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I)   About the Library

The University Library Media Center (ULMC) opened its doors to our first group of students in 2007, with only a handful of books. Our collection has now grown to 2752 books, 07 journal titles, 60 online newspapers, 20 magazines (French and English) 15 DVD’s, 05 maps. It is a pleasant place where you will always find somebody to help you with your academic research.

Again, welcome to your lovely library.

A-    Location

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Etimoe building.

Hours of service

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM

We are planning to extend our opening our on weekend and evening with the help of intern students.

 

B-    Staff

Brice Niaba, Library Manager

American Library Association Member

21303640 ext 114

05801158

oniaba@iugb.edu.ci

 

C-    ULMC Policies

Library and Media Centers

1. Mission

2. Staffing

3. Policies and Procedures

4. Strategic Plan

5. Patrons

5.1. Primary Patrons

5.2. Secondary Patrons

5.3. Tertiary Patrons

5.4. Services for Patrons with Special Needs

5.5. Patron Privacy

6. Circulation Materials

6.1. Circulation of Resources from the Reference and Non-Circulating Collections

6.2. Circulation of Media

7. Inter-Library Loans

8. Collection Development

8.1. Materials Selection and Adoption

8.2. Material Donations

9. Library Code of Conduct

9.1. Proscribed Personal Behavior

9.2. Proscribed Behavior related to Library equipment or facilities

9.3. Sanctions

10. Use of Library Computer Workstations

11. Food and Beverages

12. Conference/Study Room Use

13. Stored Materials Requests

14. Textbooks

15. Library Staff Professional Development

16. Library Web pages

 

UIGB University Library and Media Centers

1. Mission

The University Library and Media Center seeks to provide all patrons with a technologically advanced, productive, quiet and pleasant library environment conducive to research and scholarship.

2. Staffing

The University employs a librarian and assistants to oversee the operations of University libraries and Media Centers.

3. Policies and Procedures

Library and Media Center policies and procedures will be established by the Director and updated annually.  Hours will be publicly posted for the UIGB community.

4. Strategic Plan

The Librarian is responsible for establishing the Library Strategic Plan and submitting the plan to the President for approval.

5. Patrons

Conscious of UIGB’s commitment to serve the community and of its unique position as an English-language Reference library in Fresh-speaking West Africa, the Library recognizes its obligation to serve a wide variety of library users.  The following policy defines several types of library users.

5.1. Primary Patrons

The Primary Patron group is composed of currently enrolled UIGB students and active or retired UIGB faculty and UIGB staff.

5.2. Secondary Patrons

The Secondary Patron group is composed of UIGG affiliates and Privileged Partners as determined by the President.  Potential Secondary Patrons include but are not limited to the following:  current UIGB Feeder School Initiative student participants; UIGB Privileged Partners; designated UIGB Alumni; and those individuals granted privileges by the University President.

Secondary Patron borrowing privileges are listed in the Library Procedures Manual.

5.3. Tertiary Patrons

The Tertiary Patron group is composed of the other individuals or organizations who may wish to make use of the Library, such as registered community users and Grand-Bassam administrative and professional staff.

Tertiary Patrons have no borrowing privileges; except for internet-available access; they must use UIGB materials in situ.

5.4. Services for Patrons with Special Needs

The Library seeks to provide all patrons with the best possible access to its collections, services, and facilities.  Within the confines of this budget and in accordance with the UIGB Strategic Plan, the Library will try to meet the needs of patrons requesting special services to the best of its ability.

5.5. Patron Privacy

The Library is committed to protecting the privacy of its Patrons.  Personal information collected from its Patrons will not be distributed.

6. Circulation of Materials

Detailed circulation categories and circulation procedures are listed in the Library Procedures Manual.  Policies concerning special categories are listed below.

6.1. Circulation of Resources from the Reference and Non-Circulating Collections

Reference materials are convenient sources of specific information commonly used by patrons, staff assisting patrons, and staff in the performance of their other library duties.   The Library keeps a Reference Collection in order to have such sources ready at hand.  Other Non-Circulating General Collection items are so designated in order to have these items available for patrons when needed.  Reference and Non-Circulating materials normally do not circulate.  The decision to allow a Reference or Non-circulating item to circulate is an exception to policy.  The Librarian has the authority to make such decisions and the responsibility for such decisions.  Guidelines for decision-making are found in the Library Procedures Manual.

6.2. Circulation of Media

Media are available for traditional circulation to all patron groups, within the circulation limits set for each group.

Generally, media are available for inter-library loans, within limits, which depend upon the physical nature of individual items.

Media circulation procedures are listed in the Library Procedures Manual.

7. Inter-Library Loans

Inter-Library Loan is a service that allow UIGB Primary Patrons to become Primary Patrons at UIGB partner libraries in order to support their educational and research needs when materials are not available in the UIGB Library.  Inter-Library Loan allows UIGB partner library Primary Patrons to become UIGB Primary Patrons.  Specific procedures for Inter-Library Loans are outlined in the Library Procedures Manual.

8. Collection Development

The Library develops collections in accordance with its Strategic Plan.  Materials are acquired through purchasing or received as gifts.  Donated materials are subject to the same selection and adoption policies as purchased materials.

