Information Technologist (The)

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Library and information science practice in Nigeria: trends and issues

Abdulsalam Abiodun Salman, Issa Abdulwahab Olanrewaju


No Abstract. The paper discusses the emerging trends in both the profession and practice of modern-day librarianship; recognizing that at the core of the information profession today are those saddled with the responsibility of managing the acquisition, organization and dissemination of information to an identifiable group of users. It traces the origin of library and information science education in Nigeria, underscoring the apparent proliferation and its implications. It observes the trend in library and information science practice whereby the advent of new technologies has had a tremendous impact on the traditional service delivery; leading to some fundamental issues. These were discussed in relation to certain fundamental implications for the Nigerian library schools where future professionals are being trained.

The Information Technologist Vol. 2(2) 2005: 88-95
AJOL African Journals Online