Guidelines for acquisition of information materials: A Case Study of Kanjuki Secondary School Library, Kayunga District
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Information is power. Today's’ modern society is totally an information based society where information as a resource, plays a vital role in development and progress. In order to obtain desired advancement, progress and development in any field every nation depends on proper information. A school library is precisely a place in the school where vast collections of academic books are kept. It is the store house of knowledge where teachers and students find books on various subjects as they borrow books for further study and research, develop his literary skills among others. The purpose of this research project is to propose guidelines for acquisition of library materials for Kanjuki Secondary School, Kayunga district. It is also a fulfillment for Makerere University requirement for Bachelor of Library and Information science. It primarily focuses on assessing the existing collection, establishing the needs of library users, examining how library materials are acquired, identifying challenges faced in acquiring information these materials and formulating guidelines for acquisition of information materials for Kanjuki Secondary school library. Chapter one includes the background of the Contextual and conceptual background of the research project, problem statement, objectives and aim of the research project, Project output and significance of the project as well as the definition of the key terms. Chapter two contains the literature review which is a text of a scholarly paper, and includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to acquisition guidelines. Some literature review is peer-reviewed about acquisition of library materials. Chapter Three has the research methodology used to gather information that is presented in this project report which includes; area of study, research design, sampling methods, data collection tools and information gathering, population of the study, data presentation analysis, data quality control, ethical issues and limitations to the research project. Chapter Four involves data presentation and findings based on the research that was carried out.