8.1. Materials Selection and Adoption

Library materials are selected and adopted by the Librarian in accordance with the Strategic Plan and the Library Annual Budget and are subject to review by the University President.  Recommendations from Faculty for materials are solicited once annually by the Librarian.  Unsolicited recommendations from the Faculty or from other community members are receivable at any time.  Specific procedures for material selection and adoption are listed in the Library Procedures Manual.

8.2. Material Donations

The Library welcomes gifts of materials, especially those that support the UIGB curriculum or help to complete the existing collections.

For any of several procedural reasons, some gift items may not be added to the collections.  Materials not added to the University Library shall be disposed of by other means (see the Procedures Manual).  The Library reserves the right to accept or decline any gift of materials.

9. Library Code of Conduct

Patrons of the Library have the right to a quiet and pleasant library environment that is conducive to research and scholarship.  Patrons further have the right to work in a productive environment free of disruptive activity and to have reasonable access to Library materials.

Providing a pleasant and productive environment for all Library patrons requires that each patron respect the Code of Conduct and refrain from the activities listed below.

9.1. Proscribed Personal Behavior

  1. Violating      the Library’s Food and Beverage Policy.
  2. Smoking (or      using smokeless tobacco or any other prohibited substance) in the      facilities.
  3. Creating a      disturbance or behaving in any manner that interferes with normal use of      facilities by other patrons or staff; including, but not limited to,      littering, rowdiness, noise, loitering and offensive sexual behavior.
  4. Demonstrating      disrespect toward or harassing any patron or staff member
  5. Violating      any portion of the University Alcohol and Drug Policy while in the facility.
  6. Tampering      with or misuse of safety devices within the facility.
  7. Communicating      through or using audio features and alerts on any communication devices      within the facility.  Patrons are      expected to restrict use of electronic devices to enclosed areas such as      study rooms OR to outside the Library facilities.

 

9.2. Proscribed Behavior related to Library equipment or facilities

  1. Failing to      comply with Library policies on limitations for the use of equipment or      space.
  2. Removing or      attempting to remove library materials or property without checking them      out or without proper authorization.
  3. Mutilating      library materials in any way, including by marking, underlining, or      removing pages or portions of pages; injuring or defacing Library      materials or property, including furniture or equipment, in any way;      tampering with or harming Library computer or computer systems.
  4. Concealing      library materials in the library for the exclusive use of an individual or      group.
  5. Being in an      unauthorized area of the Library or remaining in the Library after closing      or when requested to leave.

 

9.3. Sanctions

A Patron who commits or attempts to commit offenses enumerated in the UIGB Code of Conduct or in the Library Code of Conduct, whether a member of the UIGB community or not, may be asked to leave the campus by the Library staff, campus security, or University administrators.  A Patron who commits or attempts to commit offenses enumerated in the UIGB Code of Conduct or the Library Code of Conduct may be subject to the sanctions of warning, suspension, expulsion; forfeiture, prosecution, and/or making restitution as described in UIGB policies, procedures and the Student Handbook and may be accountable to both civil authorities and to the University.

10. Use of Library Computer Workstations

Other than machines which are dedicated to consultation of the collections’ databases and available on a first come-first served basis, all other Library computer stations are available to the different Patron groups according to their category:  Primary Patrons have first priority; Secondary Patrons have second priority; and Tertiary Patrons are last in priority for computer use.

11. Food and Beverages

In order to protect Library materials from potential damage and provide a clean environment for scholarship, no food or beverages are allowed at computer workstations or among the stacks and shelving of the Library.  Non-alcoholic beverages in appropriate containers are allowed in the Library.

 

12. Conference/Study Room Use

Conference/Study rooms are meant to provide a space where students, faculty and staff can work collaboratively in an environment that tolerates normal discussion levels. The Conference/Study rooms are available for Primary Patrons only.  The Conference/Study rooms may be reserved in advance, but no permanent room assignments are allowed.

13. Stored Materials Requests

Stored Library materials may be requested at the main circulation desk.  Requested materials will be held for up to two days at the circulation desk.  Patrons must retrieve and return stored materials to the main circulation desk.  Faculty may place materials on reserve for class use.

14. Textbooks

Although textbooks are an integral part of the required materials for pursuing a University education, the Library does not keep textbooks in numbers sufficient for students to borrow for their classes.  However, it is Library Policy to keep one copy of currently and previously used textbooks as reference material.  These texts are available in the accreditation Office.

15. Library Staff Professional Development

Profession development opportunities for Library staff and student employees are offered in the accordance with Library needs as outlined in the Strategic Plan, in consideration of budgetary limitations and in conjunction with the overall University Professional Development Services.

16. Library Web pages

The Library maintains web pages as a part of the UIGB website which support its Mission by provided web services that support the teaching, learning, research, service, and informational needs of the UIGB community.

Library policies and Guidelines for use will be established by the librarian and updated annually.

 

Cross Reference:         Faculty and Senate Standing Committees

UIGB Policy Manual Section 9: Students/Drug Use Policy

UIGB Policy Manual Section 10:  University and Community Relations

All University Strategic Plans

Controversial issues

Copyright and Plagiarism

 

 

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