Repositioning Library and Information Science Graduates in Nigeria for Self-Employment through Entrepreneurship Education
Emmanuel Uwazie ANYANWU, Emmanuel A. ODUAGWU, Oyemike Victor OSSAI-ONAH, Nkechi M. AMAECHI, Mrs

The paper is centred on repositioning Library and Information Science graduates in Nigeria for self- employment through entrepreneurship education. Entrepreneurship has become an integral component of tertiary education and now acts as catalysts of transformation. The major highlights of the paper includes: rationale for repositioning library and information graduates for self-employment. Entrepreneurship as a concept, entrepreneurship education, benefits of entrepreneurship education, self- employment opportunities available to library and information science graduates in Nigeria and factors limiting the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in Nigerian library schools. The paper argued that entrepreneurship education in library and information science will not deliver its dividends if efforts are not made to ensure that the programme is practical oriented and it will be difficult for graduates of library and information science to secure self-employment. The paper recommends, among other things, that workshops and laboratories in Nigerian library schools be upgraded to acceptable standard with necessary facilities put in place, re-orientation of students in library schools, acquisition of ICT skills by lecturers in library schools and retraining of lecturers in library schools on entrepreneurship.

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