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
Abstract

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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Mr. MUSA MUHAMMED, CLN,NIM - A Professional Librarian with over 6 years cognate experience in both public and Private Institution in Librarianship. He has BLIS in Library and Information Science, MSc in Information Management from Leeds Beckett University UK. He is a chartered Librarian with Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria, He is a Member of the Nigeria Library Association and also Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management. He has presented papers in International /local Conferences, contributed and published 4 papers in peer reviewed Journals. He has attended over 31 International Webinars with International Federation of Library Association, Andra University Pradesh India, National Digital Library of India, Association of Indian Law Library, Institute of Information Management U.S.A, Readers Club International Tripura, Central University Tezpur University, Indian Statistical Institute. He is currently the Assistant University Librarian of Skyline University Nigeria. He has a varse knowledge of Managing Library Databases like   KOHA, ProQuest, Science Direct, Emerald, IGI Global, Jstor, IEEE, NDLI, AGORA, Open DOAR, and   RFID – Radio Frequency Information Detector.
 
Mr. KABIRU DANLADI GARBA, CLN, A dynamic professional librarian with more than 10 years’ cognate practical experience in Librarianship. Currently working as the Pioneer University Librarian of Skyline University Nigeria. He is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria (CLN) and a Member of Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (AULNU).  Equally, he is an active review member of the Esteemed Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research; A reviewer in The Fourth International Conference on Digital Information Processing, Data Mining and Wireless Communication; A reviewer in The Seventh International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and Applications; and A reviewer in the The Fourth International Conference on Education Technologies and Computers He has consulted for a number of Universities, Colleges, and Schools in Nigeria for effective library development. He has presented papers in International/Local Conferences, contributed and published 18 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has attended more than 38 International Webinars organized by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), African Library and Information Association & Institutions (AfLIA), Library of Congress, USA, Ansal University, India, Tezpur University, India, MIT World Peace University of India, Indira Ghandi National Center for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Institute of Information Management, Emerald Publishing, Elsevier, ProQuest, Ebsco host etc on different theme on Librarianship and ICT. He has also received a number of trainings such as Innovative Services Delivery in Libraries and Information Centers sponsored by Goethe-Institute in collaboration with US Consulate and on E-Library Sustainability Project sponsored by Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria.
 
Mr. BAFFA ATTAHIRU MAGAJI is a Professional Librarian with 18 years cognate working experience in Academic Librarianship. He started his academic sojourn with Federal College of Education, Kano and he is still working there. He has his Diploma, Degree and Masters in Library and Information Science from Bayero University Kano. He also acquired PGDIM as well. He has presented a number of papers at both local and International conferences. And has published many articles in Local and International journals. He is a Chartered Librarian of Nigeria which is certified by the Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) and also a member of Nigerian Library Association (NLA) Kano-Chapter. He is currently the Coordinator, Technical Services at College Library, Federal College of Education, Kano. Mr Baffa Attahiru Magaji is happily married with Children.
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