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MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN THE NORTH CENTRAL ZONE OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

 This work investigated the management of university libraries in the North Central Zone of Nigeria. Accordingly, six research objectives were drawn which include; to examine the planning processes in the university libraries; to identify the methods used in organising library and information resources; to ascertain the measures employed in the management of human resources in these libraries. Others are to: examine the measures used for effective control of the library operations; identify the problems encountered in the management of university libraries and proffer strategies to enhance effective management of university libraries in Nigeria. A survey research design was adopted for the study with a population of 51 library staff. The questionnaire titled “Management of University Libraries questionnaire (MULQ), consisted of 77 items was the instrument used to collect data. Data generated and analysed was presented in tables using percentage and the mean. Findings showed among others that each of these university libraries has a written collection development policy, clearly developed policy statement and goals for each section, has a written job specification for staff, prepares and executes budget. Shelving is the most adequate method used in organising information resources, disciplinary measures are in place to check staff behaviour and there is regular supervision of staff. The major problem in the management of university is adequate funding and insufficient professional staff. Following these findings, recommendations were made to the effect that university management should ensure the provision of adequate and decent library accommodation and facilities that would enhance proper storage of library collections and facilitate library services, adequate, qualified and competent professionals and support staff should be employed to enable the library meet her service demand to her community, adequate funds should be provided to the library to facilitate its services.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages94 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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