Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 3(8), pp. 210–218, August, 2015.
Full Length Research
Strategic collection development and management for information services in the institutions of higher learning
Ejigbo Danladi Stephen (CLN)
Head, Research and Documentation Division, kogi State University Library, Anyigba. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 10 August 2015
examined some basic concepts, objectives and theoretical framework of
collection development. It highlighted various strategies by which
collection development and management can be actualized and utilized.
Challenges affecting effective management and utilization of information
services were also considered. The paper made some recommendations such
as materials resources should be ordered for library without waiting for
accreditation exercise before embarking on acquisitions; Education Trust
Fund (ETF) for book intervention should not be divested and should be
timely accessed; and librarians in the institutions of higher learning
should insist on having a written and functional policy to collection
development of information resources. It was also recommended that
librarians in the institutions of higher learning should be encouraged
to attend professional programmes such as seminars, workshops, and
conferences to increase their knowledge on collection development and
management towards information resources delivery. Equally, it was also
recommended that proper keeping of statistical data of librarians and
students will enhance the management of information resources. The
preservation and conservation of library resources were discussed and
the summary of the study were also provided.
Cite This Article As: Stephen ED (2015). Strategic collection development and management for information services in the institutions of higher learning. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 3(8): 210-218.