BLUEPRINT/BENCHMARK FOR THE SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Keywords:Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library, Blueprint/Benchmarks, Selection, Acquisition, Library materials
The aim of this paper is to study the blueprint/benchmark in the selection and acquisition of library materials in the 21st century with particular reference to FAN Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. The paper highlights the minimum Standards and Guidelines for Academic Libraries in Nigeria, selection and acquisition practices in FANL and the challenges. Strategies that will enhance effective implementation of the Minimum Standards and Guidelines for Academic Libraries in FANL were also highlighted. The study recommends among other things, the establishment of collection development committee, review of the collection development policy
on ground and immediate adoption of ICTs in the selection and acquisition processes of the Library.