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Unpublished Paper
Proposing adoption of entrepreneurial skills for enhanced library practice in Nigeria
(2012)
  • Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke), Mrs
  • Kingsley Tochukwu Ihejirika, Mr.
Abstract
The paper arises from the need to adopt entrepreneurial skills in library practice so as to enhance the traditional library practice in Nigeria. It has been observed that previous studies emphasize librarians becoming entrepreneurs with the knowledge of information skills thereby becoming infopreneurs or knowledge entrepreneurs as the case may be, but the current paper addresses library practice and how skills that make entrepreneurs thrive could be adopted in order to lift the image of the library and for librarians to see their work as their own business. The concept of entrepreneurship is discussed and issues regarding the matching of such skills with librarianship skills and spotting the basic entrepreneurial skills that are deemed necessary for the thriving of library services are raised. There are perceived threats to the adoption of entrepreneurial skills by librarians and such are highlighted. Resolution and proposal concerning the need to adopt entrepreneurial skills to enhance library practice in Nigeria are introduced as the originality of the paper.
Keywords
  • Entrepreneurial skills,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • library practice,
  • librarianship,
  • librarians.
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke) and Kingsley Tochukwu Ihejirika. "Proposing adoption of entrepreneurial skills for enhanced library practice in Nigeria" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heleneke/36/