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THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES

Itsekor , Victoria and Asaolu, Aderonke Olufunke and Osinulu, Ifeakachuku (2015) THE ROLE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES. International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management, 34. pp. 83-97. ISSN 2304-0777

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Abstract

Academic libraries are institutions that are trustworthy knowledge providers. With the proliferation of information, academic libraries can help the communities develop. This study is a social survey research aimed at proffering solutions to the gap experienced between the academic communities, and that of their immediate surroundings. The data for the study were collected through the use of questionnaire and interview methods. The questionnaire was administered to academic librarians with higher qualifications in five higher institutions around Lagos and Ogun States. However from this research finding, it can be observed that the libraries have not had much impact on the towns/communities where the academic libraries had been established. Only the staff and students and the university community have been impacted immensely. Recommendations are for Academic libraries to organize programmes that will sanitize the communities to get users aware of the importance of libraries.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Aderonke Olufunke Asaolu
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 15:32
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 15:32
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5090

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