Comparative Study of Personnel Management in Imo State University And Abia State University Libraries
Comparative Study of Personnel Management in Imo State University And Abia State University Libraries.
Background for the Study
The Academics Library is a service oriented organization. It is functionally structured to justify its existence through its service delivery of information and communication purposes towards the achievement of the institutions educational objectives.
The Library as an institution hinges on three major tripod stand which are: finance, personnel and material resources. The availability and functionality of these major components determines the effectiveness and efficiency of the Library.
Whereas finance is popularly known to be the life wire in most organizations and establishments but it is wholly dependent on the personnel for sourcing acquisition, and adequate utilization of finance.
This idea presupposes that priority should be accorded to the personnel as the most important components among others for effective library operations.
The Academic Library is structured as a system with sub-systems in the form of departments and units. Each of these units is made up of human beings who perform one activity or the other.
These activities ranges from acquisition of Library material the processing of materials, the organization and storage of these materials, for easy access and retrieval for maximum utilization by Library clienteles.
The human resources according to a journal on wifey online library.com, nothing will be as important to the quality of the library and information services provided to scholars and students within colleges and universities as the quality of people recruited, retrained, retained and supported to manage and deliver those services to users.
In an academic library, the library staff consists of three components: The professionals, para – professionals, and support staff. The human resources is the most essential in the provision of the Library resources and information materials, therefore it is the duty of the library management to carefully select and recruit qualified personnels to man the responsibilities of the library.
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