Library Resources And Security Challenges In Academic Libraries In Ghana”

Eastern Network Library ERNEST AFACHAO 181 PAGES (41827 WORDS) Thesis
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ABSTRACT Academic libraries, like any other organizations, are likely to encounter security challenges. This study explored the security challenges academic libraries faced in Ghana with particular reference to the Joshua Alabi Library of the University of Professional Studies, Accra and the Richard McMillan Library of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. A total of 297 respondents were sampled for the study. The sample was made of 276 graduate students who were conveniently selected, 15 librarians and 6 library security personnel who were selected through the census sampling technique. The mixed method approach was adopted for the study. A validated questionnaire and an interview guide were designed and administered to collect data for the study. The data collected was analysed using frequency counts and percentages and content thematic analysis. The findings revealed that both libraries experienced some level of unacceptable behaviour as a result of inadequate library security personnel and inadequate library facilities such as discussion rooms. Unlike the Joshua Alabi Library where electrical and Internet cables were buried in trunks, it was observed at the Richard McMillan Library that cables laid bare. Furthermore, the study revealed that printed informational resources, facilities and human resources of the libraries were vulnerable to security breaches. Again, the study found that both libraries supplemented library patrols with electronic security systems to prevent, deter and detect unacceptable behaviour in the library. It was also revealed that library staff played varied roles to protect and prolong the lifespan of library resources placed in their care. Based on the findings, it is recommended that academic libraries should give prompt attention to security issues in the library and invest in electronic security systems in this era of increasing student populations.

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APA

Eastern Network, L (2021). Library Resources And Security Challenges In Academic Libraries In Ghana”. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 06, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/library-resources-and-security-challenges-in-academic-libraries-in-ghana

MLA 8th

Library, Eastern Network. "Library Resources And Security Challenges In Academic Libraries In Ghana”" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/library-resources-and-security-challenges-in-academic-libraries-in-ghana . Accessed 06 May. 2021.

MLA7

Library, Eastern Network. "Library Resources And Security Challenges In Academic Libraries In Ghana”". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 Apr. 2021. Web. 06 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/library-resources-and-security-challenges-in-academic-libraries-in-ghana >.

Chicago

Library, Eastern Network. "Library Resources And Security Challenges In Academic Libraries In Ghana”" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 06, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/library-resources-and-security-challenges-in-academic-libraries-in-ghana