Libraries and Librarianship as Reflected in the Nigerian Daily Newspapers

  • Joseph Aina University of Ilorin
  • N. P. Obokoh University of Port Harcourt


Analysis of six newspapers from 1898–1993 discovered considerable attention to libraries. There were 644 stories or notices, and there has been a yearly increase in library coverage. The stories include accounts of new buildings and services, as well as exhortations for the development of school libraries and public libraries. The Daily Times had the greatest number of library-related entries.

Author Biographies

Joseph Aina, University of Ilorin
Joseph Aina is Principal Librarian, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He has an M.L.S. from Ibadan University.
N. P. Obokoh, University of Port Harcourt
N. P. Obokoh is Deputy University Librarian, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Port Harcourt. Dr. Obokoh is Chairman of the Nigerian Library Association, River States.