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Knowledge Assets Management and the Librarians’ Roles in Education and Nation Building in Nigeria
The paper examined how the issues of knowledge assets management feature in modern academic librarianship, and the roles librarians play as drivers of education and nation building in Nigeria, using the new milieu of Information Communication Technology (ICT). A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. A sample size of 120 professional librarians was drawn from Federal and State University libraries in the south east geopolitical zone of Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to elicit responses from the respondents. Data gathered was analyzed using a four point Likert scale. The Mean was used as the main descriptive statistics for data analysis. 2.50 (score) was adopted as criterion mean of acceptance. The result revealed that librarians are invaluable asset to skilled manpower mould and capacity building instrument for nation building. Librarians were also seen as protagonists of education through information administration that played sustained roles in nation building. Resources provided have built manpower that saw Nigeria through her first fifty years of existence. Librarians have made significant contribution to the development of Nigeria as a nation, through their activities in education, information dissemination and knowledge assets management.