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Article Number - 6BAB62165852


Vol.9(8), pp. 78-88 , September 2017
https://doi.org/10.5897/IJLIS2017.0790
ISSN: 2141-2537


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An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience



Godwin, B. Afebende
  • Godwin, B. Afebende
  • Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
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 Received: 01 April 2017  Accepted: 13 July 2017  Published: 30 September 2017

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The study surveyed the impact of grant-in-aids Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and donations/gifts as alternative sources of funding to support academic libraries in Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey design method was used to carry out the study. A modified six-point Likert-type scale questionnaire was designed to measure responses on sources of library funding and support through grant-in-aids (TETFUND) and donations/gifts from the institutions studies. The vetted instrument was administered on 30 senior management librarians from five (5) academic institutions in the state. The internal consistency of the instrument laid in the range (0.729<Yxx<893) with across the time stability in the range (0.706<Ytt<0.796) measured via Cronbach alpha and test-retest reliability respectively. The study found that grand-in-aids and donations/gifts have been playing vital supportive role in the funding of academic libraries. However, librarians on their part were not exploiting this avenue enough in their collection development strives. The author recommends that more efforts in this direction should be explored by librarians and that training on grant proposal writing for them should be provided to encourage, strengthen and equip them with skills to more seriously pursue these options.

Key words: Funding, library resources, academic libraries, grant-in-aids (TETFUND), donations/gifts.

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APA Afebende, G. B. (2017). An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience. International Journal of Library and Information Science, 9(8), 78-88.
Chicago Godwin, B. Afebende. "An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience." International Journal of Library and Information Science 9, no. 8 (2017): 78-88.
MLA Godwin, B. Afebende. "An appraisal of the impact of grant-in-aids (Tetfund) and donations in sustaining academic library services in Nigeria: The cross river state experience." International Journal of Library and Information Science 9.8 (2017): 78-88.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/IJLIS2017.0790
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJLIS/article-abstract/6BAB62165852

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