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Innovative and creative skills for the 21st Century librarian: benefits and challenges in Nigerian academic libraries

Abidina Abubakar
Isa Sidi Attahir


The paper discusses innovative and creative skills that are required by librarians in the 21st Century in order for them to perform optimally in academic library. The paper highlights creativity and innovations in Library and Information Science, skills needed by creative and innovative librarians in academic libraries for service delivery, and benefit of creative and innovative services in academic libraries. The paper finally discussed challenges associated with creative skills and innovative services in the academic library as well as proffered solutions to the challenges discussed.

Keywords: Innovation, Creative Skills; 21st Century Librarian; Academic Libraries