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Title: Personal Security and Safety in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Senyah, Yaw
Lamptey, R.B
Keywords: risk management
health and safety
library staff
library security
library building
disaster management
Issue Date: 23-Sep-2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: Library & Archival Security, Volume 24,Issue 2, pages 83-102.
Abstract: This case study aims at a critical examination of the security risks to which staff of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library are exposed and measures put in place to deal with them. It also assesses the personal safety measures already in place with the objective of identifying their adequacy. Literature on personal security and safety in academic libraries is reviewed. Questionnaire, interview, and personal observation were used for the collection of data. Data collected were analyzed using SPSS software. Eighty-four of 124 responses representing 67.7% were received from the staff of the KNUST Main Library for the study. The study revealed that just like any other workers of a service organization, the staff of the KNUST Main Library are not completely free from threats to their personal security and safety. Efforts are made to address the shortcomings in these security and safety measures to enable KNUST Library staff work in an atmosphere devoid of risks and uncertainties.
Description: To cite this article: Yaw Senyah & Richard Bruce Lamptey (2011): Personal Security and Safety In Academic Libraries: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana, Library & Archival Security, 24:2, 83-102
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1353
ISSN: 0196-0075 print / 1540-9511 online
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