Management of information resources and services of Kaduna state university, library

MUSA MUHAMMED, Assistant Librarian, Skyline University, Nigeria
KABIRU GARBA DANLADI, Head Librarian, Skyline University Nigeria
BUFFA ATTAHIRU MAGAJI, Senior Librarian, Federal College of Education, Kano, Nigeria

Management of information resources and services is a vital asset towards the effectiveness and efficiency of any library. The paper sought to investigate the status of the management of Kaduna state university library, the study was qualitative in nature as interview method was used for the study. The university librarian was interviewed as a respondent in getting the needed and vital information for the study. The findings revealed that the library is managed through two committees: The Library Management Committee (LMC) and Library board (LB). The university still have a long way to go in respect to the management of resources and services of the library. Poor funding, shortage of junior staff, theft and mutilation, internet connectivity, interrupted power supply and lack of orientation to the university community. The study recommends the development, overhauling and the adapting of new management strategies to manage the information resources and services of the library. Also, the provision of standby generator to help in the delivery of services to the university library. The library should employ more supporting staffs because of the services it renders.  From the study, it was shown that the library has more senior staffs, and that is why the services of the library are not carried out effectively. The library should maintain the present organization of information resources with the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LCC) because it gives room for future enhancement.  

Keywords: Library Management, Information Resources, Library Services and Staffing

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Prof. Anubhuti Dwivedi, Dean (Academics) – Asian Business School, Noida, India
An academician with 18 years of experience in post graduate teaching and research in the area of Economics and Business Environment, Prf Anubhuti is a Doctorate in Economics and a double Post Graduate in Economics and Management. Her national and international publications include 6 books, 16 research papers and 2 cases. She has successfully completed an internationally funded research project funded for USD 7500 by New York University Stern School of Business and National Stock Exchange of India and presented papers in various conferences at reputed institutes. She has been in administrative positions where she developed the institutional framework and was at the core of various conferences, seminars, FDPs and MDPs while leading the team. She has recently been awarded with The Women of Excellence Award 2019 by Business View Magazine.

Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir- Associate Professor – Asian Business School, Noida, India
Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir is currently working as Associate Professor & Associate Dean- Academics in the area of Finance and Accounts. He has done his Ph.D. in the area of Finance from Aligarh Muslim University and has qualified UGC-NET in Management. He has completed his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounts from AMU, Aligarh. He has an overall experience of around 11 years and his areas of interest include Accounting, Investment Management and Financial Management. Dr. Maroof is the recipient of ‘Best Researcher Award’ at ABV – Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior in June 2013. He has taken courses on Econometric Modeling in Finance at IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta, IIIT Gwalior, IMT Ghaziabad and National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), SEBI. He has also attended various conferences and workshops at institutes of repute. He has presented his research work at various reputed organizations like IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Kanpur, IBS Hyderabad and such.
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Dwivedi, A. & Mir, M.A.  (2019). Mobile banking adoption in India: Decomposed TPB approach. Skyline Business Journal, 15(2), 1-12.