Value Addition of Library and Information Services to Higher Education in Zimbabwe: A Case of Bindura University of Science Education Library

International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement: Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education

ISBN: 978-1-83909-453-8, eISBN: 978-1-83909-452-1

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 26 August 2020

Abstract

The call for value addition to library products and services has tremendously increased over the years worldwide. In Zimbabwe, that call has also been echoed in various forums and in support of that, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset) pointed out the importance of value addition. The education sector has not been spared as it is responsible for producing graduates who feed into the labor market. This chapter seeks to explore how the libraries in institutions of higher learning have added value to education in support of the research, teaching, learning and community activities that are undertaken in higher education. A case study of Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) Library was done. A qualitative study using interviews was carried out and content analysis was used to analyze the data. It was discovered that BUSE Library plays a pivotal role in adding value to the learning, teaching, research and community activities that take place in institutions of higher learning. The author recommends that libraries should move along with technological changes that are taking place so as to remain relevant in adding value to institutions of higher learning. It is also important to continue building the capacity of librarians in higher education institutions to ensure that they continue to add value in academic institutions.

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Chigwada, J.P. (2020), "Value Addition of Library and Information Services to Higher Education in Zimbabwe: A Case of Bindura University of Science Education Library", Sengupta, E., Blessinger, P. and Cox, M.D. (Ed.) International Perspectives on Improving Student Engagement: Advances in Library Practices in Higher Education (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 26), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 49-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120200000026004

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