Administration and Library Services in Tertiary Institution in Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States (Published)
This study was conducted to examine the extent to which administration affects the provision of library services in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. The simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the number of staff or respondents. The selection was done by independent person without replacement until the required respondents were obtained in each group. The population of this study consisted of all library officers in four tertiary institution’s libraries in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. The total number of library officers in these libraries was 450. The four tertiary institutions selected for the study and the number of officers in each, were University of Calabar, 170, University of Uyo, 145, College of Education, Akamkpa 65 and College of Education, Afaha Nsit 70 respectively. A four-point Likert scale questionnaire was designed to assess staff responses of the five variables namely, planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating and communication were developed, validated and administered. A total of five hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance using Chi-square approach. The findings of the research revealed that, the influence of administration on the provision of quality library services in tertiary institutions in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States is relatively positive.
Keywords: Coordination, Library Services, Planning, communication, organizing, staffing