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Sobalaje and Ogunmodede

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 5 (2), pp. 036-041, April 2015

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2015 GJSS

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Roles of Academic Library in the National and Economic Development of Nigeria


Sobalaje Adewale Joel1 and Ogunmodede Thomas Ayinla*


Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso

1E-mail: walesoba@ yahoo. com


*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: tamodede@ yahoo. com


A nation is said to be developed economically when its citizen reaches the high possible standard of living. The key role of education towards the attainment of sustainable development has made qualitative education a key component of the Seven-Point Agenda of sustainable integration. This in turn requires a well equipped Academic Library on our tertiary institutions to improve our educational system. Academic Library is an institution that is well established to take care of the information needs of students, lecturers, researchers and other comity of scholars. The library is continuously bringing man in contact with the world in the fulfilment of its functions as a repository for knowledge in all forms and shapes. The realization of the enormous power of information has made Academic Library and information resource centres inevitably present in many sectors of Nigeria’s economy. The level and quality of Academic library participation in a populace such; as education, agricultural activities, health and commercial activities  are paramount contributory factors to the level of economic and all development of Nigeria. It is therefore important that Academic Library should be given a stake holder roles for the Nigeria’s economic development. 


Key words: Academic Library, Economic, Development, Role and Information.


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