Repositioning Academic Libraries for Provision of Effective Services in time of Corona Virus Pandemic
Emmanuel Anyanwu1 Ph.D; Justina Ogbonna Ph.D; Uchenna Nwaigwe, Ph.D

This work is a position paper on proactive ways of providing Library services to users of academic libraries in time of pandemic. Many academic libraries in Nigeria offer traditional library services. Although some of them are hybrid libraries. This paper suggested Some simple online services that could be provided by all academic Libraries in the present circumstances. The services include online Reference services through email, text messages, and social media. Other services include translation, information literacy, document Delivery, online business support etc. The challenges include poor network, Poor electricity supply, poor funding and lack of ICT skills. These issues can be surmounted through effective use of the resources available, provision of solar energy , training of library staff and Provision of palliatives to the reference librarian.

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