The Future of Libraries in Developing Countries: The Case of Nigeria
Emmanuel Uwazie Anyanwu B.LS,MLS, PhD

This paper discuss the future of libraries in developing countries; the case of Nigeria. This paper traces the history of librarianship in Nigeria from the time of colonial masters and missionaries to the time of independence. The challenges of libraries which include lack of infrastructure, lack of training of library staff, corruption, poor state of Nigerian economy were discussed. This work states that the future of libraries in Nigeria is bright if Nigerian government funds libraries, provide infrastructure, improve the economy and provide information and communication technology. The need to train librarians, changing of attitude of librarians and encouraging innovation spirit were recommended.

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