ACCESSMENT OF THE EXTENT THAT STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN THE NORTH WEST ZONE OF NIGERIA HAS IMPLEMENTED CULNU STANDARDS ON LIBRARY PERSONNEL
Keywords:LIS,, ACRL, CULNU, Committee of University Librarians of Nigerian University Libraries
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adoption of CULNU standards for library staff in state university libraries in Nigeria's North-West Zone. After conducting a survey of pertinent literature, it became clear that there were both parallels and discrepancies among the sources. The investigation's state university libraries were the primary focus of the research, which used a descriptive survey research design to gather the necessary data. A questionnaire served as the main research tool. The gathered data was analysed statistically to establish the mean scores of the respondents using a four-point rating scale. The study's conclusions show that state university libraries in Nigeria's North West Zone have significantly advanced the implementation of CULNU criteria for library personnel, with more than half of the items on the list being taken into account. The researcher commends the libraries for their efforts thus far. However, the study identified areas where all libraries were falling short, particularly in the professional-to-non-professional staff ratio, staff-to-enrollment ratio, and professional staff-to-enrollment ratio. As a recommendation, the study suggests that libraries strive to balance the staff-to-student ratio as proposed by CULNU to enhance service delivery. Additionally, it proposes that academic library staff should actively participate in academic bodies within the institution.