The Kal Juwara Memorial Library continues to provide relevant reading and reference services to its users from UTG and MDI students, academic staff and researchers from the general public as well. While the need for more resources and reference materials continues to be pressing, the period under review witnessed remarkable increased traffic in the utilization of library services. It is important to acknowledge receipt of fifty-seven (57) relevant reference materials from the Public Sector Management Training Programme in the year 2015 which are very useful to students.
The following constitute the main objectives of the Library:
To support the training, research and consultancy activities of the Institute.
To collect, store, preserve and disseminate current information, resources on management, public administration, gender-in- development and other allied subjects.
To develop an efficient indexing system which would ensure easy retrieval of current and relevant materials.
To promote inter-library cooperation through information-sharing with allied national and international institutions, libraries and documentation centres.
PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY TRAINING
There has not been any breakthrough in the exposure of Library staff to training or attachments for new insights into library management. Management is solicited to continue efforts in this area and ensure that Library staff benefit from the relevant training and exposures necessary to advance their competencies and follow international best practices in library and reference service provision.
Like any human organization, the Library too has its strengths and weaknesses. Some of the weaknesses are highlighted below:
Books and journals have a lifespan and as such it is important and essential that the Library stock is kept up-to-date and relevant. Thus, it is necessary to effect periodical withdrawals on any Library stock in the absence of an online book/journal subscription.
With the introduction of modern day technology, students always complain about the lack of internet (Wi-Fi) facility in the Library as most reading gargets are run by the internet.
Enough emphasis cannot be laid on the need to rehabilitate and refurbish the Library.
Library services are available for students who want to conduct research or read but groups discussions are not allowed in the library because of the inevitable distractions such discussions would cause to those reading or doing individual work.