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Towards The Provision of Information Needs and Library Services for Rural Community Development

Library Herald Year : 2011, Volume : 49, Issue : 2 First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 109) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Towards The Provision of Information Needs and Library Services for Rural Community Development: Challenges For Democratic Government in Nigeria

Fabunmi Francis Adesoji, Principal Librarian University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Abstract The paper looks at the provision of information needs and library services for rural community development: challenges for democratic government in Nigeria. It focuses on information needs of rural dwellers which library or information centre assists them in meeting. It looks at the concept of rurality and the nature of rural library, identifies the information needs for rural community development and highlights the problems of information flow in rural communities. It states the challenges for democratic government of providing information needs and library services for rural community development. It gives recommendations and conclusion by affirming the role of a democratic government in Nigeria in the provision of information needs and library services for rural community development.

Key words: Information Needs, Library Services, Rural Community Development,Fabunmi Francis Adesoji.


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