HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES: AN IMPERATIVE FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIES’ CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AUTHOR: ANUNOBI CHINWE V.

FROM AFRICAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE VOLUME 23 NUMBER 1      APRIL 2013

The place of the academic library in national development cannot be underestimated. Despite its central role in nurturing tomorrow’s leaders, it preserves for posterity a country’s intellectual heritage in the form of indigenous resources and provides for education and research. This responsibility was carried out with print until the turn of century which ushered in ICT. Consequently, the intellectual heritage becomes ubiquitous without being bound to space and time. Further to that, the role of academic libraries still remains the same fundamentally but is changed in the ways and means of actualisation.

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