Research institutes libraries, rural development, Nigerian libraries

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Research institutes libraries, rural development, Nigerian libraries

  1. 1. RESEARCH INSTITUTESLIBRARIES: POTENTIALAGENTS FOR RURALDEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIAC.A. OkezieC.P. Uzuegbu
  2. 2. RURALDEVELOPMENT –THE CRY OFEVERYONE.
  3. 3. AGRICULTURE HAS BEENSAID TO BE THE REMEDYTO RURAL POVERTY(Diso, 2005; Rheo, et al (2010)
  4. 4. THER ARE 15 FEREALGOVERNMENT OWNEDAGRICULTURALINSTITUTES IN NIGERIA.WHAT HAVE THEY DONETO ALLEVIATE POVERTY?
  5. 5. ON THE COURSE TO FIND OUT WHATTHEY HAVE DONE TO ALLEVIATEPOVERTY, SHE SAID,“ASK THE LIBRARYAND THELIBRARIANS.
  6. 6. LIBRARIES OF AGRICULTURALRESEARCH INSTITUTIONS INNIGERIA ARE TWO-TAILED INSERVICES.THEY ARE BOTH SPECIAL ANDPUBLIC ORIENTED IN SERVICE.(Junping, 1996; Bredekamp, 1996; Ghosh and Wesley, 2002; Cornish, 1993)
  7. 7. SPECIAL BECAUSE THEYEXIST SOLELY FOR THEINSTITUTE’S GOAL.BUT PUBLIC BECAUSE THEINSTITUTE THEY SERVEHAS A MANDATE AIMEDAT THE PUBLIC
  8. 8. A CRUCIAL MANDATE OF THEAGRICULTURAL RESEARCHINSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA ISTO:1.IMPROVE THEPRODUCTIVITY OF WHATTHEY SPECIALIZE ON INTHEIR LOCALE
  9. 9. 2.DEVELOP, TEACH ANDENCOURAGE THEADOPTION OF THEAGRICULTURAL PRACTICESIN THEIR AREAS OFSPECIALISTAION
  10. 10. EXPECTATIONS THEREFOREINCLUDE:DISCOVERIES AND NEWMETHODS IN FARMINGSHOULD BE COMMUNICATEDTO THE INSTITUTE’S LOCALETHROUGH LIBRARIES
  11. 11. THE LIBRARIAN ISTRAINED TO DO IT ANDNOT THE EXTENSIONOFFICER.
  12. 12. INSTRUMENTS TO ACHIEVE IT INCLUDE:1.LIBRARY ORGANIZEDLECTURES AND SYMPOSIA TOEXHIBIT THEIR INSTITUTE’SEVIDENCE-BASED RESOURCESTO THEIR WIDERCOMMUNITY. (Sawaya, et al, 2009).
  13. 13. 2.USE OF AUDIO-VISUALS, CD ANDTAPE RECORDERS. IT IS COMMONKNOWLEDGE THAT A RURAL YAMFARMER WILL UNDERSTAND ANDAPPRECIATE VIDEO RECORD OF YAMPLANTING PROCESSES THAN A TEXTFORMAT OF SAME.
  14. 14. 3.“BAREFOOT LIBRARIANS” –INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS THATWILL GO OUT TO THE COMMUNITY TOFIND OUT WHAT KNOWLEDGE THEYWANT THAT THE RESEARCH INSTITUTEPROVIDES AND COME BACK TOPACKAGE IT IN THE MOST SUITABLEFORMAT FOR THE USERS’UNDERSTANDING AND USE. (Schachter, 2006b;Crosby, 2008; Onwubiko, 2001) .
  15. 15. LIBRARIANS IN AGRICULTURALRESEARCH INSTITUTIONS INNIGERIAWAKE FROM SLUMBER OR BERENDERED REDUNDANT
  16. 16. byeDelivered by C.P. UZUEGBU (CLN)

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