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Capacity Building Programmes for Library Staff in University of Ibadan and University of Lagos Libraries

TA Ogunmodede, ME Mafelu

Abstract


The need for libraries to develop human resources in order to meet the current trends in library and information science practices so as to have a direct impact on human behavior as well as on human development in libraries is discussed. The survey research method was used for the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 130 respondents from the two university libraries. The use of structured questionnaire was adopted for the study. The data was analysed using frequency counts, percentages and tables. The result of the study revealed different types of development programmes the library staff had undergone, among which are: library orientation, internal training, short courses, seminars and conferences. Capacity programmes are organized occasionally for the library staff. Inadequate funding from the parent institution to sponsor library personnel on capacity building was discovered as the major factor militating against the effectiveness of the said programme in Nigerian University libraries. The paper concludes that library managements should undertake systematic training and developmental programs to improve the skill of their current employees and help them to grow to full potentials within the library.



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