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Funds Utilization and its Impact on Research Institute Libraries in Kaduna State

CA Danbaki

Abstract


This study was carried out to assess funds utilization and it impact on research institute libraries in Kaduna State. Twelve research institutes in Kaduna State with the exception of one which did not have a library were used for the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study, and questionnaire was used as the main instrument for data collection. The population consists of the directors, account officers, librarians and the users of eleven research institutes studied. The proportionate sampling was used to draw a sample size 133 from the eleven research institutes. The research data was analyzed by the use of frequencies and percentages. The findings indicated that they were highly utilized were grossly under funded by their parent organizations in budgetary allocation. Consequently, they were rendered ineffective in meeting the information requirement of users for effective and efficient search. The inhibiting factors to effective services in research institute libraries just require the attention of management to adequately fund the libraries, provide necessary information, infrastructures and to demonstrate sufficient research will. The issue of ICT for integrated services is important for research institutes’ libraries in the twenty-first century, which is lacking. Finally, that a budget is essential for effective utilization of any funds allocated to the library. The viability of the research libraries to provide felt needs and services to support research is dependent on the availability of funds. The findings concluded that if budgets are faithfully implemented and conscientiously monitored, they would bring positive change in the provision of library services to researchers.



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