USE OF LIBRARY RESOURCE AND SERVICES FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Eliezer Chukwuyere Agim, Ifeoma Nwanneka Oraekwe

Abstract


Building an ideal nation requires a holistic approach. All facets of human activity must be harnessed while all indices of nation building must be taken care of. In doing this, all academic and professional disciplines are involved. Libraries are not exception. Therefore, there is need for use of library resources to be harnessed for accelerated national development. The thrust of this paper discussed the use of library resources and services for national development. The paper highlighted the concepts of national development; library; and use of library. The use of library resources for national development was reviewed. The aspects of national development that are enhanced through the use of library resources and services were also studied as well as the problems and opportunities in the use of library resources and services for national development. The paper recommended that there should be adequate funding, infrastructural development and regular power supply that will enhance use of library resources for access to information towards national development


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National Development, Library, Library resources/Services, Use of library, Information

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