Influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal Colleges of Agriculture Lbraries in Northern Nigeria

  • Isma’ila Isa Zuru
  • Nura Muhammad Lawan
  • Abdullahi Dantani Jibril
Keywords: Collection, Institution, Colleges, Agriculture, Libraries

Abstract

This study investigated influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal Colleges of Agriculture in Northern Nigeria. The study has 3 objectives which include to: determine the types of collection available in Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria; find out the influence of institutional management on collection development in Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria and find out the challenges faced by the library management on collection development in Federal College of Agriculture libraries. In order to achieve the stated objectives 3 research questions were asked. The study used a descriptive research design with a population of 72 management staff of Federal College of Agriculture libraries in Northern Nigeria and the sample size drawn was 36 respondents. Out of the 36 copies of questionnaire administered, 28 copies were returned which represent 78%. Data collected was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is availability of collection in all the libraries under study. It was revealed that the college management has a lot of influence on collection development of the college libraries. Finally, the findings revealed that funds are not sufficiently provided, which affects adequacy of collections, there is also delay in the delivery of Collections among others.

Keywords: Collection, Institution, Colleges, Agriculture, Libraries

Published
2020-02-04
Section
Articles

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