The paper examines how libraries and information services can be harnessed to promote reading, thus enhancing literacy foe education and professional achievements. The concept of libraries as store-house of knowledge and information are explored to show their relevance to education/professional achievement. In this century, information has acquired a utilitarian connotation. It is considered an economic resource, somewhat at par with other resources such as labor, material and capital. This stems from the view that its possession and use can increase intellectual skills, generate income and engender progress. In order to benefit from the value of information, it must be acquired, organised and delivered to the recipient at the right time, in the right places and in the right quantity. The library's role in packaging and delivering this information to her users is emphasized and advocated.
- professional growth,
- utilization .
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