The status of libraries in colleges of education in Zambia.

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Mulauzi, Felesia
Walusiku, Likukela
Wamundila, Sitali
Chisunka-Mwila, Chitundu P.
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Libraries are changing in terms of their collections, facilities and services owing to constant changing scenario of information on account of Information and Communication Technology [ICT] applications and information seeking behavior of clientele. This is especially true in the case of academic libraries attached to specialized institutes. The overall aim of this study was to ascertain the status of libraries in colleges of education in Zambia. The study was largely quantitative in nature. Sixteen (16) colleges of education purposively selected participated in the study. A self-administered questionnaire survey was used to gather primary data. The results are reported and include the general standard of library buildings, organisation of collections, equipment and ICT facilities; the sources of funding for colleges of education libraries; the staffing levels and qualifications of head librarians in colleges of education libraries; the state of library materials; and the sources of book supply.
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Colleges of Education--Zambia. , , Academic libraries. , Higher education. , Libraries.