Assessment of resources and services of the Nigerian Arabic language village library
The study assessed resources and services of the Nigeria Arabic Language Village (NALV) Library, Ngala. Four objectives and four research questions guided the study. Survey research design was adopted. The target population of the study was 1,030, out of which, 206 was drawn as the sample for the study. The data collection instruments were a questionnaire, checklist and documentary sources. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistic. Findings from the study revealed that the professionals, paraprofessionals and other support staff of the library are inadequate though they were found to be helping users in some of their information needs; the library‟s collections were found to be obsolete. The physical facilities of the library were found to be adequate and there were no sufficient effective services provided for users in the library. Recommendations were made to include among others, the need to embark on the acquisition of various library resources which are relevant, adequate and current in the field of Arabic language and literature based on a well-developed collection development policy.
Keywords: Arabic, information, services, assessment, resources