Who We Are

We are a set of librarians dedicated to promoting the necessity of Libraries in the knowledge economy. We strive to change perceptions about libraries as esoteric places used just when exams are round the corner

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Our Activities & Style

We operate mainly online through TweetChats, blog and Facebook posts, but we are spreading our wings to run physical programmes and projects

Our Core Values

Team Work | Honesty | Transparency | Dedication | Sacrifice | Commitment | Excellence

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...then believe in, and promote the importance of free and equitable access to information in a democratic society. Believe in, and promote the fact that libraries and librarians are vital to the future of an information literate nation. Speak out for libraries!

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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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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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Repositioning Nigerian Libraries for Optimal Impact

In recent times, libraries in Nigeria have been faced with misconceptions and wrong perceptions. Unfortunately, these misconceptions do not only come from the unlearned, but also from the elites and those who have passed through universities. People seem to underestimate the significance of libraries as regards their services. This however owes to so many reasons […]

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Our Creed

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, the need to make everyone (the seemingly ‘less-elitists’ inclusive) know that they are good enough to make use of a library, and how much information and skill for a better life they can acquire from using a library.

A good number of educated people in Nigeria often abandon libraries after schooling because they do not see the need for using libraries afterwards, and the root of our “wahala” in Nigeria can largely be attributed to that. This also tells us that libraries, in the light of their total essence, have to be redefined to Nigerians. Nigerians need to know that everyone, regardless of demographic and socio-economic status need library services at every stage of life and for one reason or another – at infancy, through school, for workforce development, start-up information, business success, as senior citizens, et cetera. Ironically, we (librarians and libraries) have so much boxed ourselves in as ‘necessary adjuncts for quality education,’ forgetting that …continue reading