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Assessment of Collection Development Practices in Afe Babalola University Library, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Williams Ilemobola Olajumoke


Collection development is a vital aspect of the library function, which greatly contributes to the availability and adequacy of resources. The study investigates the assessment of collection development practices in Afe Babalola University Library. The study adopted a survey research design. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data for the study, and descriptive statistical method was used in analyzing the data collected. The finding shows that purchase and donation are the major source of acquisition of materials. It was discovered that the University Librarian and the Founder mostly acquire the materials in the library. The finding also revealed that there is no laid down policy for acquisition of materials. The selection method mostly used are vendor’s list and librarian’s link. Finally, the study revealed that fund is the major impediment for the acquisition of resources. The study, therefore, recommend that university management should allocate more fund to the library in order to improve and even distribute its collection. Keywords: Acquisition, collection development practice, Afe Babalola University Library

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