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Libraries fostering solidarity and values through workplace spirituality and devotion: the UNIUYO library experience

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of EduTech & Library Sc., University of Uyo, Nigeria

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 28-34, January,21 (2019)


It is not unusual for secular organisations to have worship gatherings in Nigerian society. These occur often with the underlying benefits ranging from economic, social, psychological, moral and political amidst other derivations. This paper consequently is a documentation of the devotional gatherings held at the library, University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Nigeria, based on participatory account of the lead author who coordinated same. This 'congregation' spearheaded by the library management from nearly ten years ago, comprised predominantly library staff and other members of UNIUYO community occasionally invited. In recent years, this gathering gradually advanced to become an enabling platform to deliberate and implore for peace, solidarity and values towards progress generally, not only for the library workplace but the university community at large. This paper therefore takes a germane look at the encounters surrounding these solemn meetings from with plausible consequences. It also brings to the fore how such meeting points incidentally raised both moral and civil standards in the work force.


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