Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

10-2020

Abstract

This paper is predicated on the thought that effective governance structures and reliable funding options are sine qua non to providing improved library and information services. It provides laconic profile of library and information services landscape of a local government area, and identifies chronic lack of funding and weak governance structures as two major snags to providing efficient library and information services in the local government area. Declining global funding for library and information services is reviewed, whilst best practices for financing and governing public libraries are examined. The authors conclude by suggesting a municipal library governance structure and dedicated funding model as catalysts for providing sustainable library and information services in the local government area of Ghana.

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