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Towards improving security measures in Nigeria University Libraries

Fidelis Etungre Inyokwe, Margaret Sylvanus Umoh

Abstract


The paper investigated measures towards improving security in five selected Nigerian university libraries. Survey research method was used for the study. A sample of 112 respondents was selected. The sample size chosen for the study comprised of 47 (41.96%) professional librarians and 65 (58.04%) para-professional librarians. A questionnaire designed by the researchers titled “Towards Improving Security  Measures in Nigerian University Libraries (TISMINUL)” was used to collect the needed data. The questionnaire was designed in two parts. Part one was to gather information on the size of collection, frequency of stock taking and book loss. Part two was to gather information on the measures taken to curb security problems in the libraries. Copies of the questionnaire were administered to five universities through their university librarians. Data collected therein, were analyzed using simple percentage calculations. Based on the result of the analysis it was concluded that university libraries should take adequate statistics of the various crimes in their libraries for effective management and prevention.


Key Words: Security, Library, University




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