ENHANCING QUALITY OF PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES IN NIGERIA THROUGH PUBLIC—PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

Augonus Nnamdi Uhegbu, Unagha Amanze. O

Abstract


The paper explores various ways of public—private collaboration for quality public library services in Nigeria. It surveys the present collaboration between public and private sectors and terms it non-existent. After x-raying role of public libraries in the national development; mobile library services, provision of current information resources, internet facilities, staff training opportunities and sponsoring of special services to the physically challenged persons as the areas where the private sector can invest in public library services to meet the challenges of the 215t century, are identified. The authors suggests that private sector participation would help in acquiring necessary resources for ensuring reliable, current and quality services by public libraries.

KEYWORDSP : ublic Libraries; Public Library Services- Nigeria; Public—Private Partnership-Public LibrariesSenior


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