Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study highlights the Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and Threats in Federal University of Lafia Library. It examined the staff in terms of their numbers, professional status, educational qualifications and allocation and all the departments in the library. This is done in terms of their support of the university mission. Identify available information resources, ascertain the number of students registered with the library in comparison to the available resources and seating capacity. Documentary sources (records) from the Library and the Academic department were used as data. Personal observation and interview method were instruments used for data collection. Data was analysed using tables and percentages. Findings revealed that, the library strength is in the areas of staff commitment to duty as observed in their punctuality and quality of work produced, the upgrading of the units in the library to departments, adequacy of the collection that matched users’ strength. Major weaknesses were in the bindery and photocopying services which are virtually lacking, short operation hours, inadequate staff, inadequate power supply and lack of Internet connection in the e-library. Major threat to the library is the building which is without a fence. Lack funds to run the library is another serious threat discovered. Opportunities are in the area of research. The researchers recommended the provision of bindery services with state of the art equipment, fencing of the library, recruitment of more professional librarians among others. In general, the university and the Library administrations are advised to improve on the weakness discovered