Anambra Librarians hold 2017 conference in Awka

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LIBRARIANS have been urged to lead people into knowledge by sharing in all areas of human endeavour as knowledge promotes development.

This is the focal point during a 2-day conference/Annual General Meeting, AGM, of the Anambra State chapter of Nigerian Library Association.

The theme of the conference is: “Library; Sharing knowledge For Development’’.

In their opening remarks, Jeff Okeke, chairman of the occasion, and Uju Nwafor-Orizu, the Chairperson of NLA Anambra State, stressed the importance of library in the lives of people.

She called on stakeholders and government to cooperate to improve the library system in Nigeria.

The National President of Nigerian Library Association, Dr Umunna Opara commended the Anambra State Government for making library, an essential part for its development.

Presenting a keynote address, the Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Stella Okunna represented by Dr Chinwe Uzochukwu emphasised that “development is driven by information and knowledge’’.

Okunna asserted that libraries should not be luxury for a particular set of people, stressing that libraries should be agents for positive change.

The pupils of Ridge Valley Academy featured a drama sketch, and Little Angels presented songs.

 

– Dec 8, 2017 @ 17:27 GMT |

 

 

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