Conflict Resolution in Nigeria: The Role of Academic Library
The study examined the services offered by academic libraries in conflict resolution, identified the media through which academic libraries offer their services and the problems encountered by academic libraries in rendering conflict resolution services. Descriptive survey was adopted for this study. The population comprised academic libraries in Nigeria. 10 university libraries were selected at random cutting across the geopolitical zones of the country. Dissemination of information resources on security issues was prevalently rendered by all the libraries with a variable score of (3.5). Radio/TV partnership programmes (2.0) have variable scores below the AVS (2.7) and were the least service rendered by the libraries. Radio and television interviews were the least media used. The study revealed lack of established library policy on conflict management information services as the major problems affecting library services for conflict resolution with the highest variable score (3.7). It was recommended that services which will have large audience coverage like radio and television partnership programmes should be given utmost priority.