The Project File Details
The study is on strategies for effective management of college library resources. The study is broken down under the following concepts college library resources, feature of college libraries, strategies for library resources management in college library and sustainable approach to library resources-management in college libraries. The process of data collection of the study was suided by eight objectives and research questions formulated for the study. The objectives of the study are to identify the strategies adopted by A.I.F.C.E library to manage its resources. To identify whether A.I.F.C.E. library has qualified Para-professionals for managing its resources. To ascertain whether working tools are provided for the management of resources at A.I.F.C.E. Library staffs to proper shelving and shelf reading. To find out whether A.I.F.C.E library is adequately staff to manage its resources. To determine whether A.I.F.C.E library is computerized for resource management etc.
Table of contents
1.1 Background/History of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objectives of the study
1.4 Research questions
1.5 Scope and limitation of the study
1.6 Significance of the study
1.7 Historical brief of A.I.F.C.E
1.8 Definition of operational basic concept
3.0 Research Procedure and methodology
3.2 Research design
3.3 The population of the study
3.4 Sample size and sampling techniques
3.5 Instrument for data collection
3.6 Method of data analysis
4.0 Data presentation and analysis
5.0 Summary, Conclusion and recommendation
5.1 Summary of findings
Library resources are very important in the libraries and also in the college libraries. It plays a very vital role by provision information resources to this seeking information. Resources are processed, acquired to make for easily location, retrieval and use.
Pursuant to Nnadimele, 2005) a library is a collection of records of human culture in print and non-print book materials organized housed and interpreted by an information scientist or librarian to meet the broad varying needs of people for information.
Pursuant to (Omuiko,2004) college libraries are those libraries found in polytechnic college of technology, college of education and college of agriculture. The nature of information materials stored in line with the nature of seeking. As it is in every library, this college library has many unit with heads which manages those resources.
The resources are acquired to satisfy the information needs of the library clientele and to realize the parent institution goals. These resources are of two types: prints and non-print materials.
Pursuant to (Obiora, 2004), the print materials are the reference books text book, mimeographs, monographs, these maps, conference, proceeding, journals and newspapers. Non-print materials include slides, files microfiche, and utrafiche etc.
These resources are managed in the library thus management according to (Umunna, 2009), defined it as a team work, he further says that management interprets the policy made by the administration. Another scholar, (Onwubiko, 2004) sees management as the process of planning, organizing, co-ordinating and controlling the effect of organization and of using all other organization goals.
Therefore, library resources has strategies for its effective management which are planning, organizing, directing, staffing controlling and co0ordinating not only that it involves taking care and preserving them against damages of any kind, checking the human (i.e.) the library users to that will not miss-manage vandalized these resources while using them.
Another fantastic way is by financing these resources and also providing visible services like photocopying, binding, reference services etc. there are strategies for managing library resources these strategies are cataloguing and classification abstracting and indexing shelving and shelf-reading information repackaging and others.
For a while now, there was problem of managing library resources in college libraries this is because of inadequate qualified professional’s non-provision of working tools. The reason for this study is to carryout survey on the strategies for effective managing library resources at Alvan federal college of education library Owerri, remedy would proffer to identify problems.
Library staffs in A.I.F.C.F. faces problem in their bid to manage their library resources such as wrong cataloguing and classification, poor shelving and shelf-reading, lack of working tools, lack of qualified professionals and others which constitute problems to the management of A.I.F.C.E. library resources.
This work means to check difficulties faces the management of A.I.F.C.E. Resources and proffered solution to the identified problems.
The scope of this study is on the strategies for effective management of college library resources with particular reference to the library A.I.F.C.E. Owerri.
The study will go a long way in advancing knowledge in the field of management of library resources.
Besides, this work will be useful to those who may engage in carry out research on this area study related area not only that the finding of this study and the recommendation will broad our knowledge and enable libraries especially college libraries to know the strategies that will enhance effective management of library resources.