1.1 Background of the study
The effect of any organization’s operations depends, to a large extent on irritability, management and accessibility of relevant information. Every organization needs information and records that are vital for it operations. These records are of two kinds. The entire which are needed to conduct the day activities, and the erective, which must be filled and retained for or definite number of years are specified by how or organizational poly.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE CASE STUDY
The Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri was initially established as the college of Technology Owerri by Edict No. 16 dated 1st April 1978 in 1987, it was renamed the Polytechnic by Imo State Government. The Institution was taken over by the Federal Government in April 1993 and is now governed by Federal |Polytechnic Act. The Institution is Located in Nekede about 5Km from the metropolitan capital of Imo State, Owerri. The campus comprises of B. 8 lectures of land.
The permanent site of the Library is opposite the famous Imo lecture Hall (School of Business). The current building was completed in the year 2000 and commenced services to public in 2001.
The Federal Polytechnic Nekede Library has different sections which include: the technical section (acquisition, classifying and cataloguing) circulation section, Administration leaders’ service, serial section and the audio-visual section. It also has the reprographic section which has different machines for the reproduction of Library materials. The library users the library of congress classification scheme which has mixed notation. The Polytechnic Library stores, a collection of materials relevant to student of the institution teaching and non-teaching staff and people living around Nekede who are carrying out research. Presently, the Library has about 38 staffs.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study is seeking answer to the following question.
i. What are the available resources in Federal Polytechnic Library?
ii. What is the procedure for making the resources available its user?
iii. What are the problems encountered by users in drying to have access to information resources?
iv. What are the problems encountered in accessing the information resources?
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study are to:
1. Determine the various types of information resources available in the Library.
2. To find out the various forms of information resources in Federal Polytechnic Nekede Library.
3. To what extent can the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Library improve on the accessibly and availability of information resources to its users.
4. Proffer recommendation and suggestion on how the problem could be remedied.