WHY YOU SHOULD ADVOCATE FOR NIGERIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Sixty-seven years ago, at the instance of the West African Library Association (WALA), the colonial government of Nigeria founded a federal library advisory committee whose role was “to advise the Federal and Regional Governments and the Government of Southern Cameroon on library and bibliographical policy and problems” (Nnaji, 1986). The committee which also consisted of […]

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Hear from the Winners of the Literacy Promotion “READ and WIN” Competition

On behalf of the Library Advocacy Group, I unveil with gladness, the winners of the Literacy Promotion “READ and WIN” Competition. It is pertinent to reiterate that the competition was a challenging one for the participants, as well as the reviewers. The participants had just one week to summarise a novel, Man of the People […]

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School Libraries – Pathways to Academic Achievements and National Development

The current state of school libraries in Nigeria has serious implications for national development. Many of our schools use classrooms, stores, offices or book cupboards to house their book collections. There is no gainsaying the fact that school libraries have the lowest of priorities in our educational system. Majority of schools possess no library, where […]

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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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