Public Libraries and the Librarians : Making A Difference In Information And Communication Technology (ICT) Era

  • A Jibril


The paper examined the concept of public libraries and public libraries in Nigeria, roles of public libraries in Nigeria, collection development of public libraries and categories of resources in public libraries. The paper also defined the concept of public librarian and his roles. It further discussed the concept of information and communication technology (ICT) and ICT era, the knowledge, skills, facilities and services expected by public libraries and librarians in the deployment of ICT. The paper identified the factors militating against the use of ICT facilities in public libraries; recommendations on the way forward was given and paper concludes that public libraries must reflect the changes  brought by ICT in all it operations and public librarian must be skilled on the use of ICT to be able to serve members of the community efficiently.

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eISSN: 1596-5414