Faculty Staff Involvement in Book Selection Responsibility in Some Selected University Libraries in Nigeria
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This paper reports a survey of faculty staff involvement in book selection responsibility in six (6) Nigerian University Libraries consisting of three federal and three state in the South-West, Nigeria. Two sets of self developed, pre-tested and validated questionnaires were used to collect data from the field. The reliability coefficients of the two self-developed questionnaires wing cronbach-alpha method are: University Librarians’ questionnaire (a = 0.82) and Faculty Staff questionnaire (a = 0.88) The study revealed that (1) Faculty Staff involvement in the book selection process is high; (2) Library book selection Committee is gradually fading-off from the Nigerian University Libraries; (3) Faculty staff were not making adequate use of their University Libraries for teaching responsibility. The researchers therefore recommend that: (1) Faculty Staff should be left out from taken major active roles in book selection; (2) Library Book Selection committee should be reinstated in University Libraries; (3) Faculty Staff should be encouraged to make more use of their University Libraries.
Collection Development , Selection , Information , University Libraries
Adewuyi, O.W and Ajayi, N.A (2005) Faculty Staff Involvement in Book Selection Responsibility in Some Selected University Libraries in Nigeria. Journal of Social Sciences. Interdisciplinary Reflection of Contemporary Society, Volume 10 (1).