A SWOT analysis of physical infrastructure in government-owned university libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria

Esther Abosede Awojobi, Clara Chinyere Okoro, Yemisi Tomilola Babalola

Abstract


The adequacy of the physical infrastructure of three government-owned university libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria, were evaluated using a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. Results showed that the libraries have strengths in terms of their geographical locations, accessibility by road, ventilation, space for individual activities, and shelving. Infrastructural weaknesses are in the areas of service to the physically challenged, noise and seating capacity. Poor maintenance and funding are threats to the libraries’ infrastructure. It is recommended that accrediting bodies consider reviewing standard requirements for seating capacity, while serious attention should be paid to the needs of the physically challenged in the construction of library buildings.

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SWOT, University library, Infrastructure, Evaluation, Standards

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