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The National Institute Library and the Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Library Association (NLA) held a joint seminar on Thursday, May 8 2014 with the theme: “The Imperatives of Libraries in Strengthening Institutional Frameworks and the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria”.

The seminar which took place in the Seminar Room at the Political Party Leadership and Policy Development Centre in NIPSS was aimed at providing a forum for libraries and information professionals to rub minds and share ideas on the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President. It was a way of contributing to how Libraries as institutional frameworks can be factored into the Transformation Agenda and help achieve the Agenda’s objectives.

In his welcome remarks, the Institute Librarian Mr. E.S. Mamman said the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President covers 2011-2015 and is meant to propel Nigeria as one of the twenty largest economies in the world by the year 2020. Mr. Mamman, speaking further, said institutional frameworks are bodies, structures and agencies that are found virtually in all disciplines that cut across the society (government/non-government settings). 

The Chairman of Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Plateaus State Chapter, Mr. Mangut Banwor Dakur in his goodwill message at the occasion hailed the Transformation Agenda of Mr. President and agreed that the Librarians as custodians of information have something to offer to the nation. The Director General of the National Institute, (NIPSS), Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, OFR was the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion.

Eight papers with the following titles were presented:-

1. Libraries as Tool for Policy Formulation and the Transformation Agenda by Mallam Tanko Ahmed, fwc.
2. Libraries as Frameworks for Delivery of Information for Transformation Agenda in Nigeria by Dr. (Mrs) Lily Ezeala.
3. Libraries, Women Empowerment and the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria by Mrs. Fwenshima Y. Goyo.
4. Libraries as Frameworks for Delivery of Information in the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria by Mr. Emmanuel Davou Bot.
5. Library Services as Tools for Empowering Prison Inmates and the Transformation. Mrs. Nwanneka Oliwe.
6. Information Organisation and Dissemination as Framework for the Transformation Agenda. Mr. Peter Oye.
7. Libraries as Frameworks for Delivering Information for the Transformation Agenda in Nigeria; Mr. Gabriel Ameh.
8. Women Empowerment and Transformation Agenda in Nigeria: The Impact of Library Information Services. Mr. Emmanuel S. Mamman National Institute Librarian NIPSS.