Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Abstract

This paper discusses the current status of Government College libraries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The major areas covered are: total collection of the college libraries with percentage of collection used per annum, the annual budget allocated to libraries, visits of the library users’ per day, number of colleges in which library science is being taught as an optional subject and attitude of the librarians towards library automation. The paper also highlights the views of librarians about various limitations in government college libraries of the province. Provision of sufficient funds, periodic trainings, introduction of Library Science education, and application of emerging technologies in college libraries are the tools with help of which college library system should be improved. Pakistan Library Association, Higher ups of Higher Education Department- Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eminent library experts and policy makers have to play their timely role in this connection.

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