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The Importance of the Use of Libraries and the Need for a Reading Culture

Itsekor , Victoria and NWOKEOMA, NWANNE M. (2017) The Importance of the Use of Libraries and the Need for a Reading Culture. ACTA UNIVERSITATIS LODZIENSIS FOLIA LIBRORUM, 1 (24). pp. 97-110. ISSN 0860-7435

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Abstract

Libraries are very important for information, communication and transformation. They help to inculcate a reading culture for an upward progression of people’s life. They reduce ignorance, thus they are empowering literacy, knowledge and skill acquisition. This paper is an opinion paper. The authors employed literature research methodology to carry out the analysis. It gives an insight into the reading culture of different nations and further portrays the role of libraries in promoting reading and an effective reading environment in the society. The authors also aim at improving the reading culture of different nations by using their own nation as a case study. The paper demonstrates that establishing of reading clubs, reviving of education in the schools through electronic libraries, promotion of books and reading in the media are those factors that could improve the situation of reading.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, reading culture, libraries
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 10:42
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10032

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