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Chukwuji, Charles Nwabuez and Umeji, Celestina Ebele (2020). The Role of University Library for enhanced University-Industry Relationship. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)


University system is the soul of the society due to the society’s dependence on it for direction. The two has a symbiotic relationship. They are expected to solve society’s problems through provision of knowledgeable and well behaved individuals, high level skilled manpower for the workforce and also researches and innovations The University Library is vested with the responsibility of providing needed information materials to achieve this. In developing countries like Nigeria, employers of labour often complain of the un-employability of our university graduates as well as research results not being adopted by industries. A poor university-industry linkage is evident in Nigeria. There is a disconnect between the universities and the industries that they produce the skilled manpower and research reports. The paper therefore examined the university library roles for enhanced university-industry relationship. The concepts of university, industry and university library was looked at and a review of literature on university-industry relationship was done,