A STUDY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN EDO STATE.

The main objective of the study was to determine possible ways or solutions to the management of security problems in academic libraries in Edo State. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population comprises of professionals and paraprofessional librarians from Ambrose Alli University, University of Benin, Auchi Polytechnic and College of Education libraries. The sample size drawn from the population was 92 staff. A purposive sampling technique was adopted for the study. Data collection instrument was the questionnaire and data were analyzed using simple percentages and frequency tables. The main findings from this study includes the problem of theft, mutilation, defacement and faking of date due slip. The effects of security problems are loss of expensive resources which are irreplaceable and the extra cost of acquiring security gadgets such as CCTV. The researcher, from these findings, recommends that competent staff and security personnel should be made available in libraries, tough punishment should be given to perpetrators who violate library rules and regulation and provision of multiple copies of library materials to reduce vulnerability and pressure on few copies of information resources that are available. For future reference, the work will give an insight into how libraries can manage and make use of the recommendations to help reduce security challenges.

 

Word Count: 225                                                                           

Keywords:  Management, Security of library materials, Problems, Academic Library.


TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page....................................................................................................................ii

Certification...............................................................................................................iii

Declaration.................................................................................................................iv

Dedication...................................................................................................................v

Abstract......................................................................................................................vi

Acknowledgements....................................................................................................vii

Table of content.........................................................................................................viii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1              Background of the Study.........................................................................................1

1.2              State of the Problem.................................................................................................4

1.3              Objective of the Study.............................................................................................5

1.4              Research Questions..................................................................................................6

1.5              Scope of the Study...................................................................................................6

1.6              Significance of the Study.........................................................................................6

1.7              Limitation of the Study............................................................................................7

1.8              Operational Definition of Terms...............................................................................7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1       Introduction ………………………………………………………………………8

2.2       Collection Security Management Problems in Academic Libraries.........................9

2.3       Nature of Book Theft and Mutilation in Academic Libraries..................................10

2.4       Causes of Book Theft and Mutilation of Library Materials ....................................11

2.5       Types of Insecurity in the Library............................................................................13

2.6       Examination of Library Security Problems..............................................................13

2.7       Security Measures to Curb Theft and Mutilation in Libraries.................................15

2.8      Prevention of Theft as Insecurity.............................................................................16

2.9      Appraisal of the Literature.......................................................................................17

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

3.1       Introduction………………………………………………………………………19

3.2       Research Design…………………………………………………………………..19

3.3       Population of Study …………………….………………………………………...19

3.4       Sampling Techniques and sample size …………………………………………...21

3.5       Research Instrument ……………………………………………………………...21

3.6       Validity of Instrument…………………...………….…………………………….21

3.7       Procedure of Data Collection……………………………………………………..22

3.8       Method of Data Analysis…………………………………………………………22

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1       Introduction……………………………………………………………………….23

4.2       Questionnaire Administered and Response Rate …………………..……………..23

4.3       Demographic Variables of the Respondent………..……………………………...24

4.4       Results and Analysis of Research Questions……….…………………………......25

4.5        Discussion of Findings……………………………………………………………28

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1       Summary of findings……………………………………………………………..31

5.2       Finding from research work……………………………………………………...31

5.3       Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….32

5.4       Recommendations…………………………………………………….................32

5.5       Suggestion for further Work ……………………………....................................33

REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………….......34

APPENDIX……………………………………………………………………………..38

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Christopher, A. & Christopher, A (2018). A STUDY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN EDO STATE.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-management-of-security-problems-in-academic-libraries-in-edo-state

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Christopher, Abraham, and Abraham Christopher "A STUDY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN EDO STATE." Afribary. Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-management-of-security-problems-in-academic-libraries-in-edo-state. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

Christopher, Abraham, and Abraham Christopher . "A STUDY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN EDO STATE.". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018. Web. 14 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-management-of-security-problems-in-academic-libraries-in-edo-state >.

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Christopher, Abraham and Christopher, Abraham . "A STUDY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN EDO STATE." Afribary (2018). Accessed June 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-study-of-the-management-of-security-problems-in-academic-libraries-in-edo-state