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Evaluative study of collections and services of selected academic libraries in Borno state, Nigeria

Ibrahim Vandi, Hamidu C. Anjili

Abstract


This paper evaluated the collections of Ramat Library, University of Maiduguri, Ibrahim Musa Library, Sir Kashim College of Education, and Ramat Polytechnic Library Maiduguri, in terms of availability of funds, currency, and quantity of the materials available for the benefit of all their users. Four objectives and four research questions guided the study. A survey study was conducted and a questionnaire was administered to sixty (60) staff of the libraries. The population of the study comprised of 60 academic librarians from the three academic libraries under study. Descriptive statistics was used for data analysis. The results revealed that the academic libraries under study were underfunded which is affecting their services/operations output to their users; the major users of the libraries under study are staff and students; most of their collections were not relevant for teaching, learning and research activities.

Keywords: academic libraries, collections, services, Borno State




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