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Social media is currently changing the terrain in our day-to-day communication and interaction in our society and organizations. Currently, many library graduates are becoming “netizens” and digital natives who are no longer comfortable with the conventional traditional library education after graduation. In the same vein, there is this driving zeal of these new breed librarians to become job creators and no longer job seekers especially after graduation, hence, the need for adopting entrepreneurship stance such as the introduction of “Infopreneur” to their library education. This is because, joblessness has been on the increase for so many years. Library graduates are roaming the street jobless and many are found idle. This paper considers the adoption of social media and infopreneurship skills to be acquired by our graduating students so as to mitigate the unemployment problems of library graduates in Nigeria. The paper also explored several existing body of knowledge that can do this, highlighted ways of transforming library education to gainful employment. It further stated the ways in which social media and infopreneurship can be eventful in Nigeria and concluded that the Nigerian education planners should try to encourage and expand the social media and infopreneurship education in our universities to help the outcoming graduates to provide jobs for themselves and others.