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ERIC Number: ED053768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 17
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Libraries and Librarianship in Nigeria at Mid-Century.
Harris, John
The beginning and development of libraries in Nigeria are reviewed. Particular areas discussed include: libraries before mid-century, librarians before mid-century, the difficulties of birth, libraries as instruments of power, early library men, the Lagos Library, the Carnegie Corporation, World War II, Elliot Commission, Lagos Public Library, national library concept rejected, a national bibliography, a traveling librarian, and birth of a profession. Although the profession of librarianship was born in Nigeria between 1949 and 1950, the christening did not take place until 1953, when the West African Library Association was formed. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Ghana Univ., Legon. Dept. of Library Studies.
Identifiers: Africa (West); Nigeria; West African Library Association
Note: (15 References); Occasional Paper No. 2; Paper read at the Nigerian Library Association Conference, Lagos, April 2, 1970