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The paper highlighted the concepts of information age and knowledge society and their implication for libraries. Basic concepts such as information and knowledge society were defined. A brief historical role of information and knowledge from the pre-historic period to modern concepts or information and knowledge society were examined. The role of libraries as facilitators to information age and knowledge society were also highlighted in the context of information and communication technology (ICT) in the present-day society, the arising need for ICT competencies was advocated. The paper concluded by making some recommendations like developing a workable ICT adequate and functional ICT facilities and services are required, developing a workable ICT policy to regulate library operation and services, regular training and retraining of library staff to equip them with skill and experiences to function maximally.



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