Management of information resources and services of Kaduna state university, library
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
Notes on contributors
Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir- Associate Professor – Asian Business School, Noida, India
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