Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Libraries have been the integral & vital part of the Higher Education system which extends support in teaching-learning & fulfillment of objectives and mission of the educational institutions they are part of. NAAC- the National Assessment and Accreditation Council is an autonomous body established by UGC-University Grants Commission of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. The positions of libraries are good but after the NAAC assessment there is a development in libraries facilities and infrastructure in libraries. The findings of the study shows that, the highest percentage of first-grade colleges (47.22%) have both 2(f) and 12(B) status by UGC followed by only 2(f) status (31.35%). Further, 64.29% of colleges have NAAC accreditation whereas 35.71% of colleges have no NAAC accreditation yet. The study also reveals that there has been an increase in the library facility after the NAAC accreditation and the number of library facilities before and after accreditation, increased by 14.84% in the library. In this context, the study recommends that Government first grade colleges need to get 12(f) & 12(B) recognition by the UGC and should undergo NAAC accreditation. College libraries need to develop a model library to satisfy the NAAC assessment process and prove their importance in the colleges.