SWOT analysis for funding, governance and administration of five University Libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • C.C. Okoro
  • Y.T. Babalola
  • E.A. Awojobi
Keywords: Administration, evaluation, university library, funding, governance, SWOT.


This paper contributes to the dearth of literature on libraries' Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis in Nigeria. Specifically,  it evaluated SWOT analysis of five university libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria in the areas of funding, governance and administration. A  case study approach was used. Information was obtained from the University Librarians (UL) via oral interview. Inadequate funding was a revealed threat. Tetfund intervention is the major opportunity leveraged on for university libraries' funding but it is not extended to private institutions.  Findings on SWOTs of university libraries and administration revealed little or no weaknesses in the areas considered. In terms of strengths, four of the five ULs are principal officers of their universities. ULs are knowledgeable, qualified and experienced professionals as required by Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (AULNU) and Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) standards. Governance and  administration have opportunities in ULs being members of universities' statutory committees, preparation and justification of library budget by the ULs. SWOT analysis studies in other areas of university library management and services provision is recommended.

Key words: Administration, evaluation, university library, funding, governance, SWOT.


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