Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from January

An Assessment of the Reference Collection and Services of Four Academic Libraries in Nigeria
Introduction The key elements in reference are the collection, the librarians, and the library users. Ifidon (1997) defines reference service as "the springboard to the library and librarianship, wherein one is involved with all aspects of information...
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A Survey of the Organization of Resources of the Delta State University Library, Abraka
Introduction The organization of library resources is central to the mission of libraries worldwide. In earlier times, libraries were designed as storehouses, in order to preserve collections rather than organize and give access to them. Today's...
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The Management of Staff Records at Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria
Introduction Information recorded in paper and electronic files help managers, particularly chief executives, to direct, control communicate, plan, formulate policies, and make decisions (Uwaifo, 2004). The availability of records is crucial in...
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The Virtue of Reference
Let us consider the question, what makes a good reference librarian? Can we best answer that question by developing an articulated standard of a good or bad reference librarian, perhaps a list of rules that are either followed or not, with the good...
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