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The need for a library and information policy in Sierra Leone

John Abdul Kargbo (Institute of Library, Information and Communication Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 24 April 2007



To argue for the development and implementation of a national library and information policy in Sierra Leone.


The paper is an opinion piece discussing the current situation in the country and proposing a new model.


That Sierra Leone would greatly benefit from a national policy that could aid development in the post‐war period.

Practical implications

The paper offers a model for the implementation of a national policy.


The paper is the first paper to argue for a national policy for Sierra Leone.



Abdul Kargbo, J. (2007), "The need for a library and information policy in Sierra Leone", Library Review, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 323-329.



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