belief systems, behaviours, characteristics and values. This personality so demonstrated is regarded as culture, which according to Fluery (2009) is the values and meanings that influence human behaviour and practices. Meanwhile, the collective values, norms, belief system and […]

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